Road closures and parking for the July 10 Wyoming Capitol Square Open House and Celebration
Several roads around the Wyoming Capitol will be closed for the July 10 Capitol Square Open House and Celebration festivities in Cheyenne. Parking will be limited, but the Cheyenne Trolley will offer free transportation between the Spiker Parking Garage, Historic Governor’s Mansion and South Supreme Court Lawn.
Live Feed of Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
At 1 p.m. on July 10, the ribbon cutting ceremony will be televised live on Wyoming PBS at https://www.youtube.com/c/WyomingPBS/live
On Tuesday, July 9, the following roads will be closed at 6 a.m.: 24th St. closed from Central to Carey Ave and Capitol Avenue in 2300 block north of Hathaway Building's driveway. On Wednesday, July 10, Central Avenue from 25th Street to 22nd Street will be closed starting at 10 a.m. Starting at 6 a.m., 24th Street will be closed from Warren Avenue to Carey Avenue, and Capitol Avenue from 24th Street to 22nd Street will also close. Additionally, Carey and Pioneer, 24th and 25th Streets will be closed at approximately 6 p.m. until approximately 10 p.m. for the July 10 fireworks show.
Parking around the event will be limited. There will be free Cheyenne Trolley transportation between Spiker Parking Garage, Historic Governor’s Mansion and South Supreme Court Lawn. Spiker Garage departure will be a the top of the hour; Historic Governor's Mansion departure will be at 20 minutes past the hour; and Supreme Court will be 40 minutes past the hour.
About the Event
More than 130 years after it first opened to the public, the Wyoming Capitol is reopening after a critical restoration. July 10 festivities kick off at noon with food truck vendors and music, followed by a ribbon cutting, tours of the Capitol Square Project, more live music and entertainment, and fireworks to mark the end of this important project for the people of Wyoming. All events are free and open to the public. More details are available at www.wyomingcapitolsquare.com
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
Schedule is subject to change
12:00 PM - 12:55 PM - Canyon Kids - Folk/Rock Band
Pat Chadwick (lead vocals), Dusty Nichols (lead guitar), Leif Routman (bass), and Shawn Fleming (drums) make up the core four members of Canyon Kids. They came together to craft original music that builds on the work of their folk/rock heroes—bands like Wilco, CSNY, and My Morning Jacket. For more information, visit https://www.canyonkidsmusic.com/
12:00 PM - 6:00 PM - Demonstrations of Arapaho and Shoshone Traditional Arts, State Museum Lobby
12:00 PM - 7:00 PM - “Tin Type Photography,” Wyoming State Museum
12:00 PM - 8:00 PM - Games and Activities, Barrett Lawn
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Capitol Ribbon Cutting & Dignitary Speeches, Capitol Steps
1:00 PM - 7:00 PM - Pistol and Pete
The pair of Haflinger draft horses pull the University of Wyoming College of Agriculture and Natural Resources sheep wagon and other wagons in parades and events around the state.
1:00 PM - 7:30 PM - Historic Governor's Mansion Tours
From 1905 to 1976, the Mansion was the residence of 19 Wyoming first families. Governors, First Ladies, their children and pets lived and entertained in the home over the course of 71 years.
1:00 PM - 8:00 PM - Wyoming State Museum's Behind the Scenes/Collection tours