Easter festivals this weekend in Richmond
3/30/2018, 11:57 a.m.
After a long winter, cherry blossoms are making their seasonal debut as the days slowly get warmer. Easter activities are just a hop away.
Two annual Richmond Easter festivals will take place this weekend — the Dominion Family Easter at Maymont and Easter on Parade on Monument Avenue.
Crafts, games, music and entertainment for all ages will be featured from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, March 31, on the carriage house lawn at Maymont’s Family Easter celebration, 1700 Hampton St.
Youngsters also can enjoy face painting, bonnet making, inflatables and a life-sized “Candyland.” There also will be an egg-on-a-spoon obstacle course, guessing the number of jelly beans on display, storytelling, a golden egg hunt and a variety of performers.
Admission is free, with tickets required for some activities. Tickets are $2.
Food vendors will be on site and tours of the Dooley Mansion will be available from 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Suggested donation: $5.
Details: www.maymont.org or (804) 358-7166.
From 1 to 5 p.m. on Easter Sunday, April 1, people can show off their bonnets and Easter finery at the annual Easter on Parade.
More than 25,000 people annually enjoy the festivities along Monument Avenue between Davis and Allen avenues. The street will be closed to vehicles for people to enjoy music, food, dancers, stilt walkers, balloon artistry, activities and a petting zoo.
The pet bonnet showcase is at 3 p.m., while the hat show for people will be at 4 p.m. at the Zayde R. Dotts Main Stage at Allen Avenue.
The event is free.