Frequently Asked Questions

You have questions. We've got answers.


Q: Is Wawa Welcome America happening this year? 

A:¬†Yes ‚ÄstWawa Welcome America will be re-imagined¬†as a multi-day virtual experience.¬† All events can be experience on our website and social media channels.


Q: What are the 2020 festival dates? 

A: Sunday, June 28 ‚Äď Saturday, July 4, 2020. Click here for the festival schedule.


Q: What is Wawa Welcome America Virtual Festival? 

A: Wawa Welcome America will create meaningful, at-home experiences that will embody the same spirit of celebration that Philadelphians have come to know and love over the past 28 years. Arts, culture, education, history and performance will continue to play a starring role in the festival, along with new virtual opportunities to expand and enhance Wawa Welcome America’s free and interactive programming. All events can be experienced on our website and social channels. Click here for the festival schedule. 


Q: How can I participate in the virtual festival? 

A:  Experience each event on our website. Additional events, including live programming can be found on our Facebook page. 


Q: What age group does this festival attract? 

A: Wawa Welcome America is a multigenerational festival for‚ÄĮALL ages!¬†


Q: Who is performing at the Wawa Welcome America July 4th Concert? 

A: You will have a front row seat in the comfort of your home for this star-studded performance, featuring world-renowned Tony, Emmy & Grammy award-winning singer and actress Cynthia Erivo alongside the Jazz Orchestra of Philadelphia, plus a high-energy set from American hitmaker, multi-platinum-selling singer-songwriter, producer, actor and dancer, Jason Derulo. The concert is broadcast live on NBC10 from the historic The Met Philadelphia on the Independence Blue Cross Stage.


Q: Will the events be televised?‚ÄĮ¬†

A: Yes.¬†The Celebration of Freedom Ceremony and July 4th¬†Concert will be broadcast on‚ÄĮNBC10¬†and¬†TeleXitos, Telemundo62‚Äôs multicast network.¬†NBC10 and Telemundo62 are the official broadcast partners of Wawa Welcome America. They will also be streamed on NBC10 and Telemundo62


Q: Can I view your festival events on my iPad or iPhone? 

A: Yes. All of our virtual experiences are compatible with the iPad/iPhone, Android Smartphones/Tablets, some Smart TV’s, and other connected devices. 


Q: What will happen if I am late and miss the live-stream period? 

A: No need to worry! Most event aspects will be made available on the Wawa Welcome 

America website and be accessible post event through the rest of the festival. 


Q: How to connect with Wawa Welcome America Festival on social media? 

A: Join the fun and follow us at: 

#July4thPhilly #CelebratePhilly  

For general inquiries about Wawa Welcome America Festival not already answered in the FAQs above,¬†please contact¬†us at‚ÄĮ¬†