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Weekend Event Picks

Weekend Event Picks: Easter on Parade, Family Easter at Maymont, and Butterflies LIVE!

Easter Weekend is upon us, and that means Easter on Parade on Monument Avenue, Family Easter at Maymont, and the summer-long return of Butterflies LIVE! at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden.

Trevor Dickerson



Butterflies LIVE! at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden

One of the most unique annual events at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden kicks off Friday. Butterflies LIVE! will allow visitors to discover a variety of butterflies on the beautiful grounds as they transform it into a wonderland of vibrant colors and captivating sights. The exhibit changes all the tiem, so every time you visit, you’re likely to see something new. The exhibit is indoors, where you can get up close and personal with hundreds of tropical butterflies as they feed, flutter, and take flight all around you. Explore their origins, preferred habitats and lifecycles.

When: Beginning April 14th through the fall; 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM daily | Where: Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, 1800 Lakeside Avenue in Northside | Cost: Tickets start at $8 | More info: Ticketing website

Dominion Family Easter at Maymont

This annual family event is a Richmond tradition. Visit Maymont’s Carriage House Lawn for tons of family-friendly activities including an egg hunt, crafts and games, a bonnet parade, visits with the Easter Bunny, live entertainment, food, and more.

When: Saturday, April 15th; 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM | Where: Carriage House Lawn at Maymont, 1700 Hampton Street in the Byrd Park area | Cost: FREE to enter; $15 activity pass required for many activities; pay as you go at food and drink vendors | More info: Event website

Easter on Parade on Monument Avenue

Easter on Parade returns to Monument Avenue between Allen and Davis this Sunday, April 16th. Each year, more than 25,000 people converge upon the four-block site to celebrate the arrival of spring and the beauty of Monument Avenue, taking this once-a-year opportunity to stroll in the streets, which are closed to vehicular traffic. Music, arts, crafts, children’s activities, food, balloon artistry, a petting zoo, and of course, people and pet watching all are a part of the celebration which is, literally, a parade of Richmonders.

When: Sunday, April 16th; 1:00 – 5:00 PM | Where: Monument Avenue between Allen and Davis Avenues | Cost: FREE to attend; pay as you go at food and drink vendors | More info: Event article

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