Frequently Asked Questions

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Q: What are the 2019 festival dates?

A: Sunday, June 30 – Thursday, July 4, 2019

Q: Where is the festival?

A: There are events in several different locations throughout Philadelphia. Visit the festival event schedule for full listing.

Q: What age group does this festival attract?

A: Wawa Welcome America is a multigenerational festival that has entertainment & events for ALL ages!

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

A: Film and music icon, Jennifer Hudson, performing alongside The Philly POPS® BIG Band, and pop superstar, Meghan Trainor slated for show-stopping performances on the Independence Blue Cross Stage at the Wawa Welcome America July 4th Concert on Thursday, July 4, 2019 at 7 PM on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway and broadcast live on NBC10.

Q: Will the events be televised? 

A: Yes. NBC10, Telemundo62, Cozi TV, TCN, and TeleXitos are the regional broadcaster and select events will also be live-streamed on the NBC10 and Telemundo62 websites, mobile apps and available via Xfinity On Demand.

Q: Do I need a ticket for the July 4th Concert?

A: The July 4th Concert on the Parkway is FREE and ALL are welcome! Tickets are only needed for Eakins Oval. Tickets are NOT needed for the rest of the Parkway. Become a Friend of Welcome America and subscribe to our mailing list to be the first to learn how to download your FREE tickets for the upfront viewing area in Eakins Oval.

Q: What are good drop off  locations for the July 4th Concert?

  • 22nd and Arch
  • 22nd and Spring Garden

Q: Can I bring a cooler to the Parkway for the July 4th Concert?

A: Concert attendees on the Parkway can bring personal sized soft coolers. Alcohol is prohibited. Guests can enjoy the designated Beer Garden areas along the Parkway. Coolers are NOT allowed in Eakins Oval (ticketed area). Food & beverage will be available for purchase in Eakins Oval and along the Parkway.

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