2017 Mummers Parade Guide January 1, 2017

About the Mummers Parade

The Mummers Parade is held each New Year's Day in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. It is the oldest folk festival in the United States. Local clubs (usually called "New Years Associations") compete in one of five categories (fancies, wench brigades, comics, string bands, and fancy brigades).

Mummers Coverage

Mr Mummer will be covering the 2017 Mummers Parade all day on January 1st. Be sure to visit MrMummer.com and connect with us on: Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for the latest Mummers news, photos and parade results.

Mummers Parade Route

Staging Area: JFK Boulevard between 16th and 22nd Streets

Performance Areas: City Hall – 15th st. and JFK Blvd (Judging Station), Broad St. and Sansom St. and Broad St. and Carpenter St.

Parade: Enjoy continuous performances as the Mummers parade down Broad Street

Family Viewing Area: Creative and Performing Arts School – 901 S. Broad Street

Parade End: Broad Street and Washington Avenue

Where to Watch

The 2017 Mummers Parade parade will begin at City Hall with judging taking place at 15th Street and John F. Kennedy Boulevard. It then goes south on Broad Street to its end point at Washington Avenue. Parade goers can watch the festivities from an enhanced viewing area at The Philadelphia High School for Creative & Performing Arts, featuring a DJ, food trucks and other amenities.

Those who want a sneak peek of what’s to come can catch the Mummers doing last-minute practices as they line up on John F. Kennedy Boulevard between 16th and 22nd Streets before they head to the judging stand. Here, spectators can also meet the performers, get a close-up look at the spectacular costumes and even snap photos with the costumed marchers.

Television

The 2017 Mummers Parade will be televised on PHL17 in the Philadelphia area. Below is the New Year’s Day Program Schedule on PHL17.

  • 5:30 AM – PHL17 Morning News (live pre-parade coverage)
  • 8:00 AM – 2017 Breakfast with the Mummers
  • 9:00 AM – 2017 Mummers Parade
  • 8:00 PM – Live Mummers String Band Results
  • 8:05 PM – 2017 Mummers Fancy Brigade Finale

If you reside outside of the Philadelphia area, your only option to watch the 2017 Mummers Parade live is via an online web stream. On January 1, 2017 beginning at 9 a.m. EST, you can use this link to web stream the entire Mummers Parade live.

Beginning at 8 p.m. EST you can use that same link to stream the String Band Results and the Fancy Brigade Finale. The Mummers Parade will not be broadcast on Xfinity, Fios, DISH TV or any other cable provider outside of the Philadelphia area.

Tickets

Mummers Parade Bleacher Seats: The Independence Visitor Center is the exclusive location to purchase $20 bleacher seating at the Mummers Parade. Purchase at the Independence Visitor Center or order by phone at 800.537.7676 and pick up at the Visitor Center (6th and Market Streets)

Mummersfest: Wednesday - Friday, Dec. 28 - 30, 4:30 - 9:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 31, Noon - 6:00 p.m. ("Sneak Peek Night" begins at 6:00 p.m.) – Pennsylvania Convention Center Tickets available; $5.00 per person (includes $1.00 Visitor Center handling fee). Purchase at the Independence Visitor Center or order by phone at 800.537.7676 and pick up at the Visitor Center (6th and Market Streets)

Fancy Brigade Finale Shows: January 1, 2017 - Pennsylvania Convention Center. Two shows: 11:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.

  • 5:00 p.m. performance ( Limited amount of tickets available)
  • 11:30 a.m. performance (tickets available); $28.00

Order of March and Themes

Fancy Division

1. Golden Sunrise

Wench Brigades

Comics

String Bands

Fancy Brigades

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