5 fun things to do this 4th of July (While Social Distancing)

The 4th of July is a holiday that many of us look forward to every year. Fireworks displays, spending time with family and enjoying good food are the things we look forward to the most when thinking of the 4th of July. Unfortunately, due to the current pandemic you may find yourself looking for safe alternatives. Here at Rolled Alloys we value our employees and consider their safety a top priority. We are encouraging our employees and customers to continue to follow the CDC’s guidelines in an effort to reduce the spread of COVID-19. Here are some fun alternatives for the staple activities we enjoy on the 4th of July:

Car Parade

Car Parade
Missing the Parade? Most of the local parades and large community celebrations have been cancelled due to COVID-19, but that does not mean you have to miss out on the parade fun completely. If you find yourself missing the 4th of July parades, you can put together a “car parade”. This type of parade has become very popular during the pandemic because people can celebrate events/holidays and socialize while following the recommendations to prevent the spread of COVID-19. A “car parade” is when people decorate their vehicle with balloons, signs and streamers, then drive by a family or friends residence. The parade processions often play music, beep their horns and shout out well wishes for the event they are celebrating. It is one way to continue your 4th of July “parade” tradition while staying safe and keeping your distance.


Fireworks or Bonfire
Fireworks celebrations have been a part of 4th of July traditions since 1777. Although most of the public fireworks displays have been cancelled, there are still fun alternatives that you can do instead. If fireworks are legal in your state, you can have your own fireworks display right in your backyard. If you live in a state that does not allow backyard fireworks, you can have a bonfire celebration instead. Who doesn’t love smores? You can also break out the sparklers to add an extra 4th of July touch to your celebration.


Backyard Cookout
Cookouts are also known as a 4th of July tradition. Host a small backyard cookout, enjoy good food with friends and family. Be sure to limit the number of guests to the number set by your state for social gatherings.

Arts and Crafts

Festive Arts and Crafts
Celebrate America’s birthday with your kids by doing fun arts and crafts activities. This is a great idea to keep the little ones busy during the cookout; set up a small arts and crafts table with supplies and let the creativity flow. Here is link with a list of fun craft activities for the 4th of July:


Movie Night

Movie Night 
Make the night “Patriotic Movie Night” and pick one or two of your favorite patriotic movies to watch (safely) with your family and friends.

We hope that this list of activities was helpful to you and we wish you and your family a Happy 4th of July!

Happy 4th!