The clock is ticking to celebrate America’s birthday and once again the City of Brotherly Love and Sisterly affection will not disappoint. It’s a great opportunity to explore the city of Philadelphia and learn more about its history. Most things are free so it’s easy to be budget conscious.
Starting June 29 – July 4, 2017, The Wawa Welcome America festival will features 50 FREE family-friendly events including a live KIDZ BOP KIDS “Best Time Ever” Tour concert, free movie nights, Free Museum Days, fun educational activities, and more…
KIDZ BOP KIDS “Best Time Ever” Tour 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 “Best Time Ever” Tour 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. Increase your chances and enter below!
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,SING, The Lego Batman Movie, and Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.
Free Museum Days – Enjoy free admission to 12 of Philadelphia’s most iconic institutions.
PECO’s Go 4th & Learn educational series kicks off June 29 at the Mummers Museum and continues July 1 and July 2featuring citywide activities highlighting tradition and history, free concerts, and book giveaways. Books In Homes USA will provide 9,000 free books to children.
Photo credit: Visit Philadelphia® / Jeff Fusco
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.