The Independence Week festival wrapped up Sunday afternoon with a few final performances and activities at Penn’s Landing.
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Mayor Nutter was highlighting the economic benefit of the weeklong celebration for America’s 237th birthday.
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.
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.
Some of the events have been announced for this year’s “Welcome America” celebration, during the days surrounding America’s birthday on July 4th.
“There’s no reason why they can’t do it at 9, when it gets dark,” says one woman we spoke with.
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.
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.
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.
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.
by KYW’s Hadas Kuznits There are non-stop 4th of July festivities to celebrate America’s birthday this weekend.
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.
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.