Celebration of Freedom Ceremony

Thursday, Jul 4, 2019 from 10:00am to 11:00am

520 Chestnut Street between 5th and 6th Streets

Kick off Philadelphia’s premier celebration of July 4th where it all began –in front of Independence Hall – with a live patriotic ceremony featuring special guests. Enjoy a special reading of the Declaration of Independence.

Celebrate With Us with the Philly POPS Big Band and the Sisterly Love Choir and watch as Mayor Jim Kenney’s presents the Magis Award.

Join Wawa for the presentation of the annual Wawa Foundation Hero Award. Each year, The Wawa Foundation Hero Award honors a non-profit organization that is committed to serving the Philadelphia area by assisting others and building stronger communities through preserving our independence, protecting our safety, and educating and inspiring our youth.

This year for the first time ever during Wawa Welcome America, you will be able to witness future Army soldiers being sworn into service where our Founding Fathers signed the Declaration of Independence in 1776.