Wyoming will celebrate its 124th birthday this year, and the Wyoming Territorial Prison is hosting a celebration for the occasion.

The Wyoming Statehood Day Celebration is held at the Wyoming Territorial Prison in Laramie every year on July 10 to celebrate Wyoming becoming the 44th state to join the union in 1890.

The celebration start at 11 a.m. on Thursday, July 10 and ends at 3 p.m. A free hotdog lunch will be provided to the first 600 people, complete with hotdogs, watermelon, chips and birthday cake.

The event includes appearances by Laramie Jubilee Days’ royalty, guest speakers, and historical performers. There are also several events for kids such as balloon animals, a shooting gallery, bingo and more.

The Wyoming Statehood Day Celebration is free for the day.  Admission to the Wyoming Territorial Prison, which was around when Wyoming became a state, is of no cost so the public can take advantage of all the prison has to offer. People can even see the recently opened Butch Cassidy exhibit.

For more information call the Wyoming Territorial Prison at 307-745-3733