Jun 30 2017

Top 5 Welcome America Festival Events to Attend

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!


1.Philadelphia Orchestra Concert & Fireworks

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.




2. Red, White, and Brew Fest

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.


3.Museum Day at the Philadelphia Museum of Art

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.




4.Philadelphia Historic Block Party

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.



5.Wawa Welcome America July 4th concert

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.



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