South Philly Celebrates The Marine Corps 246th Birthday | Philadelphia Caller

PHILADEPHIA, PA - The 246th Marine Corps Birthday Celebration. The United States Marine Corps was established on November 10, 1775. By the Second Continental Congress.

Fast forward to today and the celebration of the Marine Corp's 246th birthday. And, in Philadelphia, there is no better place to celebrate Annual USMC Birthday Party than at Tankie's Tavern, formerly known As Cookie's Tavern in South Philly.

USMC Birthday Party at Tankie's Tavern


Today, Thousands of Marines and supports will assemble for this year's annual celebration at 10th and West Oregon Avenue. Starting at 10 am, until approximately 10 pm, with the bar staying open until 2 am.
This year's official event will begin at 1 pm with the singing of the National Anthem by Mia Johnson. Along with the reading of The Commandants Message, a cake cutting ceremony with the youngest and oldest Marine present, and a special award presentation.


The night will continue with live music by the Hickstown Road Band, a DJ later in the evening, and a special presentation that will honor the Marines Birthday.

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