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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.

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