Mardi Gras season parade cam: Watch krewes of Pontchartrain, Choctaw, Freret, Sparta, Pygmalion roll

The Krewe of Pontchartrain rolls Feb. 3, 2018, on the Uptown New Orleans parade route.

The Krewe of Pontchartrain rolls Feb. 3, 2018, on the Uptown New Orleans parade route.

The krewes of Pontchartrain, Choctaw, Freret, Sparta and Pygmalion were set to roll by the Mardi Gras season parade cam lens on the Uptown New Orleans route Saturday (Feb. 23). Parade cam went live about noon central time to stream each parade from start to finish.

  • Between parades, we shut off the video to recharge our equipment batteries, so check back regularly.

Pontchartrain prides itself on being a "diverse group'' in which "everyone is welcome.'' Choctaw is also inclusive and has male and female members, as well as children.

Freret is a relatively new krewe, and its origin story on the website says: “In 2011, seven Loyola graduates sought to enhance Carnival by creating a unique parade favoring local vendors and craftspeople. Members also hand-decorate Mardi Gras masks as coveted signature throws. The Krewe of Freret values quality keepsakes over quantity.”

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 the video. 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 the video and on social media throughout the parades.

Parade cam is set up at the corner of Napoleon and St. Charles Avenues, right outside Fat Harry’s bar. 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!