KYW To-Do List: Mummers Mardi Gras, Flyers carnival, and more for Feb. 21-23

Holli Stephens
February 21, 2020 - 4:00 am
Mummers Mardi Gras

Courtesy of Mummers Mardi Gras

PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — It may still technically be winter, but the party season is heating up.

Ahead of Mardi Gras in New Orleans next week, a few Philly joints like Xfinity Live! are starting the festivities early, courtesy of our own mummers. (Maybe they swap the King Cakes for cheesesteaks? Just a thought.)

Across the South Philadelphia Sports Complex, partake in a more family-friendly party with the Flyers. The Flyers Wives Carnival allows fans of ages to meet their favorite players, coaches and alumni while enjoying carnival-themed attractions. Proceeds from the event benefit Flyers Charities.

There’s much more on The KYW To-Do List, too, so scroll below and plan your weekend in and around Philadelphia.

Listen to our top picks below.




Mummers Mardi Gras
Courtesy of Mummers Mardi Gras

EVENT: Mummers Mardi Gras 2020

DATE/TIME: Sunday, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.; 4 to 8 p.m.

WHERE: Xfinity Live! Philadelphia, 1100 Pattison Ave., South Philadelphia

DETAILS: Join the Mardi Gras celebration. Your ticket includes entry into one of two mummer performance sessions, beer and food vendors, contests, games giveaways, and more. 

PRICE: Tickets start at $13.91


EVENT: Mardi Gras Celebration Weekend

DATE/TIME: Saturday to Sunday, noon to 7 p.m.

WHERE: Crossing Vineyards and Winery, 1853 Wrightstown Road, Washington Crossing

DETAILS: Join in on a weekend of celebration with live jazz and beignets at the vineyard. Be sure to try a “CAT-5,” Crossing’s version of New Orleans’ infamous libation “The Hurricane.”

PRICE: No cover charge


EVENT: Mardi Paws Pet Parade

DATE/TIME: Saturday, 2 to 3 p.m.

WHERE: Starting point is The Shoppes at the Arcade, 658 Cookman Ave., Asbury Park

DETAILS: If you don’t mind the trek to Asbury Park to partake in the Mardi Gras hoopla, come out for a special pet parade with Paws Pet Boutique. There will be a costume contest after the parade. Proceeds go to Wag On Inn Rescue.

PRICE: $5 for pre-registration; $7 for day-of



Flyers Wives Carnival
Courtesy of the Flyers

EVENT: Flyers Wives Carnival

DATE/TIME: Sunday, 11 a.m.

WHERE: Wells Fargo Center, 3601 S. Broad St., South Philadelphia

DETAILS: This 43-year-old tradition brings fans of all ages for a day of carnival-themed attractions. Attendees will get the chance to meet Flyers players, coaches and alumni and play games on and off the ice. 

PRICE: $25 for adults; each transaction includes up to four free tickets for kids under 12


EVENT: Party for the Market

DATE/TIME: Saturday, 7:30 to 11:30 p.m.

WHERE: Reading Terminal Market, 51 N. 12th St., Center City

DETAILS: Described as “a party for the market at the market,” this celebration features five open bars, four live bands, and food and desserts from more than 35 Reading Terminal Market merchants. There will also be a silent action and dance floor. 

PRICE: Tickets begin at $95


EVENT: WCL Beer Fest

DATE/TIME: Saturday, 1 p.m.

WHERE: World Cafe Live, 3025 Walnut St., University City

DETAILS: In its 16th year, this beer festival brings local, national and international breweries together for an afternoon of discovery, featuring more than 30 breweries, live music and small plates. There will also be a prize wheel for a chance to win concert tickets. 

PRICE: $60 to $80



Post Malone performs on the Main Stage on Day 1 of Wireless Festival 2018 at Finsbury Park on July 6, 2018 in London, England.
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EVENT: Post Malone

DATE/TIME: Friday, 8 p.m.

WHERE: Wells Fargo Center, 3601 S. Broad St., South Philadelphia

PRICE: Tickets start at $133.50


EVENT: Bokanté (with members of Snarky Puppy)

DATE/TIME: Sunday, 8 to 11 p.m.

WHERE: City Winery Philadelphia, 990 Filbert St., Center City

PRICE: Tickets start at $30


EVENT: ‘Hello, Dolly!’

DATE: Through March 1

WHERE: Academy of Music, 240 S. Broad St., Center City

PRICE: Tickets range from $20 to $129, depending on date and seating