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The Last Bastille Day

Time: July 14, 2018 from 5:30pm to 7pm
Location: Eastern State Peniteniary
Street: 2027 Fairmount Avewnue
City/Town: Philly
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Event Type: historical
Organized By: French Revolutionaries
Latest Activity: Jul 12, 2018

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Event Description

Liberté !
Egalité !
Fraternité !

Bastille Day 2018: The Farewell Tour

This popular summer event ends after 24 years.

Eastern State Penitentiary
2027 Fairmount Avenue

Free and open to the public
Begins at 5:30 pm
Saturday, July 14, 2018

“Let them eat Tastykake!”
2,000 Butterscotch Krimpets flung from the prison’s towers onto attendees below.

A working guillotine ( get your free watermelon here )


Edith Piaf
(portrayed by John Jarboe, Artistic Director of The Bearded Ladies)

- against an angry -

Marie Antoinette
(portrayed by Terry McNally, co-owner of London Grill and Paris Wine Bar)

Joan of Arc
Benjamin Franklin
Mark Zuckerberg
City District Atty Larry Krasner
and a six-foot-tall French Baguette

Schedule of Events

10 am to 5 pm: Tour Eastern State Penitentiary. Standard Admission. Last entry 4 pm.

5:30 pm: Bastille Day cabaret performance. FREE!

Starting 6:30 pm: French-themed food and drink specials at select Fairmount restaurants.

After Parties at
Urban Saloon and
London Grill

Bastille Day is produced by Eastern State Penitentiary Historic Site, written and performed by Bearded Ladies Cabaret, and sponsored by Tastykake and Kronenbourg 1664.

Sadly, this 24 year tradition comes to a close,
Philly's  "Champagne Toast in the Cemetary"
                         on New Years Eve
to honor General George Gordon Meade
and his defeat of General Lee at Gettysburg

still continues.

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