If you live in an apartment in Glen Allen, Va and you are looking for something fun to do on Easter with family and friends, head to the Easter Parade in Richmond. It is hard to believe it’s Easter already! But in Richmond we never turn down a chance to party.
Sunday, March 31st, from 1 to 5, is Easter on Parade, and this is one of our favorite festivals. Why? It’s free, we wear funny hats and stroll down Monument Avenue listening to music coming from front porches, we socialize with friends and have a good time.
More than 25,000 people come to Monument Avenue every Easter for music, arts, crafts, children’s activities, food, balloon artistry, a petting zoo, and of course, people and pet watching.
In case you’ve never been, here are a few tips:
- Wear a hat. Decorate it however you wish.
- Ladies, if you’d like, wear that spring dress. You won’t regret it.
- Get there early. It can get a little hairy at the height of the festival.
- A lot of people carry their own plastic cups….
- Bring a laid-back attitude. This festival is all about the stroll.
The Pet Bonnet and People Bonnet Showcases held at 3 p.m. and 4 p.m., on the Main Stage at Allen Avenue is one of the highlights of the festival. There will be food and festival fare from vendors throughout the four-block radius.
Some of the Performers and activities:
Zayde R. Dotts Main Stage ( Monument & Allen Avenues)
1 p.m. – 3 p.m. Upper East Side Big Band
3 p.m. Pet Bonnet Showcase
4 p.m. People Bonnet Showcase
Special musical performances by the cast of Cotton Patch Gospel, along with appearances by Nutzy, Bonnie the Bon Secours Bunny, and Richmond Raiders players and cheerleaders.
More information on richmond.com