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Easter on Parade Easter Sunday, April 20, 2014

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

Easter on Parade, the beloved Richmond tradition that showcases attendees “parading” up and down scenic Monument Avenue, continues this year on Sunday, April 20, 1-5 p.m. on the blocks between Allen and Davis Avenues. The event is produced by Venture Richmond and sponsored by Bon Secours.

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 and Allen Avenues)

1-3 p.m.  Upper East Side Band
3 p.m. Pet Bonnet Showcase
4 p.m. People Bonnet Showcase

Davis Monument Performance Area (Monument and Davis Avenues)

1:15 p.m. Strummer
2 p.m. *Virginia Repertory Theater “Shrek”
2:45 p.m. Voodoo Dolls
3:45 p.m.  Meadow Street Band

*Special musical performances by the cast of Shrek – 2 p.m. at Davis Monument Performance Area.

Children’s Activities
- Arts and crafts activities, produced by First Baptist Church Richmond
- Balloon Twisting by Balloons By Extreme
- The Lambeth Petting Zoo

Roving Performers
- Jonathan Austin/Jonathan the Juggler
- More or Less Morris Dancers
- Peggy the Clown and the Stilt Walking Clown (Applause Unlimited)

Merchandise Vendors
Food Vendors

Special thanks to sponsors: Bon Secours, City of Richmond, 96.5 KLR, 103.7 The River, Hot 100.9, K95, and James River Greyhounds.