WAWA Welcome America!

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!”

WAWA! Welcome America Festival

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

Sound and Light Show

Celebrate July 4 with the Duality sound and light show in Atlantic City

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.

Boardwalk Sound and Light Show
A glimpse at Duality./ Photo courtesy of Moment Factory.

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”

Independence Day on the Parkway

Photo illustration by G. Widman for GPTMC

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”

More Taste of Philly

Photo by J. Smith for GPTMC

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”

Chinatown Block Party

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.

Photo by R. Kennedy for GPTMC

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