FAQ

General Festival Questions

The complete 2024 festival schedule will be released May 14th.

Nope! All Wawa Welcome America events are free to the public. However, at select events there will be food and beverage available for purchase, as well as retail vendors from across the city.

Absolutely! All of our events are family-friendly and welcoming to all ages.

Yes! At any of our outdoor events you will be able to bring your own food and beverage. Small coolers are permitted, but subject to inspection. Alcohol is not permitted. Any indoor events, including museums & cultural institutions, may not allow outside food and beverage. Please check their websites for more details regarding what is allowed and/or prohibited at each location.

Our website and social media accounts will be posting any major updates. Be sure to give us a follow!

The event schedule, including fireworks displays will be released at the end of May.

In coordination with the City of Philadelphia and for the safety of event attendees and staff, the following items are prohibited:
● Weapons of any kind regardless of permitting, e.g. Right-to-Carry permits will not be honored, and entry will be denied
● Fireworks, firecrackers, or explosives (including sparklers)
● Open flame of any kind
● Illegal or illicit substances of any kind (does not pertain to individual prescribed medication)
● Alcohol
● Flyers, handbills, posters, stickers (no solicitation allowed)
● Full face coverings, such as ski masks and balaclavas (this does not apply to COVID-19 masks or faith-based coverings)
● Unauthorized commerce
● Items that would obstruct others’ view (large signs, banners, etc.)
● Drones and any other unmanned and remote-controlled devices
● ATVs, dirt bikes, skateboards, rollerblades, bicycles, segways, hoverboards, and similar items are not allowed in the event location
● Glass containers
● Laser pointers
● Selfie sticks
● Choreographed and/or coordinated performances or demonstrations of any kind
● Any other item or action deemed dangerous or inappropriate by production or security management

Yes. In coordination with the City of Philadelphia's Public Safety agencies, security will be present at all Wawa Welcome America events.

July 4th Party On The Parkway & Concert Questions

Yes. In coordination with the City of Philadelphia's Public Safety agencies, security will be present at all Wawa Welcome America events. Please note: all persons and/or their belongings are subject to search as a condition of entry into July 4th Concert & Fireworks.

All guests are required to enter at Logan Circle (19th Street & Benjamin Franklin Parkway). All guests must go through a security check upon entering, including magnetometers and bag check.

● Gates open at 4:00 PM
● Allow extra time for security check
● The concert begins at 7 PM, so we recommend you arrive early to get your spot.
● The Parkway is general admission and occupied on a first-come-first-served basis.

Nope! The July 4th Concert is free, open to the public and does not require tickets for entry; however, tickets are required for the front section.

Tickets to the front section of the July 4th concerts will be given out at secelet festival events and on our social media channels.

In coordination with the City of Philadelphia and for the safety of event attendees and staff, the following items are prohibited:
● Weapons of any kind regardless of permitting, e.g. Right-to-Carry permits will not be honored, and entry will be denied
● Fireworks, firecrackers, or explosives (including sparklers)
● Open flame of any kind
● Illegal or illicit substances of any kind (does not pertain to individual prescribed medication)
● Alcohol
● Flyers, handbills, posters, stickers (no solicitation allowed)
● Full face coverings, such as ski masks and balaclavas (this does not apply to COVID-19 masks or faith-based coverings)
● Unauthorized commerce
● Items that would obstruct others’ view (large signs, banners, etc.)
● Drones and any other unmanned and remote-controlled devices
● ATVs, dirt bikes, skateboards, rollerblades, bicycles, segways, hoverboards, and similar items are not allowed in the event location
● Glass containers
● Laser pointers
● Selfie sticks
● Choreographed and/or coordinated performances or demonstrations of any kind
● Any other item or action deemed dangerous or inappropriate by production or security management
● ALL PERSONS AND/OR THEIR BELONGINGS ARE SUBJECT TO SEARCH AS A CONDITION OF ENTRY INTO THE JULY 4TH CONCERT & FIREWORKS
Note: Confiscated items will not be returned.

● Personal food & beverage (no alcoholic beverages)
● Small personal coolers
● Pets on leashes
● Chairs and blankets (not permitted in ticketed front section)

Can’t find the answer to your question here? Send us a direct message on our social channels or contact us at [email protected].

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