CarmelFest Celebrates 25th Anniversary, Offers Ready-Made Fun

independence-dayCarmelFest is all about having fun and celebrating Patriotism and Community Spirit.

This year’s celebration, appropriately named “Silver Jubilation” to commemorate CarmelFest’s 25th anniversary, is jam-packed with things to do and see.

It all starts Wednesday, July 3rd at Carmel Civic Square. There will be live music on both the gazebo, a vocal competition, a petting zoo and Frisbee dog show; a “KidZone” with fun rides and games, such as water boats and mini-cars; a “North Zone” with local bands. In the evening, an Indiana based band called “The Wright Brothers” will perform a wide variety of styles, from the 1920s to the present day.

Day two kicks off bright and early, at 8am with a 4.5-mile “Freedom Run.” There will be medals for finishers and refreshments following race.

CarmelFest’s Fourth of July Parade is perhaps its greatest tradition. It begins Thursday, July 4th at 10:30am at the intersection of Carmel Drive and AAA Way and proceeds west to Range Line Road. Expect extravagant floats, clowns, and talented marching bands. The parade will finally head east on Main Street and end at Carmel High School.

All of the attractions and things to do that were available on day-1 will also be available on day-2, with one exception: Instead of The Wright Brothers band, the Carmel Symphony Orchestra led director David Bowden will put on a signature performance at the Gazebo starting around 8:30pm and lasting through 9:45pm.

Celebrating Independence is a fun way to reflect on our nation’s heritage. CarmelFest typically draws in excess of 50,000 attendees. This year’s event offers a ready-made celebration that promises a fund time for all.

Event Info

  • Wednesday – July 3rd (4:00 pm – 10:30 pm)
  • Thursday – July 4th (8:00 am – 10:30 pm)
  • Civic Square, Carmel, Indiana
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