Guide to Easter and Spring Events In and Around New Orleans

Easter Events in New Orleans

Easter events in New Orleans

Spring in New Orleans is headed our way! We have rounded up our favorite Easter events for kids in New Orleans! 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.

Easter Events

The NOMA Family Festival and Egg Hunt: 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. Saturday, April 1st from 10am-12pm.

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 Eggstravaganza: 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.  April 1, 2023.

Bunny Hop at the Venice Marina: April 8, 2022 from 3:00 pm – 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, 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.

Camps

Camp Soul Grow Camps: A variety of FREE workshop options over school breaks. Lunch included. Ages 7-12. Registration required.

Spring Events

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.

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: 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.  April 29, 2023.

Zoo-To-Do for Kids at Audubon Zoo: Friday, April 21, 5pm-9pm

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.”

Festivals

Freret Street Festival: 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!

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.

Did your favorite event make the list? If not, let us know and we’ll add it!

1 COMMENT

  1. Hello!

    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

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