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Easter on Parade

Sunday, April 16, 2017

RICHMOND, VA — 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 1:00-5:00 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 3:00 p.m. and 4:00 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 & Allen Avenues)

1:00-3:00pm The Taters

3:00pm Pet Bonnet Showcase

4:00pm People Bonnet Showcase

Davis Monument Performance Area (Monument & Davis Avenues)

1:00pm Michael Klemen – Accordionist

2:15pm The Sequels

3:10pm Ephesus Drumline

4:00pm The NEAtLES

Children’s Activities

Arts and crafts activities, produced by First Baptist Church Richmond

Balloon Twisting by Balloons by Extreme

Richmond SPCA

Roving Performers

Jonathan Austin/Jonathan the Juggler

More or Less Morris Dancers

Michael Klemen – Accordionist

Merchandise Vendors

Food Vendors

Special Thanks to Sponsors:

City of Richmond, 96.5 KLR, 103.7 PLAY, Star 100.9, K95, G104.3, and Hot 106.1 and James River Greyhounds.

Venture Richmond is a non-profit organization formed to engage business and community leaders in partnering with the City to enhance the vitality of the community, particularly Downtown, through economic development, marketing, promotion, advocacy and events. Venture Richmond also produces such long-standing and signature community events as Friday Cheers, the 2nd Street Festival and the Richmond Folk Festival, as well as TEDxRVA and RVA Fireworks on the James, and partners with the Richmond Sportsbackers to co-produce Dominion Riverrock. For more information visit www.venturerichmond.com.

Press Contact: Mavis Wynn

Event Manager

Venture Richmond

Venture Richmond, 200 S. Third Street, Richmond, VA 23219

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