Philadelphia Independence Day Parade
Wawa Welcome America! takes the freedom celebration to the streets of Philadelphia during the annualIndependence Day Parade. And this year, the route is longer than before!
Due to the popularity of theParade, the route is expanded two blocks. It marches through downtown Historic Philadelphia, stepping off at 11 am at 5
and Chestnut Streets immediately following the July 4
Independence Day Ceremony. Theprocession heads up Chestnut Street, passing Independence Hall and the Liberty Bell, turns right on 9
Street, then proceeds one block north to Market Street where it turns right again. Once on Market Streetthe parade marches six blocks down though Historic Philadelphia and ends at Front Street
With more than4,000 participants from a dozen states, 2011 Miss America Teresa Scanlan, 16 marching musical groups,nine floats, five military branches and a multitude of special performing te
ams, Wawa Welcome America!’sIndependence Day Parade is the most diverse Fourth of July parade in the country and you don’t want to
miss it! People of all ages will enjoy up close and personal an array of entertaining, patriotic andmulticultural marchers, music, dancers, and floats as it
winds through Philadelphia’s most historic square
Super Scooper All-You-Can-Eat Ice Cream Festival
July 4: 12 p.m.
miss out on your last chance to make a $7 donation to the Joshua Kahan Fund and take advantageof all the free ice cream you can eat.
Happy Birthday America
Independence Visitor Center
Join us as we celebrate America’s birthday and sample dele
ctable treats from hometown favoriteTastykake.
Bell Tapping Ceremony
Liberty Bell Center, 500 Market Street
The Liberty Bell rings out symbolically to commemorate Independence, sponsored by Descendants of theSigners of the Declaration and Sons of the American Revolution.
Party on the Parkway
Benjamin Franklin Parkway
to Eakins Oval
Bring your flags, patriotic spirit and plenty of energy to the day-long festival with blocks and blocks of exciting and educational activities, games, entertainment and food for the whole family! The highlyanticipated Party on the Parkway offers three Music Stages: the
with Chin Chin, NicosGun, Reiss, Kindred and the Family Stone, and Don T.
& Learn Stage
with hip hop break-dancers and pop vocalists for teens and tweens
Global Music Stage
with headliner Anthony Colonand AMLA Salsa Orchestra and performances by the Caribbean Steel Drum Band Alzonia & The SteelSource, the Nrithasree Indian Dance School and the Universal African Dance & Drum Ensemble.