PHILADELPHIA (WTXF) - The City of Philadelphia kicks off the new year Tuesday with its 119th Annual Mummers Parade.
Here is everything you need to know:
The Mummers Parade begins at 9 a.m. Tuesday and concludes by 6 p.m.
The procession begins at City Hall and will continue south along South Broad Steet, where it ends at Washington Avenue.
There are three performance areas and two judging stands along the route at the following locations:
- North 15th Street / Market Street: Performance Area and Judging Stand
- Broad Street / Sansom Street: Performance Area (String Bands Only)
- Broad Street / Bach Place: Judging Stand
- Broad Street / Pine Street: Performance Areas
ORDER OF MARCH
(All times are approximate)
- Fancy Division (9 – 9:30 a.m.)
- Golden Sunrise
- Wenches (9:30 – 10:30 a.m.)
- Cara Liom
- Froggy Carr
- Comic Division (10:30 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.)
- String Bands (12:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.)
- Greater Kensington
- Greater Overbrook
- Polish American
- South Philadelphia
- Quaker City
ROAD CLOSURES & PARKING RESTRICTIONS
A number of street closures and parking restrictions will be in effect throughout the city. See here for complete details.
Due to event-related street closures, event-goers are encouraged to use the SEPTA Broad Street Subway and Market-Frankford Line to access the area.
Bus detours, alerts and general information can be found here.
A few clouds are expected Tuesday, with a morning high of 58 degrees and gusty winds diminishing in the afternoon. To download the FOX 29 Weather Authority App, see here.
NO DRONE ZONE
Federal regulations prohibit hobbyist drone flights over or near crowds to include any of the parade areas.
Commercial drone pilots are permitted to fly only if registered with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and have made the appropriate notifications to the FAA, nearby airports and heliports.
For additional information about the parade, see here.