New Orleans Easter Sunday Parades

Photo by Ambush Mabazine-- A float rolls in the gay Easter parade in the French Quarter in 2012. Show caption
Photo by Ambush Mabazine-- A float rolls in the gay Easter parade in the French Quarter in 2012.

Easter Sunday parades

Historic French Quarter Parade the Historic French Quarter Parade. This parade of elaborately decorated carriages and convertibles starts at Antoine’s Restaurant, 713 St. Louis St., at 9:45 a.m. and travels down St. Louis, takes a left on Dauphine, takes a left on Iberville, takes a left on Bourbon takes a right on Toulouse, takes a right on Royal, takes a left on Iberville, takes a left on Chartres and proceeds to St. Louis Cathedral at Jackson Square for the 11 a.m. Mass.

The 30th annual Chris Owens Easter Parade starts at the Astor Crowne Hotel Ballroom, 739 Canal St., at 11 a.m. with a continental breakfast, hat contest and entertainment. The parade begins at 1 p.m. at Canal and Bourbon streets and rolls through the French Quarter.

Gay EASTER parade starts at 3 p.m. with a party at Michael’s on the Park, 834 N. Rampart St., rolls at 4 p.m. through the French Quarter with a post-parade party at the 700 Club, 700 Burgundy St.