The New York Easter Parade takes place on Sunday 9th April, and will be joined once again by the fabulous NYC Easter Bonnet Festival, so get creative this year with yours!
The unique signature of the NYC easter parade is of course the famous Easter Bonnets worn by the participants, leading some to even refer to it as the Easter Bonnet Parade, but the spectacular hats are only part of the elaborate costumes that you normally see along the parade route.
The Easter parade in New York is of course free of charge for all attending so makes for a great day out for all the family, just be sure to head down there early to avoid the biggest of the crowds – we can guarantee the best spots along the parade route will be snapped up quickly!
Easter Parade Date
The New York Easter Parade in 2023 will be 9th April.
The parade steps off at 10am.
The only really set values for the New York Easter parade are that it starts at 10am, finishes around 4pm and takes place on Fifth Avenue, running from 49th to 57th street. It will be crowded all along this route so it is advisable to arrive early, and as it is still early in the year the weather is likely to be on the cool side, so wrap up warm!
Fifth Avenue is obviously closed to traffic throughout Easter Sunday.
In terms of vantage points it is generally acknowledged that the best parade viewing area is in the region immediately around the famous St Patrick’s Cathedral.
TV & Live Streaming
There has been an improvement in the range of TV and associated online streaming coverage of the Manhattan Easter Parade in recent years – last year there was live online coverage seems from ABC7 NY News