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Easter parade in NYC: Photos of the Fifth Avenue celebration

ūüé∂ "Oh, I could write a sonnet about your Easter bonnet." ūüé∂

Thousands of New Yorkers flocked to Fifth Avenue for the Easter parade and bonnet festival on Sunday.

The parade stepped off around 10 a.m. and stretched up Fifth Avenue from 49th to 57th streets.

The Easter parade has gained notability over the decades for participants' intricate bonnets and creative, colorful costumes.

Scroll down to check out some of the scenes from the 2017 celebration and check back on Sunday for new photos from this year's parade.

People gather on Fifth Avenue for the Easter
Photo Credit: Charles Eckert

People gather on Fifth Avenue for the Easter parade and bonnet festival.

People gather on the step of St. Patrick's
Photo Credit: Charles Eckert

People gather on the step of St. Patrick's Cathedral during the Easter parade and bonnet festival.

Bubbles float out of a hat during the
Photo Credit: Charles Eckert

Bubbles float out of a hat during the Easter parade and bonnet festival.

People gather on Fifth Avenue for the Easter
Photo Credit: Charles Eckert

People gather on Fifth Avenue for the Easter parade and bonnet festival.

People with spider web hats gather on Fifth
Photo Credit: Charles Eckert

People with spider web hats gather on Fifth Avenue for the Easter parade and bonnet festival.

Brightly dressed people gather on Fifth Avenue for
Photo Credit: Charles Eckert

Brightly dressed people gather on Fifth Avenue for the Easter parade and bonnet festival.

People show off their Easter bonnets on Fifth
Photo Credit: Charles Eckert

People show off their Easter bonnets on Fifth Avenue.

A woman with a butterfly hat on Fifth
Photo Credit: Charles Eckert

A woman with a butterfly hat on Fifth Avenue.

A man is dressed as a bunny on
Photo Credit: Charles Eckert

A man is dressed as a bunny on Fifth Avenue for the Easter parade and bonnet festival.

Forest Hills Resident Sergio Galdamez poses for pictures
Photo Credit: Charles Eckert

Forest Hills Resident Sergio Galdamez poses for pictures with his dogs, Yeyush, left, and Renzo during the Easter parade and bonnet festival.

A man is dressed as a claw machine
Photo Credit: Charles Eckert

A man is dressed as a claw machine on Fifth Avenue.

A colorful Easter outfit on Fifth Avenue.
Photo Credit: Charles Eckert

A colorful Easter outfit on Fifth Avenue.

A woman shows off her very large Easter
Photo Credit: Charles Eckert

A woman shows off her very large Easter Bonnet.

The Easter parade and bonnet festival isn't just
Photo Credit: Charles Eckert

The Easter parade and bonnet festival isn't just about creative bonnets, but also about makeup and costume, too.

People gather on Fifth Avenue for the Easter
Photo Credit: Charles Eckert

People gather on Fifth Avenue for the Easter parade and bonnet festival.

People gather on Fifth Avenue for the Easter
Photo Credit: Charles Eckert

People gather on Fifth Avenue for the Easter parade and bonnet festival.

People gather on Fifth Avenue for the Easter
Photo Credit: Charles Eckert

People gather on Fifth Avenue for the Easter parade and bonnet festival.

A multifaceted bonnet.
Photo Credit: Charles Eckert

A multifaceted bonnet.

Two children dress as robots during the Easter
Photo Credit: Charles Eckert

Two children dress as robots during the Easter parade and bonnet festival on Fifth Avenue.

A girl and her dog celebrate Easter on
Photo Credit: Charles Eckert

A girl and her dog celebrate Easter on Fifth Avenue.

People gather on Fifth Avenue for the Easter
Photo Credit: Charles Eckert

People gather on Fifth Avenue for the Easter parade and bonnet festival.

People with spider web hats gather on Fifth
Photo Credit: Charles Eckert

People with spider web hats gather on Fifth Avenue for the Easter parade and bonnet festival.

People gather on the step of St. Patrick's
Photo Credit: Charles Eckert

People gather on the step of St. Patrick's Cathedral during the Easter parade and bonnet festival.

One woman's bonnet was a large cupcake.
Photo Credit: Charles Eckert

One woman's bonnet was a large cupcake.

One woman created her bonnet to resemble the
Photo Credit: Charles Eckert

One woman created her bonnet to resemble the earth.

One paradegoer's hat was made out of Peeps.
Photo Credit: Newsday / J. Conrad Williams Jr.

One paradegoer's hat was made out of Peeps.

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