Rollingwood’s traditional Fourth of July parade has been canceled due to coronavirus restrictions, but residents can still anticipate several city festivities.

The Rollingwood Women’s Club announced alternative plans the group established in collaboration with Rollingwood City Council members.

The RWC has called upon residents to begin the celebration at home by decorating their front porches with patriotic decor. Individuals are then encouraged to tour their neighborhoods to determine which home has the best decorations.

Referred to as a “porch party,” the event was created as part of suggestions from council members for a contactless celebration, according to RWC President Marnie Fitzgerald.

The RWC will also honor former mayors and council members with yard signs.

Residents can also take photos at a patriotic balloon display that will be situated at the lower pavilion of Rollingwood Park. This will be a self-guided event, and organizers said all participants should follow COVID-19 guidelines, including the use of face masks and sanitizer. RWC representatives said they will install various safety implements such as 6-foot space indicators and stations with cleaning wipes.

Community members may still purchase the annual Fourth of July T-shirt as part of the RWC’s summer fundraiser. All proceeds directly benefit Rollingwood’s parks and public spaces and will be delivered prior to the Fourth of July holiday.