The grand opening parade for the Western Heritage Classic, scheduled downtown Abilene at 6:30 p.m. today, has been canceled due to the heavy rain and flash flood watch in effect for Abilene.

If you were planning to take in other Heritage Classic events, such as the ArtWalk and events at The Grace Museum and National Center for Children’s Illustrated Literature, they will proceed as scheduled.

The Western Heritage Classic continues through Saturday on the Expo Center grounds, including rodeo events and live music.