Family Easter at Maymont and Easter on Parade highlight season this weekend
4/19/2019, 6 a.m.
Two of Richmond’s most popular seasonal events are being held this weekend — the Dominion Energy Family Easter at Maymont on Saturday, April 20, and Easter on Parade on Monument Avenue on Sunday, April 21.
Family Easter at Maymont is scheduled for 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, on the Carriage House Lawn at Maymont, 1700 Hampton St. Free activities will include singers, jugglers, puppets and other entertainers on two stages, storytelling under the “Bunny Tree,” Victorian-themed lawn games, a planting station, bonnet parades and appearances by the Easter Bunny.
Admission to Maymont is free, but tickets are required for most activities and cost $2 each. Maymont members can skip the line and order tickets online in advance through Thursday, April 18, to be picked at the membership tent the day of the event.
Maymont Mansion tours run from 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, based on availability. Tour sign-ups are in the basement of the mansion with a $5 donation.
Details: www.maymont.org or (804) 358-7166.
Richmond’s annual Easter on Parade will be 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday on tree-lined Monument Avenue between Davis and Allen avenues.
The free event draws thousands of people and pets in eye-popping hats parading along the boulevard. More than 25,000 people typically attend.
Stages will be situated at Monument and Allen avenues and Monument and Davis avenues where performers and entertainers will be featured. Roving performers, including jugglers, dancers, an accordionist and other musicians, will be highlighted, along with children’s activities. A bonnet contest will be held for people and pets.
The annual event is produced by Venture Richmond.
Details: www.venturerichmond.com or (804) 788-6466.