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RVA Easter Events: Family Easter, Easter on Parade & Easter with Peter Rabbit

Posted at 2:51 PM, Apr 14, 2014
and last updated 2014-04-14 16:08:39-04

RICHMOND, Va. (WTVR): Dominion Family Easter at Maymont is one of Richmond’s favorite Easter traditions, filled with egg hunts, magic shows, carriage rides, ziplines, storytelling under the bunny tree and lots of other fun-filled activities. There are four egg hunts on the Carriage House Lawn and tickets can be purchased at the Carriage House Tent, $2 each, activities require 1- 4 tickets, an ATM machine will be available on site. Dominion Family Easter at Maymont is Saturday, April 19, from 10am – 3pm on the Carriage House Lawn. For more details visit or call 804-358-7166.

Another popular Easter tradition is “Easter on Parade”, there is traditional parade but instead attendees parading up and down Monument Avenue. a stroll in the streets which are closed to traffic between Davis and Allen Avenues. The highlight of the festival is always the popular Pet Bonnet and People Bonnet Showcases, at 3pm and 4pm on the Zayde R. Dotts Main Stage at Allen. But there’s live music, arts, crafts, children’s activities, a petting zoo and people and pet watching. Easter on parade is Sunday from 1 -5pm and is free. Get details at

And grab your cameras to snap a picture with Peter Rabbit, “Easter Weekend with Peter Rabbit” at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden is Saturday and Sunday, April 19 & 20 from 1 – 4pm. Come Saturday to hear the Richmond Concert Band perform “Where Have I heard That Before?” concert in front of the Bloemendaal House from 2 – 4pm. There will be activities in the children’s garden, and Easter Brunch in the Tea House but reservations are required. Lewis Ginter is located at 1800 Lakeside Avenue, for more information on Easter Weekend with Peter Rabbit call 804-262-9887 or visit

Easter Eggstravaganza at kings Dominion, Thursday, April 18 – 20, Kings Dominion celebrates Easter with their annual Easter Eggstravagabza, a celebration with EGGsploration scavenger hunt, photo opportunities with the Easter Bunny, a petting zoo, Easter crafts, and other activities. For more details visit