Celebrate the 4th of July

July 4th in America’s birthplace

When you think of July 4th, you think of Philadelphia first.

Being the birthplace of American liberty isn’t just a slogan. This and every year around Independence Day, history comes alive — and we as a city celebrate our shared history together — over the course of the Wawa Welcome America Festival.

The celebrations have already begun and go through the holiday. It’s not only about fireworks on the big day, either: There are over 50 free events happening citywide!

Check out the many ways you can celebrate July 4th this weekend in America’s birthplace — Philadelphia!

From concerts in front of Independence Hall to the fireworks near the Art Museum, the celebrations show off Philly’s beauty and spirit — all the while honoring our country’s history.
be sure to check out these safety tips from the Office of Emergency Management before you head out to enjoy the fun. There are multiple fireworks shows going on this weekend, so, please, leave the fireworks to the professionals!

PS: With free events happening all weekend long, be sure to visit Welcome America’s site to plan your weekend celebrations!