The portal to submit event, program, and initiative applications will open on JANUARY 1ST, 2022. 

In the meantime, explore our website to find out more about planning a Hamilton County Bicentennial event! We will be posting official requirements on THIS page as soon as we have them. Read more below.

How do I apply? 

Once the portal opens in January of 2022, you will be able to fill out a simple application to apply to host a program or event through the Hamilton County Bicentennial organization. Once the Bicentennial Commission has approved your program, we will notify you and give you all the tools you need to have a successful event during 2023!

Your event or program will have to fit one of the following themes and relate to Hamilton County history in some way: 

  • Education

  • Diversity and Inclusion

  • Arts

  • Parks and Environment

  • Historic Preservation

What do I get for hosting or creating a program?

If you have an approved program during your township's dedicated month of 2023 you will be provided with a toolkit to use at your event and in your social media leading up to the date(s) of your program. Additionally, you will benefit from the Bicentennial using our website and social media channels to promote your event and drive traffic to your website and social media channels. You will also get dedicated support from Bicentennial volunteers in helping with any issues you may have in planning or executing your program. 

Even if you think your event wouldn't fit well under the Bicentennial umbrella, everyone is encouraged to theme their regularly occurring events in 2023 to the Bicentennial -- such as run/walks, fairs, school and faith-based programs, annual meetings, reunions, etc. You may still be eligible for a toolkit.

Where can I learn more about this process before the portal opens?

The Hamilton County Bicentennial will be hosting workshops to help organizations and the public navigate this application process. The workshops will also include information on how to apply for grants to help with planning and execution of programs for 2022 and 2023. You can also learn more about the benefits of hosting an officially sanctioned Bicentennial event. 

Other questions? 

See our FAQ page for more information!