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Lancaster Capital Day celebrates history with music, comedy, beer

On Sept. 27, 1777, Lancaster became the capital of the country for one day during the American Revolution.

Now, 238 years later, Lancaster residents will remember that day during a Capital Day celebration downtown Sept. 27.

Capital Day is an official Lancaster holiday which celebrates Lancaster's colonial history as well as its current role as a city known for cultural diversity, art, music and food, according to a news release.

The celebration kicks off with a ceremonial march from Penn Square to Mayor Rick Gray's house at 2:30 p.m. and continues from 3 p.m. to close at Tellus360, 24 E. King St., Lancaster.

At the party, guests will learn the Capital Day song, see the flag design contest winner, watch a special unveiling from the Lancaster Science Factory and listen to local comedian Rubi Nicholas, the release said.

Lancaster salsa band Pennsylvania Mambo Orquestra will also perform at 4 p.m., followed by celebrity jeopardy at 5:15 p.m. and Lancaster country rock band Slimfit at 6:30 p.m.

Baron Von Schwein and Sugar Whipped food trucks will be parked out front, and Wacker Brewing Co. will also serve a special historically accurate beer.

Tickets are $10 and can be purchased online here or at the door.

Guests under 21 must be accompanied by a legal guardian.

For more information, visit the event's Facebook page.