First Lady Jill Biden to travel to Philly and attend Wawa Welcome America on July 4th


First Lady Jill Biden will return to her roots in Philadelphia this weekend and attend the Wawa Welcome America celebration, organizers of the event said on Friday.

She will join city officials for the Freedom Celebration Ceremony on July 4 from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at Independence Hall.

Mayor Jim Kenney will deliver remarks alongside a list of guest speakers at the free event.

The ceremony will feature performances by group Philly POPS and R&B artist Saleka and The Voice winner Cam Anthony. Marley Dias will also read an abridged part of the Declaration of Independence.

The Black Doctor’s COVID-19 consortium will also receive the Magis Prize at the ceremony.

On Sunday evening, the annual Wawa Welcome America concert kicks off at the Mann Center for Performing Arts in Fairmount Park in Philadelphia at 7 p.m., featuring Bebe Rexha and Flo Rida, Cam Anthony and the Philly POPS.

Tickets for the show are free, but must be reserved in advance.

The famous fireworks display above the Philadelphia Museum of Art begins at 9:30 p.m., but guests can gather at the Benjamin Franklin Parkway at 8:00 p.m.

There will be several road closures to accommodate the promenade fireworks watchers. Here’s a full breakdown of blocked roads, transit options, and COVID-19 safety precautions.

The Wawa Welcome America Philly July 4th Concert and Wawa Welcome America Philly July 4th Fireworks can be viewed on NBC10, TeleXitos, or NBC10 and Telemundo Roku, Apple TV or mobile apps.

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