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Mummers Make Mardi Gras Strut Down Main Street in Manayunk an Annual Tradition

Don’t put that Mummers strut to sleep after New Year's Day. The Mummers — known for strutting down Broad Street — once again added Main Street to the mix.

The Mummers marched down Main Street in Manayunk on Saturday as a late Mardi Gras celebration.

Mummers joined Manayunk Development Corporation officials and U.S. Congressman Bob Brady (D-Pa. 1st District) to announce plans for this year's parade at a Thursday afternoon news conference.

After weather pushed back last year's first-annual Manayunk strut, the Mummers enjoyed warm and sunny weather Saturday for this year's event.

Organizers kept the February edition of the parade — dubbed the “Mummers Mardi Gras Parade in Manayunk” — a family-friendly affair by keeping alcohol off Main Street and instead in the bars. The string bands even used some local haunts as temporary houses once the parade wrapped up.

The parade brought some extra business to Main Street bars and restaurants.

The parade route ran from Green Lane to Lock Street — about 1 mile — and exclusively featured string bands playing the length of Main Street.

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