Mummers Mardi Gras attendees will be treated to numerous performances from the most prominent string bands parading down Main Street. This winter spectacular event will allow families to enjoy all the pageantry of the Mummers in the quaint neighborhood setting of Manayunk.
The day-long celebration will not only provide excitement for Manayunk, but will contribute exposure and raise money for one of the greatest traditions in Philadelphia: The Mummers! The date is set for Saturday, February 18th (Rain Date: Sunday, February 19th). The parade route will start at Shurs Lane at 11AM and proceed down the length of Main Street. After the parade, we encourage all attendees to visit participating restaurants, which will serve as String Band Clubhouses for the afternoon.
This a wonderful Saturday celebration for friends and families that wish to delight their children with the true spirit of the Mummers. Enjoying the dynamic sounds of the string bands will make for a perfect Saturday for both residents and visitors to the Philadelphia area!
2017 String Band Performers + Clubhouses
Woodland String Band – Mad River Bar + Grille
South Philadelphia String Band – Mad River Bar + Grille
Quaker City String Band – JD McGillicuddy’s
Uptown String Band – Mad River Bar + Grille
Aqua String Band – Craft Manayunk
Greater Overbrook String Band – Bourbon Blue
Broomall String Band – Castle Roxx
Durning String Band – Mad River Bar + Grille
Polish American String Band – Mad River Bar + Grille
Ferko String Band – Mad River Bar + Grille
Hegeman String Band – Mad River Bar + Grille
Duffy String Band – Mad River Bar + Grille
Avalon String Band – Smokin’ John’s Barbeque
Fralinger String Band – Mad River Bar + Grille
Greater Kensington String Band – Bourbon Blue
Pennsport String Band – Mad River Bar + Grille
Your picture of South Philly is from the original Mardi Gras of 3 years ago. There is snow and ice on the ground in the picture. I know. The parade started at 10 oçlock that year. I did not want to be late to get a place to see , so I was there at 8 oçlock when it was 20 degrees. I was at the end helping band members to get off the street onto the sidewalk and holding their hands so that they did not fall on the ice.
Why were there 9 string bands at Mad River?