Dominion Energy Family Easter in Maymont
April 16, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., free (some activities require the purchase of tickets)
Tons of Easter related activities in a beautiful setting. Can get crowded but it’s pretty and I just read that they have baby goats. Baby goats aren’t related to Easter at all, but they’re damn cute.
Bring the whole family for an Easter egg festival and all that spring has to offer. Enjoy games, activities and crafts, plus live entertainment from Bach to Rock and other adorable artists, jugglers and animals, and of course, appearances from the Easter Bunny! Bring a picnic blanket and make it a day with local food trucks and 100 acres of “egg exploring.”
Admission to Dominion Energy Family Easter is free, plus optional $2 tickets for activities and games. Each redeemed ticket earns an Easter egg and “eggs-tra” rewards!
Event parking is available at the entrance to the historic estate and at the Robins Nature Center. Guests can enter at any door and join in the fun on the Carriage House Lawn.
Safety instructions will be put in place. https://maymont.org/coronavirus-status/
🐰 Activities for the whole family 🐰
– Hoopla chicken coop
– Planting station
-Bonnet Craft Tent
-Craft Tent – Pinwheels, Sheep Craft and Easter bracelets
– Face painting
– Inflatable football, skeeball, teeball and football
-Astro Jump RVA: Bounce course
🎟️ Tickets 🎟️
Activity tickets are $2 each, available for purchase at one of two ticket tents, to save participants time at each of the special crafts, inflatables, games and experiences! One ticket per participant per activity. For each ticket redeemed, you will receive an Easter egg. Eggs may contain an “eggstra” prize. Cash, checks and credit cards are accepted. No refunds, returns or exchanges.
🍨 Food Vendors 🍨
-Funnel Cake Reception
🌷 Free fun for everyone 🌷
– Live entertainment performances by: Bach to Rock, Jonathan Austin, Richmond Urban Dance, Chesterfield Children’s Theatre, SPARC and Maymont Animal Ambassadors
-Pictures with the Easter Bunny
-Storytelling Under the Bunny Tree with Pam Bomboy
– Hopstacle area
– Bubble zone
– Farm Friends – Baby Animals and Animal Olympics
-Golden Egg Hunt
UNDER THE RADAR
African American Book Festival at the Richmond Public Library
April 16, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
I just heard about this festival, so I can’t add much. If you’re near the library on Saturday, go for it.
Virginia Business Expo Associates and the Richmond Public Library proudly present Richmond’s first annual African American Book Festival.
“The African American Book Festival” was built to give our culture’s cemented and emerging authors a platform to spread the messages that are embedded in the pages of their iconography. With one goal in mind, we want to educate, entertain and impact the community of Richmond through African American literature, bringing to light the stories told in their books.
This event is a great opportunity for community members to meet and engage with their favorite black authors. There will be several featured authors.
Come support your black authors, meet them face to face, get photos, buy books at discounted prices, network with other professionals, bring reading books back to normal, and help authors spread their messages.
what can you expect
This event will include author and publisher exhibits, author talks and book signings, entertainment, networking, and door prizes. The event will attract a wide range of authors, publishers, book clubs, libraries and individual readers. The books available will suit all ages; from children, teenagers, young adults to adults. Authors will present fiction, poetry, non-fiction, memoirs, caring, and spiritual offerings.
This event is free and open to the public. Come enjoy this free community festival that celebrates the beauty, power, passion and excitement of the written work.
Spring Jamboree at VUU’s Hovey Stadium
April 16 1-4 p.m.
Softball and football finally united. Fortunately not on the same ground at the same time. VUU organizes its Spring Jamboree. At 1 p.m., you can check out the women’s softball team, then stick around for a Panther football scrimmage.