Here comes Peter Cottontail, and he is leaving a trail of Free Family Fun in New Orleans. There are oodles of eggcellent events going on this week as we hippity hop our way into April. Now, let’s wrap up March with these 10+ Free Things to Do in New Orleans this week (March 26th-April 1st).
Easter Egg Hunt Extravaganza
Monday, March 26th from 6pm-8pm at Chick-fil-A. 2236 Veterans Blvd, Kenner. Bring your baskets for this Family Friendly Egg Hunt including crafts, games and fun!
Craft Night: 3D Easter Scene
Tuesday, March 27th from 5:30pm-6:30pm at the Jane O’Brien Chatelain West Bank Regional Library, 2751 Manhattan Blvd, Harvey in the Children’s Stage Area. This preschool craft will be a great way for children to design their very own Easter Bunny scene.
Mornings with Mommy
Tuesday, March 27th at 11am, Barnes and Noble, 3721 Veterans Blvd., Metairie. Join storytime to read about Mateo’s Birthday surprise in My Red Velvet Cape by Dana Sullivan.
Food Truck Fridays + Concert Series in Duncan
Friday, March 30th at 12:30pm, 1201 Perdido St., NOLA. Enjoy your lunch with this free concert series at one of the new bistro sets in Duncan Plaza!
Saturday, March 31st from 10am-3pm at New Orleans Harley-Davidson, 6015 Airline Dr., Metairie. Get revved up for bunny pictures, food, treats and egg hunts for kids and adults!
Saturday, March 31st from 11am-2pm at Joe Brown Park, 5601 Read Blvd., NOLA. Hop your way over to enjoy games, races, music, bounce houses and family fun for everyone. Children ages 3-12, don’t forget your baskets for the Egg Hunt!
Storytime & Signing: Daisy Harrison
Saturday, March 31st from 11:30am-1pm at Barnes and Noble, 1601b Westbank Expressway, Harvey. Get your copy of My Grandmother Lives in a Shotgun House signed after storytime.
Meet Clementine, the Easter Bunny’s Assistant
Saturday, March 31st from 3pm-4:30pm at Learning Express Toys of Metairie, 3300 Severn Ave., Ste C. Calling children of all ages! Bring your camera’s and your best smile to Meet Clementine.
Sunday, April 1st from 10am-11am at Bayou St. John, NOLA. Join Mid-City Vineyard Church for Easter Morning services under the large Oak Tree between Orleans and Lafitte and stay after for a bayou picnic. Everyone is welcome, even your pups.
Easter Egg Hunt
Sunday, April 1st from 10:30am-11:30am at Metairie United Methodist Church, 3741 Pontiac St. The hunt is on for eggs and prizes at this family fun Easter event.
French Quarter Parades
Sunday, April 1st starting at 9:45am the The Historic French Quarter Easter Parade leads the way from Antoine’s Restaurant with mule-drawn carriages and vintage convertibles to St. Louis Cathedral for 11am Mass. The festivities continue when Chris Owens addons her personally designed Easter ensemble and bonnet in the Chris Owens’ French Quarter Easter Parade. The parade floats travel the traditional french quarter route and begins and ends on St. Louis and Royal at the Omni Royal Orleans Hotel. At 4:30pm, the conclusion of this Family Friendly day of parading will take place when The Official 19th Annual Gay Easter Parade rolls. A showcase of fashion and creativity in the form of summer suits, tuxes, dresses and of course Easter hats!
Hope your week is filled with greatness!