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Dillsboro’s ‘Easter Hat Parade’

Dillsboro’s ‘Easter Hat Parade’

A beloved Western North Carolina tradition, the “Easter Hat Parade” will take place at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 30, in downtown Dillsboro. 

Bring your finest Easter bonnet and dress up the smiles on everyone’s face by joining in and walking in the parade. And if you do not participate in the parade, you can simply do as hundreds of others do — come to Dillsboro and watch the array of folks strolling “down the avenue” in their finery.

Bring your own hat or arrive early (10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.) at Dogwood Crafters to make your own. A full day of fun will include kids’ activities, face painting and visits with the Easter Bunny.

Ribbons and prizes will also be awarded for unusual hat categories. The parade travels on streets around downtown. This is a pet-friendly event.

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