Your guide to Philly's diverse creative scene, nightlife, music, food & more


CATEGORIES

NEWS

Features


Browse by


Categories


More Tags


James’ Arts & Culture Revival: Celebrate July 4th Weekend Philly Style!

  • Posted By: James Claiborne
  • June 29, 2011
    • Philadelphia's annual 4th of July celebration
      • Philadelphia's annual 4th of July celebration
      • Photo Credit: R. Kennedy for GPTMC

James’ Arts & Culture Revival:

Celebrate July 4th Weekend Philly Style!

As the birthplace of the nation and home to one of the world’s most vibrant creative scenes - there is no place better to celebrate the Fourth of July than right here in Philly! This weekend, Wawa Welcome America presents an exciting weekend celebration jam-packed with fireworks, parades, entertainment, food and of course the largest free concert in America!

 

Saturday, July 2

Staring this Saturday, you can kick off your Independence Day celebration by satisfying your sweet-tooth at the Super Scooper All-You-Can-Eat Ice Cream Festival at Penn’s Landing. For only $7, this three-day long ice cream festival will let you indulge in as much of your favorite flavors as you can handle! If you stop by the festival on Saturday evening, but sure to checkout the fireworks show over the Delaware River at 9:30 p.m.!

 

Sunday, July 3

It's not a part of Wawa Welcome America, but it's definitely one of my picks for this weekend. Questlove of The Roots will be on the ones and twos along with Diplo, DJ Jazzy Jeff, DJ Spinna and J Rocc for PSK (aka Philadelphia Sound Konnoisseurs) for a pre-Fourth of July Jam at Voyeur. Get your tickets here, because this show will definitely sell out.

 

Monday, July 4

The party will shift into high gear with the Welcome America Party on the Parkway - over seven blocks of family-friendly games, entertainment, food vendors and much more.

The Welcome America festivities will culminate with the Philly Fourth of July Jam and Grand Finale Fireworks on the steps of The Philadelphia Museum of Art!  This spectacular show is the nation’s largest free concert and will feature Philadelphia’s own Grammy award-winning band The Roots performing with an all-star lineup that includes Philly 360 Creative Ambassador DJ Jazzy Jeff, Earth, Wind and Fire, Michael McDonald, Estelle, and of course our own hometown hero and Philly 360 Creative Ambassador ?uestlove. The finale show will also honor the music of Kenny Gamble and Leon Huff with a special 40th Anniversary tribute to their iconic “Sound of Philadelphia”.  Of course, the concert will end with a dazzling fireworks lighting up the sky!

Thanks to Wawa Welcome America, Philly’s Fourth of July party promises to be bigger and better than ever before! So checkout the full celebration schedule online and don’t miss this great opportunity to celebrate Independence Day Philly style! 

 

blog comments powered by Disqus

Red Bull Thre3Style - Philadelphia Qualifier - Friday, January 30

    • Red Bull Thre3Style

Red Bull Thre3Style - Philadelphia Qualifier When: Friday, January 30, 9 p.m. Where: Voyuer Night Club 1221 St. James Street More Info: Click here for details. After sifting through applications from some of the top DJs in the nation, an expert panel of judges, including DJ Jazzy Jeff, Four…

Body Rock - Friday, January 30

    • Opening of “Ruffneck Constructivists” at the Institute of Contemporary Art

Body Rock When: Friday, January 30, 9 p.m. Where: Kung Fu Necktie, 1250 N. Front Street Cost: $5 More Info: Click here. If you’ve never been to an Illvibe Collective party before… Well, you haven’t really partied.This Philly DJ crew spins records so hard, and makes the party so…

An Evening with Branford Marsalis - Thursday, February 5

    • Branford Marsalis

An Evening with Branford Marsalis When: February 5, 7:30 p.m. Where: Annenberg Center, 3680 Walnut Street, Zellerbach Theatre Cost: $30-75 More Info: Buy tickets here. NEA Jazz Master, Grammy® award‐winning saxophonist and Tony® award nominee Branford Marsalis is one of the most revered instrumentalists today. Born into New Orleans’…