How to Spend 4th of July in Philly

How to Spend 4th of July in Philly

Wawa Welcome America celebrates America’s Independence commencing June 29th through July 4th packing each day full of events. Check out the highlights of this 6 day celebration of America’s 241st  anniversary of Independence!

1June 29th

Commence the holiday week with Wawa Hoagie Day. Wawa will be at Independence mall and the National Constitution Center lawn dishing out free hoagies!

Love the Minions? Watch them in Despicable Me 2 with Philly @ the Movies at the Piazza at Schmidt’s Commons at 8pm.

2June 30th

Initiate the weekend at Red, White and Blue Happy Hours with one of the drink specials! Below are a list of bars and restaurants participating:

  • Moshulu
  • Art Bar
  • Xfinity Live!
  • City Tap House
  • Positano Coast
  • The Continental Mid-Town
  • Philadelphia Distilling
  • Bank & Bourbon
  • Campo’s Deli
  • Capriccio Cafe and Bar

I’m not sure what’s more enticing than an old, abandoned prison at night. With free entrance, explore Eastern State Penitentiary, the haunting dwelling that once held the infamous Al Capone.

Not pictured: lightning and pouring rain during yesterday evening's brief storm ?

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Lighten up the night with fireworks!

  • Great plaza at Penn’s Landing hosts The Philadelphia Orchestra Concert and Fireworks at 8pm.
  • Or a little over an hour later at 9:30, Wawa Welcome America is launching fireworks at the over the Delaware river.

That's a wrap! Major thanks to everyone who came out and celebrated with us for all eight days. We'll see you next #July4thPhilly!

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3July 1st

Spend the evening with Night Market Spruce Hill at 40th and walnut street, an event which encourages goers of all ages to bring their appetite for a fanciful culinary experience.

Enjoy a free movie under the stars by Philly @ the Movies presenting Rogue One: A Star Wars Story in Vernon Park beginning at 8pm.

If Star Wars does not strike your fancy, check out US Army Band “Pershing’s Own” Concert & Fireworks at the Great Plaza at Penn’s Landing beginning at 8pm.

Or, watch as Wawa Welcome America Fireworks’ brighten up the night at the Delaware River Waterfront at 9:30pm.

4July 2nd

What’s Sunday without Brunch? Check out some of Philly’s favorite places to brunch below!

  • Moshulu
  • Art Bar
  • City Tap House
  • Positano Coast
  • The Continental Mid-Town
  • Bank & Bourbon
  • Capriccio Cafe and Bar

For more information: https://welcomeamerica.com/event/red-white-brunch/

Conclude your sunday with Philly’s famous Rocky Balboa in a free screening of Rocky presented by Philly @ the Movies on the steps of the Art Museum

5July 3rd

Enjoy your Monday at Philadelphia’s Historic District Block Party offers a relaxed day filled with activities for the whole family ranging from sack and wheelbarrow race to browsing crafters art, clothes and jewelry. Don’t forget to swing by the Wawa Smoothie Shack to get a free sample of Wawa’s smoothie to cool off.

Then head over to Independence Hall to listen to the Philly POPS

Conclude another successful day with Philly @ the Movies as they present Sing on Franklin Square at 9pm.

6July 4th

Watch as people parade through the streets in celebration in America’s Declaration of Independence with the united States Independence Day parade.

The 4th of July comes to a grand finale with Party on the Parkway, offering beer gardens, food galore and live music!

Wawa Welcome America Concert

Wawa is sponsoring and hosting a free concert on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway beginning at 7pm. The live music includes Luis Figueroa-Roig, Mandy Gonzalez, Tony DeSare, The Philly Pops, Boyz II Men and Grammy Award-winning singer, Mary J Blige as the headliner. Learn more about the artists here: https://welcomeamerica.com/event/july-4th-concert/

What is 4th of July with fireworks? Freedom Festival at the Delaware river waterfront are presenting fireworks at 9:30pm to 10pm. Simultaneously, Wawa Welcomes America, themselves, will conclude the concert with fireworks.

There is no other place to celebrate America than in the birthplace of America!