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July 3, 2013

Weekend Picks, July 4th Edition: Epic Fireworks On July 4 And 6, The Free Fourth Of July Jam Concert On The Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Taste Of Philadelphia And Much, Much More

Happy 4th of July, Philadelphia! As we look forward to a long holiday weekend, it’s time to plan out how to take advantage of the scores of patriotic happenings in Philadelphia over the next four days. It’s totally appropriate that Philadelphia — the city that hosted the delegates for the signing of the Declaration of [...]

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July 3, 2013

Roundup: Our Top Picks For Philadelphia Countryside Fourth Of July Barbecues, Parades, Family-Friendly Activities And Fireworks

Independence Day celebrations span from city to countryside every year, and from family-friendly activities and reenactments at the Valley Forge National Historical Park to wine and barbecue festivals at nearly 10 area wineries, the holiday weekend celebrations outside of the city are in no shortage. For those looking for something to do in one of [...]

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June 28, 2012

Peddler’s Village To Host Its 50th Annual Celebration Of Freedom, Saturday, June 30

Looking to start your July 4th early? Join Peddler’s Village this Saturday, June 30 for their 50th Annual Celebration of Freedom in honor of July 4th and their 50th anniversary. Throughout the day, families can enjoy live entertainment, picnic-style dining, children’s crafts and activities and Signatures DJs’ pre-fireworks music. The celebration will conclude in the [...]

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July 4, 2011

Photo Of The Day: Happy 4th Of July! Wawa Welcome America Concludes With The Roots-Headlined 4th Of July Jam And Grand Finale Fireworks On The Benjamin Franklin Parkway

The eleven-day July 4th celebration known as Wawa Welcome America comes to a roaring head tonight as Philadelphia celebrates America’s Independence Day. Philly’s Fourth of July Jam, the official name for the 4th of July concert, is headlined by The Roots with Earth, Wind and Fire; Michael McDonald; DJ Jazzy Jeff; and Sara Bareilles. Giant [...]

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July 2, 2011

Photo Of The Day: Wawa Welcome America Fireworks Round Two, Tonight, Saturday July 2, At Penn’s Landing

It’s the home stretch of the July 4th Weekend, and how better to make merry than with a spellbinding fireworks spectacular at Penn’s Landing? But before the fireworks, there’s the music: the “Two Cities, One Waterfront” Concert features the U.S. Army Band “Pershing’s Own” on the RiverStage at the Great Plaza at Penn’s Landing at [...]

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July 1, 2011

Weekend Picks – July 4th in Philadelphia Edition: Fireworks, Chinatown Block Party, Super Scooper Ice Cream Festival, First Friday, Party On The Parkway, Independence Day Parade, The Roots Concert, Earth, Wind And Fire, And Even More Spectacular Fireworks

July 4th Weekend is upon us, and the next four days are buzzing with activity. Don’t worry about fitting everything in. We’ve got guides to watching the two final rounds of Wawa Welcome America fireworks, July 2 and 4; a roundup of everything family-friendly going on this holiday weekend (all-you-can-eat ice cream fest, anyone?); and [...]

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June 6, 2011

The “Zahav Boat” July 4th Party Returns: All-You-Can-Eat-And-Drink With Star Chefs Jen Carroll, Peter Woolsey, Pierre Calmels And Others

In a fun sequel to last summer’s popular Down the Shore Party, “Captain” Michael Solomonov will host Down the Shore 2: The Zahav Boat at Zahav on Thursday, June 30 to kick off July 4th weekend. The party will be $60 per person, plus tax, which includes all-you-can-eat-and-drink, plus entertainment including a 70’s DJ, a [...]

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April 12, 2011

Wawa Welcome America Set To Return With A Super-Sized July 4th Celebration For 2011: Questlove As Musical Director, Four Concerts, Three Fireworks Shows, Two Weekends, Wawa Hoagie Day And Much More

Philadelphia, the city where America’s independence was born, is the best place to celebrate Independence Day. This year’s Wawa Welcome America! festival is ten days long, kicking off on June 24 with a free waterfront concert by internationally known bassist Gerald Veasley plus the giant Taste of Philadelphia food fair, and continuing through July 4 [...]

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July 3, 2009

Celebrate Soda’s Pop @ the Philly Phyzz Festival

Philadelphia is home to many firsts: the first capital of the United States, the first American flag, the country’s first zoo, and also the very first American soda pop: Dr. Physick’s Soda Pop. The roots of Dr. Physick’s soda go back to 1807, when Dr. Physick (a.k.a “Soda’s Pop”) invented carbonated water as a treatment [...]

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