Easter Galore… on Both Shores!

Easter Galore… on Both Shores!

Looking for parades, egg hunts, and festive family fun? Here are some lovely, kid-friendly Easter events coming up, celebrating Easter in New Orleans & on the Northshore!
(**Click here for info on the Lakeside Shopping Center Easter Bunny & Train; click here for the Clearview Mall Easter Bunny**)

Bravo Easter Bunny Brunch

March 24, 8:30am – 11:30am

In addition to great food, this fun event at Bravo! Cucina Italian in Metairie will feature a balloon artist, coloring sheets, photos with the Easter bunny and an Easter basket giveaway. Space is limited, reservations required. Proceeds go to March of Dimes. http://www.lakesideshopping.com/events/bravo-easter-bunny-brunch/

Egg Scramble at City Park

March 24 & 25, 9am

In addition to the egg hunt, this festive annual event also features music, face painters, the Easter Bunny, and a balloon artist. At 10am they’ll blow the whistle for hunt for treat-filled eggs will begin. There will be 100 golden eggs containing City Park attraction tix for those lucky enough to find them. They’ll have tickets to City Park attractions in them. Carousel Gardens opens around 10:30am, featuring 17 rides, including the NEW Ladybug Roller Coaster. https://www.facebook.com/events/105562843581312/

Longue Vue House & Gardens Egg Hunt

March 24, 9:30am-1:30pm

Longue Vue is hosting a morning of egg hunting, face-painting, lawn games, plant sales, and more. There are two hunts to choose from. The morning egg hunt is from 9:30-10:30 am. The egg hunt starts at 10:00. The afternoon egg hunt is from 12:30-1:30pm. The egg hunt starts at 1:00pm. Children 2 and under are free at both hunts. Pre-registration is required. https://longuevue.com/

NOMA Egg Hunt & Family Festival

March 24, 10am-1pm

Held in the Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden, this fun-filled day features egg hunts, a petting zoo, face painting, spacewalks, painting, crafts, activities and more. https://noma.org/event/noma-egg-hunt-family-festival-2018/

Creole Queen Easter Cruise

March 24, 10am-3:30pm

All are invited to celebrate the Easter holiday with Bourgeois the Bunny at the annual Hoppin’ Down the River cruise, a special family event on the Paddlewheeler Creole Queen. Children will delight in fun activities and games..A delicious lunch buffet will be served with a variety of tasty options, as well as sweet Easter treats. A real-live alligator from the Jean Lafitte Swamp Tour will be in attendance for guests to hold and take pictures with. Commemorate this unique Easter cruise with a photo with Bourgeois the Bunny. Boarding: 10:00 – 10:30am AND 1:30pm – 2:00pm. Cruising Time: 10:30am – 12:00pm AND 2:00pm – 3:30pm. https://www.creolequeen.com/hoppin-down-the-river-easter-cruise

Easter at the Market (Northshore)

March 24, 10am-1pm

The annual springtime event will be held during the weekly community market at Mandeville Trailhead featuring family entertainment and activities for the kids, including face painting, crafts, games, prizes, live music and animals, candy, and of course, the Easter Bunny. www.cityofmandeville.com

Peter Cottontail Tea

March 24, 25, 31, 11am or 2:30pm seating

The Ritz-Carlton’s The Davenport Lounge is the site for this special Easter celebration featuring an appearance by Peter Cottontail. Children will enjoy cookie decorating, an Easter egg hunt, and other holiday treats. Reservations are required, please call (504)262-5048. http://www.ritzcarlton.com/en/hotels/new-orleans/hotel-overview/calendar

Michaels Kids Club Class: Easter Projects (Both Shores)

March 24 & 31, 10am – noon

Kids 3 and up can enjoy a quick Easter project and take home a finished masterpiece at local Michaels stores. The themes are: Yarn chick on March 24; Easter Treat Bags and Bunny Ears on March 31. Sign up in store or online, or just drop in. $2 per child, supplies included. Parent or guardian must remain on premises during the event. http://www.michaels.com/classes

Easter Weekend at Land-O-Pines (Northshore)

March 29-April 1

Land-O-Pines Family Campground’s holiday weekend activities will include golf cart poker run, band & dance, best decorated egg contest, egg hunts, bingos, kids’ craft hour, games, Easter parade (enter your best decorated golf cart & bring your own throws), hayride (with the Easter Bunny ), and more. Call for times/schedule of events. (985) 892-6023 http://webspinnerdezines.com/camplop/

Bunny Fest at Lafreniere Park

March 30 & 31, 11am-6pm

This exciting festival for young children and the whole family, featuring egg hunts, face painting, and other fun adventures, and it also benefits charitable organizations. http://bunnyfest.org

Angels Grove Easter Eggstravaganza (Northshore)

March 31, 10am – 2pm

Angels Grove Ranch non profit horse rescue will have horseback riding, pictures with real bunnies, petting zoo, hayride, games, and crafts. www.angelsgrove.org

Egg Rollin’ at the Trailhead (Northshore)

March 31, 10am – noon

Everyone is invited to the city of Covington’s annual spring kids’ event at the Covington Trailhead, which will include face painting, crafts and games. http://www.covla.com/

The Historic French Quarter Easter Parade

April 1, 9:45 am

The annual parade — a mix of mule-drawn carriages and classic convertibles, from which sweet trinkets, like stuffed bunnies, are throw to children on the route — begins at Antoine’s Restaurant and stops at St. Louis Cathedral for 11am mass. Following mass, it continues, winding its way back to Antoine’s. Awards given out in categories like “Best Easter Bonnet,” “Best Easter Basket,” and “Best Overall Attire.” http://www.neworleansonline.com/neworleans/seasonal/easter.html

Easter Champagne Brunch & Eggstravaganza (Northshore)

April 1, 10:30am – 3pm

The event at Big Sky Ranch will feature a farm-to-table organic brunch, Bloody Mary bar, live music, silent auction and of course, an Easter egg hunt. Additional festivities include hayrides and fun with furry friends. The brunch is 10:30 AM to  1 PM and Eggstravaganza is 1 PM to 3 PM. https://www.bigskyranch.org/

Chris Owens French Quarter Easter Parade

April 1, 1pm

Famed New Orleans entertainer Chris Owens takes the role of Grand Duchess, leading the procession of floats, marching bands, and plenty of fun throws through the Vieux Carré. The parade begins at the corner of St. Louis and Royal, then continues down Royal to Canal to Phillip Street and ends at St. Louis and Royal Street at the Omni Royal Orleans Hotel, where there’s a champagne brunch. http://www.frenchquartereasterparade.com/