Monument Avenue in Richmond is a busy multi-lane street with a center median. Today the city blocked traffic for four blocks for the Easter on Parade festivities. This is not a parade in the traditional sense. There are no marching bands and parade floats. Rather the people take this opportunity to stroll up one side of the street and down the other side, showing off their Easter bonnets and their dogs. Music, children’s activities, food vendors, and more fill the center median. There is live music and entertainment on every block. It was a good time. Over 25,000 people attend this event, and many of them with their dogs. It was great, there were a lot of dogs, and I didn’t see a single pile of “evidence” the whole time we were there.
It was a perfect day for it! Love that blue sky and sunshine. Here’s a slide show of our people and pet watching today: