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Philly Just Canceled Its Live Fourth of July Fireworks Show

The holidays are really hitting different this year. Last week, Eastern State Penitentiary canceled its Halloween-themed Terror Behind the Walls (and laid off 40 percent […]

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Philly Coronavirus News: Social Distancing and Masks Still a Huge Problem on SEPTA

A roundup of Philly coronavirus news. Social Distancing and Masks Still a Huge Problem on SEPTA During Philly Coronavirus Crisis The mask message is sinking […]

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Philly’s July 4th Wawa Welcome America Celebration Will Be Virtual This Year

Were you planning on heading out to the Ben Franklin Parkway on July 4th? If so, it’s time to come up with a new plan. […]

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Wawa Welcome America: Road Closures, SEPTA, and Everything Else You Need to Know

Wawa Welcome America kicked off on Saturday with free museum admission, an ice cream festival, a concert, and (of course) fireworks at the Great Plaza at […]

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4th of July Concerts in Philly: The Good, the Bad and the Completely Inexplicable

This year, the City of Philadelphia has chosen Cuban-American rapper Pitbull as the featured entertainment in the birthplace of America to celebrate said birth. By […]

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You Don’t Want to Miss Orangetheory’s Huge, Free Fitness Festival on the Art Museum Steps

Whatever you had planned for Sunday, go ahead and call in sick. There’s a huge, free, full-day fitness festival going down outside Art Museum — and […]

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It’s Wawa Hoagie Day: Get Your (Free!) Piece of a 7-Ton Hoagie

Let the 26th annual Wawa Hoagie Day commence. Wawa associates, WMMR’s Preston & Steve, and hoagie fans across the region will gather outside the National […]

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Wawa Welcome America Just Unveiled Its 2018 Schedule

This year’s Wawa Welcome America festival looks like it’s going to be an especially good one. The schedule for the seven-day celebration was announced on Monday, and […]

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WATCH: Drone Captures Stunning Footage of Fireworks in Philly

Thousands of people jammed the streets near the Philadelphia Museum of Art on the Fourth of July, eyes trained to the sky to watch the Wawa […]

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Get Your Slice of Wawa’s 6-Ton Hoagie Giveaway Today

It’s that time of year again. On this blessed day, Philly will see what is quite possibly the most anticipated part of the six-day, fireworks-filled festival that […]

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Here Are the Wawa Welcome America Road Closures

Philly has released a list of road closures for the 2017 Wawa Welcome America festival – and it’s quite extensive. The six-day festival, which kicks off […]


I Love My Job: Welcome America President and CEO Jeff Guaracino

We’re two months out from one of Philadelphia’s biggest celebrations — the Wawa Welcome America festival — and Jeff Guaracino is the man leading the […]

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21 Things to Do on July 4th Weekend

Friday, July 1 Movies Under the Stars and Stripes @ Betsy Ross House The Betsy Ross House screens 1959 sci-fi horror flick The Hideous Sun […]

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See Comedy Central’s Natasha Leggero in King of Prussia

National Treasure @ Great Plaza at Penn’s Landing | Thursday, June 30 Wawa Welcome America always brings us the best stuff. Like Nicolas Cage. See […]


Yes, You Can Get a Free Wawa Hoagie Today

It has begun. From noon to 1 p.m. at the Independence Mall on 6th and Market streets, you can get your hands on a (free!) hoagie […]