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Independence supports 2019 Wawa Welcome America Festival

By June 25, 2019February 14th, 2023Community Events & Sponsorships

Philadelphia, PA Independence Blue Cross (Independence) is proud to join national and regional leaders to support Philadelphia’s annual Wawa Welcome America Festival. Free, fun-filled activities will take place in various locations throughout Philadelphia from June 29 through July 4.

Wawa Welcome America 2019 Festival events

  • Philadelphia’s Historic District Block Party
  • Free museum days
  • Family movie nights
  • PECO Go 4th and Learn
  • Multiple days of concerts and fireworks
  • July 4 activities, including a parade and a day-long party and concert on the Parkway

GRAMMY® Award-winners Meghan Trainor and Jennifer Hudson will perform on the Independence Blue Cross Stage at the Wawa Welcome America July 4 concert. The free show will also feature the Philly POPS® BIG Band.

On July 4, NBC10 and Telemundo62 will broadcast the days’ activities, including:

  • Celebration of Freedom Ceremony
  • Salute to America Independence Day Parade
  • Wawa Welcome America July 4th Concert and Fireworks

Independence will also participate in a special, ticketed screening of Once in a Hundred Years: The Life & Legacy of Marian Anderson. The movie won Best Documentary Feature at the 2019 Philadelphia Independent Film Festival. The screening is part of “HERstory: Uplifting Every Voice,” an event on July 3, at 2 p.m., at the Philadelphia Film Center.

At the event, Independence VP of Community Affairs Lorina Marshall-Blake will share inspirational remarks about her personal journey and the beauty of being yourself.

Welcome America was founded in 1993 and celebrates its 27th festival in 2019. Visit to learn more.



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Kathleen Conlon