The month of June is upon us and in Philadelphia that means one of many things: the WAWA Welcome America! Festival will soon be under way. For those of you who have yet to experience these festivities, it involves 11 days (yes, 11 days) of events in celebration of Independence Day. Continue reading “WAWA Welcome America!”
The WAWA Welcome America Festival has become a traditional part of celebrating Independence Day in Philadelphia. Every year, about two weeks of special events, dedicated to history, food, culture, and music, are enjoyed by locals and visitors alike. Here is a look at what took place in 2011: Independence Day on the Parkway History of the Hoagie Philly @ the movies More Taste of Philly All-You-Can-Eat Ice Cream Festival Chinatown Block Party Independence Day Picnic Wawa Hoagie Day 2011 Go 4th and learn about… Taste of Philly – Independence Day-Style Getting in the summer groove WAWA Welcome America Continue reading WAWA! Welcome America Festival
Hoagies – one of Philly’s signature sandwiches that can’t be duplicated anywhere else. This sandwich form is among my favorites. I hear part of the secret lies in the bread. For hoagie lovers near and far, June 29 will be a special day. Continue reading “Wawa Hoagie Day 2011!”
Can you believe it? July is upon us already. That means summer has already officially started and next week we celebrate Independence Day. There are many ways you can celebrate July 4: with family and friends at a backyard BBQ, at a local celebration in your town or city, or maybe you’ll decide to take a trip (especially if you can turn it into a long weekend). No matter, how you’ll be celebrating, your day will most liking end with a fireworks show of some kind.
If you’re like me, then you haven’t exactly made plans for the 4th just yet. Philly is always a great option with the Wawa Welcome America Fest, but for those of us who have experienced Philly on July 4 multiple times, there is nothing wrong with changing it up a little. That’s where Atlantic City (or AC as we call it) comes in. Continue reading “Celebrate July 4 with the Duality sound and light show in Atlantic City”
You’ve been waiting, waiting 11 whole days for this one much-celebrated day to arrive. Your wait has been worth it because Wawa Welcome America! has an amazing day planned for you. So join your fellow Philadelphians (no matter where you are from, today you are one) on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway in the ultimate celebration of this nation’s independence. Continue reading “Independence Day on the Parkway”
You know you love them, I know I love them. But how much do you really know about the origins of one of Philly’s signature sandwiches? Other cities may try to imitate, but the Hoagie can only truly exist in the City of Brotherly Love. So, in light of Wawa Hoagie Day, here is a look at how this delicious sandwich was brought into existence. Continue reading “History of the Hoagie”
Get your movie buddies, popcorn and other movie-watching treats together for this amazing line up: Continue reading “Philly @ the movies”
Yesterday you were in for a real treat at Penn’s Landing as Taste of Philly kicked off the 11-day Wawa Welcome America! Festival. The Philadelphia Freedom Jazz Orchestra and Gerald Veasley serenaded you as you enjoyed delectable treats from Philly’s best restaurants. So far, it has all the promises of a great weekend of food, drink and performances. Here’s a look at what you can expect today and Sunday: Continue reading “More Taste of Philly”
Well all scream
For ice cream
On July 2 and 3, as a part of Wawa Welcome America! Festival, ice cream lovers of all ages will have the chance to consume as much ice cream as you can at the Super Scooper All-You-Can-Eat Ice Cream Festival.
The fourth of July is also about celebrating the different cultures that make up our society. Throughout the 11-day celebrations, Wawa Welcome America gives you the perfect opportunities to expand your knowledge of food, music and cultures. On July 2, head over to Chinatown (10th and Race Sts.) to join in the Chinatown Block Party.