Holidays, Outdoor fun

Easter Fun- egg hunts, parades & parties

We’ve gathered the intel on Easter fun with our guide to egg hunts, parades & parties

APRIL 1- passed

New Orleans Museum of Art Egg Hunt & Family Festival, in the Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden, from 10 am to 1 pm. Two egg hunts, a petting zoo, spacewalks, face painting, craft activities, refreshments and more. Tickets cost $10/NOMA members and $12/nm and $15 at the door. Kids 2 and younger are free.

Easter Egg Roll, St. Mary’s Dominican High School, from 10 am to noon, on the main lawn of the campus, at 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. Tickets are $15/family. For reservations, visit


Egg Scramble, New Orleans City Park, from 9 am to noon, with more than 36,000 eggs scattered throughout Carousel Gardens Amusement Park and Storyland! Expect music, face painters, the Easter Bunny and a balloon artist. Tickets are $5/Friends of City Park and $10/nm. Kids younger than 1 are free. Buy tickets in advance, as the event is expected to sell out! For more information, call 504.483.9402.

Easter Egg Hunt, at Longue Vue House and Gardens, 7 Bamboo Road. Hop on over for fun, face-painting, lawn games, plant sales, egg hunting and more! The morning egg hunt is from 9:30 to 10:30 am, and the afternoon hunt is from 12:30 to 1:30 pm. Tickets cost $8/members and $10/nm. Kids 2 and younger are free. Advance registration is required, as space is limited. For more information, call 504.293.4724 or email



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

Opera Guild Egg Hunt, Opera Guild Home, 2504 Prytania St., from 2 to 4 pm. 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. Kids 2 and younger are free. The proceeds benefit the New Orleans Opera. For more information, call 504.529.2278, ext. 227.



Hoppin’ Down the River Cruise, on the 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. Cruises from 10:30 am to noon and 2 to 3:30 pm. Tickets range from $10-$59. For more information, call 504.529.4567.

Easter Egg Hunt, Confetti Kids at Compass Point, 200 Opelousas St., in Algiers Point. This FREE event, which is open to the public, lasts from 3 to 5 pm and will include games and activities. For more information or to volunteer, email

Bunny Breakfast and Easter Egg Hunt, St. Matthew’s United Methodist Church, 6017 Camphor St., Metairie, from 10 am to noon. 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.

Egg-travaganza, City Putt, New Orleans City Park, from 10 am to 6 pm. Tickets are $10/person and may be purchased on the day of the event. Each person will get to play one course, one drink, treats, a raffle ticket and giveaways! There will be a kids’ craft table as well. For more information, call 504.483.9385.



The Historic French Quarter Easter Parade, starts at 9:45 am at Antoine’s Restaurant and leads to St. Louis Cathedral for 11 am Mass. 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.


nola family staff

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