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Miss America "Show Us Your Shoes" Parade

Atlantic City, New Jersey

Saturday, September 10, 2016
5:00 PM

Atlantic City Boardwalk from New Jersey Avenue to Albany Avenue

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Miss America Show Us Your Shoes Parade
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Email: Todd Marcocci, Producer

Phone: 610-431-1121

If you're interested in entering your band in the Show Us Your Shoes Parade, please request an application from Todd Marcocci at the contact info above.
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Miss America Show Us Your Shoes Parade Logo There is only one place in the world where a parade processes down an oceanfront boardwalk and features 52 Miss America contestants, 52 pairs of creative themed shoes, 5,000 parade participants, and tens of thousands of spectators yelling "SHOW US YOUR SHOES!" This unique parade opportunity for marching bands is the Miss America Organization's "Show Us Your Shoes Parade" set for Saturday, September 10, 2016.

The parade is a beloved Atlantic City tradition which provides a moment where contestants relax, in a non-competitive atmosphere, and celebrate the spirit of their home states through costumes and one-of-a-kind wearable art footwear. Spectators are amazed by the contestants' hand-made shoe creations, which have ranged from Swarovski crystal-covered pumps to diving flippers, and military boots to enhanced bedtime slippers. Contestants find creative motivation for their theme from notable elements in their state, such as historic events, favorite sports teams, and their state bird, tree, flower or motto.

Miss America Show Us Your Shoes Parade Photos The spectacle of the contestants and shoes, marching bands, floats, baton twirlers, police officers, military personnel, cheerleaders, dancers, cultural groups, and other performers brings this beloved tradition to great life. The parade started decades ago as a simple procession of contestants on the boardwalk, and has grown to become a deeply rooted family-friendly multi-generational parade. The reigning Miss America leads this extraordinary event, which takes place just one day prior to the crowing of the new Miss America.

The two-mile parade route travels down the Atlantic City boardwalk, kicking off at New Jersey Avenue and marching toward Boardwalk Hall and continuing to Albany Avenue. The parade takes place rain or shine and features 120 elements with more than 5,000 participants.

The 2016 parade is produced and designed by West Chester, Pennsylvania-based Under The Sun Productions Inc. with Producer Todd Marcocci, Assistant Producer Amy Walp and Associate Producer Jeremy Williams. Their team of professionals has produced more than 130 parades in America over their 23-year history.

2016 Participating Bands

As of August 3, 2016

• Atlantic City High School Marching Band, Atlantic City, NJ
• Atlantic City Fire Department Sand Pipers Pipe and Drum Band, Atlantic City, NJ
• Brien McMahon High School Marching Band, Norwalk, CT
• Chapparells Baton and Drum Corps, Akron, OH
• Frank W. Ballou High School Band, Washington, DC
• Havre de Grace High School Warrior Marching Band, Havre de Grace, MD
• Jackson Liberty High School Liberty Lion Band, Jackson, NJ
• Jackson Memorial High School Jaguar Band, Jackson, NJ
• Lenape High School Marching Band, Medford, NJ
• Middle Township High School Marching Band, Cape May Court House, NJ
• Oakcrest High School Marching Ambassadors Band, Mays Landing, NJ
• Pottsgrove High School Falcon Marching Band, Pottstown, PA
• Sherburne-Earlville High School Marching Band, Sherburne, NY
• Sterling High School Silver Knights Marching Band, Somerdale, NJ
• Triton High School Marching Band, Runnemede, NJ
• The University of Pennsylvania Band, Philadelphia, PA

Related Events

Bands traveling to Atlantic City for the Miss America Show Us Your Shoes Parade can build an itinerary to take advantage of educational opportunities in nearby destination cities:
  • Philadelphia (1 hour away) is home to historic sites such as Independence Hall, the Liberty Bell Center and Valley Forge National Historical Park.
  • New York City (2 hours away) provides many options for band groups, including the Statue of Liberty, Carnegie Hall, Radio City Music Hall and dozens of Broadway theatres.

Future Dates

Saturday, September 10, 2016

For More Information


Email: Todd Marcocci, Producer
Phone: 610-431-1121

If you're interested in entering your band in the Show Us Your Shoes Parade, please request an application from Todd Marcocci at the contact info above.

View highlights of the 2014 Show Us Your Shoes Parade



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