Mardi Gras is right around the corner—with the largest events kicking off on February 22 and continuing through March 5—which means party-goers from near and far will take over New Orleans for several weeks of festivities. Riders will be looking for rides to and from the fun, and we have pro tips to help you navigate the festivities with ease.
When we expect increased requests
The party doesn’t stop, but there are times in past years when we’ve seen increased rides request as people head to and from parades.
The final days of Mardi Gras—Wednesday, February 27 through Tuesday, March 5—are expected to be the busiest time for ride requests.
In years past, requests typically rise leading up to Fat Tuesday (March 5), with increased request days being Friday, March 1 and Saturday, March 2.
Schedule of parades
You can get the details on all the top parades by clicking into each date below.
View the full parade schedule and routes here.
Navigating the parade routes
For smoother pickups, riders will not be able to request within parade routes. Instead, they’ll be asked to walk away from the routes before requesting a ride to avoid traffic.
In the event that you’re matched with a rider across the parade route, please remember to follow traffic signs and directions from traffic officials.
Uber Eats delivery
Uber Eats is in full swing for Mardi Gras. Here are some tips to help make the best of your Uber Eats experience:
- Watch out for parades routes—there will likely be many road closures
- Eaters tend to appreciate when their couriers wait several minutes before cancelling the delivery
- We find that peak demand times are usually during lunch and dinner hours
We’re here to help
Visit our Greenlight Hub, located at 2520 Bayou Rd, New Orleans, LA 70119, ahead of or during the festivities. Please note that Hub hours will vary from normal business hours from Thursday, February 28 through Tuesday, March 5. Please see below for special Mardi Gras hours.