United States

Wawa Welcome America!: Guide for Kids

The Wawa Welcome America Festival! will be filled with events, performers, and 100 hours of fun for kids of all ages.

The weeklong event on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway leading up to the Fourth of July features some 35 events and 350 performers in Center City. Here's a list of events for each day that specifically cater to children.

Here are the best events for kids during the 8 day festival:

June 27

Free Museum Day:

Enjoy free admission into The Benjamin Franklin Museum where visitors can learn the history of Philadelphia. The museum features artifacts, computer animations, and interactive displays. (Ages 4 and up)

Go 4Th and Learn about The Science Behind Pixar:

At 7 p.m. go behind-the-scenes of Pixar’s beloved films as The Franklin Institute brings Pixar to life with live demonstrations and interactive activities from The Science Behind Pixar exhibit. (Ages 5 and up)

Philly @ the Movies: Finding Nemo at Franklin Square:

At 8:30 join us under the stars for a free movie screening at Franklin Square. Children and adults alike will enjoy a family-friendly, fun-filled night! (Ages 4 and up)

June 28

Philly @ the Movies: The Legend of Tarzan Advance Screening:

At 7:30 p.m be the first to see the Legend of Tarzan at the Kimmel Center of Performing Arts. (Ages 4 and up)

June 29

Go 4th & Read: Citywide Reading at ALL Free Libraries:

Starting at 2 a.m. join Wawa Welcome America at one of the 54 branches of Free Library Philadelphia for citywide reading and activities! (Ages 6 and up)

June 30

Free Museum Day:

Enjoy free admission into the National Constitution Center. This interactive all-ages museum is dedicated to the U.S Constitution featuring rare artifacts and theater. The theater is known for its famous production of Freedom Rising narrated by a live actor that vividly describes the story of the U.S. Constitution. (Ages 4 and up)

Go 4th & Learn About Music and Culture:

At 5 p.m. enjoy free access to the Mummers Museum all day. Take advantage of the free Tours, Instrument Demonstrations, Mask Making and more! (ages 5 and up)

Philly @ the Movies: National Treasure:

At 9 p.m. watch as Ben Gates races through Philadelphia in search of the legendary treasure that is secretly mapped out on the back of the Declaration of Independence at Penn's Landing. (Ages 4 and Up)

July 1

Go 4th & Learn about Fitness:

At 10 a.m. come break a sweat on the Smith Memorial Playground and Playhouse featuring the Ann Newman Giant Wooden Slide.

At 9:30 catch the beautiful fireworks at Penn's Landing!

July 2

At 9:30 p.m. Wawa Welcome America! Festival Fireworks at Penn's Landing.

July 3

Free Museum Day:

Enjoy free admission into The Philadelphia Museum of Art which houses a variety of collections that welcomes all ages.

July 4

Wawa Welcome America! Festival Independence Day Parade:

At 11 a.m. the parade begins at 5th and Chestnut Streets and ends at Front and Chestnut Streets.

Party on the Parkway:

At 12:00 a.m. the free KIDZ BOP Kids: Life of the Party Tour takes the main stage at Eakins on Benjamin Franklin Parkway. (Ages 11 and Up)

Wawa Welcome America! Festival Firework:

At 10 p.m. enjoy the Finale Fireworks on Benjamin Franklin Parkway!

Get ready to enjoy a week of fun!

Contact Us