Parade Cam returns: Watch Mardi Gras parades live!

The Krewe of Tucks parades along the Uptown route in New Orleans on Saturday, February 10, 2018. Tucks is known for its toilet-themed throws, including toilet paper and plungers. (Photo by Brett Duke, Nola.com | The Times-Picayune)

The Krewe of Tucks parades along the Uptown route in New Orleans on Saturday, February 10, 2018. Tucks is known for its toilet-themed throws, including toilet paper and plungers. (Photo by Brett Duke, Nola.com | The Times-Picayune)

It’s Mardi Gras season, which means it’s time to roll out our annual Parade Cam!

Every year, Mardi Gras krewes parade down St. Charles Avenue in Uptown New Orleans. 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!

Each Parade Cam live stream will be hosted by locals, who will provide interesting facts about the Mardi Gras krewes and introduce the floats and groups as they roll by.

For the sixth straight year, Mardi Gras expert John Pope will host Parade Cam on Fat Tuesday during the live broadcast.

This year, Parade Cam starts Friday, Feb. 22 at 6 p.m., when the krewes of Oshun and Cleopatra roll by. It will broadcast all 29 Uptown parades, ending with Rex and the Elks and Crescent City trucks parades on Fat Tuesday.

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

Though Parade Cam won’t be broadcasting any parades outside the Uptown parade route, you can find photos and videos of other parades throughout the New Orleans area by following us on social media.

You can find us on Twitter and Instagram at @NOLAnews, or message us on the New Orleans Mardi Gras Facebook page.