Deadline for McAllen Independence Day Parade is Friday

Adelina Garcia, 3, watches the Main Street Parade with her grandfather Mike Perez Tuesday July 4, 2017 at the City of McAllen's Independence Day Celebration in downtown McAllen. (The Monitor)

The city of McAllen is accepting entries for this year’s Independence Day parade. The deadline is Friday.

 All entries invited to participate in the parade are:

>> Civic and youth groups;

>> Nonprofit organizations;

>> Groups on horseback;

>> Biker groups;

>> Walking groups;

>> Veterans and veterans’ groups

The annual Independence Day Celebration will take place Thursday, July 4, with an early morning patriotic program followed by a parade on Main Street. A family-friendly festival will be held at Archer Park. There will be music, food, games and artisans at the Freedom Festival.

All entries for the parade should feature a patriotic theme. Entry forms for the parade and pageant are available by request by emailing pardmarketing@mcallen.net or at the McAllen Parks & Recreation Office, 1000 S. Ware Rd.