Mummers Parade

(The 2015 Mummers' Parade gets under way outside Philadelphia City Hall.  Photo by Jim Melwert)

2015 Mummers Parade Winners

The Mummers Parade came to a close Thursday night and the judges chose their favorite performers.

01/01/2015

(The South Philly Vikings Fancy Brigade performs at the Pennsylvania Convention Center.  Photo by Cherri Gregg)

With Newest New Year’s Extravaganzas, Mummers’ Fancy Brigades Don’t Disappoint

Eleven groups took the stage for 4½ minutes each, generating lots of excitement.

01/01/2015

(The 2015 Mummers' Parade gets under way outside Philadelphia City Hall.  Photo by Jim Melwert)

Adjusting Tradition, Mummers Strutting DOWN Broad Street For 2015 Parade

This year the parade begins at 15th and Market Streets in center city and ends at Broad and Washington Avenue, with performance stops at Sansom and Carpenter Streets.

01/01/2015

(Members of the Downtowners Fancy Brigade work to complete costumes and props for New Year's Day.  Photo by Mike DeNardo)

Mummers’ Fancy Brigades Working Feverishly Toward Thursday’s Show

It’s a last-minute flurry of feathers as the eleven Fancy Brigades complete their extravagant pieces that will adorn their indoor performances on New Year’s Day.

12/30/2014

(John Niewinski III and his son, John IV, in front of Fralinger's clubhouse.  Photo by Steve Tawa)

Tradition Merging With New Aspects for 2015 Mummers’ Parade

As clubs look for the next generation of mummers, some modifications are being made to the annual New Year’s Day parade to serve a number of needs.

12/29/2014

(Credit: William Thomas Cain, Getty Images)

Guide To The 2015 Mummers Parade

Looking to partake in the revelry? Here’s what you need to know for the 115th annual event on January 1, 2015.

12/22/2014

(File photo: a Mummers event. Credit: Michelle Durham)

Mummers Add a Second Parade, Through Manayunk, Around Mardi Gras

At least ten of the 16 string bands have committed to the February 22, 2015, event (which will miss Mardi Gras, February 17th, by a few days).

12/17/2014

(File photo: a Mummers event. Credit: Michelle Durham)

Mummers Ditch Tradition For Spectacle

With the pressure off, Philadelphia String Band Association President Tom Loomis says the performers will be able interact more with the Broad street crowd.

12/15/2014

(Palma Lucas, a helper at the Golden Sunrise New Year's Association.  The club in the last one remaining in the Mummers' "Fancy" division.  Photo by Paul Kurtz)

Last Remaining ‘Fancy Division’ Mummers Club Struggles For Survival

The sole remaining “Fancy Division” club in Philadelphia has turned to crowdfunding in a desperate attempt to stay afloat.

11/07/2014

(File photo.  Credit: CBS 3)

Mummers May Shorten Parade Route, And Reverse Course on Broad Street

One parade official says the current parade route has long stretches with few spectators: “There’s nobody there but the policemen directing traffic.”

08/06/2014

Mummers Brigade Weekend File Photo (Credit: Greater Wildwoods Tourism Authority)

Hear Philly: The Shore Thing – Mummers, Marbles and A Celebration Of Italian-American Heritage

Father’s Day weekend is a busy one in the Wildwoods.

06/06/2014

Fralinger String Band struts up Broad Street. (credit Pat Loeb)

114th Annual Mummers Parade Struts Up Broad Street

Thousands lined Broad Street to watch the parade which included some spectacular acts, with sets, elaborate costumes and choreography.

01/01/2014

(The Spartans Fancy Brigade performs.  Photo by John Ostapkovich)

New Fancy Brigade, The Spartans, Makes Convention Center Debut

A Mummers’ offshoot got some new blood this year.

01/01/2014

(credit: CBS 3)

Practice Makes Perfect For Mummers Parade Performers

On the first morning hours of 2014, the Quaker City String Band’s clubhouse came to life.

01/01/2014

Spartans perform at Pennsylvania Convention Center. (credit: John McDevitt/KYW)

Mummers’ Fancy Brigades Host Final Practices Before New Year’s Day Indoor Shows

Each club gets four minutes and 30 seconds to put on a theatrical production.

12/31/2013

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