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Press Releases
January 10, 2020

WELCOME AMERICA, INC. ANNOUNCES WAWA'S RENEWAL OF TITLE SPONSORSHIP

Wawa renews as title sponsor of Philadelphia's July 4th Festival through 2024; 8 Day Festival: Saturday, June 27 - Saturday, July 4, 2020.

June 28, 2019

City Releases Road Closures, Safety and Public Transportation Information for Wawa Welcome America Festival

City officials released information about road closures, safety and public transportation
detours associated with the Wawa Welcome America Festival today. The six-day 2019 Wawa Welcome
America Festival takes place Saturday, June 29 through Thursday, July 4 and will encompass more than 50
free, multicultural and multigenerational, patriotic events throughout Philadelphia’s diverse neighborhoods.

June 27, 2019

WAWA WELCOME AMERICA ANNOUNCES NEW BENJAMIN FRANKLIN PARKWAY EXPERIENCE AND JUST-ADDED EVENT DETAILS

Welcome America, Inc. and the City of Philadelphia announce new event details and a new enhanced experience for the July 4th events on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway. The six-day 2019 Wawa Welcome America Festival takes place Saturday, June 29 through Thursday, July 4 and will encompass more than 50 free, multicultural and multigenerational, patriotic events throughout Philadelphia’s diverse neighborhoods.

May 16, 2019

MORE THAN 50 FREE, FAMILY-FRIENDLY EVENTS ANNOUNCED FOR THE 2019 WAWA WELCOME AMERICA FESTIVAL SATURDAY, JUNE 29 – THURSDAY, JULY 4

Free Entertainment Across the City; Three Fireworks Shows; Annual Wawa Hoagie Day; 20+ Free Museums and Attractions; 4,000+ Person Parade; Prime Time July 4th Concert Starring Jennifer Hudson, alongside The Philly POPS® BIG Band, and Meghan Trainor

May 2, 2019

GRAMMY® AWARD-WINNING LINE-UP ANNOUNCED FOR PHILADELPHIA’S FREE JULY 4TH CONCERT AT THE WAWA WELCOME AMERICA FESTIVAL

Film and Music Icon, Jennifer Hudson, performing alongside The Philly POPS® BIG Band, and Pop Superstar, Meghan Trainor Slated for Showstopping Performances on the Independence Blue Cross Stage

January 23, 2019

Welcome America, Inc. Names Michael DelBene President & Chief Executive Officer

Experienced Business Leader and Non-Profit Executive Chosen to Helm Key Organization Staging Citywide Events for Philadelphia

The Board of Directors of Welcome America, Inc. today announces Michael DelBene as President and Chief Executive Officer, effective February 6, 2019. DelBene will lead the non-profit organization in its 27th year of promoting American history and education in a public-private partnership with the City of Philadelphia, enhancing both the resident and visitor experience through year-round, economy-boosting events.

Media Alerts
June 30, 2019

Monday, July 1 Wawa Welcome America Events

Free Museums ••• PECO Go 4th & Learn at Penn Park ••• Chase Presents: Philly @ the Movies: Invincible
Powered By NRG ••• Photo Pop Philly: Sweet Paradise At The Bourse ••• Citywide Reading ••• The United States Army Field Band & Wawa Welcome America Waterfront Fireworks ••• Philadelphia International Airport Photo Exhibit

June 29, 2019

Sunday, June 30 Wawa Welcome America Events

Free Museums ••• Philadelphia’s Historic District Block Party ••• Circus Midway At Fringearts ••• Gospel on Independence ••• Chase Presents: Philly @ the Movies: Rocky Powered By NRG ••• Philadelphia International Airport Photo Exhibit

June 28, 2019

Saturday, June 29 Wawa Welcome America Events

Free Museums ••• The Philly Ice Cream Scoop ••• Philadelphia International Airport Photo Exhibit ••• United States Army Band “Pershing’s Own” Concert & Wawa Welcome America Waterfront Fireworks

May 16, 2019

2019 WAWA WELCOME AMERICA PRESS CONFERENCE

Wawa Welcome America Announces 2019 Festival Schedule - 50 Free Events Over Six Days Celebrating Philadelphia and America’s Independence

Media Credentials

Thank you for your interest in Wawa Welcome America. The festival includes a robust lineup of concerts, fireworks shows, family movie nights, museum days, educational activities, continuous recognition of our nation’s heroes and much more.

The 2020 Media Credential Application has not yet opened. Please check back for more information.

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