Welcome, spring!

All the signs of the season have arrived on The Northshore: brightly blooming azaleas, dogwoods, and redbuds, fresh seafood at markets by the sacksful and at our many restaurants that cook what's in season, and a bevy of outdoor activities for the whole family.

The Northshore celebrates year-round with festivals and fun things for the whole family, but things kick into high gear in March with St. Patrick's Day and Easter. Check out the egg hunts and bunny pics for the littles and Easter Sunday Brunches for the bigs, happening this month on The Northshore.


Egg Hunts & Bunny Pics



Pelican Park Twilight Eggstravaganza egg hunt

Pelican Park's Twilight Eggstravaganza Egg Hunt


Peter Cottontail will be hopping all over St. Tammany Parish this month, posing for cameras and filling baskets with egg-shaped goodies. The Easter Bunny makes many appearances to hide eggs and take selfies.

Bounce around to these egg hunts on the Northshore!


March 16-24

  • Zoo 2 U in Folsom hosts its annual Easter Extravaganza March 16, 17, 23 and 24, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day. Admission is $25 per person (cash only at gate); kids 12 months and under, free. Animal encounters, horseback rides, bounce houses and more. 


March 22


March 23

  • Twilight Eggstravaganza Egg Hunt will be happening at Pelican Park from 6-8 p.m. so grab your flashlights and baskets for this free egg hunt. 
  • Aldersgate United Methodist Church will be hosting their free Easter Egg-Stravaganza from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. 
  • Bring the kiddos to the Mandeville Trailhead, 675 Lafitte St., for pictures with the Easter Bunny at Easter at the Market, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., during the weekly community market.
  • The Northshore-Mandeville Kiwanis Club presents Pancakes with the Easter Bunny, 8-11 a.m. at Fontainebleau High School cafeteria. Breakfast, pictures with the Easter Bunny, crafts and take-home activity books, $7 per person. 
  • Bring your basket to the Children's Museum of St. Tammany for their Spring Family Fest, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Egg drop and hunt, Easter Bunny pics, kids' art activities.
  • An Egg Hunt at Fontainebleau State Park takes place at 11 a.m. for children 10 and under. Park rangers recommend arriving 30 minutes early to avoid a traffic jam, and so the kiddos are ready to roll at 11!


March 29

  • American Legion Post 185 in Slidell will host a free Easter Egg Hunt at 5 p.m., while supplies last (one basket per child).


March 30

  • Bring the kiddos to the Covington Trailhead for the town's Covington Easter Extravaganza, 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. The all-ages, free event features an egg hunt, face painting and craft activities, and until 1:00 p.m., the Kiwanis Youth Wellness Fair.
  • Slidell's Olde Towne Merchants Association holds its annual Easter Egg Hunt with eggs hidden along Carey, Cousin and First Streets. Plus, meet the Easter Bunny!


Face painting at Children's Museum of St. Tammany Spring Family FestFace painting at the Children Museum of St. Tammany's Spring Family Fest


Photos with the Easter Bunny at Children's Museum of St. Tammany's Spring Family FestPictures with the Easter Bunny at the Children Museum of St. Tammany's Spring Family Fest


Easter Sunday Brunch and Restaurants Open on Easter Sunday



Brunch at The Gloriette, Southern Hotel's restaurant
Brunch at The Gloriette at Southern Hotel

Louisianans love gathering around a table to share time and a great meal together, especially for a holiday. So, on Easter Sunday, March 31, it’s no surprise that some of The Northshore’s finest dining establishments open their doors to welcome guests, friends and neighbors for spring repasts fit for a king. Below is a highlight of brunches and other events. Some require a reservation, so be sure to call ahead. More restaurants may be added, so check back for updates.



Happy Easter! 


The lush grounds of Palmettos on the Bayou in Slidell.The lush grounds of Palmettos on the Bayou in Slidell