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Advent (Mummers Mardi Gras promoters) are putting the finishing touches on the event’s organization. Mummers Mardi Gras is set for a February 22 celebration; parading from 10 am until noon. If the city is faced with inclement weather, the rain date is Saturday, February 28 at the same time.

Enjoy face painting experiences, pictures with the string bands, silent auctions, raffles, discounts, and awards throughout the day.

Event Details
Philadelphia Mummers Mardi Gras Parade in Manayunk. Watch as Mummers String Bands strut down Main Street from Shurs to Green Lane.

String Band performances in select retail and restaurant establishments until 2pm.

Restaurants and retailers host different string bands as their “clubhouse” for the day.
Bands participating in Mummers Mardi Gras are:

Fralinger String Band

Quaker City String Band

Woodland String Band

South Philadelphia String Band

Joseph A. Ferko String Band

Hegeman String Band

Polish American String Band

Avalon String Band

Uptown String Band

Aqua String Band

Durning String Band

Pennsport String Band

Duffy String Band

Greater Kensington String Band

Greater Overbrook String Band

Peter A. Broomall String Band

Original Trilby String Band

WhoaPhat Brass Band


String Band Clubhouse Afterparties

Durning String Band @ Kildare’s Irish Pub (3rd Floor)

South Philadelphia String Band @ The Grape Room

Quaker City String Band @ JD McGillicuddy’s (2nd Floor)

Pennsport String Band @ Pitcher’s Pub

Greater Kensington String Band @ Flat Rock Saloon

Avalon String Band @ Smokin’ John’s Barbeque

Greater Overbrook String Band @ Bourbon Blue (Downstairs)

Hegeman String Band @ Craft Manayunk

Fralinger String Band, Woodland String Band, Uptown String Band, and Broomall String Band @ Manayunk Brewing Company

Ferko String Band, Polish American String Band, Aqua String Band, and Duffy String Band @ Mad River Bar & Grille

Trilby String Band @ Castle Roxx (3rd Floor)


Mummers Mardi Gras bracelets will be $10.00 and ALL proceeds will be going to the Philadelphia String Band Association to maintain their elaborate costumes and pageantry. The bracelets will provide an exclusive discount at participating restaurants and retail locations. Bracelets, as well as hats and pins will be available at the parade. 100% of the proceeds from “I AM A MUMMER” merchandise go directly to the Philadelphia String Band Association.

Also, you can donate to the Philadelphia String Band Association online. All donations are 100% tax deductible. You can donate online here: https://sbsfinance.parseapp.com/ManayunkMummers.html