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June 25, 2010

Wawa Hoagie Day Returns, To Feature a Mile-Long Hoagie Stretching from the Philadelphia Museum of Art

On June 30th, come check out a hoagie long enough to stretch over a mile down the Parkway (Photo by G. Widman)

Hoagie lovers rejoice! Wawa Hoagie Day returns Wednesday, June 30th after a ten-year absence and in celebration, a 1 and 1/4 mile hoagie (weighing four tons!) will make it’s way from Wawa, PA to the steps of the Philadelphia Museum of Art as part of Welcome America. And yes, it will be available for public consumption!

At 7 p.m., the massive sandwich will be served, moments before Mayor Nutter declares June 30th Hoagie Heritage Day. While the hoagies are being distributed, Philadelphia Police Officers and Firefighters will square off in a hoagie building competition, with both teams building as many hoagies as possible in three minutes.

After enjoying the delicious sandwich, prepare yourself for an evening of Rocky Balboa, beginning at 8 p.m. with the Rocky Idol lookalike (and soundalike) contest. Then at 9 p.m., find a spot on the famed Art Museum steps for a special screening of the classic original Rocky film. Hoagies and Rocky, it doesn’t get much more Philly than that!

Wawa Hoagie Day and Rocky Screening
When: June 30, 2010, 7 p.m.
Where: Philadelphia Museum of Art steps, 26th and Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Cost: FREE!

Wawa Welcome America [visitphilly.com]

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Hey. This event is actually taking place and is sponsored by the National Constitution Center. Just wanted to give you a heads up.

Barry says:

They had hoagies at the annual Father/Son Barrel Goat Hunt, but this one will surly beat it! A mile long hoogie!