Easter Bonnets go back as far as the 1870s where it was tradition in Europe for ladies to wear flowers on their hats in celebration of spring. The tradition grew and spread to New York City where each year more than 30,000 men, women, boys, and girls show off their outrageous Easter bonnets in the world’s largest Easter Bonnet Parade.
Wear your hand-decorated Easter Bonnet in Gabriola’s first-ever Easter Bonnet parade right before the annual Easter Egg Hunt. Whether you create your own Easter bonnet at the event, or join in as a spectator, it’s sure to be fabulous Easter fun!
This event is a collaboration with GIRO, the Commons, and the Rod & Gun Club. GIRO is donating free materials to help you create a fabulous hat. Collect your materials at GIRO’s Easter Table on Saturday, April 8th and 15th. Anything goes! Will you be making a bonnet for the parade?
Email firstname.lastname@example.org to sign-up. free event!