Mardi Gras is one of the biggest parties of every single year, but unless you’re in, or right around New Orleans, you can’t really partake in all of the festivities. Thanks to the internet, you can now enjoy 2015 Mardi Gras Day parades from your very own home thanks to live online streams.
Mardi Gras falls on Tuesday, February 17 this year, but parades have been going on for the past two weeks. Fat Tuesday is when everything culminates and then officially ends the season until next year.
In the New Orleans area, there will be nine parades running on Mardi Gras Day. One — Krewe of Lyra — is out in Covington, but the other eight parades will all take place in New Orleans and Metairie.
NOLA.com offers up a Mardi Gras Parade Cam that has been running for a couple of weeks now, and is ready for the big day.
It looks as if the Krewe of Rex may be the only Mardi Gras Day parade that is shown on this particular cam. Krewe of Elk Orleans and Krewe of Crescent City do immediately follow Rex so it may just continue on.
The iconic Krewe of Zulu actually rolls at 8 a.m. before Rex in Uptown New Orleans. There is also a version of the parade cam without sound if you’d rather watch that.
Out in Metairie, there will be three parades rolling and they begin on that route at 10 a.m.
- Krewe of Argus
- Krewe of Elks Jefferson
- Krewe of Jefferson
The Westbank will also have one parade rolling on Mardi Gras Day 2015, and it’s going to be Krewe of Grela which rolls at 10 a.m.
Now, if you’re looking to partake in some of the French Quarter festivities and aren’t entirely interested in watching the parade, then you can check out EarthCam. They have a live cam focus at the corner of Bourbon Street and St. Peter that will show you the partying going on all the time.
Be warned that it’s unfiltered and uncensored so there’s no telling what you may end up seeing.
The Bourbon Street cam may be one that you’ll enjoy turning to watch after the parades in Uptown New Orleans. Partying will continue in full force in the French Quarter until midnight in which the New Orleans Police Department marches down the street and lets everyone know that Mardi Gras is over for the year.
Streaming cams for 2015 Mardi Gras Day parades are sure to get you in the festive spirit, and the live streams will get you as close as you can get without actually being there. So let the good times roll, or as New Orleanians say, “Laissez les bon temps rouler!”
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