Mummers Parades
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The 2017 Mummers Parade boasted more than 10,000 participants on Jan. 1. The annual festival is a century-long tradition that takes place along Broad Street in Center City.

February 13, 2017

Mummers will parade through Manayunk during Mardi Gras celebration

16 string bands will perform

Once again, the Mummers' string bands will parade down Main Street in Manayunk. The annual event is a family-friendly Mardi Gras celebration. 

This year it will take place on Saturday, Feb. 18.

The parade will start at Shurs Lane and proceed down the length of Main Street. 

Afterward, all spectators are invited to hang out in restaurants along the street, which serve as string band clubhouses for the afternoon. Most will gather at Mad River Bar & Grill.

Here are the 2017 participants:


String Band  Restaurant
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

Mummers Mardi Gras

Saturday, Feb. 18
11 a.m. to 2 p.m. | Free
Main Street, Manayunk