PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) -- An annual tradition returned to Philadelphia on Wednesday.
Wawa's Hoagie Day is back at the National Constitution Center.
The Action Cam was live as employees prepped and built 30,000 hoagies Wednesday morning to give away for free to the general public at noon.
Wawa sent the first 7,000 hoagies built to Philabundance to help fight hunger in the Philadelphia region.
Additionally, 2,500 hoagies were handed off at a dedicated Heroes Lane on Arch Street in front of the National Constitution Center to the Police Athletic League of Philadelphia and Veterans Multi-Service Center.
"The hoagies, the people, the concert, the free museums, I take advantage of anything that's F-R-E-E, free!" said Tangie Green of North Philadelphia.
There's free admission to different museums throughout the city.
Fireworks will be held at the waterfront on Friday and Saturday at 9 p.m., with the big show on Monday on the Ben Franklin Parkway.
"Electrifying actually," said Wanda Wilson of Middletown, Delaware. "I love fireworks. I love being with family, so it's just a big celebration that I totally enjoy."
On Sunday, July 3, the Philly POPS continues its 44-year Independence Day tradition with POPS on Independence.
"July 4, we celebrate all the soldiers, yes and celebrate the birthdays and everything," said Keicha Simpson of Burlington, N.J.
And in Old City, steps from the action, July 4th weekend is one of the busiest for Rotten Ralphs Pub and Eatery.
"Just getting a lot of staff ready, making sure we have enough drinks, enough cocktails. Just enough food for all the tourists that come through this weekend," said Nate Cohen, bartender for Rotten Ralphs.
More information about July 4th events in the city can be found HERE.