Fiesta Bowl Parade: Join ABC15 Mornings team, Grand Marshal Missy Franklin for Fiesta Bowl Parade

The 42nd annual Fort McDowell Fiesta Bowl Parade presented by Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation hits the streets of Phoenix Saturday at 11 a.m., and even if you can't make it downtown, you can still score a front-row seat!

A beloved Valley tradition, the Parade's lineup features floats, giant balloons, equestrian units, classic automobiles and specialty participants including dance troupes and local celebrities.

You can watch full video of the Fiesta Bowl Parade posted on our website after the conclusion of the Parade.

ABC15 Mornings' Connie Colla and Kirk Yuhnke will host our live coverage of the Fiesta Bowl Parade, as Amy Murphy and Brandon Hamilton follow along with the event's biggest guests!

"We're proud to host both Phoenix area residents and visitors to our state at this exciting event," said Steve Whiteman, chairman of the Fiesta Bowl. "Whether you're a native or in town for the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl or Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl, the Parade will leave you dazzled."

The Parade will feature an Olympic gold-medal winner for its Grand Marshal: swimmer Missy Franklin. A resident of Colorado, Franklin won four gold medals and one bronze medal at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London.

In addition to appearing in the Parade, Franklin will host the on-field coin toss at the 42nd Annual Tostitos Fiesta Bowl at University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale on January 3.

This community event is FREE and open to the public with reserved bleacher seating available for $25.

These ticketholders will enjoy an enhanced viewing experience located directly across from where the event will be filmed for television. Parade enthusiasts can also purchase a ticket to join the events and festivities being held in the Parade Chalet area. Chalet tickets are $75 and include a catered meal.

To purchase tickets and for more information, please visit

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