Bicentennial Celebrations

Bicentennial Inaugural Ball, Saturday, September 18, 2021


Bicentennial seal

“As we approach the 200th anniversary of our state this August, we are reminded of the dedication, passion, and love so many people have for Missouri. Missourians work hard every day to continue building on our strong foundation that has made our state a great place to live, work, and raise a family. From our rural areas to the big cities, Missouri offers so much to so many, and the story of our state is one to be remembered, shared, and celebrated.”

—Governor and First Lady Parson


Missouri Statehood Day, August 10, 2021, marks an important milestone of 200 years since the Missouri Territory became the 24th state to enter the Union. 

As part of Missouri's statewide bicentennial celebration, the Governor's Office will be hosting a Bicentennial Inaugural Parade in Jefferson City on Saturday, September 18, 2021, at 10 a.m. to showcase Missouri’s past, present, and future. The Bicentennial Inaugural Parade will celebrate the swearing-in of Missouri's elected officials from this year's Bicentennial Inauguration as well as highlight the history and significance of the state of Missouri.

The parade will be livestreamed on Governor Parson's Facebook Page with two emcees announcing each piece of the parade LIVE. 

The Missouri State Capitol will feature various community engagement items on display from 8:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, September 18, including the following:

  • Missouri Bicentennial Quilt
  • Missouri State Parks Quilt
  • Missouri Bicentennial Mural

Championship trophies will be on display and available for photo opportunities for the general public on Saturday, September 18, 2021, from 8:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

  • Kansas City Chiefs Super Bowl IV & LIV Trophies
  • St. Louis Rams Super Bowl XXXIV Trophy
  • Kansas City Royals World Series Trophies - 2015, 1985
  • St. Louis Cardinals World Series Trophies - 1967, 1982, 2006, 2011
  • St. Louis Blues 2019 Stanley Cup Replica Trophy

Bicentennial Inaugural Parade

Saturday, September 18, 2021

10:00 a.m.

Jefferson City, Missouri 


Bicentennial Inaugural Ball

Saturday, September 18, 2021

6:30 p.m. Grand March: Introduction of State Legislators and Elected Officials

Missouri State Capitol 

North Portico and Lawn