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Get Out: Bastille Day L.A., Old Fort MacArthur Days, Renegade Craft Fair, Life-Size Murals

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Celebrate Bastille Day in the City of Los Angeles
This could very well be the Southland's Best French Festival...Today we celebrate the 8th annual official Bastille Day LA Festival at Elysian Park's Monticello Old Lodge (next to the Dodgers Stadium). Enjoy French gastronomic delicacies and spectacular live entertainment (A true Provencal Petanque Tournament under the pine trees; A Parisian Waiters Race; Street performers; Comedians, singers, artists; French Market vendors; Fun prizes; Fabulous raffles including a trip to Paris). It's Noon - 10PM; Entrance Fee: $5 & Free for children (under 13) but be warned, there's no ATM on the site, so bring cash.

Old Fort MacArthur Days and Artillery Show
It's the 2nd and final day of the 23rd annual Old Fort MacArthur Days and Artillery Show, taking place from 10 until 4 at Angels Gate Park (3601 S. Gaffey St.) in San Pedro. Witness living history through battle reenactments, exhibitions of war memorabilia, cooking demonstrations, and more. There will also be encampments representing every American war from the Revolutionary War to Vietnam, as well as pre-colonial conflicts going all the way back to the Roman Empire era. Admission is $10 for adults and $5 for children under 12; proceeds from the event will be used to support the preservation and restoration of the facility, and educational programs.