I set up a trip this year without even looking at what was occurring. As it so happens, we will be getting in Saturday afternoon before Easter. I understand that there are THREE Easter Parades in the FQ, including the Gay Parade late in the afternoon. Are there any of the parades or parade elements that are "not miss"? Anything else happening on Easter that we should know about?
Last year we arrived the evening of Easter Sunday. We checked into the front desk at Hotel St Marie and then went to catch an elevator. As it so happens, a "couple" from the Gay Parade were already waiting for the elevator. The gentleman was tall and refined, with a white suit and hat reminiscent of the "Old South". The "lady" was quite over-the-top outrageous, with lots of make-up and loads of jewelry and big ole hat to match a very loud dress. We struck up a conversation, and I think that the "lady" was having a bit of fun with us Missouri hicks.