This year's Philadelphia on Parade will feature more than 800 performing artists on 5 electrifying stages highlighting the diversity of world music with a line-up that includes classical, gospel, spoken word, jazz, rhythm & blues, funk, and rock, global dance ensembles, dance workshops, and a crafts marketplace. CIGNA Children's Pavilion will include storytellers, jugglers, face painters, mini-circus, arts & craft stations, sing-a-longs, as well as interactive demonstrations to get the little ones dancing and exercising. Independence Blue Cross Health Pavilion, feature life-saving techniques, blood pressure testing, cholesterol testing, massages, wellness sessions, healthy eating tips, yoga, Zumba, senior movements, line dancing, demonstrations, book signings and more. This year the Mann is delighted to welcome Parkside Association of Philadelphia as a health pavilion partner under the direction of Lucinda Hudson. Parkside Association of Philadelphia, PAP, is a community based organization that supports the West Parkside community. PAP identifies and accesses social services to promote a better quality of life for all of its residents.
Bring your lawn chairs—picnics are welcome!
- Black Pearl Chamber Orchestra
- Rock School for Dance Education
- Kulu Mele African American Dance Ensemble
- Sinfonia Youth Orchestra
- Sharon Katz & The Peace Train
- Justin Faulkner Quartet
- Chinese Lion Dancers
- Play on Philly!
- Terri Jones & Helen Brunner
- Universal African Dance & Drum Ensemble
- Coyle School of Irish Dance
- Give & Take Circus
- Kala JoJo "Tall Storyteller"
- GAMP Concert Choir
- GAMP 130-member Marching Band
and much, much, more!
- American Red Cross
- Office of Senator Vincent Hughes
- Free Library of Philadelphia
- Franklin Institute
- WestPhiladelphia Senior Community Center
- StrawberryMansionTennis Association
- Please Touch Museum
- PhiladelphiaZoo Mobile
- Girl Scouts of Eastern Pennsylvania
- Boy Scouts of America
- East ParksideResidents Association
- West Philadelphia Cultural Alliance
- WestParkCultural Center
- Parkside Association
- Bravo Health Insurance
- Keep Philadelphia Beautiful
- Voter Registration
- SpringGarden Charter School
Full Schedule of Events can be found on manncenter.org
When & Where
Mann Center for the Performing Arts
The Mann Center for the Performing Arts in Philadelphia offers a diverse array of entertainment with internationally recognized artists.