4th of July Celebrations


Due to Coronavirus health concerns, the 2020 East Longmeadow 4th of July Parade, Fireworks and Carnival have been cancelled.

It is our intent to bring these special events back next year, so please check back in 2021!

2020 Show Your Pride - Decorate Your Ride Event!

After coordination with local representatives, the Rotarians of East Longmeadow in collaboration with East Longmeadow Cable Action Television plan to celebrate Independence Day in a different way this year and invite you to join us. Let’s show the world that Independence Day is always worth celebrating!

The plan is relatively simple – we are coordinating videotaping and photographs of vehicles decorated to celebrate our Independence Day and community. Community members are invited to decorate ‘rides’ and drive them through the parking lot to be videotaped and photographed. Our ELCAT experts will then develop a “Parade” of participants for viewing on the ELCAT Channel. The photographs will be posted on a voting website and trophies will be awarded. Then drive your ride to the places you frequent most and show it off! 

  1. Sign-up will be managed through an online participation form from June 10th to June 26th for entry and no late entries allowed
  2. Participants will be notified a few days prior to their scheduled time for drive-through videotaping and photos
  3. Participants are required to remain in their vehicles
  4. No spectators allowed
  5. All on-site support personnel will adhere to state mandated safety and health guidelines to include limiting number of persons present, wearing masks and gloves (as appropriate) and social distancing
  6. No floats would be allowed; however, photos of floats should be submitted online for voting to celebrateel@gmail.com
  7. Online voting for award categories will be open from July 1-3 at noontime
  8. All participants (or parent/guardian) agree to being videotaped and photographed with the understanding that the videos are subject to ELCAT broadcast which can be picked up by other news and online sources and photographs will be posted for online voting
  9. Trophies will be awarded by community members through online voting for the following:
    • Best Float
    • Most Patriotic
    • Most Unique
    • Best Lighted Display
  10. Questions – email celebrateel@gmail.com

Rotary Club of East Longmeadow ELCAT


We wish you a safe and happy Independence Day!