July 2, 2020
How to Celebrate 4th of July in Philly
This year’s Independence Day may look and feel a bit
different—no big fireworks displays, parades or parties. But that doesn’t mean
you can’t still celebrate our nation’s biggest day in a big way! Don your red, white
and blue, crank up the A/C and raise a glass to American history, all without
leaving your The Hamilton apartment.
Wawa Welcome America
is always one of Philly’s biggest and best events—and one of the largest
Independence Day celebrations in the nation. The pandemic has shifted things
this year but the festival is still very much happening—and instead of
weathering the crowds and high temps, this year you can enjoy a fully week of
free programming from your The Hamilton apartment. Here are a few of the
- Free Museum Days: Starting June 28, 20 local
museums will (virtually) open their doors for specially curated free
programming. Each day, art museums, science centers, cultural venues and more
will launch activities at 9 a.m., and you can check in throughout the day for
engaging, interactive content.
- Wawa Hoagie Day: This event usually is one of
the biggest hits of the week and this year is set to have a different kind of
impact. Instead of Wawa handing out thousands of free hoagies to members of
this public, 900 stores throughout the region will build 45,000 hoagies and
donate them all to community organizations that feed those in need.
- #MindPHL: We could all use a little relaxation
now, and this online initiative offers just that, with mental health tips and
- Go 4th and Learn: You may not be able to visit
local attractions, but take a behind-the-scenes look at many of them through
this Facebook Live program.
- Jason Derulo concert: The party on the Parkway
is always the big finale on July 4th, but without an in-person
gathering this year, tune in to Wawa Welcome America’s live broadcast at 8 p.m.
of the hit singer performing at the Met. He will be joined singer and actress
Cynthia Erivo and the Jazz Orchestra of Philadelphia.
So this July 4th, embrace our newly virtual world
with a celebration you won’t soon forget!