Bicycle Coalition

Photo via The Bearded Ladies Cabaret

If you’ve never been to Bastille Day in Philly, now’s your final chance! The famed and long running Bastille Day celebrations at the Eastern State Penitentiary are coming to an end after 24 years. The celebration, based off the French Revolution, will take place Saturday, July 14.

You may have already heard of the free Tastykakes that rain on everyone watching, but did you also know that there will be stalls with tasty bratwursts, croquettes, and beer? Make sure to bring cash for these!

The real attraction of the day will be the Bearded Ladies. A drag cabaret troupe, the Bearded Ladies as well as a “Marie Antoinette” will steal the stage with over the top acting and singing complete with oversized props. The Bearded Ladies will start their performance at 5:30pm in front of the Eastern State Penitentiary.

The performance is free so stop by for this final Bastille Day.

A bicycle map for biking in from various Philly neighborhoods is provided below:


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