KYW 1060 is reporting that the 2021 Mummers Parade has been canceled by the City of Philadelphia.
Philadelphia officials are expected to announce the cancellation of all large events in the city for the next six months, at Tuesday’s COVID-19 briefing.
The city’s COVID-19 numbers have fluctuated in the last few weeks — sometimes rising slightly, sometimes stabilizing. What they haven’t been doing is going down, and with cases rising sharply in other places, large events that would attract out-of-towners are seen as too risky.
A city official says the decision has been made to cancel them. That includes the Thanksgiving Day parade, the Mummers Parade and all the fall road races, including the Rock and Roll half marathon and the Broad Street Run, which had been postponed to October.
Will the mummers use their themes from this year for the 2022 parade? It save them some money and it still would be a surprise to the fans. Just a thought.
This is good news!
I am so glad this event has been cancelled!
This is complete bullshit!! That parade has been around forever! Why is it ok for the President to hold rallies and big box stores to stay open but cancel the parade!! No school no funerals no graduations. It is totally backwards!!!