The Reimagined 2020 Wawa Welcome America Festival Announces 50+ Free Virtual Events Including Esports Tournaments

by Paige Funk

Seven Days of 100% Free, 100% Virtual Programming Including Esports Tournaments Presented by U.S. Army, Powered by Nerd Street Gamers

PHILADELPHIA, PA – June 29, 2020 – Welcome America, Inc. and the City of Philadelphia announced 50+ free events that will create the reimagined 2020 Wawa Welcome America seven-day virtual festival taking place Sunday, June 28 through Saturday, July 4.

The 2020 festival will be entirely free and virtual, encompassing multicultural and multigenerational programming, highlighting Philadelphia’s diverse voices. With a lineup of concerts, esports tournaments, online educational activities, behind-the-scenes experiences, cooking demonstrations, at-home crafts, virtual museum tours and more, the festival’s family-friendly programming will focus on arts, culture, education, wellness, history and performance.

Viewers will have a front-row seat from the comfort of home as Wawa Welcome America hosts star-studded performances and exclusive virtual experiences. The festival schedule and events can be found at and on Facebook @WawaWelcomeAmerica, Instagram @July4thPhilly, and Twitter @July4thPhilly. Guests are encouraged to use the official 2020 festival hashtags to follow along: #July4thPhilly and #CelebratePhilly.

U.S. Army Esports Tournaments powered by Nerd Street Gamers

In Partnership with the United States Army and Nerd Street Gamers new this year, gamers will be able to put their skills to the test during our first-ever esports tournament series. Free pre-registration is required on

All competitors must be 13 years or older to compete in the tournament.

  • Wednesday, July 1 @ 6 p.m.: Fortnite Trios – Put your skills to the test during the widely popular Fortnite online competition kicking off the U.S. Army esports competition.
  • Thursday, July 2 @ 6 p.m.: Super Smash Online – Smash the competition with free entry to Super Smash Online.
  • Friday, July 3 @ 4 p.m.: Rocket League 3v3 – Sign up and score the winning goal during the final day of our esports tournament.


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