5 Places in Philly to Party the The Right Way for Mardi Gras
If traveling to the Bayou State is not in the cards this coming Fat Tuesday, Philadelphia has gotcha’ covered. Okay, so it doesn’t get as crazy the beads and the hoo has out but you can thank the good folks back during the 2001 Mardi Gras riots for that one. South Street has never been the same since. However, if you are looking for some fun times to dance and celebrate Mardi Gras in Philly (including South Street), here’s a nice short list. From parades to science demonstrations and of course live music, here’s our top picks.
Go big for Fat Tuesday and join us for a scientifically sinful celebration of the senses. For a night of indulgences, the museum will be filled with music and revelry.
Enjoy the music from New Sound Brass Band as they perform live in The Fels Planetarium. Philadelphia based brass band that offers a fresh and soulful twist on various styles of music. This multi-cultural unit draws influence and inspiration from its vast and diverse background to produce a sound that has been described as Philly Soul spoken through brass.
Get your beads ready for Mardi Gras 2017 on Saturday, February 25th. Join us for the best Mardi Gras party in the city only at XFINITY Live! Wear your purple, yellow & green – Enjoy live performances by Drop Dead Sexy! The fun features beads contests, $500 cash balloon drop, stilt walkers, hula hoopers, and more! The party starts at 9pm!
We are the WILD BOHEMIANS!!! Up goes the cry at a tradition that has brought the sounds, dance, and raucous joy of Mardi Gras to Philadelphia since 1984. The band’s repertoire consists of any and all music from Louisiana, including Cajun, Zydeco, Dixieland, Mardi Gras Street Music, Jazz, R&B, and a specialty the Bohemians called Swamp Stomp. The band also shows a penchant for silliness, wearing wild costumes, telling strange tales, making weird noises, and playing novelty songs that strike their fancy.
Mummers Mardi Gras is your chance to get up close and personal with some of the finest Mummers – The String Band Association! Join us on Saturday, February 18th, 2017 from 11AM-1PM as we welcome back 16 String Bands to parade down Main St. in Manayunk.
The daylong celebration will not only provide excitement for Manayunk but will generate exposure and raise money for one of the greatest and oldest traditions in Philadelphia, the Mummers. This event produces a full day of family-friendly activities such as face painting, photo booths, and much more! Meet the Mummers at their “Clubhouses” for the day and enjoy performances, photo-ops, and food and drink!
Nothing says Mardi Gras like the Hoppin John Orchestra. Join the parade down the street and then come in for this NOLA experience with drink specials, hurricanes, sazarac, crawdads, crawzones, crawdad mac & cheese, crawdad cheesesteaks, jambalaya, beads, feathers and lots and lots of FUN!! Party, eat & drink all night long.