Five Fun Things to Do in Philly This July

July is Philly month! As one of the cities central to the creation of the United States, Philly does July big. Here are five fun events in Philly this month that are perfect for everyone.

Wawa Welcome America July 4th Fest

Philly does July big. As one of the original capitals of the United States, Independence Day month means many events happening all over town, but none are so big as the Wawa Welcome America July 4th Fest. This 16-day celebration ends on the Fourth with a massive free concert and a stunning fireworks display over the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

Before the main event, the festival fills 16 days with numerous performances, celebrations, and activities. Highlights include free admission to 40 museums and attractions, a block party celebrating Freedom Day outside the African American Museum of Philadelphia, the cherished annual Wawa Hoagie Day at Independence Mall, and much more.

Red, White, and Blueberries BBQ Bash

Where Wawa Welcome to America ends, Red, White, and Blueberries BBQ Bash at Peddler’s Village begins. This all-day, all-American outdoor BBQ begins on July 4th, kicking off a four-day party including blueberry treats, live music, lawn games, pony rides, eating contests, axe-throwing, mural painting, shopping, and exquisite dining! It’s fun for the whole family!

Reading Terminal Market Ice Cream Festival

Cool down this summer with a sweet treat at Reading Terminal Market’s Ice Cream Festival on Filbert! This outdoor, high-energy event draws locals and tourists alike to the heart of Center City on July 13th to celebrate local artisanal ice cream and Bassetts Ice Cream. Come for the ice cream, stay for the entertainment with a full day of activities, demonstrations, and live music from 12 PM to 4 PM.

2024 Philly Chinatown Summer Festival

Taking place on Saturday July 20th, from 1 PM – 7PM in Chinatown along 10th St and Race St, the Chinatown Summer Festival is one of the most fun community events this month! Featuring neighborhood restaurants, food trucks, local artists, and performers showing the best that the community has to offer, it’s a must-see. Looking for a challenge? Try your appetite against the Bonchon Korean fried chicken eating contest at 2 PM in front of the Chinatown Friendship Gate. Sign up now!

Lancaster Avenue Jazz & Arts Festival

The annual Lancaster Avenue Jazz & Arts Festival returns to Saunders Park on 39th and Powelton on July 20th from 12 PM to 7 PM! Come Jazz with spectacular live performances, local vendors, fun activities, and delicious food trucks. This all-day event is open to the public and is rain or shine. Visit HopePHL’s Jazz & Arts Festival page for more information!

Get to Philly’s Top July Events in Style

At Bush Auto Group, we’re proud to be members of our amazing, ever-growing community. Whether you’re a forever local or a recent newcomer, we hope you’ll enjoy summer in the city and discover everything the Philadelphia area has to offer. Cruise from event to event in style with our wide inventory of new and pre-owned vehicles and make sure your car is serviced before going on all of your summer adventures. Our team of experts is excited to meet you and ensure you can have a great month safely in a reliable ride you’ll love!


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