A campaign is underway to keep Philadelphians in town for the Democratic National Convention.
The action at the Wells Fargo Center on July 25-28 is closed to the public, but organizers will hold a food-truck festival, happy-hour events, watch parties, and deals at local restaurants and stores - all incentives announced Wednesday to keep people here.
"We don't want people to go to the Jersey Shore, we don't want people to go to the mountains. This is not the pope," Mayor Kenney said. "This is going to be history in the making. It's going to be a tremendous event for the city."
With not-so-distant memories of the ghost town Philadelphia became in the days leading up to the September papal visit, the DNC Host Committee on Wednesday launched a "You don't want to miss this!" campaign to drum up excitement at the local level.