Plans are already under way for CarmelFest 2016 – our area’s traditional Independence Day celebration organized by the Rotary Club of Carmel. This year’s celebration promises to be a grand spectacle with a free two-day outdoor festival, entertainment on three stages, an array of tasty foods, a crafts marketplace, an interactive KidZone, a patriotic parade and spectacular fireworks display.
Gary Sexton, Chairperson for the CarmelFest, will lead this year’s committee in organizing the event. CarmelFest is set to begin on Sunday, July 3rd at 2:00 pm and run thru Monday, July 4th ending with a bang at 10:00 pm.
Updated Applications for food vendors and marketplace booths will be on this site by March 21. CarmelFest Has Talent (vocal competition) has contest basics on this website – application process will begin on March 31. The parade committee, led by Peggy Powell with her co-chair Bec Hunter, will be announcing the official 2016 parade theme in late March and begin taking entry applications.
As always, we are looking forward to commemorating our country’s birth with you and your family on Sunday, July 3rd (2 pm – 10 pm) and Monday, July 4th (Freedom Run at 8:00am; CarmelFest Parade at 10:30; Festival Grounds open from noon – 10 pm).