Wawa Welcome America is upon us.
With 16 days of family-friendly fun comes so many great events. Here are five big ones to look forward to (and it starts Monday):
What: Liberation Rising: Juneteenth Block Party festivalgoers can watch live performances from international and local artists, a community marketplace featuring Black-owned businesses, vendors, community partners and food trucks. They also got moving with hands-on activities including artmaking and line dancing.
When: June 19, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Where: 700 block of Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106
Concilio’s Hispanic Fiesta
What: This annual two-day family-friendly festival celebrates Hispanic culture and heritage through food, dance, and music ending with fireworks. This year Manny Manuel and El Canario will be in attendance to perform during the event.
When: The event begins on June 24 at 2 p.m. and concludes June 25 at 9 p.m.
Where: Great Plaza at Penn’s Landing
Wawa Hoagie Day
What: Free lunch alert! Join Wawa in celebrating local hero’s with entertainment and free Wawa hoagies in Old City.
When: Free hoagies will be served on June 28 at noon and the event will conclude at 3 p.m.
Where: 15 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19106
Pershing’s Own Concert / Fireworks on the Waterfront
When: July 1, starting at 8 p.m.
Where: S. Columbus Boulevard & Chestnut Street 19106
Gospel on Independence
What: Gospel on independence returns again for Wawa Welcome America to pay a tribute to the 160th Anniversary of when the Emancipation Proclamation was signed. The Welcome America choir will sing under the direction of Austin Woodlin and Zak Williams showcasing both the Six Singing Sista’s Ensemble and Philly Remembers Choir as well as special guests.
Where: 599 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 1910
When: Join the celebration on July 2 at 6 p.m.
Also Note: Seating limited and is first-come first-served. Guests are encouraged to bring their own chairs and blankets.
There are many more events and free museums to visit during the Wawa Welcome America festival leading up to the free concert featuring headliners Demi Lovato and Ludacris on the fourth of July.
Of course, the main event happens on July 4th with the July 4th Concert featuring Demi Lovato and Ludacris followed by fireworks on the Ben Franklin Parkway.