March 10 2019 | New Orleans

New Orleans celebrates Easter every year with egg hunts, jazz cruises, parades, and, of course, church services. Don’t spend Easter morning with your head in your Easter basket. Here are some eggcellent ideas (if we do say so ourselves).

Easter at St. Louis Cathedral

St. Louis Cathedral certainly isn’t the only place you can celebrate Easter Mass but, if you’ve never been, make this the year. Click here for the Holy Week Mass Schedule.

Historic French Quarter Easter Parade

At 9:45 a.m. on Easter Sunday (April 21) the Historic French Quarter Easter Parade departs Antoine’s Restaurant and heads toward St. Louis Cathedral for 11 a.m. Mass. The parade features mule-drawn carriages and old convertibles with plenty of stuffed Easter bunnies and other trinkets for the kids. After Mass, parade participants promenade in Jackson Square, showing off their Easter bonnets.

36th Annual Chris Owens French Quarter Easter Parade

At 1 p.m. on Easter day, join the fun at the 35th Annual Chris Owens French Quarter Easter Parade. The procession will begin at the corner of St. Louis and Royal, continue down Royal to Canal to St. Phillip Street and wrap up at St. Louis and Royal. Expect festive floats, marching bands, beads, and special Easter throws. Grand Duchess Chris Owens will be dressed in an Easter ensemble she designed herself. Learn more.

Steamboat Natchez Easter Jazz Brunch 

On Easter Sunday, gather at the river for the Steamboat NATCHEZ Easter Jazz Buffet Brunch. The cruise lasts from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. with boarding beginning at 11 a.m. Reservations are required. Call 504-569-1401, 1-800-233-2628 or book here.  

Longue Vue Easter Egg Hunt

On April 6, 2019, bring your Easter Basket to Longue Vue House and Gardens for an egg hunt, face-painting, lawn games and more! The morning egg hunt is from 9:30-10:30 am. The afternoon egg hunt is from 1:30-2:30 p.m. Learn more.

City Park Egg Scramble

On April 13 and 14  from 9-12:00 p.m., join us at New Orleans City Park for music, face painting, a balloon artist and of course, the Easter Bunny. There will be over 36,000 eggs for your kids to find and 100 special golden eggs containing tickets to City Park attractions. Easter baskets will be provided for the kids. Learn more.

NOMA Egg Hunt and Family Festival

On April 13 from 10-1 p.m., hop over to NOMA for an Easter egg hunt eggstraordinaire, art activities, separate bounce houses for kids and toddlers, music, face painting, hula hooping, a juggler/magician, a petting zoo...they have it all, y’all. Learn more.

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