Mummery in America is as unique to Philadelphia as                          Mardi Gras is to New Orleans. “Mummer” comes from                          the Old French momer, to wear a mask; pantomime.                          A masked or costumed merrymaker, especially at a                          festival. (American Heritage Dictionary)  Philadelphia’s first                                settlers welcomed the New Year with parades of                                revelers traveling from house to house, singing                                and dancing. The City of Philadelphia officially                                sponsored the first Mummers Parade in 1901.
Welcome to the home of the Mummers Parade!  Once again PHL17 will be televising the Mummers Parade live from Philadelphia.  The TV coverage begins with Breakfast with the Mummers at 8am on January 1st.  For those outside of the Philly area you can watch the Live Mummers Web Stream here.  We’ll also have tons of Mummers Photos and Mummers Video of every performance.

If you made it to this page because you saw the word Mummers trending– here’s a little video of what the Mummers Parade in Philadelphia is all about.  The Mummers Parade is the oldest folk parade in the United States.  Close to 50 individual Mummers Clubs work year round to put on the day long New Year’s Day Event in Philadelphia.  Use the links below to learn more about those clubs.

2015 Mummers Parade Brochure Download
2015 Mummers Parade Scoring Sheets Download 2015 Mummers Photos 2015 Mummers Videos

String Bands: Aqua String Band, Avalon String Band, Broomall String Band, Duffy String Band, Durning String Band, Ferko String Band, Fralinger String Band, Greater Kensington String Band, Greater Overbrook String Band, Hegeman String Band, Pennsport String Band, Polish American String Band, Quaker City String Band, South Philadelphia String Band, Trilby String Band, Uptown String Band, Woodland String Band.

Fancy Brigades: 2nd Street Shooters Fancy Brigade, Avenuers Fancy Brigade, Clevemore Fancy Brigade, Downtowners Fancy Brigade, Golden Crown Fancy Brigade, Jokers  Fancy Brigade, Satin Slipper Fancy Brigade, Saturnalian Fancy Brigade, Shooting Stars Fancy Brigade, South Philly Vikings Fancy Brigade, Spartans Fancy Brigade

Fancy Division:  Golden Sunrise

Comic Division: Goodtimers Comic Club, Murray Comic Club, Landi Comic Club

Wench Brigades: Bryson Wench Brigade, Cara Liom Wench Brigade, Froggy Carr Wench Brigade, O’Malley Wench Brigade, Oregon Wench Brigade, Pirates Wench Brigade, Riverfront Wench Brigade, Saints Wench Brigade