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Press Releases
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
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.

Media Credentials

Thank you for your interest in the Wawa Welcome America! To apply for a Media Credential, please complete the application below.  Please remember this is only a request and approval is not guaranteed. Applications are for one per person.  Each person from your outlet must fill out their own application. Approved credentials are not transferable. Credentials provide access to designated event media areas.

APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED BY Friday, June 23, 2017.

You will be notified by e-mail of your application status by Wednesday, June 28, 2017. Thank you in advance for your cooperation and interest in Wawa Welcome America!.

NOTE: All other Wawa Welcome America! activities can be covered without a press credential.

If you have any questions, please contact press@welcomeamerica.com.