6. GOOD TIMES, GOOD WEATHER
The forecast is favorable for outdoor celebrations, and there are many. Little or no rain is expected through Saturday with highs statewide in the 80s.
7. WHO WANTS CAKE?
From cupcakes at interstate welcome centers to an 8-foot long replica of the state Capitol that will serve 15,000 visitors to Charleston, there's cake for everyone at numerous venues across the state.
8. LEGAL HOLIDAY
In 1927, the West Virginia Legislature recognized the state's birthday as a legal holiday. Before that, West Virginia Day was celebrated informally.
9. 3-D SHOW
Monster Media of Orlando, Fla., is producing a three-dimensional light show that will be projected across the state Capitol facade Thursday through Saturday nights.
The skies will light up with scheduled fireworks displays through Saturday night in Berkeley Springs, Bridgeport, Charleston, Fairlea, Summersville and Wheeling.