This Wawa Festival Meetup is a 2 part event. This is part 2:
Wawa Festival 4th of Jam & Fireworks Viewing.
We will meet @ 6:30 PM in front of the Best Western Hotel located @: 501 N 22nd Street
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 19130.(Best Western hotel is the closest hotel to the Philadelphia Museum of Art). We will then walk over to the Festival. Concertgoers are encouraged to bring blankets and lawn chairs.
Wawa Festival, Largest Free Concert in America! Philly 4th of July Jam and Grand Finale Fireworks
Date: July 4, 7 p.m. – 11 p.m.
Details: Benjamin Franklin Parkway between 18th & 23rd Streets | (215) 683-2200 |
More Details (http://www.visitphilly.com/events/philadelphia/july-4th-festival-concert-and-fireworks/)
4th of July Jam will feature a number of top musical artists, including: The Roots, John Mayer, Jill Scott, Demi Lovato, Ne-Yo, Grace Potter and J. Cole, along with Ben Taylor and more on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway for nation’s largest free outdoor Fourth of July concert, followed by an eye-popping, jaw-dropping, light-up-the-sky fireworks display. Check our our interactive map (http://www.visitphilly.com/july-4th-in-philadelphia-fireworks-map/) of the top places to watch the fireworks. An additional performance by Marsha Ambrosius will take place on July 6 during the Taste of Philadelphia.
Concert programming begins around 7 p.m. (first performance estimated at 8 p.m.*)
Fireworks estimated to begin around 10:30 p.m.*
Note: Estimated times provided by Wawa Welcome America! Performances could happen before or after the listed times.
Celebrate America’s Birthday in America’s Birthplace: Philadelphia! The Benjamin Franklin Parkway hosts the “Largest Free Concert” in the country on July 4th with great food, fun and entertainment all day long. It all leads up to the incredible Fourth of July Jam and Grand Finale Fireworks at the Philadelphia Museum of Art.
Party on the Parkway
12 noon – 7 p.m.
The day-long Party on the Parkway kicks off at noon on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway from 20th Street to Eakins Oval. The Parkway will be packed with seven blocks of food vendors, live entertainment, interactive fun and much more.
Enjoy free performances on the festivals three stages: the Disney Kids Stage, the Multicultural Stage and the main Questlove Stage. Kids can hang out at the Go 4th & Learn area for children presented by Radio Disney for interactive games, make-and-take arts and crafts, and live music.
Getting Around & Questions
Expect large crowds and closed streets (http://phillypolice.com/news/city-announces-streets-closures-in-effect-today-through-july-4-for-the-wawa-welcome-america-festival/) throughout the city for the Fourth of July. Your best bet is to take public transportation including SEPTA and the Phlash Trolley.
For those coming in from the Philadelphia suburbs, SEPTA Regional Rail will be operating on an extended schedule to get travelers home after the fireworks. Buses will be operating on a Sunday schedule and detours are expected. Click here for more details (http://www.septa.org/events/holiday.html).
Limited service will be available on the Philly Phlash trolley (http://www.visitphilly.com/tours/philadelphia/phlash/) with pickups starting at 12th and Market Streets (Stop 3) at 10 a.m.
For up to the minute updates or July 4th questions, head to the city’s official Twitter accounts:@philly311 (https://twitter.com/#!/philly311), @PhiladelphiaGov (https://twitter.com/#!/PhiladelphiaGov) and @july4thphilly (https://twitter.com/#!/july4thphilly)
Go to Attendee List