There will be at least three more years of Wawa during Philly’s Fourth of July celebration, as the convenience store announced today — on “Wawa Day,” no less — that it’s extended its sponsorship of the festival through 2019.
Today, Philly’s favorite convenience store is celebrating the day the first Wawa store opened in 1964. This extension through 2019 represents 10 years of Wawa being the title sponsor of Welcome America, the annual Fourth of July free concert and fireworks show on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway.
This year’s Wawa Welcome America festival — the 25th! — will run six days from June 29 to July 4. In addition to the free concert and fireworks, there will be outdoor movie screenings, free museum days, neighborhood events and more.
Last year’s concert was the first since 2009 that did not feature The Roots, the Philly-bred house band for Jimmy Fallon. Instead, the city booked a jazz-heavy lineup.
Concert headliners, festival information and details will be announced in the coming weeks.