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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).
Historic French Quarter Easter Parade
At 9:45 a.m. on Easter Sunday (April 12) 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.
At 1 p.m. on Easter day, join the fun at the 36th 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.
On Easter Sunday April 12, gather at the river for brunch on the Steamboat NATCHEZ. The Easter Bunny will be onboard for the morning cruise at 11:30 a.m. and will be available for boarding photos for the 2:30 p.m. departure. View brunch menu. Make reservations.
On March 28, 2020, bring your Easter basket to Longue Vue House and Gardens for an egg hunt, photos with the Easter Bunny, lawn games, arts & crafts, and flower crowns. The morning egg hunt is sold out. The afternoon egg hunt is from 1:30-2:30 p.m. Learn more.
City Park Egg Scramble CANCELLED
On April 4 and 5 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. The egg hunt will include some very special eggs containing tickets to City Park attractions. Easter baskets will be provided for the kids. Learn more.
NOMA Egg Hunt and Family Festival CANCELLED
On April 4 from 10-1 p.m., hop over to NOMA for an Easter egg hunt eggstraordinaire, including music, art activities, face painting, hula hooping, a juggler/magician, a petting zoo...they have it all, y’all. Some see special guests like the Elmer Easter Bunny, Curious George, and Peter Pan and Tinkerbell. Learn more.