Dominion Energy Family Easter Brings Spring Joy to Maymont
Release Date: February 28, 2018
It’s almost time to hop on over to Maymont for one of Richmond’s favorite Easter events, Dominion Energy Family Easter, on Saturday, March 31 from 10am to 3pm. Guests will celebrate Easter on the Carriage House Lawn with exciting games and activities, food trucks, live entertainment, and more – all while soaking in the sunshine and spring blooms.
“This lively family tradition is a great way to celebrate the spring season with the Richmond community,” said Bartley Mullin, Maymont Event Associate. “Maymont is excited to continue its partnership with Dominion Energy to offer a fun-filled experience for thousands of guests to enjoy.”
Dominion Energy Family Easter showcases activities for the whole family, from visits with the Easter Bunny and storytelling under the Bunny Tree, to bonnet parades and an interactive chalk zone. Kids can get crafty making Easter baskets and bonnets, express themselves with face painting and temporary tattoos, grow their green thumbs at a planting station, or partake in life-sized board games and an egg-on-spoon hopstacle course. Guests can also sit back and watch live entertainment by Jonathan Austin, Maymont environmental educators, local performance troupes, and more!
Food will be available for purchase from Boardwalk Hot Dogs, Carytown Burgers & Fries, Espresso-A-Go-Go, Goatocado, Kona Ice, Mark’s Airborne Kettle Corn and Strawberry Street Café.
“Dominion Energy Family Easter is a wonderful chance to bring together a diverse group of people from the RVA region to celebrate a happy spring holiday,” said Parke Richeson, Maymont Executive Director. “The event also is an important fundraiser for Maymont, helping us to take care of the estate and keep it accessible to the public year-round.”
Tickets, which are $2 each, are required for most activities. For each ticket redeemed, participants will receive an Easter egg filled with a prize. As part of Maymont’s continued efforts to be environmentally-friendly, this year’s event will utilize 16,000 recycled Easter eggs. Cash, check, and credit card are accepted for ticket purchases. For more information, call 804-358-7166 or visit our website.
For families looking to make the most of their Maymont experience, they can also feed the goats and farm animals at the Maymont Farm, meet animals that live in and around the James River at the Nature Center, and learn more about the Gilded Age and the Dooleys’ extraordinary gift during a family-friendly tour of the Maymont Mansion.
Since 1975, Maymont has been maintained and operated by the private nonprofit Maymont Foundation. The Foundation must raise more than $3 million each year through donations to keep the estate open to the public.
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