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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 4, 2013

Photo Of The Day: Have A Happy Fourth Of July, Philadelphia!

Happy Birthday, America! The official day of commemorating the birth of the nation has arrived. Today, the week-long celebration of July 4th in Philadelphia reaches its crescendo. Wawa Welcome America hits its high point tonight with a bang as a free blockbuster concert and a free fireworks show take over the Benjamin Franklin Parkway from [...]

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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 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 2, 2013

The Taste of Philadelphia, One Of Philadelphia’s Largest Annual Food Festivals, Returns To Penn’s Landing This Weekend July 5-7, With Food Vendors And Food Trucks, Local Beer, Music, Fireworks And More

A truly tasty weekend is approaching, Philadelphia. The annual Taste of Philadelphia returns, this Friday, July 5 for three full days of drool-worthy eats, live music and an awesome fireworks show. The affordable event boasts food prices as low as one dollar. Count us in. On Saturday, July 6, pair your fine food with a [...]

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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.

July 1, 2013

Reminder: Don’t Miss The Free Outdoor Screening Of Silver Linings Playbook Tonight In Rittenhouse Square

Awesome event alert: Wawa Welcome America is once again presenting its free outdoor movie screenings in celebration of the Fourth of July. This year, the Philly and Delaware County-centric Silver Linings Playbook comes to the really, really big (and inflatable) screen tonight. Watch Robert DeNiro, Academy Award-winner Jennifer Lawrence and Philly-native Bradley Cooper, make their [...]

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