SOURCE: Delaware River Waterfront Corp.

Delaware River Waterfront Corp.

May 05, 2011 11:15 ET

Wawa Welcome America!'s Taste of Philadelphia to Feature Famous Philadelphia Flavors, World-Class Musicians, Spectacular Fireworks

Taste of Philadelphia Takes Place Friday, June 24 - Sunday, June 26 at Penn's Landing

PHILADELPHIA, PA--(Marketwire - May 5, 2011) - Taste of Philadelphia kicks off Wawa Welcome America!, Philadelphia's free 11-day July 4th Festival, with three-days of culinary favorites and all-star entertainment on the Great Plaza at Penn's Landing.

From Friday, June 24 - Sunday, June 26, visitors and residents are invited to taste mouth-watering, Philadelphia flavors while enjoying sounds of distinguished musicians and sights of historic Philadelphia. Entertainment and admission to Penn's Landing is free, and bite-sized "tastes" from dozens of notable Philadelphia restaurants are just a few dollars -- a fraction of regular entrée-sized prices.

"We are excited to commence this year's Wawa Welcome America! with performances by big-name artists and delicious, local food from Philadelphia's leading restaurants," said Mayor Nutter. "Plus, this year, Taste of Philadelphia has more surprises in store. Stay tuned for more details!"

Acclaimed jazz, R&B, soul and gospel acts will entertain attendees on the new River Stage at Penn's Landing throughout Taste of Philadelphia. Philadelphia's own Gerald Veasley will round out opening night at 7:30 p.m. with jazz favorites under the stars. On Saturday, June 25 at 8 p.m., Aaron Neville will rock the stage with his famous combination of rhythm and blues, followed by brilliant fireworks over the Delaware River -- the first of three fireworks displays during Wawa Welcome America!.

Taste of Philadelphia concludes on Sunday, June 26 with powerful performances by local gospel choirs, and the finalists of the Wawa Welcome America! singer/songwriter contest will compete to impress the judges.

Taste of Philadelphia takes place Friday, June 24 from 6 p.m. - 9 p.m., Saturday, June 25 from 11 a.m. - 11 p.m. and Sunday, June 26 from 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.

People of all ages are invited to experience Wawa Welcome America!, the City of Philadelphia's free July 4th Festival, from June 24 - July 4, 2011. With 11 patriotic days packed with free events, a full-scale parade, fireworks, history, live entertainment, food, culture and pageantry, there is fun for the whole family. For more Wawa Welcome America! event highlights visit

Wawa Welcome America! is a multi-day festival that celebrates America's birthday in America's birthplace, Philadelphia, and is produced by Welcome America, Inc. For more information, please visit

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