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Welcome America

Sanitation worker Joe Johnson watches final act of "Welcome America" festival. (Credit: Pat Loeb)

Philadelphia’s “Welcome America” Week Ends

The Independence Week festival wrapped up Sunday afternoon with a few final performances and activities at Penn’s Landing.

07/07/2013

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Welcome America

Learn more about Welcome American events.

07/03/2013

(Mayor Nutter and Wawa president Chris Gheysens roll out a "Welcome America" cake constructed from Tastykake products.  Credit: Michelle Durham)

Philadelphia’s July 4th Celebration Week Events Announced

Mayor Nutter was highlighting the economic benefit of the weeklong celebration for America’s 237th birthday.

05/09/2013

july 4 shooting

Philadelphia Police ID Suspect In July 4th Shooting

The violence has people who live on the Parkway concerned about the upcoming Jay-Z, Pearl Jam Concert Series that is sure to bring thousands back to Center City.

07/05/2012

(Mayor Michael Nutter expresses his frustration over the city's gun violence at a City Hall news conference.) (credit: Pat Loeb)

Mayor Nutter: Fourth Of July Shooting Should Not Mar Success Of City’s Celebration

Mayor Michael Nutter expressed his frustration at a City Hall news conference on Thursday over the gun violence that continues to plague Philadelphia, including a shooting during the city’s Fourth of July celebration.

07/05/2012

(Photos by Hadas Kuznits)

Philadelphia’s July 4th Festivities Begin To Take Shape

Some of the events have been announced for this year’s “Welcome America” celebration, during the days surrounding America’s birthday on July 4th.

06/06/2012

(Fireworks above the Philadelphia Museum of Art.  File photo)

Philadelphia July 4th Fireworks Too Late For Youngsters, Some Complain

“There’s no reason why they can’t do it at 9, when it gets dark,” says one woman we spoke with.

07/07/2011

(credit: Kim Glovas, KYW Newsradio)

Vietnam Veterans Memorial Vandalized

The Vietnam Veterans Memorial at Front and Spruce streets has been vandalized many times in the past. The latest act of destruction happened on one of the busiest weekends of the summer.

06/26/2011

WaWa Welcome America's Taste Of Philadelphia At Penn's Landing (Credit: Cherri Gregg)

Wawa Welcome America’s Taste Of Philadelphia Is 3 Days Of Music, Culinary Treats And Fireworks

The Taste of Philadelphia is back in full effect at Penn’s Landing this weekend featuring big name artists such as Aaron Neville and Gerald Vesley.

06/25/2011

(Arthur "?uestlove" Thompson, at lectern, is joined in the Mayor's City Hall reception room by fellow Roots bandmember Tariq "Black Thought" Trotter, left; Mayor Nutter, partially hidden; and Philadelphia city representative Melanie Johnson.  Photo by Hadas Kuznits)

Philadelphia Prepares For the ‘Wawa Welcome America’ Festival

Philadelphia is once again getting ready to “Welcome America” for the annual 4th of July celebration. In keeping with tradition, most of the activity will revolve around Penn’s Landing and Independence Mall.

06/15/2011

(Arthur "?uestlove" Thompson, at lectern, is joined in the Mayor's City Hall reception room by fellow Roots bandmember Tariq "Black Thought" Trotter, left; Mayor Nutter, partially hidden; and Philadelphia city representative Melanie Johnson.  Photo by Hadas Kuznits)

‘The Roots’ Will Headline Philadelphia’s July 4th Festivities Once Again

But there will be lots of other acts involved in a the show as well, including Earth, Wind & Fire; Michael McDonald; Estelle; Sara Bareilles; and DJ Jazzy Jeff.

04/12/2011

Fun-Filled 4th of July Weekend

by KYW’s Hadas Kuznits There are non-stop 4th of July festivities to celebrate America’s birthday this weekend.

07/02/2010

Welcome America Gets Off With a Bang

by KYW’s Mike Dougherty The Fourth of July celebration in Philadelphia got a bit of an early start this year with a free concert and fireworks extravaganza at Penn’s Landing.

06/26/2010

Nobody Does The 4th Like Phila.

by KYW’s Hadas Kuznits Philadelphia is celebrating America’s birthday with several events throughout the Fourth of July weekend, but this year it started a week early with a free concert and fireworks display on Saturday.

06/26/2010