Like everything else, Easter is celebrated in a big way in New Orleans with parades, egg hunts, Sunday jazz bunches and river cruises with the Easter Bunny. Put on your Easter bonnet and get on it! Make your plans now!
Historic French Quarter Easter Parade, April 21
The Historic French Quarter Easter Parade starts at Antoine’s Restaurant at 9:45 a.m. and heads to St. Louis Cathedral for Mass at 11 a.m. Mass. Come see mule-drawn carriages and lots of old convertibles with riders in Easter bonnets throwing stuffed bunnies and other Easter treats to the kids. After the service, there is a promenade in Jackson Square.
The Chris Owens French Quarter Easter Parade is another holiday tradition in New Orleans. The procession will begin at 1 p.m. at the corner of St. Louis and Royal. From there it will head down Royal to Canal to St. Phillip Street and wrap up back where it started. Come enjoy fun costumes, floats, bands, beads, and Easter throws. Details.
Take your Easter basket to Longue Vue House and Gardens for Easter fun, including an egg hunt, face-painting, lawn games, a plant sale, and more! There are two hunts: one from 9:30-10:30 am and another from 1:30-2:30 p.m. Details.
Why not take the kids to NOMA this year for an Easter egg hunt, art activities, bounce house fun, music, face painting, hula hooping, a juggler/magician, and a petting zoo. The fun will last from 10-1 p.m. Details.
Head to New Orleans City Park from 9-12:00 p.m. for music, face painting, a balloon artist and, yup, the Easter Bunny. Find your share of 36,000 eggs, including100 special golden eggs with tickets to City Park attractions like Storyland and Carousel Gardens. Details.
This year, you'll find the Easter Bunny mingling with Old Man River at the Steamboat NATCHEZ Easter Jazz Buffet Brunch. The fun will last from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. with boarding at 11 a.m. For reservations, call 504-569-1401, 1-800-233-2628 or book here.