June 23, 2010
July 4th Starts Early in Philadelphia: Fireworks, Taste of Philadelphia, & More, Your Guide to Events In June
As the birthplace of America, we do things a little differently here in Philadelphia when July 4th rolls around. While some folks might celebrate for one night, others for a weekend… we party for two weeks straight. What can I say? We just like to have a good time.
It isn’t even July yet, and the celebration begins. Check out all these events running tomorrow through June 30th, all part of Wawa Welcome America. We’ll feature a roundup of July events next week, and spotlight some of our favorites. Celebrate America!
Friday, June 25th
Looking for something to nibble on? Taste of Philadelphia is this weekend, granting you the chance to sample cuisine from the region’s best chefs. Head over to Penn’s Landing at 5pm tomorrow, June 25th, or at 11am on Saturday and Sunday. Just make sure you show up hungry!
Saturday, June 26th
Morris Day & The Time are playing a concert at Penn’s Landing on Saturday, June 26th. Kicks off at 8pm, with the fireworks show immediately after.
Love fireworks? Of course you do. Well we’ve got three fireworks shows this year, over two weekends. Saturday, June 26th is the first one, with two more on July 3rd at Penn’s Landing and July 4th along the Parkway.
Sunday, June 27th
Last day to hit up Taste of Philadelphia at Penn’s Landing. I suggest you do it. Look how much fun those people pictured are having!
Monday, June 28th
On Monday, June 28th, Franklin Square invites you to come learn about history. From 10am to noon, Mayor Nutter and some local celebrities will host a special Historical Story Time with kids from across the region. Free face painting, crafts, games, and a chance to take a photo with a 1918 Wawa Antique Dairy Truck.
The first Philly at the Movies event is Monday night. Head over to Rittenhouse Square for a screening of To Catch a Thief at 9pm on Monday, June 28th. Free!
Tuesday, June 29th
Tuesday, there’s another Go 4th and Learn event, this one at the Franklin Institute. Science of Fireworks takes place on Tuesday, June 29th, and starts at 10:30am. Admission is free and on a first-come-first-served basis. Limited availability, so show up early.
The next Philly at the Movies takes place in Love Park, with a free screening of Grease at 9pm, on Tuesday, June 29th. Free!
Wednesday, June 30th
Learn about art at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. At 10am, Jerry Pinkney will be hosting a storytelling event.
Wednesday is also Wawa Hoagie Day at the Philadelphia Museum of Art! A mile long hoagie will make an appearance at 7pm for guests to nosh on, followed up by a special screening of…
Rocky! Come 9pm, it’ll be screening at the PMA. This is a particularly special Philly at the Movies event though. Show up dressed as Rocky on June 30th, run up the steps, and give your best impression for a chance to win free Wawa hoagies for a year. Yum!
… and that’s just the beginning. We’ll have rundown of July events next week.