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.