Other than the Wawa Welcome America events marking the big day (read: Independence Day Parade, Party on the Parkway, 4th of July Jam and fireworks), there are so many other ways to celebrate our country’s birthday.
On July 4, 1965, a small group of activists gathered for the first organized LGBT civil-rights demonstrations in front of Independence Hall. This week, our city is celebrating the 50th anniversary of these peaceful protests with parties, panels, and exhibits. We have gathered the best official and unofficial happenings so you know exactly where you need to be.
With all the hubbub this Saturday — we’re looking at you 4th of July — one might easily forget that this Friday has some significance as well. First Friday, July 3, is so totally on.