2017 Wawa Welcome America Festival: Free 4th of July Family Events @july4thphilly #July4thPhilly

Starting today, June 29th through July 4th, you can celebrate America's birthday with 50 free family-friendly events in Philadelphia during the 2017 Wawa Welcome America Festival.

These events are sure to be a fun way to celebrate the 4th of July!

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Photo credit: Visit Philadelphia® / Jeff Fusco

KIDZ BOP Kids and Party on the Parkway on July 4
Party on the Parkway features five blocks of FREE entertainment, food and fun from noon to 7 p.m. KIDZ BOP Kids returns to the main stage on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway for a free live concert at 1 p.m. To win up-front tickets for KIDZ BOP Kids stop by a Beneficial Bank participating branch now through June 23 for details. *Participating branches include: Broad & Porter Sts., 21st St. & Passyunk Ave, 10th & Catherine Sts., Passyunk Ave & Mifflin St, 12th & Chestnut Sts. and 16th & Chestnut Sts.

Five Nights of Free Movies
Philly @ The Movies presented by St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children – Grab plenty of popcorn for FREE movie screenings under the stars including Rocky, SINGThe Lego Batman MovieDespicable Me, Despicable Me 2, and Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.

Free Museum Days – Enjoy free admission to 12 of Philadelphia’s most iconic institutions.

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Photo credit: Visit Philadelphia® / Jeff Fusco

PECO’s Go 4th & Learn educational series kicks off June 29 at the Mummers Museum and continues July 1 and July 2 featuring citywide activities highlighting tradition and history, free concerts, and book giveaways. Books In Homes USA will provide 9,000 free books to children.

Historic District Block Party – On July 3 at Independence Mall from noon to 7 p.m. enjoy live music, activities, delicious food, and historical characters.

Wawa Welcome America Fireworks There’s no such thing as too many fireworks to celebrate July 4th—two fireworks displays synchronized to music will set aglow Philadelphia’s skies June 30 and July 1 at 9:30 p.m. over the Delaware River Waterfront. The grand July 4th finale includes two more fireworks shows, one along the Benjamin Franklin Parkway and the other over the Delaware Waterfront at 9:30 p.m.

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Photo credit: Visit Philadelphia® / Jeff Fusco

For more info on events, visit https://welcomeamerica.com/
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