March 1, 2024 | 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 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.

French Quarter Easter Parade

This eggcellent event 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. Learn more.

Captain Carrot’s Steamboat Natchez Cruise

On Easter Sunday, gather at the river for brunch on the Steamboat Natchez. Along with pics with the Easter Bunny, you can enjoy a two-hour cruise, live jazz, a brunch buffet and more. There are two sailings – one boards at 11 a.m. and the other at 2 p.m. Make it an extra special day by adding the Spring Fling Party Package. Learn more and make reservations at Steamboat Natchez

Learn more about Easter in New Orleans 

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