ALAMOGORDO, N.M. (KRQE) – The coronavirus has turned a lot of life upside down. Now it’s inspired one New Mexico city to hold its traditional fourth of July celebration in reverse.

The City of Alamogordo announced it will host a Reverse Parade meaning the floats line up and remain stationary while the spectators drive by to check them out. The event will take place at the Otero County Fairgrounds.

The city is accepting applications to enter the parade through Friday, June 26. The original theme of the parade selected back in February was “This Land is Your Land” but participants can decorate their entry in any patriotic way they’d like. If the city doesn’t have a minimum number of participants, they may be forced to cancel the event.

“Come out and help us to celebrate our great Nation’s birthday by entering a float in our reverse parade. Decorate your own vehicles and show off your creativity as you drive through the Fairgrounds to celebrate with our community,” said Community Services Director Veronica Ortega in a press release.

The parade will take place on July 4 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. To register for the parade, visit the City of Alamogordo website. If you have any questions please contact the City’s Special Events Manager Josh Sides at 575-439-4279.