The Good

Things are looking up, Philadelphia! There are good things happening in the city every day thanks to the creativity of those in different industries and the essential workers who work keep the city running through it all.

Below, find information about some of the good happening in Philly as we navigate through the pandemic. 


As the weather warms up, the city welcomes a variety of in-person and online events hosted by museums, neighborhood associations, performing arts venues and other local entities. 

To plan for both in-person and online things to do in the area, check out: 

Do you have an event planned?

Are you ready to invite people back to Philly to do all the things they have missed over the last year? Let’s Get Ready!

Let us know!

Good News Roundup - Episode 6

Michael Delbene of Welcome America Inc has the latest Good News...

  • Wawa Welcome America’s July 4th concert
  • Other free concerts!
  • And Free hoagies!

New Outdoor Pop-Up: The Lawn at Loveluck

Looking for a new happy hour option? Check out The Lawn at Loveluck, an outdoor pop-up opening in Philly's iconic LOVE Park on Saturday, June 26

Filled with picnic tables surrounded by lush greenery, pretty flowers and string lights, this new spot near City Hall is ideal for post-work bites and sips. A food truck dishes out shareable appetizers, sandwiches and curly fries served plain or with cheese (there is no wrong choice). If you're thirsty, you'll find several refreshing cocktails, an assortment of canned alcoholic beverages and non-alcoholic drinks like housemade lemonade.

The Lawn at Loveluck will be open through October and is located on the 15th street side of LOVE Park. Regular hours are Tuesday through Friday from 3 to 10 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday from noon to 10 p.m. Cheers!

Good News Roundup - Episode 5

Dr. Darryl Williams of The Franklin Institute has the latest Good News...

  • A vaccine shot can get you $50K from the city and the University of Pennsylvania
  • Wawa Welcome America fun
  • Juneteenth!
  • Pride Month!

Wawa Welcome America is Back!

Great news: the Wawa Welcome America festival is on for 2021 — and it starts earlier than usual!

This year's blowout birthday party for America runs from June 19 through July 4 and includes Juneteenth events, free museum days, free outdoor movies, free hoagies (one day only!) and so much more.

Don't miss the Wawa Welcome America July 4th Concert at The Mann Center in West Fairmount Park on the evening of Independence Day. This year's show features singer-songwriter Bebe Rexha and hip-hop artist Flo Rida.

And, of course, there will be fireworks! You can catch them lighting up the sky above the Philadelphia Museum of Art at 9 p.m. on the Fourth of July.

Check out the Wawa Welcome America website for the latest information about this year's events and programming.

Good News Roundup - Episode 4

The fabulous Kristin Detterline of Philadelphia Style Magazine has the latest Good News...

  • Jam out with Center City District & REC Philly
  • Take a dip with Philadelphia Parks & Recreation
  • Celebrate #PhillyPride
  • Check out the Lil Nas X mural installation