Mardi Gras is right around the corner! Party-goers from near and far will celebrate in New Orleans during several days of festivities, with the largest events kicking off on February 18.
The final days of Mardi Gras — Friday, February 18 through Tuesday, March 1 — are expected to be the busiest days for ride requests. Check out our tips to help you navigate the celebrations with ease!
You can get the details on all the top parades by clicking into each date below. View the full schedule and parade routes here.
Navigating Parade Routes
When leaving the parades, road closures may make it difficult for riders and drivers to connect. For a better pickup experience, riders should walk away from the parade route to a safe area where traffic is moving to request a ride.
When parades are running along St. Charles Avenue, Uber recommends walking north to Baronne Street or south to Prytania Street before requesting a ride. When requesting a ride in the French Quarter, be mindful of city-wide road closures that may impact drivers’ ability to navigate around the area.
During parade times, cars will only be able to enter and exit the area on Tchoupitoulas Street.
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 that can add time to deliveries.
- Peak ordering times are usually during lunch and dinner hours.
Airport Pickups at MSY
How it works for riders
For all of the information you need on requesting a ride, check out the Uber airport page for Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport.
Once you’ve gathered all of your luggage and selected your vehicle type, follow the signs to the Ground Transportation Center. It can be found on the first floor of the short-term parking garage. An Uber partner will be waiting for you at the designated parking spot, but if you happen to encounter trouble locating your driver, don’t hesitate to call and coordinate.
Know your resources
From the safety toolkit in your app, you can learn more about safety at Uber in one central location and even get emergency assistance by calling 911 with the push of a button.
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 Wednesday, February 23 through Tuesday, March 1.