McALLEN - The City of McAllen Parks and Recreation Department is accepting entries for the 83rd Annual Independence Day Parade scheduled for Monday, July 4, at 9:00 a.m. Businesses, non-profit organizations, civic and youth groups are encouraged be a part of the festivities.

This year's parade theme "American Adventures in the Great Outdoors" celebrates the unique natural heritage of the United States. All entries are required to be decorated in a patriotic fashion exhibiting this year's parade theme.

A $40 entry fee applies for all business/commercial entries and a $10 late fee applies for all entries submitted after June 22. For more information call 956-681-3333.