The 21st Annual Official Gay Easter Parade is scheduled to roll Easter Sunday, April 17th at 5:30pm. The parade will consist of numerous carriages, walking groups and convertibles.
The Gay Easter Parade started in 2000 in New Orleans as a fun way to showcase the fashion and creativity of the entire LGBTQ+ community with ladies in gowns or summer suits with Easter Hats and gentlemen in summer suits or tuxedos. It’s meant to be a fun cultural event the whole family can attend regardless of whether or not you identify as LGBTQ+.
The annual parade is a fundraising event for Food for Friends, a division of CrescentCare. Since 2003 the parade has raised over $315,000 for Food for Friends. To make a donation, visit https://www.crescentcare.org/donate/ and designate your gift to Food for Friends and type “Gay Easter Parade” in the comments.
This year’s parade will roll through the French Quarter starting at the entrance to Armstrong Park at the corner of N. Rampart and St. Ann Streets and disbanding at Betty’s Bar & Bistro at 700 Burgundy Street. See the map below for the full route.
This year’s Easter Grand Marshals are James Garner of the Golden Lantern and Dominique DeLorean of Oz.