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July 5, 2013

Reminder: Taste Of Philadelphia Continues The Celebration Of America’s Birthday With A Food Fest And Fireworks Over The Delaware, July 5-7

This holiday weekend, Philadelphia extends America’s birthday celebrations all the way through Sunday with the Taste of Philadelphia food and music festival at Penn’s Landing, July 5-7. A truly tasty weekend, the annual Taste of Philadelphia returns today for three full days of drool-worthy eats, live music and one awesome fireworks show. Entry to the [...]

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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

The 4th Of July In Philadelphia: Our Hour-By-Hour Guide To Independence Day Celebrations In The City Of Brotherly Love

Where’s the best place to celebrate July 4th? The place where it all began, of course. Right here in Philadelphia. Thursday, July 4th brings a full day of festivities from historical commemorative ceremonies to a blowout concert on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway. Where to begin? We’ve got a rundown of all the events going on [...]

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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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July 3, 2013

Our Guide To The City, The Philly 4th Of July Jam’s Music, Art, Fashion And Food Festival At The Piazza At Schmidt’s Today, July 3

Philadelphia’s free music event of the season — the Philly 4th of July Jam — is no longer just a one-day blowout. The main event of the 4th of July Jam is hosted this year by Philadelphia comedian Kevin Hart with performances from headliners John Mayer, J. Cole, Grace Potter, Jill Scott, Ne-Yo, Demi Lovato [...]

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July 2, 2013

Tonight Picks: Philadelphia Orchestra’s Free Neighborhood Concert Plus Fireworks At Penn’s Landing, Free Screening Of Rocky On The Art Museum Steps, The All-American Celebration On The Mall And More

Patriotism is on high tonight in the City of Brotherly Love with an assortment of pre-Independence Day fun. Choose from a concert, a museum visit, an outdoor movie screening and even some fireworks at Penn’s Landing — all at no cost. That’s right, all 4th of July festivities tonight are free. With the Wawa Welcome [...]

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July 2, 2013

Where To Watch: Our Guide To The Best Views Of July 4th Fireworks On The Benjamin Franklin Parkway And July 6th Fireworks On The Delaware River Waterfront

Fireworks are essential to celebrating America’s birthday, and Philadelphia hosts not one, but three fireworks displays on July 2, July 4 and July 6. Tonight, July 2, landside fireworks at Penn’s Landing on the Delaware River Waterfront serve as the grand finale to The Philadelphia Orchestra’s free neighborhood concert. On Thursday, the 4th of July, [...]

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July 1, 2013

Our Day-By-Day Guide To Fourth Of July Week Celebrations In And Around Philadelphia, July 1-7

Philadelphia and its surrounding towns take 4th of July festivities seriously. After all, Philadelphia was the site of the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776. Celebrations of Independence Day in America’s birthplace start today and last through the weekend. From outdoor movie screenings to sky-high fireworks shows, holiday partying in Philly [...]

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July 1, 2013

July 4th Fireworks In Philadelphia: Our Guide To The Three Main Fireworks Displays On July 2, 4 And 6

It’s really not the Fourth of July without a breathtaking fireworks display to light up the night sky. Fortunately, this year Philadelphia has three official fireworks displays during the week of July 4th and the Wawa Welcome America celebration. Each is paired with live music AND each show is free (!). Check out the details [...]

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July 1, 2013

Wawa Welcome America: Philadelphia’s Week-Long July 4th Celebration Kicks Off Today, With Events Scheduled To Take Place Rain Or Shine

(Image courtesy Wawa Welcome America)

Starting today, Wawa Welcome America officially begins to ring in Independence Day with celebrations throughout the city.

Now in its 20th anniversary year, the festival is set to be bigger and better than ever, with daily events leading up to a full day (and night!) of patriotic happenings on July 4 and after.

The weather forecast this week looks less than ideal, but we’re here to tell you that all Welcome America events are scheduled rain or shine.

In case inclement weather does cause any delay, though, follow @July4thPhilly on Twitter and Wawa Welcome America on Facebook for up-to-the-minute info.