There is no better place to celebrate America’s birthday than in the city where it all began
From June 19 to July 4, 2022 Wawa Welcome America Festival honors the independence of our country with 16 days of free special events and activities designed for different cultures and generations, for families, including free concerts, free museum days, public events, free outdoor screenings, parties and many fireworks. Fireworks on July 4 in Philadelphia entered the rankings the most spectacular in America by MSN.
The Wawa Welcome America Festival will also include events dedicated to remembrance Juneexploring the history of freedom and liberty in the United States and the relationship between the country’s two most important holidays.
Sunday, June 19, 2022, 11.00 – 15.00
The Wawa Welcome America Festival will kick off on June 19 and highlight the connection between the June 1 and July 4 holidays with events held in partnership with African American Museum in Philadelphia (AAMP). Enjoy a June 18th Block Party at AAMP with family activities including live performances, trucks with food, arts and crafts, a market involving local vendors and more. Visitors can also enjoy free admission to AAMP June 19 as part of Wawa Welcome America’s Museum Days (pre-registration required via AAMP website).
Tuesday, June 21, 2022, 3-19 p.m.
Parks and recreation in Philadelphia celebrates the city’s opening of dozens of public swimming pools over the summer, including a ribbon-cutting at Francis Lederer’s brand new pool at the Fishtown Recreation Center. Reconstruction project made possible by $ 4 million investment from the administration of Mayor Jim Kenny Philadelphia Recovery Program restore public spaces. Residents are invited to make the first jump into the pool from 15 to 19 hours on June 21, 2022. The celebration will continue with entertainment, games, carts and gifts.
Thursday, June 23, 2022, 7 p.m.
Enjoy showing your favorite Philadelphia, Years, sitting on the steps of the iconic Philadelphia Art Museum – also known as the “Rocky Steps” because of the inspiring scene in the classic film. Guests are invited to bring blankets or chairs and sit comfortably while watching Years under the stars. On Thursday, June 23, 2022, at 7 p.m., show a classic movie-outsider.
Friday, June 24, 2022, 7 p.m.
On Friday, June 24, 2022, at the Independence Mall U.S. Army Field Orchestra and Choir represents “Beautiful America”. Honor the veterans who responded to the call to serve and protect our great nation. Embark on a musical and visual journey with the Army Field Band & Chorus, enjoying patriotic tunes outdoors.
Saturday, June 25, 2022, 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Join in the fun when Philadelphia Avenue of the Arts comes to life on Saturday, June 25, 2022. Guests can enjoy entertainment, art, food and live performances by local and world-renowned artists on Broad Street between Spruce and Lombard. Don’t miss the opportunity to ride Broad Street on a 300-foot zipline or go down a 120-foot hill. Local food trucks and restaurants will offer cocktails and small snacks. Mural Arts Philadelphia will also be on hand to encourage your inner artist to create unique chalk art. Then cool off in the cultural town of Kimel, where you will find exclusive experiences, watch the performances of the actors Moulin Rouge! Musical and other popular series titles on Broadway, or take part in an interactive dance workshop led by artist-teachers from the Disney Theatrical Group. Participants will have the opportunity to learn the warm-up and choreography set to music from “The Lion King on Tour” and on Broadway.
Sunday, June 26, 2022, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
The African American Museum in Philadelphia will also represent Fr. a special program involving historical reconstructors during Wawa Welcome America. Starting at adjacent Franklin Square and then moving on to Museum Square, these programs will feature historical reconstructors interpreting important speeches by prominent African-American figures in U.S. history. After the program, guests can take part in a creative workshop led by artist and educator Jihan Thomas.
Wednesday, June 29, 2022, 12-15 p.m.
Annual Wawa Hoagie® Day shows a tribute to local heroes, a performance by the Six String Soldiers of the United States Army String Band and many free hags on 5th and 6th streets along the Independence Mall. More than 960 stores across the chain will celebrate Wawa Hoagie® Day by building and donating more than 30,000 hags to local ambulances and community heroes serving their neighborhoods.
PECO Go 4th & Learn Series returns, encouraging children to continue learning in fun and interactive ways. Whether it is visiting a historical site, gardening, playing an instrument or playing sports, this series is designed for children, especially from 6 to 12 years. Three PECO Go 4th & Learn events will take place during the Wawa Welcome America festival, each with its own theme. Participants will also receive a gift of books in each location Go 4th & Learn, provided by Books in Homes USA.
PECO Go 4th & Learn: sports, STEM, music and more – Wednesday, June 22, 2022, 10:00 – 12:00 at Penn Park at the University of Pennsylvania
PECO Go 4th & Learn: Cultural Journey – Tuesday, June 28, 2022, 10.00 – 12.00 in Franklin Square
PECO Go 4th & Learn: Great Debate – Thursday, June 30, 2022, 10.00 – 15.00 in the National Historical Park of Independence
Friday, July 1, 2022, 18-22
Head to Cherry Street Pier and Race Street Pier along Delaware River Quay on Thursday, July 1, 2022, for an exciting experience with the performance of oral words, dances and songs. Our America Now: Expressions of Freedom revive highlights of indigenous peoples, blacks, Hispanics, Asians, immigrants, LGBTQIA rights and women’s history. Artists will tell the stories of influential people, as well as share personal and historical stories rooted in an ardent display of freedom. Guests will be able to enjoy food trucks, live art performances and interactive activities that will lead to a grand finale of fireworks.
Sunday, July 3, 2022, 7-21 p.m.
Philadelphia Tradition, POPS for independence, returns to Independence Mall in 2022. Enjoy performing your favorite tunes and patriotic songs by the world-famous Philly POPS Orchestra, the largest solo pop orchestra in the United States. This special presentation is part of Philly POPS Salute Series, which honors the traditions, values and commitment of our country. The event is free, but pre-registration is required.
Monday, July 4, 2022, 12-19 p.m.
Hundreds of people will fill Benjamin Franklin Park for the holiday from 12:00 to 19:00 on July 4, 2022. Saturated with entertainment, games, activities, trucks with food, gifts and more, Party on the boulevard it is a place to celebrate July 4th.
Monday, July 4, 2022, 7 p.m.
The celebrations of the Wawa Welcome America end with free concert on July 4th on Benjamin Franklin Boulevard. The headliners of the concert will be Jason Derula and Ava Max, as well as The Philly POPS.
Monday, July 4, 2022 21.45-22.00
Wawa Welcome America will end a exciting fireworks over the Philadelphia Museum of Art along Benjamin Franklin Boulevard on July 4, 2022 at 9:45 pm after a concert on Benjamin Franklin Boulevard. Visitors wishing to see the stunning exhibition in person can start arriving at the Eakins Oval and along Benjamin Franklin Park at 8pm. Fireworks will also be presented live on the local NBC 10 news station, as well as on the NBC 10 website and mobile phone app.
Once again presents Wawa Welcome America free or pay what you want admission to a number of local museums throughout the festival. Enjoy free access to the museum below on the following dates:
African American Museum in Philadelphia – Sunday, June 19, 2022
National Constitutional Center – Sunday, June 19, 2022 and Monday, July 4, 2022
Philadelphia Insect and Butterfly Pavilion – (pay as much as you want) Thursday, June 23, 2022
Rodin Museum – (pay as much as you want admission) Friday, June 24, 2022 and Friday, July 1, 2022
Historic site in Johnson’s house – (pay as much as you want) Saturday, June 25, 2022
Neon Museum in Philadelphia – (pay as much as you want) Sunday, June 26, 2022
The historic Wyck House, Garden and Farm – Thursday, June 30, 2022
Powell’s House – Friday, July 1, 2022
Stanton – Saturday, July 2, 2022
Weizmann National Museum of the History of American Jews – Monday, July 4, 2022
Be sure to consult each museum’s website to find out the latest opening hours, installment tickets and health and safety information.
Additional activities include Chill Moody Experience at Penn’s Landing on June 23, 2022 featuring promising local musicians, The Gospel of Independence June 26, 2022 and Fr. A celebration of community and culture @ Esperanza Arts Centera holiday party with Latin American cuisine, music and vendors showcasing the rich and vibrant Latin culture across Philadelphia.