Mardi Gras Parade Cam: Watch the krewes of Oshun and Cleopatra roll live

The all-female Krewe of Cleopatra presents its 45th procession entitled "Cleopatra's Animal Kingdom" as the 23-floats roll down the traditional Uptown parade route on Friday, February 2, 2018. (Photo by Michael DeMocker, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune)

The all-female Krewe of Cleopatra presents its 45th procession entitled "Cleopatra's Animal Kingdom" as the 23-floats roll down the traditional Uptown parade route on Friday, February 2, 2018. (Photo by Michael DeMocker, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune)

The first two Uptown parades of 2019 are set to roll by the ParadeCam lens Friday, February 22, 2019.

Parade Cam will go live at 6 p.m. CT and broadcast each parade from start to finish.

The Krewe of Oshun will kick off the parades. The krewe is named for the Yoruba goddess of love and intimacy, and it’s led by the captain aboard a peacock float. Prized throws typically include peacock figures and mugs.

Following Oshun will be the Krewe of Cleopatra. The 1,000-plus member all-women’s parade began rolling in 1972, previously on the West Bank. The krewe’s 2019 parade theme is “Cleopatra’s Animated Adventures.” A slick promo video for the theme on the krewe’s website has a superhero look, depicting Cleopatra as "The Queen of the Nile and the Protector of New Orleans and Mardi Gras.''

If you’re watching Parade Cam, tweet using #paradecam to let us know where you are. We’ll even give you a shout out on air. Better yet, share a photo or video with us on social media and we’ll add it to our collection!

You can find us on Twitter and Instagram at @NOLAnews, or message us on the New Orleans Mardi Gras Facebook page. We’ll be talking to viewers on air and on social media throughout the parades.

Parade Cam is set up at the corner of Napoleon and St. Charles Avenues, right outside the doors of Fat Harry’s. It’s a prime spot for parade watching, and Parade Cam live streams everything.

Watch the floats, marching bands, dance teams and flying beads all in real time. It’s almost like you’re there!