Wawa Welcome America July 4th Concert & Fireworks

Join us for a star-studded evening on the Independence Blue Cross Stage featuring performances by two-time Grammy Award-winning artist and Academy Award-winning actress, Jennifer Hudson, alongside the Philly POPS BIG Band, and Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter, Meghan Trainor. The Independence Day celebrations continue with a dazzling fireworks display choreographed to a custom patriotic soundtrack created and performed by the United States Army Field Band. This is the first time in Welcome America history that the United States Army Field Band will perform live on the steps of the Philadelphia Museum of Art as the fireworks light up the sky above red, white and blue.

The Wawa Welcome America July 4th Concert & Fireworks is FREE and open to the public. Guests are invited to join the Party on the Parkway beginning at Eakin’s Oval and continuing along the Benjamin Franklin Parkway up to 20th Street. Tickets are NOT needed to watch from the Parkway. Please note, tickets are needed for the seated section in Eakin’s Oval. Become a Friend of Welcome America or follow us on social media to be the first to know when FREE tickets become available.

The Wawa Welcome America July 4th Concert & Fireworks will be broadcast live on NBC10. It can also be viewed on Cozi TV and NBC Sports Philadelphia+, as well as in Spanish on TeleXitos. The FREE July 4th Concert & Fireworks will be live streamed on NBC10 and Telemundo62 and can be viewed on any screen – TV, iPad or tablet, smartphone, etc. The fireworks are presented by Comcast NBCUniversal and Pyrotecnico.

Watching the fireworks from afar? Tune into The Breeze 106.1 FM to listen to the custom patriotic soundtrack created and performed by the United States Army Field Band.

Free Museum Day: Bartram’s Garden House

Bartram’s Garden is America’s first botanical garden, and exists today as a living classroom, laboratory, and place of respite for the people of Philadelphia and beyond. The Garden is home to plants collected by early American botanists John and William Bartram, many of which had never been seen in Philadelphia before the Bartrams planted them here. Today, we carry on the Bartram’s botanical legacy through our living collection and educational programming. The historic Bartram family house will be open to the public for FREE entry from 10am-4pm.

Pay What You Wish Museum Day: Philadelphia Museum of Art

Experience one of Philadelphia’s finest institutions and landmark buildings – the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Featuring a world-renowned collection, the Philadelphia Museum of Art bring the arts to life, inspiring visitors—through scholarly study and creative play—to discover the spirit of imagination that lies in everyone.

Connect with the arts in rich and varied ways, making the experience of the Museum surprising, lively, and always memorable.See the world—and yourself—anew through the beauty and expressive power of the arts.

Free Museum Day: African American Museum in Philadelphia

The African American Museum will open for your enjoyment and enlightenment on July 2nd. Visit to experience the richness and vibrancy of African American heritage and culture come alive in four magnificent exhibition galleries filled with exciting history and fascinating art.

Visit AAMP for a FREE day of educational activities and entertainment as we consider what independence truly meant to Africans living in Philadelphia throughout the Revolutionary Era.