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Mummers Mardi Gras to Begin Planning Process for 2016 Event This Summer


Philadelphia, PA -- (SBWIRE) -- 06/03/2015 -- After their second production of a successful and entertaining Mardi Gras celebration in Philadelphia this past February, ADVENT Advertising will begin the planning process for the 2016 event this summer. Planning to return to Manayunk in 2016, the organization will be searching for sponsors and supporters to help provide the best experience for visitors. The Philly Mummers are a tradition over 115 years old, and the efforts of Mummers Mardi Gras have provided residents with an up close and personal experience with a variety of string bands.

The event was created to keep the tradition of the Philadelphia Mummers alive throughout the year, with the goal of raising awareness and funds for the various brigades. This past year, their fundraising efforts have resulted in over $17,000 going to the String Band Association. Parading through Main Street in Manayunk, the event saw performances from 17 string bands that all interacted with the crowd and provided a memorable experience for all involved. Over 10,000 residents watched the parade in 2015, and the company is looking to build on their sponsorships to increase awareness of the event.

Mummers Mardi Gras urges all who have attended their events, or plan to in the future, to visit throughout the year to make a donation and support their favorite string bands. As the plans begin to unfold, and sponsors come on board to help make the 2016 event a success, keep an eye out for details. With all the activities, awards, and raffles that have presented themselves in prior years, look for additional enhancements and more interactivity.

If interested in sponsoring the 2016 event, or becoming involved in the fundraising efforts to help maintain the pageantry worn by the string bands, please contact ADVENT today.

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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