Welcome, spring! All the signs of the season have arrived on the Northshore: brightly blooming azaleas, dogwoods, and redbuds, a bounty of 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.

2023 Easter Egg Hunts on the Northshore


Egg Rollin' at the Covington Trailhead's egg hunt, photo by Bobby Gilboy

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, including:

  • March 25 - Twilight Eggstravaganza Egg Hunt will be happening at Pelican Park from 6-8 p.m. so grab your flashlights and baskets for this hunt. 
  • March 25 - Krewe of Dionysus and CenterWell Senior Primary Care host Grands Easter Eggstravaganza, featuring face painting, food and candy, from 11:30 a.m. until 2 p.m. at Possum Hollow Park in Slidell. 
  • April 1 - Aldersgate United Methodist Church will be hosting their free Easter Egg Extravaganza from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. 
  • April 1 - 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, free farmers, artisans and makers market.
  • April 1 - 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, food and Dip It treats. $15-$20.
  • April 1 - 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, $5 per person. Supports Kiwanis youth service groups and scholarships.
  • April 2 - Southern Hotel's 8th annual benefit for the Covington Public Art Fund, the Southern Hotel Polo Cup, includes an Easter Egg Hunt for the kids and a raffle for adults. At Summergrove Farms in Folsom, 1-4 p.m., $25 for age 12+, $10 for 11 and under.
  • April 7 - American Legion Post 185 in Slidell will host an Easter Egg Hunt at 5 p.m., while supplies last (one basket per child).
  • April 8 - An Egg Hunt at Fontainebleau State Park takes place at 11 a.m. for children 10 and under. 
  • April 8 - Bring the kiddos to the Covington Trailhead, 419 N. New Hampshire St., for the 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.
  • April 8 - The Book & The Bean hosts an Easter egg hunt starting at 11 a.m. with a staggered start for different age groups; be sure to bring your own Easter basket. 

Easter Brunch and Easter Dining on the Northshore


Delicious brunch at Palmettos on the Bayou in Slidell, LA

Louisianans love gathering around a table to share time and a great meal together, especially for a holiday. So on Easter Sunday, April 9, 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.

Happy Easter!


Main course dinner at the Lakehouse in Mandeville, LA