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February 02, 2018

Mummers' string bands to play in Mardi Gras parade

Update: Jason Kelce will march in the parade

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Joe Candidi of the Golden Sunrise brigade on South Board Street during the 2018 Mummers Parade, January 1, 2018.

Update: Eagles' Jason Kelce will march in the Mummers Mardi Gras parade in Manayunk on Sunday, Feb. 25. reports the Superbowl champion is now a member of the Avalon String Band.

Each February, Mummers head to Manayunk to form a family-friendly Mardi Gras parade. 

Crowds lined along Main Street will be treated to free performances from 16 string bands, beginning at 1 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 25.

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Below are the participating string bands, in their marching order, as well as which restaurant will serve as their makeshift clubhouse after the parade.

 String BandRestaurant 
Duffy String Band Sona Pub & Kitchen 
 Ferko String BandMad River Manayunk 
Hegeman String Band  Mad River Manayunk
Polish American String Band Mad River Manayunk 
 Greater Overbrook String BandBourbon Blue 
Broomall String Band Castle Roxx 
 Quaker City String Band JD McGillicuddy's
Greater Kensington String Band Bourbon Blue 
Pennsport String Band  Mad River Manayunk
Woodland String Band  Mad River Manayunk
Fralinger String Band  Mad River Manayunk
 South Philadelphia String Band Mad River Manayunk
Avalon String Band Ryan's Pub 
Aqua String Band Craft Manayunk 
Uptown String Band   Mad River Manayunk
Durning String Band Sona Pub & Kitchen 
If it rains, the event will take place Sunday, March 4.

Mummers Mardi Gras

Sunday, Feb. 25
1-7 p.m. | Free to attend
Main Street, Manayunk, Philadelphia, PA 19127