Wawa Welcome America, the multi-day festival celebrating America's birthday in America's birthplace, kicks off this Saturday, June 28 with the Liberty Block Party, as the streets around the Shops at Liberty Place are closed down for a free celebration from noon to 10pm. Sample food from local restaurants and food trucks, enjoy live entertainment on two stages, plus many more family friendly activities. R&B group New Edition will be honored by the City of Philadelphia. Events continue with a Mural Arts Paint Day on Sunday, June 29, 12pm-4pm, East Parkside, 1100 N. 41st Street, Philadelphia. Go 4th & Learn activities (including free admission to the Academy of Natural Sciences), outdoor movie screenings, Philadelphia Orchestra Neighborhood Concert at Penn's Landing on Tuesday, July 1, 8pm and Wawa Hoagie Day, Wednesday, July 2, on the Independence Visitor Center Lawn between 5th & 6th Streets beginning at noon with five tons of free hoagies! Admission to the National Constitution Center is free on July 2 courtesy of Wawa. Catch a special exhibition about the history of the company and the hoagie. In coordination withIndependence Week in historic Philadelphia - all leading up to the July 4th festivities.
Cape May - Lewes Ferry at 50
The Cape May-Lewes Ferry has served the twin capes of Cape May, New Jersey and Lewes, Delaware since July 1, 1964, having transported approximately 275,000 vehicles and nearly 1 million passengers. Celebrate the 50th anniversary with WHYY at our live broadcast of NewsWorks Tonight, Friday, June 27, 6pm at Lewes Canalfront Park. The party continues Saturday, June 28 at the Cape May Ferry terminal and Sunday, June 29, at the Lewes Ferry terminal, beginning at 9am both days. Events include a classic car show, children's activities, food, live outdoor concerts, screenings of the WHYY documentary Billion Mile Journey, and fireworks. Special vehicle and passenger fares offered.
Jersey Shore Festivals
The 20th annual North Wildwood Italian-American Festival takes place Friday, June 27 through Sunday, June 29. The celebration of Italian-American heritage, food and music features authentic Italian-American foods, vendors, dancing, children's activities, live entertainment, and more, at 1st & Olde New Jersey Avenues, North Wildwood, NJ. Cape May hosts its annual Victorian Family Fair (pictured), Saturday, June 28, 10am-4pm, a traditional Victorian fair with activities for all ages including live musical performances, crafts, collectibles, living history characters, children's activities, refreshments and more, on the grounds of the Victorian House museum, the Emlen Physick Estate, 1048 Washington Street, Cape May, NJ. The inauguralCape May Seafood Festival takes place the same day, 11am-9pm, with local seafood and live entertainment at Convention Hall. The Jazzy Scallop Seafood Festival is Saturday, June 28, 2:30pm-5pm, Viking Village, 19th Street & Bayview Avenue, Barnegat Light, NJ.