New Press Release about Mummers Mardi Gras
Philadelphia, PA — 11/20/2014 — In an effort to raise funds and garner support for the Philadelphia Mummers, ADVENT recently established the 2015 date for the second annual Mummers Mardi Gras. Transitioning from The Piazza at Schmidt’s in Northern Liberties for 2014 to Main Street in Manayunk, the highly anticipated event has been set for Sunday, February 22, 2015. Mummers Mardi Gras will be an all-day event, beginning with a parade down Main Street highlighting all participating Mummers clubs.
Taking a different approach from the inaugural celebration in 2014, the setting and ambiance offered by Manayunk will provide a number of activities and entertainment for the entire family. This Philadelphia Mardi Gras will include performances, music, costumes, entertainment, and a chance for attendees to get up close and personal with the mummers.
The new structure and schedule of the event will represent an opportunity for participating clubs to gain exposure and raise awareness in a different part of the city. The mummers will entertain attendees by visiting particular businesses to perform inside and celebrate together. Guests who attend the family-friendly affair can pose for pictures with their favorite Mummers plus celebrate in conjunction with the clubs’ friends and families. February 22nd will be complete with awards, giveaways, fundraisers, discounts at Main Street businesses, and an abundance of activities for children.
ADVENT has created the Mardi Gras party in Philadelphia to raise much needed funds and increase awareness for the mummers clubs.
To hear more about the event, or to inquire about sponsorship opportunities, contact ADVENT or visit MummersMardiGras.com
About Mummers Mardi Gras
ADVENT teamed up with a variety of high profile sponsors in 2013 to launch the Mummers Mardi Gras tradition in Philadelphia. ADVENT produced this inaugural event with the support of Philabundance, Susan G. Komen Philadelphia, Red Bull, Sugar House Casino, Freedom Taxi, 93.3 WMMR, 1SEO.com, Beam Global, Anheuser Busch, Tony Luke’s, and more. Mummers Mardi Gras was developed to keep the Mummers in the spotlight throughout the year, and create a new tradition in the process.
If interested in becoming a sponsor for this years event, please check out sponsorship opportunities on the website or email JD@AdventRox.com
For more information, please visit http://www.MummersMardiGras.com
Tell us what you think
Did you go to the first Mummers Mardi Gras? Did you like it? Will you attend the Second Annual Mummers Mardi Gras? What do you want to see at this Mummers Mardi Gras? Tell us your thoughts below in the comments.
I would like to know why all the string bands are not invited to march in the Mardi Gras parade on Main Street. It is supposed to be a fund raising event so why not ALL string bands participate to help. Let everyone join in the merriment not just the hand chosen ones. Some of the smaller bands are all about family and the Mardi Gras parade is touting itself family oriented, so why not get them involved. They are the foundation of the Mummers.
I don’t know why all the bands were not invited. The organizers of Mummers Mardi Gras or the String Band Association would be able to give you a better idea of why they are only inviting 10 bands.