This year’s Wawa Welcome America Festival has finally begun! From June 29th to July 4th you can attend over 50 FREE events celebrating America’s birthday, in the place that it all started! There are so many events to choose from we thought it might be helpful to round up the events we are most excited for here at [ 2 one 5 ] Creative. Here are our top five must go-to events at Wawa Welcome America Festival 2017!
Location: Great Plaza at Penn’s Landing
June 30th, 2017
This event is a an absolute must see! World-renowned Philadelphia Orchestra is blessing us with a free concert from 8 pm to 9:30 pm. But, not only do you get to listen to the beautiful symphonies of the orchestra, you also get a free firework show to top it all off.
Date: July 1st, 2017
Location: Sugarhouse Casino
Do you enjoy incredible food, drink, and music? This event is for you! Head down to the Sugarhouse Casino from 5 pm to 9 pm for an unforgettable night featuring a performance from Philly’s own, Mo Lowda & the Humble. What is a Wawa Welcome America event without fireworks? Stick around for a firework show at 9:30 pm.
Date: July 2nd, 2017
Location: Philadelphia Museum of Art
Art connects us in ways we cannot explain, take this opportunity to head over to the Philadelphia Museum of Art for a trip you won’t forget. Check out exhibits such as Wild: Michael Nichols, and Another Way of Telling: Women Photographers from the Collection. The Philadelphia Museum of Art is inviting all to pay what you wish for admission on July 2nd, 2017 from 10 am to 5 pm.
Date: July 3rd, 2017
Location: Independence Hall
Join the party at Independence Hall, where there will be a “Main Street Americana” block party! This event is jam-packed with activities for adults and kids alike, pop-up performances, and food trucks for the Philly foodies out there! It will also feature plenty of handmade items from local artisans to browse and buy.
Date: July 4th, 2017
Location: Benjamin Franklin Parkway
This year we welcome Mary J. Blige to the stage as the main performance at the Wawa Welcome America July 4th concert. But the excitement doesn’t stop there! Boyz II Men will be honored, and there will also be performances by Mary Gonzalez, The Philly POPS, and more! The concert will be from 7 pm to 9:30 pm and following the concert will be a dazzling firework show.
To learn more about the 6 days of free events at the Wawa Welcome America Festival, click here.