The parades will be livestreamed on the?NOLA.com Parade Cam?starting at 5:15 p.m. in the video player above.?
There will be a delay between the broadcast's start and the floats reaching the cameras, which are located at The Times-Picayune office at 840 St. Charles Avenue. You can also watch on?Facebook,?YouTube?and?Twitter.
The Parade Cam broadcast will be hosted by entrepreneur and host?Alex Pomes?and?The NOLA Project actor?Khiry Armstead.
This year's Parade Cam sponsors are NewOrleans.com and the National World War II Museum.
Looking for another NOLA.com Parade Cam broadcast? Click here for the full schedule.
What to expect
Two parades will roll back-to-back tonight in New Orleans for Lundi Gras.
The Krewe of Proteus is up first with 230 male riders and 34 riding lieutenants on 20 floats. Proteus parades under the them "Commedia dell'Arte," which refers to an Italian theatrical form known for its improv and colorful characters. This theme will show up in themed floats such as Arlecchino (or Harlequinn) and Punch and Judy.
This krewe is known for its aquatic theme, which shows up in seahorse beads and the king riding in a giant seashell.
The Krewe of Orpheus is up next with 1,500 riders on 42 floats. Orpheus picked the theme "Music of the Spheres" for 2024. In addition to signature floats like Smokey Mary and the brand new Baby Octopus, Orpheus will roll parades like The Sun: The Splendor of Light.
Married couple Neil Patrick Harris and David Burtka will reign as the celebrity monarchs this year. Musician Taylor Dayne will ride and perform at the Orpheuscapade party afterwards. Dayne rides with Miss USA Noelia Voigt, Miss Teen USA UmSofia Srivastava and the Big Easy Boys.
This parade will run on the standard St. Charles Avenue route. They will begin on Napoleon Avenue, then head downtown on St. Charles Avenue to Canal Street where they continue to their conclusions.
About the Krewe of Orpheus
The Krewe of Orpheus was founded in 1993 and first rolled in 1994.?
They have upwards of 35 floats in their parade, including?Leviathan, a three-part float of a grand sea dragon with a moving head and tails and smoke coming out its mouth.
Their signature throws are silver and gold doubloons, which can be compared to the size of a coaster.?
Other parades happening today
- Krewe of Athena: 5:30 p.m., Metairie
- Krewe of Centurions: 6:30 p.m., Metairie
- See the full updated list of New Orleans area parades happening?from now to Fat Tuesday
Did you know?
Although almost everyone lists the Carnival colors as purple, green and gold, officially, purple and green should never touch.
So the colors should be displayed top to bottom or left to right in the order of purple, gold and green.
One of the very few official things about Carnival is the colors — purple, green and gold.
From Friday, Feb. 2 through Mardi Gras, on Feb. 13, The Times-Picayune | NOLA.com will livestream every parade that rolls by our St. Charles Avenue newsroom.
Looking for the?complete parade list with dates, times and all maps? We've got you covered.