New York City’s Easter Parade and Bonnet Festival is not your ordinary parade. It’s a day filled with amazing hats, costumes and makes for some great people watching!
New York City takes Easter hat to a whole new level with their Easter Parade and Bonnet Festival.
This year’s parade and festival will be held on Sunday, March 31. From 10:00 am to 4:00 pm, 5th Avenue between 49th and 57th Streets, will be closed to cars allow festival and parade goers to freely walk in the streets.
A great place to watch the parade is around St. Patrick’s Cathedral.
New York City’s Easter Parade is a little different than most of the other parades in the City. It’s not as organized so there are no floats or marching bands but a lot of people walking down 5th Avenue dressed up in fantastic costumes and hats.
There is also an Easter Bonnet Competition on April 22 and 23. The description from their website says:
The 27th Annual Easter Bonnet Competition returns this spring, featuring the companies of Broadway, Off-Broadway and touring productions offering skits, songs and dances, as well as elaborately designed and themed bonnets created specially for the event.