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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.

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.

Additional Easter on Parade performances and activities will be posted closer to the event.