A picture-perfect Easter day brought out a large crowd to celebrate a Houston tradition: The 35th annual Bunnies on the Bayou party at the Wortham Theater Center's Fish Plaza.
The outdoor gathering, which started with a small group of gay friends in a Montrose apartment complex on Easter Sunday, 1979, has grown into a Guinness Book of World Records-worthy cocktail party and major charity fundraiser that draws revelers from across the nation.
Wild bonnets and bunny ears were everywhere in tribute to the Easter theme. And since it was such a sunny day, bare-chested hunks were flexing their muscles. "If you've got it, flaunt it " is the motto at this party.
Again this year, photographer Dalton DeHart captured the hoppy spirit of the occasion.
Festive hat coverings were a must for fashion reasons and also to shield from the sun.