Mummers Parade

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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 hours ago

(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

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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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Arapahoe High School Marching Band Plays Special Role in Mummers Parade

The trip is exodus from recent sadness.

12/30/2013

MummersFest is now underway. (Credit: Suzanne Monaghan)

Festival Offers Sneak Peek Into Mummers Parade

At MummerFest, fans can see the Fancy Brigades practice and can get a look at some of the costumes, props and floats.

12/29/2013

(File photo.  Credit: CBS 3)

2014 Brings A New Addition To The Mummers Parade

The final result of the Mummers Parade is a dazzling array of color and sound.

12/27/2013

(Major setup begins for the New Year's Day performances by mummers' fancy brigades at the Pennsylvania Convention Center.  Photo by John McDevitt)

Mummers’ Fancy Brigades Begin Convention Center Setup

The big event will take place on New Year’s Day.

12/26/2013

(Mummers perform at the mayor's preview annoucement for the New Year's Day parade.  Credit: John McDevitt)

Mayor Nutter Says This Year’s Mummers’ Parade Will Be Pride of Philadelphia

“You can only get this in Philadelphia,” says mayor Michael Nutter, “but it’s also the oldest continuous folk festival in the world.”

12/20/2013

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