We hope you were hungry for one of the all-time favorite events of Wawa Welcome America festivities -- Wawa Hoagie Day.
The Wawa Welcome America Festival continued with free fun on Wednesday, June 29. You got to enjoy a free hoagie and explored history at the National Constitution Center for free courtesy of Wawa.
Wawa Hoagie Day
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People came out to Independence Mall in Old City at noon (or earlier) to grab a free Wawa Hoagie as part of the fan-favorite Wawa Hoagie Day.
About eight tons of hoagies -- that amounts to about 30,000 Shortis -- were to be served, with the Wawa Turkey Hoagie as the signature sandwich. It took around 150 volunteers all morning to build all that tastiness.
Of those hoagies, 10,000 went to charities Philabundance, Police Athletic League and the Veterans Services Center. The other 20,000 hoagies were served to the public.
There was a block party set-up for the event and people were already lined up before noon.
The Six String Soldiers of The United States Army String Band entertained folks.
More than 960 Wawa locations joined in on the Wawa Hoagie Day celebration in their communities. Stores donated thousands of hoagies to first responders and community heroes serving their neighborhoods, Wawa said.
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Free Museum Day at National Constitution Center (Courtesy of Wawa)
While down in the Independence Mall area, people headed over to the National Constitution Center for free admission courtesy of Wawa from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
There was a wide range of patriotic festivities to get in on, including the interactive Independence Day Show, Road to Freedom Show and family fun activities out on the front lawn.
People were encouraged to reserve free tickets before coming out to enjoy the event on the 29th.
Full Details on Wawa Welcome America Day 11 Festivities:
Wawa Hoagie Day
When: 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. on June 29 (Hoagies served at 12 p.m.)
Where: 5th & 6th Streets at Independence Mall
Philadelphia, PA 19106
Free Admission to National Constitution Center
When: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on June 29
Where: National Constitution Center
525 Arch St., Philadelphia, PA 19106
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