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(With conductor Michael Krajewski on the podium, the Philly Pops rehearses in Verizon Hall ahead of their free Friday evening concert on Indpendence Mall.  Photo by Marcy Norton)

Philly Pops Holds Final Runthroughs For Free Friday Evening Concert

Practice makes perfect for any musician, but the Philly Pops already sounded pretty good, rehearsing today in the Kimmel Center ahead of their Independence Mall performance.

07/03/2015

(Pam Norton, of Pound Cake Heaven, arranges products at her food stand during the Liberty Block Party, on Independence Mall.  Photo by Marcy Norton)

Pre-4th Street Fair in Old City Brings Food and Music to Independence Mall

The holiday celebrations are underway in the Old City section of Philadelphia, where the “Liberty Block Party” runs until 8:30pm tonight.

07/03/2015

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4th Of July Jam Additions: MKTO, Zella Day

Most people already knew that Wawa and The Roots were throwing a party on the Parkway for 4th of July. Now they have a few late RSVPs.

06/24/2015

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Guide To The Welcome America! Festival

Starting June 27th, the massive 4th of July fest will sweep the city, bringing with it a plethora of events for the whole fam. Here’s your guide to the annual celebration.

06/19/2015

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‘Welcome America’ July 4th Concert Lineup Announced

Mayor Nutter said the huge concert on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway will feature The Roots, Miguel, and Jennifer Nettles.

05/26/2015

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Food, Fun, Family And Famous Faces Take Over The Parkway

Thousands of people packed the Ben Franklin Parkway Friday for 4th of July celebrations.

07/04/2014

File photo of the Benjamin Franklin Parkway.  (Photo by Hadas Kuznits)

Philadelphia Urging ‘Welcome America’ Attendees To Keep Cool, Keep Calm

City officials tell concertgoers to dress appropriately for the heat, carry items in a clear bag if possible, and leave the coolers at home.

07/03/2014

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Top Things To Do In Philadelphia Today, July 1

Looking for something to do today? Here are our top three picks…there’s something for everyone in the Philadelphia area!

07/01/2014

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‘Welcome America’ Festivities Continue With Free Screening Of ‘Frozen’ At Franklin Square

After a long, hot day many people were more than happy to take part in anything with the word frozen involved.

06/30/2014

US Vice President Joe Biden waves at the press in Vina Del Mar, Chile on March 11, 2014 after Chilean President Michelle Bachelet's inauguration.  File photo by Claudio Reyes/ AFP/ Getty Images)

VP Biden Heading To Philadelphia’s Fourth Of July Festivities

A statement released Monday by Biden’s office says he’ll participate in the “Celebration of Freedom” ceremony at Independence Hall.

06/30/2014

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Top Things To Do In Philadelphia Today, Jun. 30

Looking for something to do today? Here are our top three picks…there’s something for everyone in the Philadelphia area!

06/30/2014

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West Philly Community Park Gets Major Makeover

Dozens of volunteers packed in the East Parkside residence park in West Philadelphia Sunday to give the park a facelift.

06/29/2014

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‘Welcome America’ Kicks Off In Philadelphia

This week, America celebrates its Independence Day and Philadelphia celebrates America with a week’s worth of free events for the whole family.

07/01/2013

Top 4th Of July Parties In Philadelphia

Few places know how to celebrate the nation’s birthday better than Philadelphia, the birthplace of the Declaration of Independence.

06/20/2013

A Penn's Landing concert in 2010.  Credit: Randell E. Scott)

Top Free Summer Music Events In Philadelphia

With families on the lookout for affordable entertainment, these free music events in Philadelphia are bound to be favorites during the upcoming months.

05/23/2013

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