Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Philadelphia’s Mummers Strut Back to the Wildwoods June 8-9 for 18th Annual Mummers Brigade Weekend


This June marks the 18th anniversary of Mummers Brigade Weekend in the Wildwoods. It’s sure to be a fun celebration to remember for Mummers fans Friday, June 8 and Saturday, June 9.

The excitement kicks off Friday night, June 8 at 7 p.m., with the annual Mummers Pub Crawl. Mummers members and friends will celebrate the brigade’s return to the Wildwoods by visiting some of North Wildwood’s most well-known establishments.

The fun continues on Saturday, June 9, with a block party on Olde New Jersey Avenue from 3:30 p.m. – 4:45 p.m. The Mummers Parade will step off on 2nd and Olde New Jersey Avenues in North Wildwood at 4:45 p.m. and will feature ten brigades from this year’s New Year’s Day Parade in Philadelphia, PA.

Those brigades include Satin Slipper Fancy Brigade, The Shooters, Clevemore, Avenuers, Saturnalian, Downtowners, Golden Crown, The Jokers, Shooting Stars, and South Philly Vikings. The brigades will perform without the pressure of competition, and spectators will be able to get up-close views of the beautiful costumes and intricate dance steps these eccentric performers display.

Best of all, the parade is FREE to attend, so come on out and strut your stuff at the Annual Mummers Brigade Weekend in the Wildwoods. Save the date for the upcoming Mummers String Band Saturday on September 8, 2012, in the Wildwoods.

For additional information about these Mummers events, please call 609-374-0562 or visit

For additional information about the Wildwoods, visit or call 800-992-9732.         


About the Greater Wildwoods Tourism Improvement and Development Authority

The Greater Wildwoods Tourism Improvement and Development Authority (GWTIDA) was formed in 1993 to consolidate the tourism economy of its three founding municipalities: Wildwood, Wildwood Crest and North Wildwood. The Wildwoods have won numerous travel and tourism awards, heralding the resort for its beaches, boardwalk and attractions. In 2010, the Wildwoods Doo Wop Architecture was named “One of the Top Ten Architectural Wonders in America” by The Wildwoods were also named among Smarter Travel’s Ten Best Beach Towns in America in 2010, as well as one of Sherman’s Travel’s “Top Ten American Boardwalks” for the second year in a row. In 2009, the Wildwoods were selected as one of’s “50 Authentic American Experiences.” The Wildwoods made the list of “15 Destinations on the Rise” for TripAdvisor in 2012. In addition, the Wildwoods were also voted “Best Town” in the 2009 and 2011 PHL-17 Philly Hot List, Jersey Shore Edition contest. The Wildwoods were also named “Best Beaches in New Jersey” in the 2008, 2010 and 2011 Top Ten New Jersey Beaches public survey, sponsored by the New Jersey Marine Sciences Consortium. Wildwoods’ beaches were also named “Best Beach for Family Vacations,” “Best Beach for Tourism,” “Best Beach for Events,” “Best Beach for Eco-Tourism” and “Best Beach for Day Trips” in the same surveys. Wildwood was also named “Best Beach” in 2012 by NJ Monthly and “Number One Boardwalk for Families” in 2012 by The Tourism Authority operates the Wildwoods Convention Center and acts as the island’s destination marketing organization overseeing the development, research, planning, marketing, advertising, promotion, public and media relations encompassing the tourism, meeting and convention industry in the Wildwoods. Additionally, the Authority funds, assists with and hosts more than 180 annual special events to enhance the visitor experience and extend the tourism season, including the Thunder On The Sand Race Series, Family Nights On The Boardwalk, Friday Night Fireworks, the New Jersey State Barbeque Championships and Anglesea Blues Festival, Classic Car Shows, the International Kite Festival, Irish and Italian Festivals and the National Marbles Tournament, among others. For more information about the Wildwoods, contact the GWTIDA at 1-800-WW-By-Sea (800-992-9732) or visit its web site,

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