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Richmond’s Very Own Easter on Parade

Thursday, April 1st, 2010

Sunday is the big day! A short walk from our Richmond Virginia bed and breakfast is Lee Circle, the start of Richmond’s very own Easter on Parade on Monument Avenue between Allen Avenue and Davis Street. Music, fun, food, vendors, jugglers, and other entertainment will make this Easter an extraordinary memory. Festivities start at 1 PM on Easter Sunday and the party goes on until 5 PM.  The free event is organized and produced by Venture Richmond, an organization that engages 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.  Easter on Parade is sponsored by the Bon Secours Richmond Health System – check out photos #1, #2, and #12 from previous Easter on Parade events! Even Ronald McDonald was spotted among the people strolling Monument Avenue.

Richmond’s unique Easter celebration attracts tens of thousands of residents and visitors to these four blocks of Monument Avenue, who stroll the picturesque street in celebration of Spring’s arrival.  It is THE place to people-watch and to be seen! Yes, the attendees are the parade since most entertainment is stationary, taking up their stage on Monument Avenue resident’s porches; others rove through the crowd capturing attention as they proceed along.  The weather forecast for this year’s event is spectacular!  Highlights include a pet bonnet contest at 3 PM on the stage set up at the Lee Monument; a people bonnet contest takes place there at 4 PM.

Pick your room at our Richmond lodging and, after a hearty gourmet breakfast, stroll the few blocks to Lee Circle and join in the Easter festivities!

Richmond’s Most Popular April Events

Wednesday, March 24th, 2010

Our Richmond inn is “in the middle of it all” for two fun-filled Richmond events in April!

Wear your finest bonnet and enter into the Bonnet contest on April 4 at the Lee monument!

Venture Richmond brings Easter on Parade, that annual event bringing over 25,000 Richmonders and Virginians to Monument Avenue on Easter Sunday.  It’s not a traditional parade: attendees parade up and down scenic Monument Avenue between Allen and Davis Avenues.  Monument Avenue, named to the National Register of Historic Landmarks, will be closed to all but pedestrian traffic between Allen and Davis (or the Robert E Lee and Jefferson Davis monuments) on Easter Sunday, April 4, 2010 between 1 PM and 5 PM. The celebration includes music, arts, crafts, children’s activities, food, a petting zoo – and most importantly pet and people watching.  Everyone will be dressed in their finest or most outlandish regalia!  Highlights include a Pet Bonnet Showcase/Contest at 3 PM and a People Bonnet Showcase/Contest at 4 PM.  Don’t miss it!

Historic Garden Week in Virginia's Guidebook and tour tickets are the key to visit private homes and gardens April 17 though April 25

Historic Garden Week in Virginia, presented by the Garden Club of Virginia, is scheduled for April 17 through 25, 2010.  The Garden Club of Virginia has been holding this event for 77 years and devoting the proceeds to preserving Virginia’s heritage properties and gardens.  Though featuring homes and gardens all over the Commonwealth of Virginia, the Windsor Farms neighborhood of Richmond area will be featured on Tuesday April 20, Church Hill, on Wednesday April 21, and West Avenue, just two blocks away from our bed and breakfast, will open homes and gardens to visitors on Thursday April 22.  In addition special evening activities are planned Thursday at Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens.

Make your plans now to take advantage of these very Virginia events! Pick your guest room at our historic Fan District bed and breakfast and make it a Spring Fling! to remember on Easter weekend or during Garden Week or – even both.  We’d love to share the best of central Virginia with you.