35th Annual Chris Owens French Quarter Easter Parade
The celebration starts at the Omni Royal Orleans Hotel Ballroom at 11:00 a.m. with a Hat Contest, Silent Auction, and Entertainment. Riders will then hop on the floats and ride through the heart of the historic French Quarter.
The parade will begin at the corner of St. Louis and Royal, continue down Royal to Canal to St. Phillip Street and conclude on St. Louis and Royal at the Omni Royal Orleans Hotel. Following the parade, revelers can enjoy a Champagne Brunch and dancing. The parade will be complete with colorful floats, marching bands, beads, Easter trinkets, and plenty of eager revelers.
As the Grand Duchess of the Easter Parade, Chris Owens will be dressed in her personally designed Easter ensemble, complimented by her beautiful and exotic Easter bonnet.
The Duchess leads the annual Easter Parade with family and friends, who will also be dressed in their best Easter attire.
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Easter kicks off Saturday, March 31, 2018 at 7:30 pm with a night-time cocktail party with complimentary wine, champagne, soft drinks and hors d’ oeuvres at the Chris Owens Club, 500 Bourbon Street. There’s a show following, featuring Chris Owens; a one-woman dazzling, talking, singing, dancing, sparkling explosion of perpetual motion that sweeps the audience right into the tempo of the show!
On April 1, 2018, Easter Sunday morning will begin at 11:00 am at the Omni Royal Orleans Grand Ballroom with a Silent Auction, Hat Contest, and music. This in no ordinary hat contest…local notables will be the judges!
At 1:00 pm, the Grand Duchess of Easter in New Orleans, our own Chris Owens dressed in her personally designed Easter ensemble will lead the parade on a path through the heart of the French Quarter. The French Quarter Easter Parade will be honoring legendary New Orleans entertainers as we partner with New Orleans Musical Legends Park to make the festivities more spectacular than ever. Complete with colorful floats, marching bands, beads, Following the parade and back at the Omni Royal Orleans – there will be a private champagne brunch where the silent auction will continue with dancing to the The Yat Pack band.
REGISTRATION due by March 1, 2018.
Chris Owens requests your consideration in contributing an auction item of your products or services for this year’s 35th Anniversary French Quarter Easter Parade festivities. The parade and the events surrounding it have become a tradition for many New Orleanians and their families. This year, the French Quarter Easter Parade will be honoring legendary New Orleans entertainers, and we will partner with New Orleans Musical Legends Park to make the festivities more spectacular than ever.
We are keeping all of our long-standing traditions, including the silent auction which will help the Easter Parade and New Orleans Musical Legends Park raise money to support music education in New Orleans. We would like you to join us in contributing to this important cause, and we hope you will participate by donating an auction item for this special event on Easter Sunday, April 1, 2018 beginning at 11:00am. In return for your participation, you will receive acknowledgement of your company in the event program and signage. Your donation will be tax deductible, as New Orleans Musical Legends Park is a 501(c)3.
The celebration starts at the Omni Royal Orleans Grand Ballroom at 11:00 a.m. with a Hat Contest and music. We will then hop on the floats and ride through the French Quarter. Following the parade, the fun continues with a Champagne Brunch and dancing to the Yat Pack. A photographer will also be available to take pictures of children and other participants.
We hope that you will join us in making this year’s parade bigger and better than ever. Your prize is sure to make it an Egg-straordinary Easter!