It's a gorgeous day for the more family-friendly (and less offensive, we are assured) alternate Mummers Parade in Manayunk. All 17 string bands will march down Main Street flanked by face-painting, photo booths, food and drink.
Where: Manayunk at Main St. 19147
When: February 20, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
How much: Free
They could wind up in the same training attended by porny prosecutors, a Philadelphia Eagle and every police officer on the city’s payroll.
A look at Mummer debauchery that stretches from trucks carrying dozens of cases of beer to club houses hosting sex parties with invitees.
How do they do it? Is there a trick that keeps them going, or saves them from heavy suffering?
How to interpret the insane, colorful, expensive outfits worn as part of Philly’s oldest and weirdest tradition.
Check out this Philadelphia tradition in all its glory. Bring lawn chairs and post up on Broad Street as the parade begins in the morning and will end in the late afternoon around Broad and Washington. Then, the parties will ensue on Two Street.
Where: Various at Various
When: January 1, 2016 at 9:00 a.m.
How much: Free, if you're sitting along the street
Philly has a Thanksgiving Day parade, too. And it’s the oldest in the country.
The Greater Overbrook String Band worked with students at the Art Institute of Philadelphia. Said one student: “Oh my gosh, I have a new love for the Mummers.”