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NYC Easter Parade Offers Something for Everyone

extravagant bonnets worn by attendee in front of the St. Patrick's Cathedral

Spring has arrived, heralding the annual return of New York City's Easter Parade and Bonnet Festival. Dating back to the 1870s, the Easter Parade and Bonnet Festival are steeped in tradition, with some participants even donning period costumes. Unlike typical parades, this event doesn't feature marching bands or performers; instead, the main attraction is the extravagant bonnets worn by attendees.

For those eager to witness the spectacle of these elaborate headpieces, the area around St. Patrick’s Cathedral is recommended as the prime viewing spot, according to NYC’s tourism agency.

Here are the essential details about the event:

  • Location: The parade proceeds north on Fifth Avenue, spanning from 49th Street to 57th Street.

  • Date and Time: Sunday, 3/31/2024, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.


Apr 04

It was so fun seeing all the different hats and costumes.


Mar 29

So fancy!

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