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 9
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.
This procession will begin at 1 p.m. at the the Omni Royal Orleans Hotel at corner of St. Louis and Royal. From there it will continue down Royal to Bienville, then turn on Bourbon to St. Phillip, and then head back at the Omni Royal Orleans Hotel. Come enjoy fun costumes, floats, bands, beads, and Easter throws. Details.
MORE SPRING FUN
Meet Captain Carrot on the Riverboat City of New Orleans, April 9
This year, you'll find the Easter Bunny mingling with Old Man River on the Easter Jazz Buffet Brunch Cruise on the Riverboat City of New Orleans. Book here.
Go back to the 19th Century at Heritage Day at Destrehan Plantation. Enjoy hands-on activities, period music and dance, and view reenactments, demonstrations and exhibits. The event is open to the public between 9 a.m and 3 p.m. Learn more.