Convention & Visitors Bureau to Host "Stonewall" at Noon on Friday

By Kathie Titus | May 06, 2013
The city of Clarksburg is gearing up for its 2013 summertime season of festivals and special events.

Clarksburg has 12 major festivals and large events scheduled over the summer – probably the largest number of planned activities in the state for one city according to Betty Carver, state tourism commissioner.  These great events bring many visitors to our area throughout the summer season and the Clarksburg Convention & Visitors Bureau is producing a new Visitors/Shopping Guide to help them maneuver around our city.

New this year will be several celebrations scheduled celebrating our state’s 150th birthday.  These series of events will kick off on Friday, May 10 on the courthouse plaza with the Wreath Laying Ceremony on the foot of the Stonewall Jackson statute starting at Noon.  A History Alive reenactor will be on hand portraying Stonewall.  Vendors, window displays, period music will be a part of the day.  At 4:00 pm, Dr. Matt Lively will have a presentation on the death of Stonewall Jackson and will unveil his new book, “Calamity at Chancellorsville:  The Wounding and Death of Confederate General, Stonewall Jackson,”  which will be available for purchase at the Progressive Womens Association (formerly YWCA) facility on Washington Avenue.

In June on the 8th and 22nd, other activities will take place for our Sesquicentennial Celebration which we will talk about in detail at a later date.

The Italian Heritage Festival is celebrating its 35th anniversary of its beginning and its Board has a great schedule of events planned.

Let’s not forget our new Clarksburg Aquatic Family Center, “Splash Lagoon”, opening Memorial Day weekend.  What a great addition to our beautiful 58-acre park at the Veterans Memorial Park.  The Dog Park at the VA is also getting a new doggie water fountain too.  The Clarksburg Amp has a first-class line-up of headline entertainment throughout the summer which can be found at their web site,
Great things are happening in our city!

Kathie Titus, Executive Director
Greater Clarksburg Convention & Visitors Bureau


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