NEW ORLEANS - MARCH 23:  Josie (R) and Ashlee Arena wait to catch an Easter bunny during the Historic French Quarter Easter Parade March 23, 2008 in New Orleans, Louisiana. Christians worldwide are celebrating Easter on the final day of Holy Week.  (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Weekend Picks: it’s not a holiday without a parade

Our idea of a break week is a weekend that includes a parade!

by Mary Staes | April 18, 2019

No major fests this weekend? Fret not. Our idea of a break week is a weekend that includes a parade! 😂

Here are our weekend picks:

Fri. April 19, 2019

What: Free Crawfish Friday 
When: 3 p.m.
Where: Borgne Restaurant
Price: Free

It’s the last Friday of Lent! Crawfish will be free and the restaurant will be doing specials on happy hour drinks. Click here for more information.

Borgne
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Getting there
601 Loyola Ave, New Orleans, LA 70113, USA
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What: Fish Fry Fridays at 14 Parishes
When: 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Where: Pythian Market
Price: $10

Get your classic fish fry plate. Catfish with mac and cheese, potato salad, green peas and a cornbread muffin is on the menu. Click here for more information. 

Pythian Market
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Getting there
234 Loyola Ave, New Orleans, LA 70112, USA
Hours
Mon-Wed 8am–8pm
Thu-Sat 8am–9pm
Sun 8am–3pm
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Sat. April 20, 2019

What: Crescent City Classic
When: 8 a.m.
Where: Click here for route information
Price: Registration starts at $40

It’s the 41st Annual Crescent City Classic. Registration for the race ends Friday, but you can save $15 by running for a charity. Click here for more information. 

(Photo by Thaddaeus McAdams/WireImage)

What: Red Cup Music Fest
When: 12 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Where: Congo Square
Price: Admission starts at $20

Performers include Lil Boosie, Bun B, Tokyo Vanity, Denisia, Beat King, Ha Sizzle andDJ Raj Smoove. Click here for more information. 

Congo Square
Getting there
701 N Rampart St, New Orleans, LA 70116, USA
Hours
Mon-Sun 8am–7pm
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Sun. April 21, 2019

(Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

What: Gay Easter Parade
When: 4 p.m.
Where: Click here for route information
Price: Free

One of the most fashion forward parades in the city, this one is family friendly. No nudity, partial nudity or explicit throws are allowed in the parade, a rarity in the Quarter.

What: Red Fish Grill Easter Buffett
When: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Where: Red Fish Grill
Price: Adults: $59.95, Children 12 and under $22

Yes, lots of places are having Easter meals or buffets. But, Red Fish Grill has an arts and crafts station for the kids, which helps after they’ve had to still quietly all morning during church. Click here for more information.

Red Fish Grill
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Getting there
115 Bourbon St, New Orleans, LA 70130, USA
Hours
Mon-Thu 5–9:30pm
Fri-Sat 10am–3pm, 5–10pm
Sun 10am–3pm, 5–9pm
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Mary Staes

Mary Staes

Mary Staes is Digital Content Lead for Very Local. She works with our freelancers and crafts content for our social media platforms and website. Before Very Local, she worked with CBS affiliate WWL-TV as a web producer and weekend assignment editor for about 4 years. She has also handled broadcast coverage for 160 Marine Reserve training facilities while she served as an active duty Marine. As a native New Orleanian, she takes being "very local" to heart. She loves being intertwined with the culture and figuring out how there are less than two degrees of separation between us all, whether we're natives or not.

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