This year marks the 14th annual Wawa Hoagie Day as part of the Wawa Welcome America celebrations throughout Philadelphia. Hoagie day is just part of the Wawa Welcome America Festivities. With sixteen days of free, family-friendly programming, Philadelphia’s July 4th celebration showcases all that America’s birthplace has to offer.

Did you know that The Preston & Steve Show has been a part of Hoagie Day for all fourteen years? As hosts of the event, Preston, Steve and Casey have helped launch the serving of more than 250,000 hoagies over the years. That’s almost 25 miles worth or enough to stretch from City Hall to Delaware! Curious what 25 miles of hoagies weighs? We have the answer! It’s more than 60 tons.

Preston, Steve and Casey have hosted a dozen competitions between local police and fire and armed forces with lettuce, tomatoes and meats flying all over out stages in the pursuit of charitable donations that make a difference! They have also awarded 26 trophies and helped us present more than $156,000 to honor Hoagies for Heroes teams.

Join them for Wawa Hoagie Day 2023 and check out the other events we have highlighted below.

  • Wawa Hoagie Day | Wed, June 27th

    Join Wawa for its annual Hoagie Day tradition of building and serving 25,000 Shorti Hoagies, signature Hoagies for Heroes hoagie-building competition between everyday heroes.

    Plus 1,000 stores chainwide will celebrate Hoagie Day in their local communities by building and donating more than 30,000 hoagies to local first responders and healthcare heroes serving their neighborhoods – all in one day.

    Wednesday, June 28, 2023 | Hoagies served at Noon

    Arch Street between 5th and 6th Streets, Philadelphia, PA

  • Avenue of the Arts Block Party | Sat, July 1st

    The Avenue of the Arts comes to life with entertainment, art, food and more! Enjoy high-powered entertainment on the PNC Arts Alive Stage and the PA Lottery Groove from local and world-renowned artists. Take a stroll down PNC Arts Alive Alley and experience live art, and head inside the Kimmel Center for a preview of the Kimmel Cultural Campus’ Broadway season.

    Kids-at-heart can slide down the 120-foot slide FREE of charge or experience one of the many interactive activations. Come hungry and grab a bite to eat from the marketplace curated by Christa Barfield of FarmerJawn.

    Saturday, July 1st

    Broad Street between Locust & Spruce Streets

  • Free Museum Admission | June 19 - July 4

    35 cultural institutions across the city are offering free or pay-as-you-wish admissions during Wawa’s Welcome America. Some locations require pre-registration, so check out the calendar page before you go. Museums offering free admission include: Mütter Museum,  National Constitution Center, Betsy Ross House, African American Museum, The Barnes FoundationEastern State Penitentiary and many more.

  • Jerry Blavat Street Naming | Wed, June 28

    The City of Philadelphia will honor legendary DJ Jerry Blavat by renaming a portion of Broad Street in his memory. Guests can celebrate The Geator’s legacy with an oldies dance party and great food.

    Wednesday, June 28, 2023 | 6pm

    Broad St & South St, Philadelphia, PA

  • July 4th Parade, Concert & Fireworks | Tues, July 4th

    Morning kick off the July 4th celebrations at Independence Hall with the Celebration of Freedom Ceremony with recognition of The Wawa Foundation Hero Award Finalists and Reveal of the Grand Prize winner for the very first time!

    7pm – 9pm – Philly’s largest free outdoor concert featuring world class talent, and a dazzling fireworks spectacular on The Parkway!

    Tuesday, July 4, 2023

    Benjamin Franklin Parkway

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