There is never a shortage of things to do in New Orleans with kids, and Easter is no exception! If you are looking for family-friendly Easter events in New Orleans and the surrounding area, we have you covered.
Guide to New Orleans Easter Events, Spring Events and Spring Break Camps
Spring in New Orleans is headed our way! We have rounded up our favorite New Orleans Easter events, Spring Break camps and other family-friendly events around the city! Spring in the city is such a magical time and we know you’ll find something to enjoy with your family from our list of Easter egg hunts, festivals, outdoor activities, and more. If you know of another Easter event in New Orleans happening that is not on our list, please email us at [email protected] so that we can add it! If you are looking for assistance with catering your Easter event, please refer to this list of the best catered Easter dinners in New Orleans.
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Easter Events in New Orleans
St. Mary’s Dominican High School Alumnae Association Easter Egg Roll:Saturday, March 11, 10am-12pm. Join us on the lawn of Dominican’s Campus for crafts, snacks, butterflies, an egg hunt, and photos with the Easter Bunny!
Easter Egg Hunt by Little Fins Swim Academy at Riverside Country Club: March 18th, 3-4 pm. Join us for pictures with the Easter Bunny, snowballs, and a “little kid friendly” egg hunt! Tickets are required to attend and admission is $15. One family will win eight free swim lessons and a free party or membership to Riverside Country Club.
Easter Bunny Arrival Celebration at Lakeside Shopping Center: Join Lakeside on March 18th as we welcome the Easter Bunny! We kick off the celebration with an Easter Egg Hunt near Veterans Skylight at 9:00 am and photos with the Easter Bunny begin at 10:00 am. Tickets are $25 per family.
Easter Egg Hunt at Coquille Parks: You’re invited to Coquille Parks and Recreation on March 25th for our Easter Egg Hunt! We have three times based on age groups: 1-3 years old at 10am, 4-6 years old at 11am, and 7-12 years old at 12pm.
The Blossom Girl Hunt: March 25, 11am-3pm. Join us at Open Space Studios for an Easter Egg Hunt, face painting, and balloon animals, Greater New Orleans Autism Society Inclusive Easter Egg Hunt: Sunday, March 26th, 11am-2pm. Join us for an egg hunt, sensory play, crafts, and snacks!
Biscuits and Bunnies Brunch: Hop on over to Chic-Fil-A Algiers for bunny shaped biscuits, crafts, games, and photos with the Bunny Cow! Saturday, April 1. 8:30-10:20 am.
Eggstravaganza at Metairie Baptist Church: Saturday, April, 1, 10am-12pm. Games, snacks, Easter Egg Hunt!
The NOMA Family Festival and Egg Hunt: Saturday, April 1st from 10am-12pm. Set within the picturesque Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden, this is a fun and festive event for families featuring arts & crafts, games, face painting, snacks, drinks, music, and more.
Hippity Hoppity Craft Fair: April 2 at Tiff’s Gifts Nola and Vincent’s Italian Cuisine! We will have the Easter Bunny for photos, crafts vendors, prizes, food and sweets.
NOLA Kidsground Egg Hunt & Play: April 6-7. Hop on over to NOLA Kidsground for an Easter Egg Hunt & Play Time, eggs-clusively for children ages 5 and under. Admission is $20 per child. Tickets are limited and advanced reservations are required for each 1-hour time slot.
Easter Egg Hunt and Crafts at the Covington Trailhead: 10am-12pm, April 8. Join us for Youth Wellness Fair, STEM, and a Petting Zoo.
Grown-Up Egg Hunt Fundraiser for Whole Village Art Therapy: Saturday, April 8, 11am-2pm. Grown-up Egg Hunt! Win cash, art, candy, and gift cards hidden in the eggs. Have fun while supporting Whole Village Art Therapy!
Yard Egging: The School Bakery will bring already stuffed eggs to your front yard on Easter Eve for your family to have an Easter Egg Hunt. Add on decorated sugar cookies if you wish!
Historic French Quarter Parade:The Historic French Quarter Easter Parade begins at Antoine’s Restaurant at 9:45 a.m. on Easter Sunday. The parade travels to St. Louis Cathedral for 11 a.m. Mass. The parade consists of mule-drawn carriages, old convertables and various walkers throwing Easter trinkets to the observers.
Easter at Messina’s at the Terminal: Celebrate Easter with us with a delicious meal and gorgeous views!
Easter Eggstravaganza: April 1, 2023. Family-friendly Easter egg hunts at select NORD parks. Meet the Easter Bunny, and find eggs filled with candy and prizes. Event also features face painting, space walks and field games.
Beignets with Bunny by PJ’s Coffee: Saturday, April 1, 11am-2-pm. Come enjoy beignets and meet the Easter Bunny!
Read and Sing Story Time: Hoppy Easter! April 5, 10:30-11:00 am. The Read and Sing Story Time at Lakeshore Library includes stories, songs, and finger plays for infants and toddlers. Bunny Hop at the Venice Marina: April 8, 2022 from 3:00pm-5:00 pm. Free for all kids. Photos with the Easter Bunny, Easter egg hunt, games, and more.
City Park Egg Scramble: April 1, 2023 from 9:00am-12:00pm. Over 36,000 eggs are scattered throughout Carousel Gardens and include an egg hunt, face painting, music, and a visit from the Easter Bunny. The event is 9:00 am-Noon. Tickets are $10, $5 for Friends of City Park members.
Steamboat Natchez Brunch Cruise: April 9, 2023. Bring your children of all ages to meet the Easter Bunny aboard the Steamboat Natchez Brunch Cruise.
Easter & Spring Break Camps in New Orleans
Camp Soul Grow Camps: A variety of FREE workshop options over school breaks. Lunch included. Ages 7-12. Registration required.
Lolo’s Studio Spring Break Camp: Catch a break while your kids enjoy a day of fun and calm while you do you. At Lolo’s Camps kids of all ages get to let their crazy out, find their calm, create inspired art and strike a pose. (And no electronics!) 10am-3pm, Ages 5-7 and 8+
JCC Spring Break Camp: Metairie Mini Camp and Uptown Mini Camp. April 10, 11 and 14. 8:30am-3:30pm.When school is out, the JCC is in! Join us for a camp-style day at the J. Our staff will guide participants through an active day filled with group activities, creative arts, athletic games and more. Bring a bagged lunch and wear closed-toe shoes so you can take part in all of the fun. No money or electronics, please.
Madisonville Equestrian Center Easter Horse Camp: April 10-14, 9am-2pm, ages 4 and up.
Covington Karate Studio Spring Break Camp: April 10-14th. Arts, crafts, bounce house, slip and slide, egg toss, relay races, karaoke, and more! Ages 3-12.
Ninja Obstacle Lifting Academy: April 10th – 14th. School Break Camp half day or full day options for ages 6-11.
Vamanos Spanish Language Program: April 10th-14th. Weekly and drop in options available.
Jefferson Parks and Recreation Department: April 6-10th. 7:30am-5:30pm. At our Spring Break Camp, our campers will enjoy arts, crafts, sports, games, and special events. Spring Events in New Orleans
The Makery 504: Check our calendar for what we have going on this spring! We have lots of fun options for creating springtime home decor and crafty projects.
Spring Fest at Longue Vue House and Gardens: March 25th, 1pm-4pm. Celebrate spring with the Longue Vue Gardens team! Featuring outdoor games, crafts, and a special appearance by the Easter Bunny. $5 for members, $10 for non-members.
New Orleans Spring Garden Show: April 1 & 2, $10 for adults and $5 for children 5-12, under 5 are free. Come to city park to see plant and garden products, arts, crafts, and a children’s discovery area.
Piety & Desire Chocolates on Magazine: April 1, 2-4pm. Cookie Decorating Activity.
Bunny Hops at City Park: April 8,7:30-10:30pm. Adults-only egg hunt complete with open beer bars, food, music and unlimited rides.
Daddy Daughter Spring Dance: Create memories your daughter will never forget at our Daddy Daughter Spring Dance. You and your little princess will enjoy a photo booth, raffles, dancing, food, and more! No cost. Open to girls ages 18 and under. Registration required. 2023 event date coming soon
Kite Day: April 29, 2023.Bring your friends and family to our Annual Kite Day! Prizes for fastest kites, best decorated, and more! Bounce Houses, snacks, crafts, and music. No admission cost and open to all.
Zoo-To-Do for Kids at Audubon Zoo: Friday, April 21 from 5:00pm-9:00pm
All You Can Eat Crawfish Cook-off: April 22, 2023. Slidell’s All-you-can-eat Crawfish Cook-off, a fund-raiser for the Hospice House is hosted by the Hospice Foundation of the South each April in Fritchie Park, at the peak of crawfish season. The event features over 50 teams competing for honors and the title of “Best Crawfish in St. Tammany Parish.”
Spring Festivals in New Orleans
Ursuline Academy Spring Fest: March 18, 2023, 12-3 p.m. Join Ursuline Academy on their beautiful campus for music, food, student performances, and fun activities for the kids! The Original Pinettes Brass Band will be performing from 1:00-2:00 p.m. Food, drinks, and activities can be purchased at the event. Free admission.
Old Metairie Fest: March 25th, 11am-9pm. St. Francis Xavier’s Old Metairie Fest is going to be “Out of this world”! Join us for food, festivities, and fun! Live music featuring KARMA!
Freret Street Festival: Saturday, March 25, 2023. With over 200 local vendors, live music stages, and food and drink options, the Freret Street Festival is one of the premier neighborhood festivals in the city, and it’s free!
Fête Française: Saturday, March 25th, 11am-5pm. Join us for New Orleans’ Premier French Festival hosted by Ecole Bilingue, a French immersion school. We’ll be celebrating French language and culture around the globe with live music, delicious food from top notch local restaurants, various artist booths and vendors, and lots of kid friendly activities.
Children’s Museum of St. Tammany: Saturday, April 1, 10am-1pm. Spring Fest: Egg drop, hunt, and Bunny pictures, art garden, food trucks and more!
French Quarter Festival: April 13-16. With dozens of stages featuring local musicians and over 60 food and drink vendors – not to mention the gorgeous riverfront scenery and charming French Quarter streets to stroll – there’s no reason to miss this four-day-long event. The festival is free.
Louisiana Bicycle Festival: April 22, 2023. A treat for bicycle enthusiasts in April that includes antique bicycle exhibits and a bicycle flea market.
New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Fest: April 28-May 7. With incredible food, drink, and craft vendors along with a variety of stages featuring everything from world-famous headliners to local musicians, Jazz Fest truly appeals to everyone. This year’s headliners include Dead & Company, Lizzo, Ed Sheeran, The Lumineers, Mumford & Sons, Santana, Jon Batiste, Jill Scott, Robert Plant & Allison Krauss, H.E.R., Steve Miller Band, Tedeschi Trucks Band, Gary Clark Jr., Leon Bridges, Ludacris, and more. Whether you spend the day enjoying the melodies in the Gospel Tent or head outside to check out the larger stages, you won’t want to miss this fest. Tickets start at $80 when purchased in advance (up until April 28) and then go up to $90 at the gate. Children ages 2-10 get in for $5 with an accompanying adult.Weekend packages and VIP experiences are also available–see the full ticketing breakdown here.
I’d love to add an Easter Egg Hunt event to the Easter list. Symmetry Jewelers is co-sponsoring a community Easter egg hunt on Saturday, April 9th on the lakefront at Shelter 4. Tickets are available at neworleanseasteregghunt.com