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”

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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 look at how this delicious sandwich was brought into existence. Continue reading “History of the Hoagie”

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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