Your guide to all of the fun New Orleans Easter Events!

March 3

The New Canal Lighthouse Easter Gator Egg Hunt, New Canal Lighthouse, 8001 Lakeshore Drive. Thinkerella and the New Canal Lighthouse present the very first Alligator Egghunt! In addition to the hunt for eggs filled with special, surprise items, Thinkerella will have experiments with Louisiana themes and fun Easter art. The event will include vendors and food trucks, and kids can take a picture with the Alligator Bunny! All tickets include a science lab coat and a tour of the New Canal Lighthouse. To purchase tickets, click here. Admission is $20/child, $5/adults. VIP tickets for early entry are $28/child, $12/adults. 1-4 pm.
 
March 10
Easter Egg Roll, St. Mary’s Dominican High School, 7701 Walmsley Ave. Egg hunters will search for 3,000 Easter eggs and enjoy activities including crafts, a petting zoo and photos with the Easter Bunny. For reservations, visit stmarysdominican.org. Tickets are $15/family. To register, click here. 10 am-noon.
 
 
Easter Eggstravaganza, Mount Carmel Academy, 7027 Milne Blvd. The fun-filled morning will include a festive brunch, Easter egg hunt, photos with the Easter Bunny, arts and crafts, and more! Admission is $10/person. Click here for more information. 9:30 am-12:30 pm.
 
 
March 17
YAYA Family Day Easter Egg Hunt, East Jefferson YMCA, 6691 Riverside Drive, Metairie. Bring the entire family for a pancake brunch at the Y. Enjoy a free and fun meal with the theme "Brunch with the Easter Bunny." For more information, call 504.888.9622 or click here. Tickets are $1/members, $5/non-members. 10-11 am.
 
 
March 18
Brunch with the Easter Bunny, 3322 LaSalle St., New Orleans. Join YAYA for the annual Easter Egg Hunt at the YAYA Arts Center! Get your face painted, dye eggs, build your basket, and join the egg hunt starting at 12pm. Don’t miss your chance to make a colorful glass egg for only $10! Refreshments will be provided. This event is FREE to attend and open to all ages! 11 am-1 pm. Please RSVP by emailing Timeka Junius or call 504.529.3306. Click here for more information.
 
 
March 24
 
New Orleans Museum of Art Egg Hunt & Family Festival, Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden, One Collins C. Diboll Circle. Two egg hunts, a petting zoo, spacewalks, face painting, crafts, activities, refreshments and more. Tickets are $10/NOMA members, $12/non-members and $15 at the door. Free for kids 2 and younger. Click here for more information. 10 am-1 pm 
 
Easter Egg HuntAudubon Riverview, also known as “The Fly” area behind Audubon Zoo. The Easter Egg Hunt will feature games, music, and food. Participants can exchange the eggs they find for a gift bag filled with candy. Children and their parents are encouraged to arrive early and register to receive same-day, free admission to the Audubon Zoo. Click here for more information. Free and open to the public. The Egg Hunt for children ages 1-5 begins at 11 am., for children ages 6-12 begins at 11:45 am. 
 
Pintsize Paint Party: "Bunny"Fassbender Center, 2508 20th St., Kenner. This one-day workshop is filled with treats and a great painting from "Bunny.” Ages 6 and older. Admission is $15/person, with all supplies included. For more information, contact Leisure Services at 504.468.7268 or click here. 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. Tickets range from $10-$59. For more information, call 504.529.4567 or click here. 10:30 am-noon and 2-3:30 pm.
 
Easter Eggstravaganza, Behrman Park, 2529 General Meyer Ave. Hop over with your family and friends to the 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! Click here for more information. Ages 1-12. Free. 11 am-2 pm.
 
Easter Egg Hunt, Longue Vue House and Gardens, 7 Bamboo Road. Bring your basket and hop on over to Longue Vue House and Gardens for a morning of fun, face-painting, lawn games, plant sales, egg hunting and more. Tickets are $8/members; $10/non-members. Free for children 2 and younger. Advance registration is required. Click here to purchase tickets. For more information, contact Lydia Vaughn at 504.293.4722 or [email protected]. 9:30-10:30 am or 12:30-1:30 pm.
 
Egg Scramble, New Orleans City Park. Come join the fun and hunt for more than 36,000 eggs scattered throughout Carousel Gardens Amusement Park and Storyland. The event will include music, face painters, the Easter Bunny and a balloon artist. Tickets are $5/Friends of City Park members, $10/non-members. Free for kids younger than 1. Consider buying tickets in advance, as the event is expected to sell out. Click here to purchase tickets. For more information, visit neworleanscitypark.com. 9 am to noon.
 
March 25
Easter Egg Hunt, Lakeview Presbyterian Church, 5914 Canal Blvd. This event will include a visit from the Easter Bunny, Easter egg prizes, activities and treats. Free. 11:45 am.
 
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! Tickets are $15/person, with advance purchase required. Free for kids 2 and younger. The proceeds benefit the New Orleans Opera. For more information, call 504.529.2278, ext. 227. 2-4 pm.

Egg Scramble, New Orleans City Park. See March 24 listing for details.
 
 
March 31
Breakfast with the Bunny, Heritage Hall, 303 Williams Blvd., Kenner. Enjoy a pancake and sausage breakfast filled with face painting, games, arts and crafts, and Easter bunny pictures. For more information, contact Leisure Services at 504.468.7268. Tickets are $8/adults, $5/kids. Click here for more information. 9-11 am.
 
Beignets with Bunny and Egg Hunt, Maison Lafitte, 402 Lafitte St. Mandeville. Come enjoy Beignets with Bunny! Bring your camera to snap pics. Click here for more information. 10 am-noon.
 
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
 
Egg Rollin At the Covington Trailhead, 419 N. New Hampshire, Covington. Enjoy Easter crafts, Egg rollin' contest, Zoo 2 U Petting Zoo and the Kiwania Youth Wellness Fair. For more information, visit covla.com, call 985-892-1873 or email [email protected].  10 am - noon.
 
Easter Egg-stravaganza, Heritage Park, 1701 Bayou Lane, Slidell. An event for the whole family with Easter egg hunts by age groups, jumps, games, toddler land, the Easter Bunny, free food and so much more! Click here for more information. 10 am-2 pm.
 
Easter Eggstravaganza, Joe W. Brown Rec Center, 5601 Read Blvd. Hop over with your family and friends to the 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. Ages 1-12. Free. 11 am-2 pm.
 
City Putt Easter Eggs-traveganza, New Orleans City Park. Each person will get to play one course, enjoy one cocktail (or soft drink), taste sweet treats, get a free raffle ticket and receive giveaways. Tickets are $10/person and can be purchased at the door. For more information, call 504.483.9385 or visit click here. 6-10 pm.
 
April 1
French Quarter Easter Parade
The Historic French Quarter Easter Parade. The parade consists primarily of mule-drawn carriages and old convertibles, with riders throwing stuffed Easter bunnies and other trinkets to the children along the route. It starts at 9:45 am at Antoine’s Restaurant and leads to St. Louis Cathedral for 11 am Mass. Click here for more information.
 
City Putt Easter Eggs-traveganza, New Orleans City Park. See March 31 listing for details. 6-10 pm.
 
 
Click Here for some great tips from our cover photographer, Jennifer Zdon, on how to take the perfect Easter photo during the New Orleans Easter Events!
 
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