Mummers Mardi Gras in Manayunk

Mummers Mardi Gras in Manayunk

Rob Wright

February 21st, 2018


Each year, the Mummers Mardi Gras Parade in Manayunk is your chance to get up close and personal with the Philadelphia Mummers String Bands! Join us on Sunday, February 25th, 2018 from 1PM – 3PM as we welcome back 16 string bands to parade down Main Street in Manayunk.

The daylong celebration will not only provide excitement for Manayunk but will generate exposure and raise money for the mummers, one of the greatest and oldest traditions in Philadelphia. This event produces a full day of family-friendly activities such as photo opportunities, giveaways and much more. Meet the mummers after the parade at their restaurant “clubhouses” for the day and enjoy performances, food, drinks and activities for the whole family.

There is no stronger celebration than the Mummers Parade on New Year’s Day, which originally inspired ADVENT to develop a new tradition supporting the Mummers String Bands. Mummers Mardi Gras joins the very best of traditional Philly Mummers history, combined with New Orleans pageantry, for an event unlike any other. As we approach our 5th year of Mummers Mardi Gras (4th in Manayunk), we look forward to giving the spectators unprecedented access to the Mummers String Bands while keeping the tradition of mummery alive and well in Philadelphia.

Since 2014, Mummers Mardi Gras has raised $75,000 for the Philadelphia Mummers String Band Association!

Durning String Band
Sona – 4417 Main Street

Greater Kensington String Band
Bourbon Blue – 2 Rector Street

Greater Overbrook String Band
Bourbon Blue – 2 Rector Street

Quaker City String Band
JD McGillicuddy’s – 111 Cotton Street

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