Easter on Parade Easter Sunday, April 20, 2014
Monument Avenue between Allen and
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)
|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.
- Arts and crafts activities, produced by First Baptist Church Richmond
- Balloon Twisting by Balloons By Extreme
- The Lambeth Petting Zoo
- Jonathan Austin/Jonathan the Juggler
- More or Less Morris Dancers
- Peggy the Clown and the Stilt Walking Clown (Applause Unlimited)
Special thanks to sponsors: Bon Secours, City of Richmond, 96.5 KLR, 103.7 The River, Hot 100.9, K95, and James River Greyhounds.