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Saturday, June 30th Events: Fireworks, Community Festival, Lots of Ice Cream



    Wawa Welcome America Fireworks

    Fireworks lit up the sky over the Delaware River waterfront Saturday night. Check out the full Wawa Welcome America fireworks show!

    (Published Saturday, June 30, 2018)

    Wawa Welcome America is kicking into high gear with tons of free and tasty fun including free, locally-made ice cream. Here's the breakdown:

    Free Museum Day at the First Bank of the United States

    Location: Independence National Historical Park
    Time: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

    Sand Sculpture Spectacular
    Location: Shops at Liberty Place
    Time: 9:30 a.m. - 7 p.m.

    World-renowned sculptors will create a 40-ton sand sculpture spectacular with hand-carved scenes commemorating the 100th anniversary of the Benjamin Franklin Parkway.

    A.C. Sand Sculptors Recreate Ben Franklin ParkwayA.C. Sand Sculptors Recreate Ben Franklin Parkway

    John Gowdy and Matt Deibert are retired Atlantic City firefighters who have become world-renowned sand sculptors. Their story started long ago building sand castles with their kids at the Jersey Shore. They're taking part for a second year in Wawa Welcome America with a huge exhibit at Liberty Place in Center City.

    (Published Thursday, June 28, 2018)

    Get and up-close look at last year's sculpture here.

    PECO Go 4th and Learn: Fireman's Hall Museum & Elfreth's Alley
    Location: Fireman's Hall Museum and Elfreth's Alley — Old City
    Time: 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.

    On the Waterfront: Delaware River Music Festival
    Location: Pennpack Park on the Delaware — Holmesburg
    Time: 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.

    Enjoy an all-day music festival on the banks of the Delaware River in Northeast Philadelphia.

    Free Museum Day at Free Library of Philadelphia Rare Book Department
    Location: Free Library of Philadelphia Central Branch — Logan Square
    Time: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

    Pay What You Wish Museum Day at The Rosenbach
    Location: The Rosenbach — Rittenhouse
    Time: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

    Philly Ice Cream Scoop!
    Location: Reading Terminal Market
    Time: 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.

    Fun for ice cream-lovers of all ages, featuring 14 of Philly’s top ice cream producers and dozens of ice cream specials from the Market’s own merchants.

    Free Museum Day at Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts
    Location: PAFA — Center City
    Time: 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.

    PHL Airport Photo Exhibit
    Philadelphia Eagles: 2018 World Champions
    Location: Philadelphia International Airport - Terminal A East
    Time: 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.

    This photo exhibition celebrates the Philadelphia Eagles 2018 World Championship victory with highlights of past championship teams and Eagles Hall of Famers. Note: You must have an airline ticket to see this exhibit.

    Pennsylvania Convention Center Community Festival
    Location: Pennsylvania Convention Center — Market East
    Time: Noon - 5 p.m.

    Celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Pennsylvania Convention Center with a community festival with live entertainment, tours of the Center’s $1.5 million art collection, birthday cake and a screening of the hit animated movie SING.

    PECO Go 4th and Learn: First Bank of the United States
    Location: Independence National Historical Park
    Time: 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.

    Red, White & Brew Fest
    Location: SugarHouse Casino's Fishtown Hops — Fishtown
    Time: 5 p.m. - 9 p.m.

    Philly @ the Movies: SING
    Location: Pennsylvania Convention Center — Market East
    Time: 5 p.m.

    U.S. Army Band "Pershing's Own" Concert
    Location: Great Plaza at Penn's Landing
    Time: 8 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.

    Wawa Welcome America Fireworks on the Delaware River Waterfront
    Location: Delaware River Waterfront
    Time: 9:30 - 10 p.m.

    This year’s fireworks displays will be even bigger and better than ever. Two spectacular shows will dazzle audiences with new special effects and love-themed soundtracks which will be broadcast on the iHeartRadio app.

    The best waterfront views include the official viewing areas at the Moshulu, the Battleship New Jersey, One Liberty Observation Deck and SugarHouse Casino.  

    Fireworks Light Up the Philly Sky Fireworks Light Up the Philly Sky

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