CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — The city of Cheyenne is moving forward with plans for its 150th anniversary celebration this year.

Mayor Marian Orr named a committee to prepare the celebratory events about two months ago. Committee coordinator Mona Pearl says they've already planned a host of events scheduled from July through August.

The first will be a formal kickoff event on July 4 at Cheyenne's Romero Park featuring a hot dog eating contest and games for children.

Other celebrations this summer will feature live music, a fireworks show and a history night.

Pearl says the committee has two events planned for Aug. 8, which marks the day the city was officially incorporated 150 years ago.