Seasoned Mardi Gras revelers have come to rely on smartphone apps for convenient mapping and tracking of parades, plus the latest news and info about themes, celebrity riders and throw offerings, as well as delays and changes in scheduling (usually due to inclement weather). Online route maps are available at MardiGras.com. For a printable schedule, click here.
A game changer when it was first introduced for iOS in 2011, this parade tracker app has added features and content including slide shows, Mardi Gras news and live video. It shows the real-time location of the front of the parade. Check schedules and view route maps, get vital weather info (low temperature and chance of rain percentage) and notifications. Brought to you by the folks at WDSUTV and HTVMA Solutions, it can be downloaded for free from Google Play or Apple’s App Store.
This app provides real-time GPS tracking of 67 Mardi Gras parades throughout the region, starting with Krewe du Vieux and ending with parades on Fat Tuesday in New Orleans, Metairie, Covington and on the West Bank. Scroll the complete schedule day by day, and swipe to access customized Google maps showing routes. When a parade is rolling, you can see the exact location. The Mardi Gras Parade Tracker is affiliated with WWLTV and provides access to news and other content from the New Orleans CBS affiliate from within the app. Download it for free from Google Play or Apple’s App Store.
Looking for a printable schedule with parade maps in one downloadable PDF file? Mardi Gras World, a fantasy factory and tourist attraction on the Mississippi River adjacent to the Ernest Morial Convention Center, offers just that for New Orleans East and West Bank parades. Nicely designed and quite handy, f’sure.