Bunny rabbits, baskets filled with prizes and candy, Easter egg hunts and fun with family and friends…that’s what make Easter Sunday so special. If you are looking for way to celebrate Easter weekend, check out these great events held all over New Orleans:
- New Orleans’s 2nd Annual Good Friday Gospel Celebration: Get your praise on and fellowship with fellow concert goers as you listen to the melodic sounds of gospel greats James Fortune, “Sunday’s
Best” winner LeAndria Johnson and Shirley Caesar. With special guests FIYA Mardi Gras Indians, this event will be sure to provide some comfort food for your soul.
WHEN: Friday, April 6, 2012 at 7:30 p.m.
WHERE: New Orleans Lakefront Arena
TICKETS: Tickets are available for $47 and $33. Click here to purchase tickets or call Ticketmaster at 800 -745-3000.
PARKING: Special event parking available at the arena for $10
- Chris Owens French Quarter Easter Parade : Lead by NOLA entertainer Chris Owens, this Easter parade, in conjunction with the New Orleans Music Legends Park, will begin on the corner of Canal Street and
Bourbon Street and conclude at the Astor Crown Hotel on Canal. Click here for the complete route. Parade rolls out at 1 p.m.
- Easter Egg Hunt at New Orleans City: On Easter morning, enjoy the rides and delights of Carousel Gardens Amusement Park and Storyland while kids partake in an Easter egg hunt of epic proportions! Over 15,000 eggs will be hidden throughout the amusement park, with golden eggs redeemable for exciting prizes. Gates open promptly at 8 a.m. and the hunt will begin promptly at 10 a.m. Don’t miss special performance by Carmen the Fairy Godmother at 1 p.m., 2 p.m., 3 p.m. and 4 p.m. Tickets are $3. Click here for more information or call 504-483- 9402.
WHEN: Sunday, April 8, 2012
Gates open at 8 a.m. Easter egg hunt begins at 10 a.m. Amusement Park rides open at 11 a.m.
WHERE: New Orleans City Park, 1 Palm Drive, New Orleans, LA 70125
TICKETS: $3 per person (free for Friends of City Park) Tickets and unlimited ride bands will also be available for purchase.
- Easter Brunch, Bunny & Jazz at the Inn on Bourbon: Join the Inn on Bourbon’s Cafe Opera’s for its Easter Sunday brunch and your taste buds will surely thank you. Expertly crafted by Chef Phillipe Andreani, the meal will include crab cakes in Creole mustard sauce, Bienville oysters, Creole roasted potatoes, lamb medallions in rosemary jus, curried chicken on basmati rice and many more delicious items. Don’t forget you camera as the Easter Bunny will be on hand for photographs with your little ones. With the mood set by a live jazz trio band, what more could you ask for?
WHEN: Sunday, April 8, 2012
TIME: Seatings at 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.
WHERE: The Inn on Bourbon, 541 Bourbon St., New Orleans, LA 70130, 504-524-7611
TICKETS: $68 for adults, $26 for kids ages five to twelve, under five eat free
PARKING: Complementary valet parking on a first come, first serve basis