How to Celebrate the 4th of July in Philly

Birthdays call for big celebrations, and there is no better place to celebrate America’s birthday than in Philadelphia. For America’s 240th birthday, the city where it all began is putting together all kinds of events, ranging from free concerts, firework shows, parades and block parties. To help with your 4th of July planning, we’ve compiled a list of our favorite events taking place this holiday weekend, making this one birthday celebration you’ll never forget.

  • Wawa Hoagie Day on Independence Mall – Thursday, June 30, 2016
    Wawa is giving out over 5 tons of free hoagies in celebration of America’s birthday. The event will begin with a salute to the nation’s military service men and women, firefighters and police officers via a march carried out by military heroes and re-enactors, and then the hoagies will be disbursed to the masses!
  • Summer Mummer Concert – Thursday, June 30, 2016
    Come out for an evening of fun and dance with the South Philadelphia String Band. Band members will be outfitted in full Mummer attire, so don’t forget to grab some photos!
  • Cupcakes, Classics and Couture at the Marian Anderson Historical Residence Museum – Saturday, July 2,2016
    Come indulge in gourmet cupcakes while enjoying live performances and exploring period gowns and other couture at the Marian Anderson Historical Residence Museum. The 19th-century house where the event will be held celebrates Marian Anderson, one of the greatest contralto singers of the 20th century.
  • Historic Philadelphia Block Party– Sunday, July 3, 2016
    Party the day away at the new Historic Philadelphia Block Party. The festivities will fill the streets around Independence Hall with live entertainment, food vendors, kids’ games and activities for all ages. Special appearances by 18th-century citizens will add a truly patriotic touch to the day-long fete!
  • Party on the Parkway – Monday, July 4, 2016
    All of Philadelphia comes together in one giant romp for the Party on the Parkway from noon – 10 p.m. Kidz Bop kicks off the day of musical performances, dance, children’s activities, foods and cultural events that celebrate the city’s many neighborhoods and nationalities. Following the Party on the Parkway, The Wawa Welcome America July 4th Concert takes over the Benjamin Franklin Parkway with one of the largest free outdoor concerts in the country with headliner Leon Bridges.

Find the complete list of 4th of July events in Philadelphia here. Happy Birthday America! july-4th-independence-hall-parade-900VP

Firefly Weekend Is Here!

Since the official launch in 2012, Firefly Music Festival has quickly grown into one of the most popular music festivals firefly-festival-day-2-papeo-95-1on the East Coast. This weekend, Firefly is back at the Woodlands of Dover, Delaware for its fifth year. From Thursday, June 16 – Sunday, June 19, the campgrounds will fill with thousands festival-goers excited for amazing artist performances, engaging attractions, and mouth-water food options. This year’s big headliners include Two Door Cinema Club, Kings of Leon, Ellie Goulding, Florence & The Machine, Deadmau5, Mumford & Sons, and Blink 182. Find this year’s musical line up here.

While the festival is music-centric, the other major headliner this weekend is the FOOD. Attendees will be provided a generous assortment of food trucks and stands to choose from this year as the line-for-food-1festival strives to provide a well-rounded experience to all who come. Whether you’re looking for something healthy, fried, or out of the ordinary, Firefly’s food vendors have it covered. Concessions also take into account dietary preferences and have vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free choices on their menu. Some of options include Chipotle, Wok on the Wild Side, Grotto Pizza, Roti Rolls, Schnitzel Shack, Taste of Philly, and much more


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The Perfect Gift for Every Type of Dad

This Sunday is Father’s Day and if you’re like us, you’re probably scrambling to find last minute gifts for that special guy in our lives. All dads are not the same, and that’s why we’ve come up with a list, sure to help find the perfect gift for your unique dad.

For the Dad with a sweet tooth – Nomoo Cookies

Milk, schmilk. Nomoo Cookies brings you a delicious way to eat responsibly. These cookies are dairy free and without preservatives, obscure chemicals, and artificial flavors or colors. They take eating dessert to a whole new level. Some of the flavors include; Big Chipper, Chocolate Chills, and Sugah Cinnayum. Send your cookie lovin’ dad a nicely wrapped box of cookies for just $19.95.

For the Dad who needs a take a hint… – Dollar Shave Clubimgres

Dollar Shave Club is perfect for those dads that might need a little extra encouragement to get rid of their winter scruff. Dollar Shave club offers a great shave for a few bucks a month, and it couldn’t be easier. Just choose one of their great blades, pay only for the cost of your blades, and they send em’ right to your door every month… for only ONE DOLLAR.

For the DIY Dad – Phillips Seafood

Some dads just like things their way, and Phillips Seafood has got you covered. Voted Best Seafood 2015, Phillips Seafood offers a Clam Bake For Two! The set includes two 1 ½ lb. lobsters, 1 lb. of mussels, 1 lb. of shrimp, 12 clams, 2 ears of corn, red potatoes, and a can of Phillips Seafood Seasoning, complete with a pot to cook it in, claw crackers, and of course, a lobster bib. Let your Dad cook, but have Phillips help ya out.

For the Dad who thinks he’s a fisherman – Linvilla Orchards

This Father’s Day Linvilla Orchards is having their Annual Father’s Day fishing Event. On this day, all dads are welcome to fish for FREE with the purchase of one child’s admission! No fishing license is required and all dads are welcome to take home their catches for just $4.99 per pound.

For the Dad who loves beer – Yards Brewing Companyimgres-1

Show your dad some awesome ales this Father’s by taking him to Yard’s Brewing Company. The company has  been in Philadelphia for over 20 years and offers free brewery tours every Saturday and Sunday from 12 – 4 p.m.