The City of Carpinteria’s annual Independence Day Parade has been canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Large gatherings such as festivals, celebrations or parades are not allowed during the current phase of the State and County’s reopening plans. Slowing the spread of the virus remains a priority, and social distancing would be difficult to maintain at large events of this sort. The Rods & Roses Car Show, which traditionally takes place preceding the parade, will be held virtually on July 25. Organizers are planning an in-person car show to be held in December.