Where to Park: Bastille Day at Eastern State Penitentiary
Part of what makes America so unique is that we’re a melting pot of different nationalities and cultures. On the 4th of July, we get together with friends and family for BBQs and pool parties to celebrate the birth of our nation. Now fast forward 11 days to commemorate Bastille Day on July 15th at Eastern State Penitentiary.
Let’s Get Right Into It:
For those who are unaware, Bastille Day highlights the independence of the French from monarchy. Eastern State throws a lot of Philly into the mix with a ton of fun activities to pay tribute to the liberation of the French people.
Starting at 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, July 15th, a FREE theatrical performance will be held by The Bearded Ladies, an experimental cabaret troupe. They’ll sing and dance their socks off in an hour-long performance in celebration of the French Revolution.
Now Onto The Best Part:
After the performance, 2,000 FREE TastyKakes will be thrown from the prison towers to the hungry crowd below! But don’t get greedy and bring a grocery cart to collect your sweet treats—you’ll need to save room for dinner! At 6:30 p.m., Fairmount Restaurants will have French-themed entertainment along with food and drink specials.
Switching Gears to Parking:
This evening of fun is definitely not something you want to miss out on. Luckily for you, we have a convenient spot for you to park. Our 19th and Callowhill Parking lot offers an $11.00 flat rate, so by parking here, you’ll only be five minutes away from the festivities on the weekend!
CREDIT: R. KENNEDY FOR VISIT PHILADELPHIA