New Orleans April 2022 Events

New Orleans April 2022 Events

Spend Easter in New Orleans this Year as the City Starts to Open Back Up

Average temperature low and high: 61°-79°
Spend Easter in the vibrant city of NOLA this year. The weather will be perfect, offering an opportunity for outdoor exploring. Consider taking a stroll through the Quarters and visiting the French Market. The city may not be completely back to normal, and mask mandates are still in place, but restrictions continue to loosen, and many places are open for business. 

April Event Calendar

Gay Easter Parade

Gay Easter Parade

If you’re in New Orleans for Easter Sunday, then you’re in for a treat because the annual official Gay Easter Parade will take place! This unique, vibrant parade showcases the creativity of the LGBTQ community as they flaunt flashy versions of their Easter Sunday finest. The parade kicks off in the French Quarter and takes a route passing every gay bar as well as gay-owned restaurants and other shops. Also, consider checking out the annual Easter Bonnet Contest held at Good Friends Bar. Plans in regard to COVID-19 have not yet been released, we will update this post with any new info in the coming weeks. 

French Quarter Festival

French Quarter Festival

Taking place in one of the most popular, historic, and beloved parts of New Orleans, the annual French Quarter Festival is an event you shouldn’t miss! Hosted by Chevron, the event drew an estimated 825,000 people in the past! Enjoy food sold by staple New Orleans restaurants while listening to live music (from both local and international acts). Admission is free of charge.

New Orleans Events in April

Concerts

Theater & Headliners

Sports

Things to Do in New Orleans in April

Go horseback riding at Cascade Stables

Go horseback riding at Cascade Stables
The spring weather in New Orleans is perfect for a day of horseback riding! Whether you want to go with family or friends, Cascade Stables accommodates all ages! They’re open from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m., Tuesday till Sunday. One-on-one private lessons start at $35 for 30 minutes, 2-rider groups are $40 per person for 30 minutes, while groups of 3 to 6 are $35 per person for 45 minutes. Cascade Stables is about 4.5 miles away from the French Quarter.

Spend the day outdoors at the French Market

Spend the day outdoors at the French Market
Mirroring European markets, the French Market is an open-air market where you can shop, dine, and listen to music. The French Market, formerly a Native American trading post in 1791, continued to evolve into what it is now. Visit the historical Dutch Alley, the farmer’s market, the flea market, and the local art market. It’s right by the French Quarter so you can easily go back and forth between places!

Visit Crescent Park

Visit Crescent Park
The perfect place to take a stroll or ride your bike, Crescent Park is a mile away from the French Quarter and is parallel to the Mississippi River, giving you a breathtaking view of the water. It has beautiful greenery and it’s a great place to go if you need a break from the buzz of the city.