Bastille Day returns to Philadelphia Thursday

    One of the city’s most popular and interesting events is set to return Thursday as organizers are preparing for the 17th Annual Bastille Day Festival at Eastern State Penitentiary.

    The event is scheduled to run Thursday through Sunday with a full schedule of attractions and entertainment.

    Some local bloggers are expecting thousands to attend this year’s event.

    Eastern State Penitentiary recommends you dress as a French peasant or aristocrat if you’re planning to attend.

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