The Show Us Your Shoes parade is a fan favorite during the Miss America week. And why wouldn't it be? It's a decades-long tradition in Atlantic City, you get to see all 52 Miss America contestants (and their fancy footwear), and for the most part, watching the parade doesn't cost a penny. 

WHEN: The parade is set to kick off at 5 p.m.

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WHERE: Along the Atlantic City Boardwalk. It will start at New Jersey Avenue and travel down to Albany Avenue. 

HOW MUCH: The parade is mostly free to attend. If you want a prime seat at Kennedy Plaza, however, it'll cost you $35 or $45 for a ticket in a limited-seat section. You can purchase tickets here

TRADITION: This is an opportunity to see all the contestants let go a little bit and have fun. They certainly have with their shoes. The footwear has been customized to fit the personality (and hopefully the foot) of each contestant. See a preview gallery of some of the shoes below.

WHAT'S NEW: There will be a special tribute honoring those we've lost on Sept. 11, 2001. The Miss America finale will fall on the anniversary of 9/11. 

SEATING: You've got your options. Again, there is the ticketed, limited seating in Kennedy Plaza in front of Boardwalk Hall. There's the free seating in designated areas where you can sit or stand. The Miss America Organization also recommends renting a rolling chair. Your options for the rolling chairs can be found on this website. 

WEATHER: Different than last year's spitting rain and cloud cover, Press meteorologist Dan Skeldon expects there to be sunny, humid weather for the parade. There's the possibility for a thunderstorm late Saturday or early Sunday, but it shouldn't interfere with the parade. A southerly wind off the ocean might keep the temperature below the 90s, he said.

Features reporter, Flavor magazine editor

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