Mummers Mardi Gras Celebration Moving Parade to Manayunk

Through ADVENT, we have organized the 2nd annual Mummers parade to celebrate Mardi Gras! We’re keeping the cherished Mummers tradition alive, and giving you a second opportunity to see your favorite string bands. The event has shifted course, and now our parade will feature the Mummers in Manayunk.

Come down to Main Street in Manayunk on Sunday, February 22 at 10 am and join in on the festivities. Our goal is to raise money and keep the tradition alive in the great city of Philadelphia. This year, you’ll be able to celebrate Mummery from some of the most well-respected brigades and string bands. The event doubles as a fundraiser, and the money earned will go towards maintaining the elegant costumes and pageantry that makes the Mummers who they are.

Line up from Green Lane to Lock Street—the route of the parade, and take in the sights and sounds. It is a beautiful scene when you watch the dancing and pageantry of the Mummers. A highly anticipated event for the borough and its storefronts, Mummers Mardi Gras will provide a never ending list of things to do in Manayunk.

There will be fun for the whole family. From pictures with the brigades to face painting to discounts at the Manayunk stores, you won’t want to miss the second installment of our annual event. Throughout the day, there will be awards handed out, silent auctions, and raffles to add to the action. Attend for free, or receive access to additional entertainment and activities by purchasing a bracelet for $10.

In the event of inclement weather, our rain date has been set for Saturday, February 28 at the same time—10 am until 12 pm. Come join us and help benefit the longest running tradition in Philadelphia. Experience your favorite string bands and brigades up close and personal. We have teamed up with great sponsors and supporters and are putting the finishing touches on the day to ensure you all have a great experience.

You won’t want to miss this.

Mardi Gras 2014

Mummers Parade Philly


Introducing the first annual Philadelphia Mummers Mardi Gras presented by ADVENT, Saturday March 1st, at The Piazza, Philadelphia.

With 10,000 active Mummers, 2014 is the year Mardi Gras will make its mark in Philly!

Working closely with the Mummers, ADVENT was invited by The Fancy Brigade Association to promote Mummers Mardi Gras at Mummersfest and at The Fancy Brigade Finale at the Pennsylvania Convention Center, reaching thousands of Mummer fans.

The tradition of Mummery, in existence since 1901, entails many different things but undoubtedly the most famous Mummer event is The Mummers Parade. The parade, a New Year’s Day celebration, is the culmination of a year’s worth of hard work and one of Philadelphia’s best-kept traditions. With participation from the Fancy Brigades, String bands, Fancies, and Comics, this parade is part of the tradition of the Philadelphia Mummers and always proves to be outrageously different, fun, and unifying. For people who just can’t seem to get enough of the Mummers, now is the chance to start a new and exciting tradition.

This year the party continues two months after the big parade. The first Mummers Mardi Gras will feature Mummers from all divisions.  With performances by String Bands, Fancy Brigades, DJs, body painted dancers, magicians, stilt walkers, street performers, live mural artist Alloyius McIlwaine, live t-shirt printing by Awesome Dudes Printing and much more, the day is sure to be filled with fun and excitement!

Jacky Bam Bam of 93.3 WMMR Philadelphia will host the event with music by The Quaker City String Band, The South Philadelphia String Band, The Woodland String Band, the Fralinger String Band, and the headlining cover band, Split Decision. Additional entertainment includes DJ Daily and DJ Jamie Callen, both top Philly DJ’s.

As you make your way around, feel free to stop by our sponsor tables! Purchase Masquerade masks and pink Mardi Gras beads from Susan G. Komen, and then head over to see the Tony Luke’s Chopper!

ADVENT is happy to have Beam Global, Red Bull, Krazy Straws, One Up Events, Bud Light, Magic Hat, Sugar House Casino, The Philadelphia Spinners, and 1SEO on board to help make The Philadelphia Mummers Mardi Gras event possible.

Through your travels be sure to keep an eye out for the Mardi Gras taxi tops on Freedom Taxi, Philly’s largest taxi company, committed to using all hybrid vehicles!  Don’t forget to also check out Mummers Mardi Gras on Facebook and Twitter for a promo code providing a complimentary $20 transportation credit for first time Uber users!

Come out Saturday, March 1st to the Piazza at Schmidts in Philly and support these deeply rooted Mummers organizations and enjoy the 6 hour party with the Mummers while listening to amazing live music and partying amongst the city’s most talented live acts!

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