Easter on Parade 2010

Planning to head over to Easter on Parade on Sunday? We’ve got details on the forecast, parking, road closings, activities, and more. So grab your bonnet and come on in!


On Sunday, April 4 from 1pm to 5pm Venture Richmond’s Easter on Parade will take over the four blocks of Monument between Allen (right at the Robert E. Lee Monument) and Davis Avenues. Join thousands of your fellow Richmonders for a celebration including roving performers, music, food and crafts, and the much-anticipated pet bonnet contest!


Admission is free!

The forecast

Weather Dan says to expect a few clouds, lots of sun, and temperatures in the 80s. That Easter bonnet will come in handy — and don’t forget the sunscreen!


There is no designated parking, so it’s first come, first serve street parking. Broad Street should have plenty of street parking available, and it’s an easy walk over to Monument.

Road closings

Monument Avenue will close at 8am from Allen to Davis Avenues. Meadow, Allison and Strawberry will also close at 8am from Grace Street to Park Avenue.

Schedule of events

Lots to do! Take a look…

Zayde R. Dotts Main Stage

  • Debo Dabney and Friends (1 and 2pm)
  • Pet Bonnet Showcase (3pm)
  • People Bonnet Showcase (4pm)

Roving Performers

  • Jonathan Austin
  • More or Less Morris Dancers
  • Peggy the Clown
  • Stilt Walking Clown


  • Merchandise vendors
  • Food vendors
  • Children’s area
  • Balloons by Extreme Balloon Artistry
  • The Lambeth Petting Zoo

Hope to see you out there! And be sure to add your Easter on Parade pictures to the RVANews Flickr pool.

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  1. Justin on said:

    I needed this post a year ago, when I rolled out of bed late, threw on some jeans, then decided to take a walk around the fan because it was a nice day.

    Like five minutes later I was standing there facing monument avenue, unshaven, in a wrinkled shirt that I had slept in, holding coffee, and squinting at THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE. And dogs with hats. And wondering if I was still asleep. “Oh hey Justin,” said some people I knew as they paraded by. Uh, hi? What in the hell is happening?

    For the record, I am from Richmond and have lived in the fan or museum district for about four years.

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