July 4 Wawa Welcome America free festival events
Redacción El Sol | 7/3/2017, 5:41 p.m.
Celebration of freedom ceremony, the United States of America’s Independence Day parade, party on the parkway, entertainment on independence mall, naturalization ceremony, july 4th concert & fireworks, free museum days, & sand sculpture spectacular
WHAT: Free Museum Day at the Philadelphia History Museum
Visitors can enjoy free admission to the Philadelphia History Museum on July 4 as part of Wawa Welcome America’s Free Museum Days. The museum’s collections and exhibits reflect Philadelphia’s history and diversity.
WHEN: 10:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
WHERE: Philadelphia History Museum - 15 S. 17th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106
WHAT: Free Museum Day at National Museum of American Jewish History
The National Museum of American Jewish History is offering free admission on July 4 as part of Wawa Welcome America’s Free Museum Days. Visitors will experience 360 years of American Jewish history community through spotlight talks, story times, and arts and crafts.
WHEN: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
WHERE: National Museum of American Jewish History - 101 S. Independence Mall E.,
Philadelphia, PA 19106
WHAT: Celebration of Freedom Ceremony
Join Honorable James F. Kenney, Mayor of the City of Philadelphia, and City Representative Sheila Hess on the morning of July 4th for a patriotic ceremony at Independence Hall. Mayor Kenney will present the Magis Award to Philadelphia Hometown Hero Ralph Galati. Boyz II Men’s Shawn Stockman will join The Philly POPS BIG Band in a special reading of an excerpt from the Declaration of Independence. The Wawa Foundation Hero Award will be presented by the Wawa Foundation to a Philadelphia non-profit organization.
The United States Of America’s Independence Day Parade
The annual United States of America’s Independence Day Parade will be held from 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. at Independence Mall. 4,000 participants will parade through Historic Philadelphia during this year’s patriotic parade. For the full parade route visit https://welcomeamerica.com/event/independence-day-parade/.
WHO: Honorable James F. Kenney, Mayor of the City of Philadelphia
City Representative Sheila Hess
Philly POPS BIG Band
Councilman Kenyatta Johnson
Councilman Mark Squilla
Boyz II Men Members Shawn Stockman, Wanya Morris, Nathan Morris
Chris Gheysens, President & CEO of Wawa Inc.
Jay Culotta, President of the Wawa Foundation
WHEN: Celebration of Freedom Ceremony - 10 a.m. – 11 a.m.
The United States Of America’s Independence Day Parade - 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.
WHERE: In front of Independence Hall – 6th & Chestnut Streets
WHAT: 6th Annual Birthday Party
On the morning of July 4, beginning at 9:00 a.m., a five-tier cake will be decorated and 2,500 cupcakes displayed in the shape of an American flag. At 1:00 p.m., when decoration of the cake is complete, Betsy Ross, accompanied by a fife and drum, will lead the crowd in singing “Happy Birthday” and cut the cake to celebrate our nation’s 241st birthday. Termini Bros. Bakery will serve the cake and cupcakes to the public for FREE. First come, first served.
WHEN: 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.
WHERE: Independence Visitor Center - 6th Street & Market Street
WHAT: Entertainment on Independence Mall