Your guide to egg hunts, dining with the Easter Bunny,  parading fun, and more!

March 23
Easter Bunny Arrival Celebration

Lakeside Shopping Center. Hop over to Lakeside’s Center Court on March 23rd as they welcome the Easter Bunny with an egg-celent egg hunt starting at 9:45 am, followed by the Easter Bunny Second-Line Parade! The Easter Bunny will be available for photos through April 20th (Mon.-Sat., 10 am-8 pm and Sun, Noon-6 pm.)

March 26
Easter Egg Decorating Party

Sucré, various locations. Join for a family friendly Easter Egg Decorating Party at Sucré Lakeside in Metairie, Sucré on Magazine Street, or Sucré on Conti Street in the French Quarter. Hop into springtime with festive sweets featuring your very own edible art. Each child will get 3 chocolate eggs to decorate and a milk chocolate bunny to take home. Ticket also includes one Italian soda, one adult coffee drink and a brown Sucré childrens' apron. $50/child. 6-8 pm.

March 28
Easter Egg Hunt
Lakeview Presbyterian Church, 5914 Canal Blvd. This FREE event will include a visit from the Easter Bunny, Easter egg prizes, activities and treats. 12:15 pm.

March 30
Photos with the Bunny
Clearview Mall, Center Court. Daigrepont Photography will be in center court with the Easter Bunny for photos. March 30-April 17, Mon.-Sat., 11 am-7 pm and Sun., noon-6 pm; April 18-20, 10 am-8 pm.

April 6
Easter Egg Hunt

Longue Vue House and Gardens, 7 Bamboo Road. Bring your basket, and hop on over for a morning of fun, face-painting, lawn games, plant sales, egg hunting and more! $12/Members; $15/Non-Members; Free/Children 2 & under. Purchase tickets online at longuevue.com. Contact Lydia Vaughn at [email protected] for more information. 9:30-10:30 am; 12:30-1:30 pm.

Mount Carmel Academy’s Easter Eggstravaganza

7027 Milne Blvd. Enjoy a full breakfast, a visit with the Easter bunny, crafts, games, and an Easter egg hunt. Breakfast begins at 9:30 am followed by the egg hunt at 11:30 am. $8/child ($10 at door), $10/adult ($12 at door), children under 1 free.

JFK Eggstravaganza
JFK Martial Arts Covington, 5247 Pinnacle Parkway, Covington. Head to this Easter Egg hunt, jump in the bounce house, and take a professional photo with the Easter Bunny with photographer Amy Tyson. Free admission. 11 am-2 pm.

April 7
Bunny Brunch
East Jefferson YMCA, 6691 Riverside Dr., Metairie. Bring the whole family and enjoy a special brunch with the Easter Bunny! Free event. Call 504.888.9622 for more information.

Opera Guild Egg Hunt 
Opera Guild Home, 2504 Prytania St. Enjoy an interactive MetroPelican opera performance, then follow the Easter Bunny outside to hunt for jelly bean-filled eggs! $15/person; Free/Children 2 & under; advance purchase required. Ticket proceeds benefit the New Orleans Opera. For more information, call 504.529.2278, ext. 227. 2-5pm.

Easter Egg Hunt
Belle Chasse YMCA, 8101 LA-23, Belle Chasse. A good ol’ fashioned Easter Egg hunt! Free event. Call 504.392.9622 for more information.

St. Charles Community Eggstravaganza
St. Charles UMC, 1905 Ormond Blvd., Destrehan. An afternoon of Easter egg fun for the whole family. Petting zoo, Easter bunny, egg games, egg hunt, bounce house, cupcake decorating, food, and more. Free and open to all. 4 pm.

April 13
Breakfast with the Easter Bunny

Dave & Buster’s, 1200 Poydras St. Enjoy breakfast followed by an easter egg hunt. Includes pictures with the Easter Bunny, coloring, and cartoons. For more information, call 504.226.3207. Ticket pricing starts at $16.26. 8-11 am.

Brunch with the Bunny
Clearview Mall, Clearview Room. Celebrate Easter and the start of spring with everyone’s favorite floppy-eared creature, the Easter Bunny! Enjoy a brunch buffet while the Bunny visits each table for photo opportunities. For more information, please call 504.885.0202. $20/person. 11 am-1 pm.

Egg Scramble

New Orleans City Park. More than 36,000 eggs scattered throughout Carousel Gardens Amusement Park and Storyland! Expect music, face painters, the Easter Bunny and a balloon artist. $5/Friends of City Park; $10/Non-member; Free/Children 1 & under. Buy tickets in advance, as the event is expected to sell out! For more information, visit NewOrleansCityPark.com. 9 am-noon. Continues through April 14.

NOMA Egg Hunt & Family Festival

*Nola family is a proud sponsor.
The Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden. Two egg hunts, a petting zoo, spacewalks, face painting, crafts, activities, refreshments and more. $10/NOMA members; $12/non-members; $15 at the door; Free/Children 2 & under.
 10 am-1 pm.

Easter Eggstravaganza

Behrman Park and Joe Brown Park. Hop over with your family and friends to the 6th annual NORD Easter Eggstravaganza. Children will enjoy an Easter egg hunt, bounce houses, carnival games, raffles, and music. Don't forget to bring your own basket. For ages 1-12. Free event. 11 am-2 pm. Continues on April 20 at the Lafitte Greenway.

April 14
First Lady Easter Egg Hunt
Sindey D. Torres Memorial Park, 8301 W. Judge Perez Drive, Chalmette. Head to St. Bernard Parish for the 4th Annual First Lady Easter Egg Hunt. Children ages 10 and under will enjoy a day filled with activities ranging from a traditional Easter Egg Hunt, Easter Bunny picture station, various yard games, obstacle course, train rides, and more! 10 am-noon.

April 19
Bunny Fest
Lafreniere Park. Enjoy a jam-packed fest filled with fun, food, and bunnies! Activities include: bounce houses, sack races, egg hunts, egg spoon game, pony rides, and more. Visit bunnyfest.org for more information. Event continues on April 20. 11 am-6 pm.

April 20
Bunny Breakfast and Easter Egg Hunt
St. Matthew’s United Methodist Church, 6017 Camphor St., Metairie. Kids can dine and take pictures with the Easter Bunny, with games and crafts following the egg hunt. Don’t forget your basket! For more information, call 504.888.1155. 10 am-noon.

Hoppin’ Down the River Cruise

Paddlewheeler Creole Queen. Mingle and take pictures with Bourgeois the Cajun Easter Bunny, see and hold a real-live alligator, play games, get your face painted, and enjoy a child-friendly lunch buffet and Easter treats. $10-$59/Person. For more information, call 504.529.4567. 10:30 am-noon; 2-3:30 pm.

St. Tammany Easter Eggstival
Upstage, 663 Brownswitch Road, Slidell. Family-Fun filled event includes pictures with the Easter Bunny, egg hunt, games/prizes, food/refreshments,  local vendor shops, and more. For more information, visit upstagellc.com. $3/child, adults are free. 11 am-4 pm.

Liuzza Land’s Easter Egg Hunt

56186 Holden Circle, Amite. Come see the Easter Bunny, hunt for one of the prize eggs, pick a container of delicious strawberries, and enjoy all your favorite Liuzza Land activities. Tickets must be purchased in advance. Visit liuzzaland.com for more information. $10/person, children under 2 are free. Egg hunts scheduled by age. Opens at 11 am. 

April 21- Easter
Historic French Quarter Easter Parade

613 Bienville St. Historic parade including a stop at the St. Louis Cathedral for 11am mass. The parade features stylish ladies in lovely hats handing out goodies from carriages and convertibles. Parade snakes through the French Quarter and ends back at Arnaud’s Restaurant. 10 am & 1 pm.

Chris Owens Easter Parade
Canal & Bourbon St. Chris Owens, a French Quarter entertainer, rides as grand duchess every year leading a procession of carriages, limos, wagons, trolleys and vintage cars. Also joining in the festivities are brass bands and walking groups. Parade route culminates at the Astor Crowne Hotel. 1 pm.

 

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