Friday, August 16, 2013

Mummers String Band Show Struts Back to the Wildwoods, September 7


Philadelphia’s very own Mummers make their way back to the Wildwoods on Saturday, September 7 for the Mummers String Band Show, set to take place along Olde New Jersey Avenue in North Wildwood.

Entertainment will begin at 3:30 p.m. and will feature the Duffy String Band and the Philadelphia Mummers Chorus. At 4 p.m. the Mummers Strut Contest will begin and will feature parade-goers performing their very best strut for the crowd. The Mummers Parade will follow the contest and begin at 4:45 p.m.

The parade will feature the top nine string bands from this year’s New Year’s Day Parade in Philadelphia.

In addition to joining the fun and learning the famous “Mummers Strut,” spectators will be able to get up-close views of the beautiful costumes and intricate dance steps these eccentric performers display during the parade.

The show is fun for all ages and is FREE to attend.

For additional information about the Mummers String Band Show, call 609-522-2955 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.
The Wildwoods were selected in 2013 as one of the Most Awesome Boardwalks in America by; as the Favorite Boardwalk and Beach by readers; the Top Family-Friendly Beach Town by; and as One of America’s Top 10 U.S. Tourist Towns by families voting in FamilyFun magazine. They were also named “Best Beaches in New Jersey” in the 2012, 2011, 2010 and 2008 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. The Wildwoods were named #1 Boardwalk in the nation by in 2012; and Smarter Travel also named the Wildwoods Boardwalk, one of “Americas Best Boardwalks.” The 2012 list of “15 Destinations on the Rise” for TripAdvisor included the Wildwoods, and voted the Wildwoods one of “Americas Top 10 Scenic Seasides of the Summer.” In addition, the Wildwoods were voted “Best Town” in the 2009 and 2011 PHL-17 Philly Hot List, Jersey Shore Edition contest; and was one of Sherman’s Travel’s “Top Ten American Boardwalks” for two years in a row.

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 Beach Monster Mash Truck Races, 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 800-WW-By-Sea (800-992-9732) or visit its web site,

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