Easter Events

Richmond Easter EventsDaffodils have begun poking their heads through the ground, cherry blossoms are making their seasonal debut and, slowly but surely, the days are warming up. This can only mean one thing – Easter events are just around the corner.

For many of us, Easter is a religious holiday that celebrates resurrection and new beginnings. For others, Easter may not have religious significance, but is still a time to gather with friends and family and celebrate the coming of spring, which, in itself, is a time of rebirth and fresh starts. However you choose to celebrate the holiday, you can count on one thing – Richmond offers plenty of Easter events and activities for you and your family.

We’ve put together a list of popular Easter events in the Richmond area, but will be adding more in the coming weeks, so be sure to check back often. And if there’s an event that we might have overlooked, please let us know! Email us at cs@richmondmom.com with details and we’ll do our best to add your event to the list.

Saturday, April 1, 2017

Easter Bunny Arrival

The Easter bunny is coming to Regency Square Mall! The event will kick off with a 9am breakfast in the Spring Garden, where you and your little ones can pet chicks and bunnies while you wait for the Easter Bunny to arrive at 10am. Seating is limited, so be sure to reserve your seat by calling (804) 740-1518.

Ages: Children ages 10 and under
Cost: Free
Time: 9am breakfast; 10am Easter bunny arrival

Location:
Regency Square Mall
1420 N. Parham Road
Richmond, VA  23229

Contact: (804) 740-1518

 

Second Annual Bunny Bazaar at Colonial Heights High School

The After Prom committee at Colonial Heights High School is hosting their second annual Bunny Bazaar. This fun community event features dozens of artisans and vendors, door prizes and pictures with the Easter Bunny.

Ages: All ages welcome
Cost: Free admission
Time: 9am – 1pm

Location:
Colonial Heights High School
3600 Conduit Road
Colonial Heights, Virginia 23834

Contact:
Carol Bennett at (804) 240-5679
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Saturday, April 8, 2017 

Family Easter Celebration

Reveille United Methodist Church will be hosting a free Easter celebration featuring an egg hunt, petting zoo, bounce house, games, crafts, storytelling and more.

Ages: All ages are welcome
Cost: Free
Time: 10:30am – 12pm

Location:
Reveille United Methodist Church
4200 Cary Street Road
Richmond, VA 23221

Contact:
(804) 359-6041
communications@reveilleumc.org
www.reveilleumc.org/lent

 

River Road United Methodist Church Easter Egg Hunt

Join the River Road UMC family for an Easter Egg Hunt and celebration. The event will feature an egg hunt at 11:30am, along with plenty of activities for the whole family including food trucks, a bounce house, a cake walk and Easter-themed “tattoos.” Everyone is welcome at this free community event.

Ages: All ages are welcome
Cost: Free
Time: 11am – 1pm

Location:
River Road United Methodist Church
8800 River Road
Richmond, VA 23229

Contact:
(804) 740-7061
danielle@riverroadumc.org
www.riverroadumc.org

 

Tea Party with the Easter Bunny

Join the Easter Bunny for a special tea party at Stony Point Fashion Park. The party will begin at 1pm in Triangle Park and will feature crafts, a special treat and tea provided by Teavana.

Ages: All ages welcome
Cost: Free
Time: 1pm

Location:
Stony Point Fashion Park
9200 Stony Point Parkway
Richmond, VA 23235

Contact:
(804) 560-7467
www.shopstonypoint.com

 

Saturday, April 15, 2017

Dominion Family Easter at Maymont

This much-loved annual event promises a full day of Easter-themed fun. Kids can take part in activities like the Eggtivity Zone with five egg-themed activity stations and the Hoppin’ Fun Zone which features arts and crafts, face painting, bonnet and boa making, inflatable slides and games, Nature Center exhibits and much more. Plus, families will enjoy local food vendors along with plenty of free fun, including two stages with live entertainment, storytelling under the “Bunny Tree,” an Easter Bunny meet and greet, Victorian-themed lawn games and activities, the Silver Diner’s planting station, the Community Zone and bonnet parades.

Ages: All ages are welcome
Cost: Activity passes for the Eggtivity Zone and Hoppin’ Fun Zone: $15 for non-members; $7 for Maymont members
Time: 10am – 3pm

Location:
Maymont on the Carriage House Lawn
1700 Hampton Avenue
Richmond, VA 23220

Contact:
(804) 358-7166
www.maymont.org

 

Easter Egg Hunt at Stony Point Fashion Park

Join the Easter Bunny at Stony Point Fashion Park on April 15 for a special Easter egg hunt. The event will feature three different hunting locations throughout Triangle Park based on age.

Ages: 0-10 years
Cost: Free
Time: 12pm

Location:
Stony Point Fashion Park
9200 Stony Point Parkway
Richmond, VA 23235

Contact:
(804) 560-7467
www.shopstonypoint.com

 

Easter Egg Hunt at Tuckahoe Plantation

Head to historic Tuckahoe Plantation for fun-filled day of Easter eggs, furry friends and all the beauty of a Central Virginia spring. Tuckahoe’s annual Easter Egg Hunt event will take place from at 1pm – 3pm the Saturday before Easter with two egg hunts happening at 1:30pm and 2:30pm respectively. The Richmond Animal League will be on hand with an array of pets that families can play with on-site or even adopt. Be sure to bring Easter baskets, picnics and cameras for photo-ops.

Ages: All ages are welcome
Cost: $5 per child for the Easter egg hunt; adults are free
Time: 1pm-3pm

Location:
Tuckahoe Plantation
12601 River Road
Richmond, VA 23238

Contact:
(804) 774-1614
tuckahoeplantationtours@gmail.com

 

Saturday, April 15 and Sunday, April 16, 2017

Peek-A-Bloom with Peter Rabbit

Join in on the fun at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden this Easter weekend. Peek-A-Bloom features all-day activities in the Children’s Garden, including pictures with Peter Rabbit from 1pm-4pm both days, as well as sidewalk chalk drawing, hula hooping, make-your-own garden hats and more. The event is included with regular garden admission, so be sure to check out other events and activities like Butterflies LIVE! and A Million Blooms while you’re there.

Ages: All ages are welcome
Cost: Adults – $13; Seniors (55+) – $11; Military with ID – $10; Children (3-12) – $8; Children (under 3) – Free; Members – Free
Time: Regular garden hours: 9am – 5pm, daily; Photos with Peter Rabbit: 1pm – 4pm, April 15 and 16

Location:
Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden
1800 Lakeside Avenue
Richmond, VA 23228

Contact:
(804) 262-9887
contactus@lewisginter.org
www.lewisginter.org

 

Sunday, April 16, 2017

Easter On Parade

This annual, and hugely popular, Richmond tradition promises more friends, fellowship and Easter finery than ever before. Join more than 25,000 participants as you parade your Easter best up and down iconic Monument Avenue, which will be closed to traffic. Bring the whole family and spend the afternoon soaking in the scenery on one of Richmond’s most beautiful streets while enjoying music, arts, crafts, children’s activities, food, balloon artistry and a petting zoo. And whatever you do, don’t miss the event highlight: the annual Pet Bonnet and People Bonnet Showcase. Showcase events will be held at 3pm and 4pm on the Zayde R. Dotts Main Stage at Allen Avenue.

Ages: All ages welcome
Cost: Free admission
Time: 1pm – 5pm

Location: Monument Avenue between Allen Avenue and Davis Avenue (Richmond)

 

Jesus Breaks the Chains Dinner Theater

Presented by Faith Productions, Jesus Breaks the Chains is a powerful stage production that relays the love and forgiveness of Christ. Hosted by A Touch of Class Event Hall, the event will take place on Easter Sunday.

Ages: All ages welcome
Cost: $25
Time: 3pm

Location:
A Touch of Class Event Hall
5103 Thrush Lane
Richmond, VA 23227

Contact: Call (804) 651-1631 for event and ticket information

 

Parker’s Easter Egg Roll

Head over to Brewer’s Café on Easter Sunday for a fun-filled celebration. This kid-focused event will feature face painting, egg painting and hundreds of Easter eggs – not to mention the chance to grab some great food at Brewer’s Café. The event is open to all members of the community and has a goal of hosting 100 local community children. Volunteer and sponsorship opportunities are available, as well. Click here to learn more.

Ages: All ages welcome
Cost: Free
Time: 1:30pm

Location:
Brewer’s Café
1125 Bainbridge Street
Richmond, VA 23224

Contact:
(804) 230-7660
www.brewerscaferva.com

 

Ongoing Events

Now – Friday, April 7, 2017

DIY Easter Egg Hunt Volunteer Opportunity

If you would like to find a way to lend a helping hand to your community this Easter season, consider volunteering supplies for an annual Easter Egg Hunt led by Peter Paul Development Center, a community outreach organization supporting families in Church Hill and neighboring East End communities. Volunteers are asked to fill plastic Easter eggs with goodies and provide Easter baskets that will be used for the event, and in turn, bring a little bit of Easter joy to underprivileged families in Richmond. Volunteer sign up is hosted by HandsOn Greater Richmond.

Ages: 13+ (all volunteers must sign up here)
Cost: Cost of supplies (30-40 candy- or goodie-filled plastic eggs and two Easter baskets)
Time: Deadline for turning in completed eggs and baskets is 5pm, Friday, April 7, 2017.

Drop-off location for completed projects:
HandsOn Greater Richmond
7501 Boulders View Drive, Suite 101
Richmond, VA 23225
Monday-Friday, 8:30am – 5pm

Contact:
(804) 409-5618
volunteer@handsonrva.org

 

Now – Saturday, April 15, 2017

Postcard Show: Merry Easter Eggmen

Start your Easter celebration with a cultural twist at the Bon Air Library. This ongoing postcard show, entitled “Merry Easter Eggmen,” is the creation of Ausra Huntington. Open now until April 15, the exhibit features a unique collection of postcards showing hand-crafted “Easter People” and is combined with the creator’s explanation of Lithuanian Easter customs and egg decorating techniques.

Ages: All ages welcome
Cost: Free
Time: Open during library hours: Monday – Thursday, 10am – 9pm; Friday and Saturday, 10am – 5pm

Location:
Bon Air Library
9103 Rattlesnake Road
North Chesterfield, VA 23235-2939

Contact:
(804) 915-7627, ask for Ausra
www.library.chesterfield.gov/locations/bon-air

 

Saturday, March 25 – Saturday, April 15, 2017

Easter Bunny Photos at Chesterfield Towne Center

Hop in to Chesterfield Towne Center between March 25 and April 15 to visit the Easter Bunny and get your family’s keepsake photos. You’ll find the Easter Bunny outside of TJMaxx/HomeGoods near Zumiez daily. Check the times below to plan your visit, but remember that the bunny will need to take occasional breaks!

Ages: All ages welcome
Cost: Visits are free. Photo packages vary in price.
Time: Monday-Saturday, 10am – 8pm; Sunday, 12pm – 5pm.

Location:
Chesterfield Towne Center
11500 Midlothian Turnpike
Richmond, VA 23235

Contact:
(804) 794-4660
www.chesterfieldcenter.com

 

Easter Bunny Photos at Short Pump Town Center

Visit with Peter Rabbit and get your family’s photo taken in his quaint southern garden. Peter will be available daily from March 25 until April 15 on the upper level near L.L. Bean. Be sure to check times listed below to plan your visit.

Ages: All ages welcome
Cost: Visits are free. Photo packages start at $23 and include a $20 promo card from Shutterfly.
Time: Monday-Saturday, 11am – 8pm; Sunday, 11am – 5pm 

Location:
Short Pump Town Center
upper level near L.L. Bean
11800 W Broad St
Richmond, VA 23233

Contact:
(804) 360-1700
www.shortpumpmall.com

 

Saturday, April 1 – Saturday, April 15, 2017

Easter Bunny Visits and Photos at Regency Square

Bring your family to Regency Square for a special visit and photo session with the Easter Bunny. The Bunny will be available at the Lower Level Center Court daily from April 1 until April 15. Be sure to check event times below to plan your visit.

Ages: All ages welcome
Cost: Visits are free. Photo packages start at $23.
Time: Monday – Saturday, 10am – 8pm (break from 12:30pm – 1pm and 4pm – 4:30pm); Sunday 12pm – 6pm (break from 3pm – 4pm)

Location:
Regency Square Mall
1420 N. Parham Road
Richmond, VA  23229

Contact:
(804) 740-7467
www.shopregencysqmall.com

 

Friday, April 7 – Saturday, April 15, 2017 (select dates)

Visit the Roaming Easter Bunny at Stony Point Fashion Park

Catch up with the Easter Bunny as he hops his way through Stony Point Fashion Park. Visit him as he roams and receive a free digital photo download! The bunny can be spotted April 7, 8, 9, 14 and 15 from noon until 3pm.

Ages: All ages welcome
Cost: Free
Time: April 7-9 and 14-15; 12pm – 3pm

Location:
Stony Point Fashion Park
9200 Stony Point Parkway
Richmond, VA 23235

Contact:
(804) 560-7467
www.shopstonypoint.com

 

Saturday, April 8 – Saturday, April 15, 2017

Spring Petting Farm at Short Pump Town Center

The Spring Petting Farm returns to Short Pump Town Center April 8-15th! Come visit baby chicks, bunnies, lambs, goats and more! Located in the Main Plaza and open daily, weather permitting. Free for all ages however a $1 donation is suggested with all proceeds going to the Maymont Foundation.

Ages: All ages welcome
Cost: Free however $1 suggest donation per person
Time:
Open daily from 11am – 5pm
April 8 – April 15, 2017

Location:
Short Pump Town Center
Main Plaza
11800 W Broad St
Richmond, VA 23233

Contact:
(804) 360-1700
www.shortpumpmall.com

 

Saturday, April 8 – Sunday, April 16, 2017

The Easter Event at Bass Pro Shops

Grab the family and head out to Bass Pro Shops in Ashland for Easter fun at its best. Take FREE photos with the Easter Bunny, hunt for eggs throughout all five of the shop’s departments and enjoy Easter-themed crafts. Be sure to check specific event times listed below or visit www.bassproshops.com/Ashland to learn more.

Ages: All ages are welcome
Cost: Free
Time(s):

Free photos: Saturdays and Sundays, April 8 & 9 and 15 & 16 from 11am-4pm; Monday-Thursday, April 10-13, from 6-8pm; and Friday, April 14 from 2-8pm
Crafts: Saturdays and Sundays, April 8 & 9 and 15 & 16, from 1pm-4pm, Friday, April 14 from 4-7pm
Easter Egg Hunt: Saturday, April 15 at 2pm for 1 hour. Registration from 1:30-2:00pm.

Location:
Bass Pro Shops Ashland
11550 Lakeridge Parkway
Ashland, VA 23005

Contact:
(804) 496-4700
www.bassproshops.com/Ashland

 

If you know of any Easter events not listed above, please let us know!