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Easter on Parade Easter Sunday, April 16, 2017

Easter on Parade Monument Avenue between Allen and
Davis avenues
Free admission
1-5 p.m.

Easter on Parade, the beloved Richmond tradition that features attendees “parading” up and down scenic Monument Avenue in their Easter Sunday best, continues this year on Sunday, April 16, 2017, from 1-5 p.m. on the blocks between Allen and Davis Avenues. The event is produced by Venture Richmond Events, LLC, a subsidiary of Venture Richmond, Inc.

Each year, more than 25,000 people converge upon the four-block site to celebrate the arrival of spring and the beauty of Monument Avenue, taking this once-a-year opportunity to stroll in the streets, which are closed to vehicular traffic. Music, arts, crafts, children’s activities, food, balloon artistry, a petting zoo, and of course, people and pet watching all are a part of the celebration which is, literally, a parade of Richmonders.
Admission is FREE.

A highlight of the event promises to be the ever-popular Pet Bonnet and People Bonnet Showcases, held at 3 p.m. and 4 p.m., respectively, on the Zayde R. Dotts Main Stage at Allen Avenue.

Easter on Parade Performances and activities include:

Zayde R. Dotts Main Stage ( Monument & Allen Avenues)

1-3pm The Taters
3pm Pet Bonnet Showcases
4pm People Bonnet Showcase

Davis Monument Performance Area (Monument & Davis Avenues)

1pm Michael Klemen – Accordionist
2:15 The Sequels
3:10 Ephesus Drumline
4:00 The NEAtLES

Children’s Activities
Arts and crafts activities, produced by First Baptist Church Richmond
Balloon Twisting by Balloons By Extreme
Richmond SPCA

Roving Performers
Jonathan Austin/Jonathan the Juggler
More or Less Morris Dancers
Michael Klemen - Accordionist

Merchandise Vendors
Food Vendors

Special thanks to sponsors: City of Richmond, 96.5 KLR, 103.7 PLAY, Star 100.9, K95, G 104.3, and Hot 106.1 and James River Greyhounds.