KNOW BEFORE YOU GO: Mummers Mardi Gras

Feb 12, 2018 0 comments
KNOW BEFORE YOU GO: Mummers Mardi Gras


About Mummers Mardi Gras Parade

The Philadelphia Mummers are coming back to Main Street in Manayunk! The day-long celebration will not only provide excitement for Manayunk, but will contribute exposure and raise money for one of the greatest traditions in Philadelphia: The Mummers! Enjoy the dynamic sounds of the string bands for a perfect Sunday for both residents and visitors to the Philadelphia area!

When is Mummers Mardi Gras?

Sunday, February 25th from 1pm - 7pm

(Rain Date: Sunday, March 4th)

Where does the parade start?

The parade route will start at Shurs Lane at 1PM and proceed down the length of Main Street to Green Lane.

What String Bands will be performing?

Official Marching Order:

1. The Duffy String Band
2. Ferko String Band
3. Hegeman String Band
4. Polish American String Band
5. Greater Overbrook String Band
6. Broomall String Band
7. Quaker City String Band
8. Greater Kensington String Band
9. Pennsport String Band
10. Woodland String Band
11. Fralinger String Band
12. South Philadelphia String Band
13. Avalon String Band
14. Aqua String Band
15. Uptown String Band
16. Durning String Band

Where can I see the bands perform after the parade?

After the parade, we encourage all attendees to visit participating bars and restaurants, which will serve as String Band Clubhouses for the afternoon.

String Band Clubhouses:

Bourbon Blue: 2 Rector Street

  • Greater Kensington String Band
  • Greater Overbrook String Band

Castle Roxx : 105 Shurs Lane

  • Broomall String Band

Craft Manayunk :4141 Main Street

  • Aqua String Band

JD McGillicuddy's : 111 Cotton Street

  • Quaker City String Band

Mad River Manayunk : 4100 Main Street

  • Hegeman String Band
  • Pennsport String Band
  • Polish American String Band
  • Ferko String Band
  • South Philadelphia String Band
  • Uptown String Band
  • Fralinger String Band
  • Woodland String Band

Ryan's Pub: 4301 Main Street

  • Avalon String Band

Sona Pub & Kitchen: 4417 Main Street

  • Durning String Band
  • Duffy String Band

Will there be any street closures?

Yes, Main Street will be closed from Green Lane to Shursbeginning at 11AM on February 25 and will reopen after the parade around 4PM.

Access to the Venice Island and the Isle parking lots will be open until 1PM by way of Cotton Street. Access to the lots will be closed for the duration of the parade and will reopen at 4PM.

How can I get to Mummers Mardi Gras?

We highly encourage you to take public transportation, bike, or walk to Mummers Mardi Gras becausestreet closures will limit available parking.

Coming To Manayunk By Public Transportation:

For schedules and fare rates, contact SEPTA at (215) 580-7800 or on the web at www.septa.org for more information.

Coming To Manayunk By Car:

From South

(Delaware, Baltimore)

Take I-95 North. Follow signs for Central Philadelphia/I- 676 West. Follow 676 West to signs for Route 76 (Schuylkill Expressway) West - (towards Valley Forge). Take 76 to Belmont Ave/Green Lane Exit 338 (old exit 31), at the bottom of the ramp make a right turn cross the Green Lane bridge to the traffic light which is Main Street and make a right turn. Welcome to Manayunk - first parking lot will appear on your right just past the fire house.

From West

(Reading, Lancaster, Harrisburg)

Take the PA Turnpike East to Exit 326 (old exit 24; Schuylkill Expressway). Take Schuylkill Expressway (I-76) East towards Central Philadelphia. Take 76 to Belmont Ave/Green Lane Exit 338 (old exit 31), at the bottom of the ramp make a left turn, cross the Green Lane bridge to the traffic light which is Main Street and make a right turn. Welcome to Manayunk - first parking lot will appear on your right just past the fire house.

From North

(New York, North Jersey)

Take NJ Turnpike to PA Turnpike/Exit 6. Take the PA Turnpike to Exit 326 (old exit 24; Schuylkill Expressway). Take Schuylkill Expressway (I-76) East towards Central Philadelphia. Take 76 to Belmont Ave/Green Lane Exit 338 (old exit 31), at the bottom of the ramp make a left turn, cross the Green Lane bridge to the traffic light which is Main Street and make a right turn. Welcome to Manayunk - first parking lot will appear on your right just past the fire house.

** Address to plug in for a GPS: 4312 Main Street, Philadelphia, PA 19127

Coming To Manayunk By Bike:

Stay active and remain eco-friendly by biking to Manayunk! Take Kelly Drive from Center City or the Schuylkill River Trail from all parts of the Philadelphia region. Visit the Bike Coalition of Greater Philadelphia for more details and biking maps.

If I choose to drive to Mummers Mardi Gras, where can I park?

The Green Lane Lot (121 Green Lane) will be open to parking, but limited spots will be available and regular rates will apply. The only other parking option will be to find street parking around Manayunk.

Will there be handicap parking?

Yes, the Levering Lot (107 Levering Street) will be open to handicap parking only. Please enter from Levering Street by way of Cresson Street. Event parking rate will apply.

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