The Mummers Parade – A Long Standing Philly Tradition

Mummers Parade - Hegeman String Band of 2013

'Mummers Strutting Up Broad Street - A Long Standing Philly Tradition'   Hey Philadelphia, are you ready to strut! The Mummers Parade, which is a New Year’s Day tradition, returns for its 117th year. Nothing like seeing and hearing a String Band performing live in the Mummers Parade which is a one-of-a-kind experience. What is a Mummer? Mummers are men and women of all ages, some as young as 12 years old or as old as 70, who belong to clubs that make up the organization called … [Read more...]

St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Philadelphia

St. Patrick's Day Parade in Philadelphia

'2nd Oldest St. Patrick's Day Parade in the Country' St. Patrick's Day is a huge celebration, and the St. Patrick's Day Parade in Philadelphia is just as much of a big deal considering the history. The Parade will take place on March 13 at 11:30 am. History of the Philadelphia St. Patrick's Day Parade The first St. Patrick's Day parade in Philadelphia was in 1771 and is the 2nd oldest St. Patrick's Day parade in the country. Just think that this first took place 5 years prior to the … [Read more...]

The Hegeman String Band – Mummers in Philadelphia -Part 1

The Hegeman String Band - Mummers Club - Mummers in Philadelphia - Mummers Parade

 The Hegeman String Band - Mummers in Philadelphia The Mummers Parade in Philadelphia is right around the corner, with ten days to go. I want to introduce you to the Hegeman String Band, in which I was allowed to do an exclusive interview with them these past two weeks. (fyi - This article was originally written in December 2011. Each String Band is a little different, but it gives you a glimpse of what goes on behind the scenes.) History of the Hegeman String Band There is a lot of history … [Read more...]

The Mummers Parade with Hegeman String Band – Part 3

The Hegeman String Band on Mummers Parade Day 1-1-12 - Mummers in Philadelphia

The Mummers Parade with Hegeman String Band - Part 3 "Walking Down Broad Street in Philadelphia" The Mummers Parade in Philadelphia happens every New Year's Day. It's a fun time and a great experience for everyone to experience once in their lifetime, watching the parade from the sidelines. The Mummer Experience & Atmosphere with the Hegeman String Band As I mentioned in Part's 1 and 2, I was able to experience this Mummers Parade from behind the scenes, and that I was able to walk up … [Read more...]

Hegeman String Band – Mummers in Philadelphia – Part 2

Hegeman String Band - 2012 Theme - ya'll don't know Dixie - Mummers Parade in Philadelphia

The Hegeman String Band - Mummers in Philadelphia - Part 2 "The Life of a Mummer" The History of the Mummers goes back further than many would expect, dating back to the 1600's and 1700's. The Mummers in Philadelphia dates back to the mid 1800's and the first Mummers Parade in Philadelphia was in 1901. If you actually research a lot of this, it's quite interesting, especially if you are some sort of history buff. For more info, click : History of the Mummers & Mummers in Philadelphia … [Read more...]