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Bastille Day

Bastille Day

23rd Annual Bastille Day Festival
at Eastern State Penitentiary
Saturday, July 15, 2017

2:00 - French Family Carnival
5:30 - Storming of the Bastille

This performance will put a song on your lips, bread in your hands, and a little revolutionary swagger in your step!

  • What to Expect

    Bastille Day is BACK! Here's what to expect for 2017. 

  • Schedule of Events

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

    2 pm to 5:30 pm: French Family Carnival, presented by Valley Green Bank. Enjoy music, games, and entertainment on Fairmount Avenue, including an inflatable obstacle course, Tastykake eating contest, water balloon toss, jumbo Jenga and Twister, face painting, and arts & crafts. Each game winner will receive a ticket. Tickets can be traded in at the prize booth. (Most activities will be free, but some may have a small fee.)

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

    6:30 to 8:30 pm: Explore Eastern State Penitentiary after-hours. Admission is $8 online, or $10 at the door.

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

  • After Parties

    After the performance, visit one of these restaurants for French-themed food & drink specials!