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Downey Avenue closing Thursday

Bastards Canteen, in association with the nonprofit Save the Brave, will host the 247th Marine Corps Birthday & Veterans Day Bash in Downtown Downey on Thursday, Nov. 10.

Downey Avenue will be closed between 2nd and 4th Streets for the festival, which is a celebration of Marines, veterans, and their contributions to the country and Downey.

Festivities include live musical performances on a mainstage, a live radio broadcast by 710AM ESPN, beer garden, an “I Love Micheladas” popup, a “Burrito Break” booth, barbecue pit and craft cocktail bar, and a special cake-cutting ceremony featuring a U.S. Marine Corps birthday cake.

The festival runs from 3-10 pm and is for ages 21 and older. Admission tickets can be purchased online at

This year marks Bastards’ 10-year anniversary in Downey.


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