Easter is quickly approaching, and if you’re like me, you don’t really have any plans to speak of. If you find yourself without plans for the weekend, why don’t you consider taking a trip to New Orleans. The people of New Orleans will find anything they can to throw a party as well as have a parade, and Easter is no exception!
Parades are a big thing in New Orleans. New Orleans locals will find any reason to have a parade and they go BIG! These parades are nothing short of mind blowing!
The Historic French Quarter Easter Parade
The Historic French Quarter Easter Parade starts at Antoine’s Restaurant and it ends at St. Louis Cathedral for 11AM mass. After Mass is over, the parade participants gather in Jackson Square to show off their Easter Bonnets, and other things before returning to Antoine’s.
Chris Owens Easter Parade
Around 1PM The Chris Owens Easter Parade starts. Chris Owens is a famous French Quarter singer, dancer, and performer. This parade features Chris Owens as the Grand Duchess and it starts at the corner of Canal and Bourbon. It features Easter themed throws and other throws as well.
Gay Easter Parade
Later in the day is the Gay Easter Parade. The LGBT community in New Orleans puts on this parade every Easter Sunday. The parade passes by every gay bar and every establishment in the French Quarter that’s owned by a member of the LGBT community. The LGBT community ensures this event is family friendly..
For the Kiddos
Just when you thought that New Orleans couldn’t offer any more on Easter Sunday, they have some amazing events for the kids too! I low-key want to experience Hoppin’ Down the River with Bourgeois the Bunny!
CIty Park Egg Scramble
This event takes place at the amusement park within City Park on Easter Sunday. There will be an egg hunt and other fun activities all day. The park opens at 9am and the egg hunt begins at 10am. The recommended age for the egg hunt is 8 and under. This event has a specific area for a toddler egg hunt!
Hoppin’ Down the River with Bourgeois the Bunny
Hoppin down the river with Bourgeois the Bunny is said to be an amazing Easter event. It takes place on the Creole Queen Steamboat. The Creole Queen is transformed into an Easter Wonderland with face painting, balloon sculpting, storytelling, and games. In addition to all the fun, this event also has a buffet included in the price that will feature child friendly foods and Easter candy!