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. Advertisements

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…

Wawa Hoagie Day 2011!

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. 

Independence Day on the Parkway

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…

History of the Hoagie

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…

Philly @ the movies

Philly loves the movies and what better way to enjoy them than outdoors and at notable and historical sites throughout Philly? Get your movie buddies, popcorn and other movie-watching treats together for this amazing line up:

More Taste of Philly

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,…

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.