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Philadelphia Mummers Mardi Gras Parade to Take over Manayunk on February 20


Philadelphia, PA -- (SBWIRE) -- 02/15/2016 -- On Saturday, February 20, the Manayunk neighborhood will be overcome with the colorful costumes and joyous sounds of the Philadelphia Mummers Parade! Residents and visitors will get a chance to experience the fine Mummers of the String Band Association, who will be playing live music as they march down Main Street. ADVENT, the advertising, events, and entertainment agency, once again produced the iconic event in conjunction with the Manayunk Development Corporation (MDC) to help preserve and promote the Mummers' tradition.

Mummers Mardi Gras 2016 will be a family-oriented celebration with the parade beginning at 11am and all-day activities occurring until 6pm. The rain date is set for February 27, and all proceeds of the vibrant festivity will go towards keeping the Mummers tradition alive in Philadelphia, as well as charitable causes. Families looking for fun things to do in Manayunk should save the date as they won't want to miss out on photo-ops, live performances, great food, photo booths, face painting, and more!

All 17 Mummer string bands of the association are set to perform, including the Aqua String Band, Hegeman String Band, Broomall String Band, Duffy String Band, Trilby String Band, and the Uptown String Band. Clubhouse after parties will take place at various bars and restaurants along the length of Main Street, where Mummer meet and greets are to be held. Details for the Clubhouse Mummers performances can be found at

ADVENT, the MDC, and the Mummers String Band invite all to come and join in the fun of the much anticipated 3rd annual Mummers Mardi Gras parade of 2016. For more information about the event or to make a donation to the Philadelphia Mummers String Band Association, visit

About Mummers Mardi Gras
ADVENT first produced Mummers Mardi Gras in 2014 with the support of numerous sponsors and entertainment. The event was developed to keep the Mummers in the spotlight throughout the year, and create a new tradition in the process. The 2015 event was celebrated down Main Street in Manayunk, where families flocked to see the parade and performances of their favorite string bands.

If interested in becoming a sponsor for upcoming events, please contact Joe DeCandido of ADVENT at 267-437-2127 or by email at

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