Wednesday marks the 149th celebration of the mountain state's birth.
Across the state, celebrations are taking place and here in the valley many plans are also underway for West Virginia Day.
Guests at Blennerhassett Island will enjoy a birthday celebration and cake Wednesday afternoon. A historian will read all about our state's history.
The islands new Superintendent, Matthew Baker says they celebrate the state's birthday every year. He hopes this year draws a big crowd to the island.
"It's just good to know where you come from. It's the birthday of the state. West Virginia of all states has a very unique history of how it became a state and so it's interesting to know how it became a state and learn about our past."
The cake cutting ceremony beings Wednesday at 1:30 on the island, and of course, the cake is free to anyone who attends.