Arizona Gov. Ducey establishes commission to celebrate America’s 250th birthday
PHOENIX — America will celebrate its 250th birthday in 2026 and a commission in Arizona aims to make sure the state celebrates the milestone in style.
Gov. Doug Ducey signed legislation Wednesday establishing the group that will plan, develop and coordinate the commemoration of America’s founding.
“The Arizona America250 Commission will not only ensure we celebrate our nation’s founding, but strengthen civics education,” Ducey said in a press release. “Our kids need to learn about our founding principles to cement our democracy for another 250 years.
“This legislation will help to ensure America’s 250th anniversary is a once-in-a-lifetime experience for Arizonans.”
The commission will be made up of 11 people from across the state with diverse backgrounds, Ducey said, including some from the veteran community, the arts, tribes, tourism and business.
At least 21 other states have also created similar commissions to celebrate the semiquincentennial.
More information about the nationwide celebration, scheduled for July 4, 2026, can be found online.