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Wawa Welcome America Day 10: Red, White & Blueprint

The 16-day Wawa Welcome America festival continues on Tuesday, June 28, 2022. Find opportunities for patriotic celebrations, museum exploration and a journey through Chinese culture during Day 10 of the free festival in Philadelphia

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Day 10 is here of the Wawa Welcome America 16-day festival of free Philadelphia fun. Here's what's going on for free in Philadelphia on Tuesday, June 28.

Red, White & Blueprint – Help Plan Philly’s Celebration of the Nation’s 250th in 2026

Come out to the Red, White & Blueprint event to help plan Philly's celebration of the nation's 250th anniversary in 2026.

This free and family-friendly event invites the community in Philadelphia – especially the kids – to help create the programs and experiences that will serve as our city’s legacy at the anniversary celebration in four years.

There will be live music and activities for the family from 10 a.m. to noon.

Free Admission to the Mütter Museum of The College of Physicians of Philadelphia

You can check out the Mütter Museum of the College of Physicians of Philadelphia for free and dive into America’s finest museum of medical history.

Your special free admission ticket provides you with access to their special exhibits - the Unseen and Spit Spreads Death and the Medicinal Plant Garden. 

Discover all the museum has to offer for free from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Free Museum Day at Free Library of Philadelphia Rare Book Collection

Be sure to check out the Rare Book Department at the Free Library of Philadelphia Rare Book Collection from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

On the 28th, guests will have free access to exhibitions of many historic manuscripts, books and centuries-old art. You'll even be able to catch some of the largest collections of Charles Dickens and Edgar Allan Poe.

PECO Go 4th & Learn: A Cultural Journey

You're invited to the PECO Go 4th & Learn: A Cultural Journey event for a chance to immerse yourself in Chinese culture from 10 a.m. to noon.

Head to Franklin Square's version of the Friendship Gate, where you will find opportunities to see dynamic performances, get your face-painted and hear from storytellers.

Learn about lantern-making with the Asian arts initiatives, as well as learn in a tai chai class. There will be a lot to do on the Philadelphia Chinese Lantern Festival grounds.

Motivation Monday (Presented By IBX) (Moved to Tuesday)

Welcome America has partnered with their official health partner, Independence Blue Cross, for IBX's Motivation Monday, a brand new wellness event at the festival. It was moved to Tuesday due to the threat of rain Monday.

From 4 p.m. to 9.m. at Eakins Oval, community members can come to engage in fun events that encourage and promote positive physical, mental and emotional well-being practices.

Full Details on Wawa Welcome America Day 10 Festivities:

Red, White & Blueprint

When: June 28 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Where: Smith Memorial Playground

3500 Reservoir Dr., Philadelphia, PA 19121

Free Admission to Mütter Museum of The College of Physicians of Philadelphia

When: June 28 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Where: Mütter Museum of The College of Physicians of Philadelphia

19 S. 22nd St., Philadelphia, PA 19103

Free Admission to Free Library of Philadelphia Rare Book Collection

When: June 28 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Where: Library of Philadelphia Rare Book Collection

1901 Vine St., Philadelphia, PA 19103

PECO Go 4th & Learn

When: June 28 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Where: Franklin Square

6th & Race St., Philadelphia, PA 19106

Motivation Monday

When: June 27 from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Where: Eakins Oval

1325 Market St., Philadelphia, PA 19107

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