The annual Fourth of July parade in Heber/Overgaard, long considered the kickoff event for Fourth of July events, has been canceled because a permit request for a parade did not meet adequate traffic and crowd control arrangements. This includes certified staff and barricades for the parade.

The annual fireworks show at Mogollon High School and other July 4th weekend activities will continue as planned, including the Friday night program at Capps Middle School, Carissa’s Run on Saturday, Pancake Breakfast and all of the other activities at Tall Timbers County Park.

According to the Heber-Overgaard Chamber of Commerce’s website and Facebook page, the Arizona Department of Transportation denied the permit request earlier this month.

Source : WMI Central