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SESQUICENTENNIAL EVENTS

Jun. 20, 2013 @ 12:22 AM

The state's official birthday party will go on for four days, from Thursday, June 20, through Sunday, June 23, at the Capitol in Charleston. For more information, visit www.wv150.com.

Here is the official schedule of events:

Thursday, June 20

All day: Celebrate West Virginia's 150th birthday at the first welcome center after entering the state eastbound on Interstate 64.

The I-64 East Welcome Center, at mile marker 10 in Huntington, will serve birthday cupcakes and other refreshments beginning at 11 a.m. on Thursday, June 20. There will also be several vendors on display, including The Huntington Museum of Art, Ace White Water Rafting and Mardi Gras Casino & Resort.

For more information, call 304-522-1062 or email i64ewelcome@wv.gov.

1:50 p.m.: Bell Ringing, Statewide

1:50 p.m.: Sesquicentennial Ceremony -- U.S. Postal Service unveils West Virginia's 150th birthday stamp on the State Capitol steps.

4 p.m.: "The Civil War" -- a Broadway musical presented by the Charleston Light Opera Guild at the Culture Center Theater, State Capitol.

7:30 p.m.: Outdoor Concert -- West Virginia Symphony Orchestra & The Appalachian Children's Chorus, State Capitol steps.

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

Friday, June 21

7 p.m.: "The Civil War" -- a Broadway musical presented by the Charleston Light Opera Guild at the Culture Center Theater, State Capitol.

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

Saturday, June 22

8 a.m.: Run for Your Life 5 mile Run, Kanawha Boulevard and California.

10 a.m.: West Virginia 150 History & Art Parade, Kanawha Boulevard Downtown to the State Capitol.

10 a.m.: Free Sternwheeler Rides on the Spirit of West Virginia, Haddad Riverfront Park.

10 a.m.: West Virginia 150 Celebration on the State Capitol Complex -- including the Smoke on the Water Chili Cook-Off, Sesquicentennial Cruise-In, Live Music from West Virginia Artists, Statehood Lectures and Character Portrayals, Food and Craft Vendors, Civil War re-enactors, Vandalia Gathering, Activities for Kids, Giant Birthday Cake.

2 p.m. and 7 p.m.: "The Civil War" -- a Broadway musical presented by the Charleston Light Opera Guild at the Culture Center Theater, State Capitol.

6:30 p.m.: Lonestar & Ronnie Milsap Live in Concert on the State Capitol steps.

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

Sunday, June 23

2 p.m. and 7 p.m.: "The Civil War" - a Broadway musical presented by the Charleston Light Opera Guild at the Culture Center Theater, State Capitol.

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