Philadelphia’s Historic District Block Party

JUL 3, 2018

A free, seven-hour-long, main street-style celebration on Independence Mall

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Photo by J. Fusco for Visit Philadelphia
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Location & Contact:

  • 5th and 6th Streets between Market and Chestnut Streets
    Philadelphia, PA 19103
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The Wawa Welcome America! festival continues its week-long celebration of Independence Day with the Historic Philadelphia Block Party on July 3, taking place from 12-7 p.m.

The FREE outdoor festival features three stages to showcase an array of artists, which in past years have included a Dixieland band, barbershop quartet and actors reciting portions of historical speeches.

Festivities fill the streets with food vendors, various live entertainment, kids’ games (like wheelbarrow races, bubble blowing and more) and activities for all ages.

The Experience

Festivities fill the streets with activities for all-ages.

From arts and crafts to lawn games to live music, there is plenty to partake in during Philadelphia’s Historic District Block Party.

At the center of Philadelphia’s Historic District Block Party are three different stages, hosting performers of every sort to create a day of nonstop live entertainment

A variety of food trucks will also be onsite, with artists interspersed between the trucks selling everything from jewelry to clothing to paintings.

Don’t Miss


Visitors should check out VISIT PHILADELPHIA’s photo booth!

Guests can simply upload a picture of their experience at the block party to their Instagram or Twitter account using the hashtag #historicphilly and then stop by the Visit Philly photo booth, which will print free copies of the hashtagged photos!

Social Media Accounts to Follow for July 4th Updates

Most events happening during July 4th in Philadelphia are rain or shine, but for inclement weather and last minute updates, follow @July4thPhilly and @philly311 on Twitter and Wawa Welcome America on Facebook.

Guide to July 4th in Philadelphia

For our complete guide to the fireworks, concerts, family-friendly events and more happening over the week of July 4th, click the button below.

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