Dating back to the late 1800s, NYC’s annual Easter Parade and Easter Bonnet Festival brings out some of the most lavish costumes and hats from hiding. Hundreds of New Yorkers gather on Fifth Avenue around St. Patrick’s Cathedral on Easter Sunday for the more than a century-old tradition.
After consecutive cancellations in 2020 and 2021, the parade will return just as it had in 2022. So whether you’re participating or spectating, it’s surely an event to attend this April. For more details, we’ve outlined everything you need to know below:
What is the Easter Parade and Bonnet Festival?
According to the New York Times, The Easter Parade and Bonnet Festival began as “a spontaneous stroll after holiday church services, [that] has since evolved into a yearly fashion promenade.”
When is the parade taking place in NYC in 2023?
The Easter Parade and Bonnet Festival takes place each year on Easter. This year, it’s happening on Sunday, April 9th, 2023.
What time is the parade?
The parade will begin at 10am Sunday morning, with festivities lasting through 4pm.
What is the parade route?
Parade goers will march up Fifth Avenue from 49th Street to 57th Street, passing St. Patrick’s Cathedral on the way.
What else is there to know?
Of course, people come dressed in their Sunday best, but what might be the best sight to see is the fantastical costumes people dress their pups in.