Q: What are the divisions of the Philadelphia Mummers Parade?
A: Comics, Wench Brigades, Fancies, String Bands and Fancy Brigades. For more information on each division, please click here to learn more about each division.
Q: Where can I get tickets to the Philadelphia Mummers Parade?
A: The Philadelphia Mummers Parade is free with the exception of limited seating in front of the judging area, located at City Hall. Tickets for the parade can be located at the Philadelphia Visitors Center located at 5th and Market St.
Q: Where can I get tickets or find our more information about the Fancy Brigade Finale and the Fancy Brigade Division?
A: You can get all that information from their site at FancyBrigade.com
Q: Will there be bleacher seating?
A: Yes. Bleacher seating is at the discretion of the city and local businesses. Contact the department of recreation at www.phila.gov. For more information.
Q: What happens if the Philadelphia Mummers parade is postponed on New Years Day
A: In the event of bad weather, the parade takes place on the first possible Saturday or Sunday. However, the Fancy Brigades will still perform indoors. For more information you can visit their site at FancyBrigade.com.
Q: How do I become a Mummer?
A: By contacting a Mummer organization and finding out their individual member application process. You can find all the organizations contact information on the Contact page.
Q: If I do not play an instrument can I still become a member of a Mummers Organization?
A: Absolutely, in fact the Comic, Wench Brigade, Fancy and Fancy Brigade Divisions specialize in focusing their performances around their dance routines and costuming. String Bands also have non-playing members that play key roles during the year and parade day. You can find all the organizations contact information on the Contact page.
Q: Do the Mummer’s perform outside of Philadelphia?
A: Yes, String Bands perform in locations throughout the world. Including all over the U.S., Canada, Italy, Ireland, and more. To hire a band visit the Contact page.