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 17
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.
Chris Owens French Quarter Easter Parade, April 17
The Chris Owens French Quarter Easter Parade is another holiday tradition in New Orleans. The 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
Heritage Day at Destrehan Plantation, April 8
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.
Spring Fest at Longue Vue Gardens, April 9
The Easter Bunny will be at Spring Fest this year, along with flower-focused games and crafts and live music. Learn more.
NOMA Egg Hunt and Family Festival, April 9
Why not take the kids to NOMA this year for an Easter egg hunt, art activities, music, face painting, a petting zoo and more. The fun will last from 10-1 p.m. Details.
City Park Egg Scramble, April 9 and 10
Head to Carousel Gardens at New Orleans City Park from 9-12:00 p.m. for music, face painting, a balloon artist, unlimited amusement park rides, and, yup, the Easter Bunny. Find your share of 36,000 eggs! Details.
Meet the Bunny at the River on the Riverboat City of New Orleans, April 17
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. The Easter Bunny will be onboard the 11:30 a.m. cruise. Live music will be provided by The Steamboat Stompers. View Easter brunch menu. Book here.
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