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Bastille Day

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Where to Celebrate Bastille Day in Philadelphia

Commemorating the storming of the Bastille prison during the Revolution, le quatorze juillet (July 14th) is France’s celebration of independence. For so long, Bastille Day […]

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Here’s How to Celebrate Bastille Day in Philly Now That London Grill Is Closed

For years, the place to be on Bastille Day in Philly was outside Eastern State Penitentiary. The celebration of France’s national holiday culminated in a […]

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Philly Celebrates Eastern State Penitentiary’s Final Bastille Day

Alas, all good things must come to an end — and Eastern State Penitentiary’s beloved Bastille Day event, which took over Fairmount Avenue one last time […]

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Here’s How Royal Boucherie Is Celebrating Bastille Day

Independence Day is almost here, and Bastille Day isn’t far behind. Royal Boucherie is celebrating both with specials starting this weekend and continuing with a […]

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Eastern State Penitentiary Is Getting Rid of Bastille Day

Say goodbye to the Eastern State Penitentiary’s Bearded Ladies, Tastykake-throwing days. The penitentiary announced on Thursday that its 2018 Bastille Day celebration, to be held […]


Eastern State Penitentiary Celebrates Bastille Day With 2,000 Tastykakes

It turns out there are more perks to having a historical site like Eastern State Penitentiary in the neighborhood (aside from education about mass incarceration […]


Where to Celebrate Bastille Day This Week

Still looking for an excuse to set off  your leftover fireworks? No worries, Bastille Day is this week on Thursday, July 14th.  There’s plenty happening […]

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Throw Tastykakes from a Tower for Bastille Day

We’ve wrapped up Independence Day festivities for another year, but don’t put away your red, white and blue gear just yet. July 14 is Bastille […]

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Edith Piaf, The Pope and a Human Tastykake Celebrate Bastille Day at Eastern State Penitentiary

It’s one of Philly’s most treasured traditions: Thousands storm Eastern State Penitentiary on Bastille Day to reenact the great French Revolution with a cast of […]


More Bastille Day Fun From London Grill (Because Sure, Why Not?)

Who says Bastille Day has to just be for the French? Terry and Michael McNally from London Grill and Paris Wine Bar (which, oddly, is […]


Celebrate Bastille Day With Le Chéri

Le Chéri is blocking off the entire, well, block to celebrate Bastille Day on Tuesday, July 14th. With the street closed down, you’ll dance under […]

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Eastern State Penitentiary to Fling Over 2,000 Tastykakes From Their Towers

There’s a Marie Antoinette impersonator, a drag queen singing French, and a ton of syntetically-produced cakes that are going to fly through the air. Anytime the […]

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PHOTOS: Crowds Pack Eastern State Penitentiary for Bastille Day

On Saturday Fairmount celebrated the 20th Annual Bastille Day at Eastern State Penitentiary. The event commemorates the beginning of the French Revolution with the Storming of […]


Georges Perrier at Fond for Bastille Day

On Monday, July 14th, Fond is hosting the legendary Georges Perrier, as he and chef Lee Styer prepare a collaborative dinner. The five-course menu will feature Perrier’s classic French cuisine […]


Bastille Day at Bistrot La Minette

Bistrot La Minette’s Peter Woolsey checks in with us and drops the 411 on what he has planned for Bastille Day this Sunday. The Queen […]