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Easter on Parade Easter Sunday, March 27, 2016

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, March 27, 2016, from 1-5 p.m. on the blocks between Allen and Davis Avenues. The event is produced by Venture Richmond.

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.  Debo Dabney
3 p.m. Pet Bonnet Showcase
4 p.m. People Bonnet Showcase

Davis Monument Performance Area (Monument and Davis Avenues)

1:15 p.m. Townhouse of Song
2 p.m. Theatre IV – The Frog Prince
2:45 p.m. Dads Tribute Band
3:45 p.m.  The NEAtLES

Children’s Activities
- Arts and crafts activities, produced by First Baptist Church Richmond
- Balloon Twisting by Balloons By Extreme
- Laughing Place Farm 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: City of Richmond, 96.5 KLR, 103.7 PLAY, Star 100.9, K95, and James River Greyhounds.