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Welcome To CarmelFest 2016

Welcome to CarmelFest 2016 – our area’s traditional Independence Day celebration organized by the Rotary Club of Carmel.  Gary Sexton, Chairman for the CarmelFest, is leading the all-volunteer committee organizing this family friendly, community event on July 3rd & 4th.  CarmelFest times are as follows:  Outdoor Festival (at Civic Square) on Sunday, July 3rd at 2:00 pm-10pm and on Monday July 4th noon-10pm.   On Monday-July 4th, the Centier Bank CarmelFest Parade will begin at 10:30 am and Fireworks will begin at 9:45pm.

CarmelFest events will continue RAIN or SHINE.  However, if we have severe weather (lightening, thunder, high winds, etc.) – we will postpone or cancel events as needed.  For Copies of the Emergency Weather Plans click the following links:  Outdoor Festival Weather PlanParade Rain PlanFireworks Weather Plan – BANG! Fireworks VIP Party Plan

As always, we arelook forward to commemorating our country’s birth and celebrating freedom with you, friends, family and neighbors at CarmelFest.


July 3
  • Festival Hours 2pm-10pm

  • (for the safety of all,  no pets please)
  • Geico Gazebo Stage 

  • 2:00-3:00 The Cosmic Situation
  • 4:30-6:30 CarmelFest Has Talent
  • 7:30-10:30 Wright Brothers
  • North Zone Stage (“Guitars & Stars”)

  • 2:00-3:00 Cosmic Situation
  • 3:30-5:00 The Warrior Kings
  • 5:30-7:00 Tommy Baldwin
  • 7:30-10:30 “Guitars & Stars Legends”
  • KidZone (Family Entertainment)

  • Note Fireworks set for Monday, July 4th
  • Click Here for Schedule

July 4
  • Outdoor Festival Hours Noon-10pm

  • (for the safety of all,  no pets please)
  • Geico Gazebo Stage 

  • 12:00-1:00 Circle City Bucket Drummers
  • 1:30-3:00 Midwest Rhytm Exchange
  • 3:30-4:30 CarmelFest Has Talent Finals
  • 8:30-9:45 Carmel Symphony Orchestra
  • Market District North Zone Stage

  • 12:00-1:30 The Brooke Roe Band
  • 2:00-3:30 Phone Club
  • 4:00-6:00 Dwight Lightning & Conch City All-Stars
  • 6:45-9:45  My Yellow Rickshaw
  •  Fireworks Spectacular at 9:45 pm

CarmelFest Theme Song

CarmelFest Theme Song