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150th Birthday Celebration at the State Capitol

Thursday, June 20th

Free Trolley Shuttle 6 p.m. - 11:30 p.m.
Between Laidley Field and Capital Complex Loop

Bell Ringing
Statewide – 1:50 p.m.

Sesquicentennial Ceremony
U.S. Postal Service unveils
West Virginia 150th birthday stamp!

State Capitol steps – 1:50 p.m.

Concert

The Civil War – a Broadway musical*
Charleston Light Opera Guild
Culture Center Theater, State Capitol – 4 p.m. 

Outdoor Concert
WV Symphony Orchestra & The Appalachian Children’s Chorus
State Capitol steps – 7:30 p.m.

150 in 3-D: A Century and a Half of WV Pride
3-D video spectacular projected directly on the State Capitol followed by
World-Famous Zambelli Fireworks
State Capitol steps – 10 p.m.

Friday, June 21st

Free Trolley Shuttle 8 p.m. - 11:30 p.m.
Between Laidley Field and Capital Complex Loop

The Civil War – a Broadway musical*
Charleston Light Opera Guild
Culture Center Theater, State Capitol – 7 p.m.

150 in 3-D: A Century and a Half of WV Pride
3-D video spectacular projected directly on the State Capitol followed by
World-Famous Zambelli Fireworks
State Capitol steps – 10 p.m.


 


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Saturday, June 22nd

Run for Your Life 5 mile Run*
Kanawha Boulevard and California – 8 a.m.

WV150 History & Art Parade*
Kanawha Boulevard – Downtown to the State Capitol – 10 a.m.

Free Sternwheeler Rides
Spirit of West Virginia
Haddad Riverfront Park – 10 a.m.

WV150 Celebration
State Capitol Complex – Beginning at 10 a.m.

Smoke on the Water Chili Cook-Off*

Sesquicentennial Cruise-In

Live Music from West Virginia Artists*

Statehood Lectures and Character Portrayals 

Lonestar
Food and Craft Vendors

Civil War Re-enactors

Vandalia Gathering

Sesquicentennial
License Plates

Activities for Kids

Giant Birthday Cake

The Civil War – a Broadway musical*
Charleston Light Opera Guild
Culture Center Theater, State Capitol – 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.

Ronnie Milsap

Lonestar & Ronnie Milsap Live in Concert
State Capitol Steps - 6:30 p.m.

150 in 3-D: A Century and a Half of WV Pride
3-D video spectacular projected directly on the State Capitol followed by World-Famous Zambelli Fireworks
State Capitol steps – 10 p.m.

Sunday, June 23rd

The Civil War – a Broadway musical*
Charleston Light Opera Guild
Culture Center Theater, State Capitol – 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.




We encourage people to bring lawn chairs and blankets for the concerts.
Coolers will NOT be permitted.  Backpacks and large handbags will be subject to search.




Event Contact Information:
Name: Chelsea Ruby
Phone: 304-558-3176
Email: chelsea.a.ruby@wv.gov

Location:
State Capitol Complex
1900 Kanawha Boulevard, East
Charleston,WV 25305

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