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July 3, 2017

City and Festival Officials Announce Plans for Upcoming Wawa Welcome America! Events

Details on entertainment, transportation, parking, security and other activities prior to and on July 4th.

June 27, 2017

WAWA WELCOME AMERICA ANNOUNCES HAPPY HOUR AND BRUNCH LOCATIONS AND DETAILS

Ben Franklin Will Be Popping-Up at Stoli Red, White & Blue Happy Hours and Brunches on
Friday, June 30 and Sunday, July 2 at Various Locations Throughout the City

June 22, 2017

MORE EVENTS, MORE DETAILS FOR WAWA WELCOME AMERICA JULY 4TH FESTIVAL, JUNE 29 - JULY 4

Get Free Up-Front Mary J. Blige and KIDZ BOP KIDS "Best Time Ever" Tour Concert Tickets, New Travel Packages & Deals, New Events, Fireworks Details, Mural Arts Philadelphia Monument Lab Summer Sampler & More!

May 23, 2017

WAWA WELCOME AMERICA 2017 FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES 50 FREE EVENTS CELEBRATING THE NATION’S INDEPENDENCE DAY, JUNE 29 – JULY 4, 2017

The Honorable James F. Kenney, Mayor of the City of Philadelphia, and Welcome America, Inc. today announced 50 free events that will create the 2017 Wawa Welcome America six-day festival Thursday, June 29 through Tuesday, July 4. The Wawa Welcome America festival celebrates American history, education and Philadelphia. The 2017 festival will encompass free, patriotic events throughout the City and concludes with 12 hours of non-stop commemorations and celebrations on July 4th. The theme of this year’s 25th Anniversary Wawa Welcome America is “Everyone is a History Maker.”

April 21, 2017

Initial Details Announced for Wawa Welcome America July 4th Concert Starring Mary J. Blige

Welcome America, Inc. and Live Nation Philadelphia announce the first details of the 2017 Wawa Welcome America six-day festival Thursday, June 29 through Tuesday, July 4. New Concert and Broadcast Times; Earlier Fireworks at 9:30 p.m.; Boyz II Men Honored; Kidz BOP Kids Returns for Early Afternoon Concert, and the Premier of the Philly POPS BIG Band

April 13, 2017

Wawa Extends Title Sponsorship of Wawa Welcome America Through 2019

Wawa announced their continued investment in Wawa Welcome America as the title sponsor through 2019 as part of a Wawa Day celebration – honoring the most important date in Wawa’s history – the day Wawa opened its first convenience store in 1964. The extension through the year 2019 will mark the 10th year of Wawa’s title sponsorship of Philadelphia’s free July 4th celebration.

Media Alerts
July 4, 2017

TUESDAY, JULY 4 WAWA WELCOME AMERICA FREE FESTIVAL EVENTS:

CELEBRATION OF FREEDOM CEREMONY, THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA’S INDEPENDENCE DAY PARADE, PARTY ON THE PARKWAY, ENTERTAINMENT ON INDEPENDENCE MALL, NATURALIZATION CEREMONY, JULY 4TH CONCERT & FIREWORKS, FREE MUSEUM DAYS, & SAND SCULPTURE SPECTACULAR

July 3, 2017

MONDAY, JULY 3 WAWA WELCOME AMERICA FREE FESTIVAL EVENTS:

FREE MUSEUM DAYS, HISTORIC DISTRICT BLOCK PARTY, POPS ON INDEPENDENCE CONCERT, PHILLY @ THE MOVIES, & SAND SCULPTURE SPECTACULAR

July 2, 2017

SUNDAY, JULY 2 WAWA WELCOME AMERICA FREE FESTIVAL EVENTS:

FREE MUSEUM DAYS, STOLI RED, WHITE, & BRUNCH, GO 4TH & LEARN AND PHILLY @ THE MOVIES: ROCKY EDITION, A CHANCE TO WIN UP-­‐FRONT TICKETS TO MARY J BLIGE, & SAND SCULPTURE SPECTACULAR

July 1, 2017

SATURDAY, JULY 1 WAWA WELCOME AMERICA FREE FESTIVAL EVENTS:

FREE MUSEUM DAYS, PERFORMANCES IN PUBLIC SPACES, WELLS FARGO COMMUNITY DAY, GO 4TH & LEARN, RED, WHITE & BREW FEST, THE FOOD TRUST’S NIGHT MARKET, PHILLY @ THE MOVIES, CONCERT AND FIREWORKS, & SAND SCULPTURE SPECTACULAR

June 30, 2017

FRIDAY, JUNE 30 WAWA WELCOME AMERICA FREE FESTIVAL EVENTS

Free Museum Day and Night, Go 4th & Learn, Happy Hours, Philly @ The Movies, Concert and Fireworks & Sand Sculpture Spectacular

June 29, 2017

THURSDAY, JUNE 29 WAWA WELCOME AMERICA FREE FESTIVAL EVENTS

Wawa Hoagie Day, Free Museum Day, Go 4th & Learn and Summer Mummers Concert, Philly @ the Movies, Sand Sculpture Spectacular

June 24, 2017

BOYZ II MEN STREET DEDICATION CEREMONY

Broad Street between Christian and Carpenter Streets in South Philadelphia will be named for Hometown History-Makers Boyz II Men on Saturday, June 24th at 11:00 a.m.

May 23, 2017

FESTIVAL SCHEDULE TO BE ANNOUNCED FEATURING 50+ FREE EVENTS

Join us at the Independence Visitor Center on May 23, 2017 at 1:30 p.m. when Welcome America, Inc., the City of Philadelphia, Wawa, Live Nation Philadelphia and partners will announce details of 50 free events for the 2017 Wawa Welcome America six-day festival Thursday, June 29 through Tuesday, July 4.

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The 2018 Festival Media Credential Application will open in Spring 2018.

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