Wawa Welcome America July 4th Concert & Fireworks featuring Meghan Trainor and Jennifer Hudson. HughE Dillon Universal Pictures films compliments of NBC10 and Telemundo62.

Celebrate America’s birthday with a day-long party filled with festivities for all ages. 04 July 2019. Change ), You are commenting using your Facebook account. Mayor Kenney will present the Magis Award and The Wawa Foundation will present the Wawa Foundation Hero Award, totaling $80,000 to four non-profit organizations committed to serving the Greater Philadelphia area. All pricing and programming is subject to change. Philadelphia’s weeklong virtual Wawa Welcome America festival. Enter your email address to follow this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email. This performance is the final event of Wawa Welcome America, the nation’s largest free 4th of July festival. Marsh Mak, Michael Newmuis of Visit Philly, and Kevin Lessard of the City of Philadelphia at the Wawa Welcome America July 4th Concert & Fireworks on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, July 4, 2019. Make history.Celebrate now. In 2007, Hudson won an Academy Award for her role as “Effie” in the smash hit “Dreamgirls,” an adaptation of the Broadway musical.

Compelling photography and videos, interactive maps and detailed visitor information make the sites effective trip-planning tools. The block party is held from 12 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Independence Mall. She received three additional nominations including “Best Female R&B Vocal Performance,” “Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals” and “Best R&B Song.” The album then went on to win three awards at the 2009 NAACP Image Awards including “Best Album.” The RIAA Platinum Certified album entered Billboard’s Top 200 at No. Some changes to note for this year's 2019 Wawa Welcome America festival: There will be three nights of fireworks displays. This Mural Arts Philadelphia mural is sponsored by Wawa and the Philadelphia Fire Department. As the region’s official tourism marketing agency, we build Greater Philadelphia’s image, drive visitation and boost the economy.

The McCormick Family - Patty, Jessica, Austin and Jim at the Wawa Welcome America July 4th Concert & Fireworks on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, July 4, 2019.

Now celebrating its 40th Anniversary Season, the POPS, the official POPS orchestra of Pennsylvania and the City of Philadelphia’s partner in civic celebration, serves a consistently growing audience of over 200,000 annually. All rights reserved, performances by Meghan Trainor and Jennifer Hudson. It's all free! Celebrate America’s birthday with a day-long party filled with festivities for all ages! The first two will take place along the Delaware river waterfront, following concerts on June 29 and July 1. Arveita and Lester Russell at the Wawa Welcome America July 4th Concert & Fireworks on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, July 4, 2019. Tuesday, July 2 from noon—6 p.m. Wawa Hoagie Day—Title sponsor Wawa, Inc. presents an eight-ton hoagie Salute to Our Troops—named after the continuing focus of Hoagie Day— honoring our service members and hometown heroes, as well as recognizing Wawa’s long-standing partnership with the USO. From noon – 7 p.m. Monday, July 1: Penn Park at the University of Pennsylvania in partnership with Penn Athletics; Games, pop-up classes and performances promoting healthy living, fitness, culture and the arts. Begins at 11 a.m. Other patriotic events throughout the day include the annual Let Freedom Ring Ceremony at Independence Hall, a ceremonial Liberty Bell Tapping, the 7th annual Birthday Party at the Independence Visitor Center followed by the Children’s Naturalization Ceremony at the Betsy Ross House. Sunday, June 30: Rodin Museum, American Swedish Historical Museum, One Liberty Observation Deck, The Rosenbach Museum, Fort Mifflin—Freedom Blast!, and Circus Midway at FringeArts.

From noon—7 p.m. Live Nation KidNation—Live Nation invites kids to the Fillmore Philadelphia for a fun day of games and activities, giving the youth a peek inside the music industry alongside industry professionals plus fun giveaways, including tickets to upcoming shows, swag and more! Is it always a good idea to amend your tax return if you find an error? WAWA WELCOME AMERICA 2019 FESTIVAL EVENTS: Philadelphia’s Historic District Block Party—A Philadelphia favorite, the day-long block party is a lively event full of music, art, entertainment, history, culture and food. As you get ready to celebrate Independence Day, we’re answering your questions about this year’s Wawa Welcome America: Breaking news and the stories that matter to your neighborhood. Taking place from Saturday, June 29 through Thursday, July 4, the 2019 festival will encompass free, multicultural and multigenerational, patriotic events throughout … POPS on Independence—The beloved annual concert returns to Independence Hall with conductor Todd Ellison leading the 65-piece Philly POPS orchestra in a patriotic, entertaining performance with Tony-nominated actress and singer Susan Egan, best known for her role as the original ‘Belle’ in Disney’s Beauty and the Beast on Broadway and the voice of ‘Meg’ in Disney’s Hercules, among many other Broadway, television and film performances. Grab your chairs or blankets and take the family out for free movies Sunday, June 30 through Wednesday, July 3. Performances by Grammy Award-winning Meghan Trainer and two-time Grammy Award-winning artist Jennifer Hudson, who performed with The Philly POPS BIG Band, lit the stage. Attendees can give back tot he community and help brighten Hunting Park at Old York Road and Lycoming Streets from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. One of Philadelphia's most beloved music icons, Patti LaBelle, is getting a block in Center City named after her.

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The Philly POPS BIG Band performs throughout the Philadelphia region. You can watch live on NBC10 and Telemundo62.

Sunday, June 30 from noon—7 p.m. Free Museum Days – Twenty-two of Philadelphia’s museums, cultural institutions, and attractions will open their doors free of charge, or, for an optional pay-what-you-wish donation, during the Wawa Welcome America festival.

The celebration of Franklin Field's 125th anniversary begins at 5:30 p.m. with the screening at 7 p.m. Visitors can watch bakers from Philly's iconic Terini Brothers Bakery decorates a five-tier birthday cake beginning at 9 a.m. at the Independence Visitor Center. In addition, Hudson was also honored by the Recording Academy at the Annual Grammy’s on the Hill for her philanthropic efforts, specifically with her organization, the Julian D. King Gift Foundation. Telemundo62 viewers start their mornings with Primera Edición, an hour-long, local Spanish-language newscast airing weekdays at 6 a.m. and continue to receive the latest in local news and weather information during Al Mediodía, a 30 minute newscast airing weekdays at noon. You can check out the full line up of events here.

Immediately after the Celebration of Freedom ceremony, around 4,000 marchers, floats and military personnel will make their way through Independence Mall. The concert will conclude with an unforgettable fireworks display, presented by Comcast NBCUniversal and Pyrotecnico with a showstopping finale choreographed to a custom patriotic soundtrack arranged and performed by the U.S. Army Field Band, airing on 106.1 The Breeze, an iHeartMedia station. Philadelphia is gearing up to throw its rocking Fourth of July celebration in the city where America was born. Wednesday, July 3 at 2 p.m. PECO Go 4th & Learn—A dynamic event series presented by PECO will promote children’s reading and education through engaging activities, fun workshops and free books for all attendees supported by Books in Homes USA. Begins at 10 a.m. Check out the specific regulations of each museum on their websites.

Theatre Horizon receives grant from The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage for an original social practice work, “Our Norristown”, Philadelphia Theatre Company receives project grant from the Pew Center for Arts & Heritage for The Tattooed Lady.

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