The Wawa Welcome America festival hit its stride on Wednesday, July 1! Here are links to the best of the day's events. Remember, if you're celebrating at home or in the backyard, we want to see your photos of what #July4thPhilly means to you -- just share them on Twitter or Instagram! And be sure to check out our cool Wawa Welcome America filter on Facebook, Instagram and Snapchat.
Museum of the Day
Take a free virtual tour of Old City's National Constitution Center for a look at how the Founding Fathers laid out the plan for our Democracy.
Due to the coronavirus pandemic, Wawa couldn't host its normal hoagie build and giveaway for this year's festival. But, that didn't stop the Philadelphia area convenience store chain from giving back as part of Wawa Hoagie Day. All of Wawa's 900 or so stores across six states and Washington, D.C., distributed around 45,000 hoagies this year for "heroes" serving their communities.
Wawa is also giving customers the chance to give to the USO.
Get in That Patriotic Mood With a Concert
The United States Army Field Band Presents 'Fanfares for Freedom' took place at 7 p.m. The inspiring performance included a selection of patriotic favorites.
Before "the Musical Ambassadors of the Army" threw a virtual birthday party for America, 106.1 The Breeze's Valerie Knight celebrated Philly radio icon Jerry Blavat's 80th birthday during the pre-show party on Facebook Live.
Independence Blue Cross #MindPHL Wellness Corner is putting a focus on relaxation and stress reduction. (Who doesn't need that?) Every day, IBC brings you a moment to focus on your own emotional and physical health.
PECO Go 4th & Learn with Sgt. Maj. Erica Russo of The United States Army Field Band and Telemundo62 chief meteorologist Violeta Yas serving as special readers.
Channel your inner child -- just let your own child(ren) bang the drum -- with Music, Play, Patrol: Playing Pots & Pans. Music can come from almost anywhere, even your kitchen. Gather the whole family around for this pots and pans music lesson and hear a teapot sing.
Love esports? The U.S. Army Esports Tournament Powered by Nerd Street Gamers: Fortnite Trios took place at 6 p.m. You can watch the esports action, or even participate by registering for free on Lobby.gg.