Centier Bank CarmelFest Fourth of July Parade!

“America Strikes up the Band”

We are excited to welcome back Centier Bank as our title sponsor of the parade this year! We are also happy to announce that the Carmel High School Marching Band has been selected as our Grand Marshal in honor of their third consecutive Bands of America Grand National Championship title.

This year’s Centier Bank CarmelFest Parade on Thursday, July 4th will delight spectators with bands, motorcycle drill teams, lively color guards, cheerleaders, designed floats, gymnasts, local celebrities, veterans and more.

Following our long-held tradition of recognizing the brave American men and women who have served in the United States military and those currently enlisted, the parade will end with a Military Tribute Grand Finale organized by RE/MAX Legends and supported by the USO.

The Centier Bank CarmelFest Parade steps off at 10:30 AM on July 4th and will continue RAIN or SHINE. The parade route and a severe weather plan are also posted on our website.

Our committee has been diligently working to organize an exciting 2019 CarmelFest Parade!

Bec Hunter
Centier Bank CarmelFest Parade Director
Rotary Club of Carmel


Please read PARADE RULES prior to completing an application for entry in the Parade.

Your entry form will be evaluated by the parade committee to be considered as a possible parade participant.  The parade committee will consider the entertainment value of each unit and whether the entry will add to the enjoyment of spectators.  Please take this information into consideration when applying for a position in the 2019 CarmelFest Parade.

*Note: Parade Entrants – Please Note:  Prior to parade participation, all entrants must sign a waiver form (click here for copy). Bring signed form on July 4 and present to the Parade Marshal prior to the start of the parade.

the details

Thursday, July 4 at 10:30 a.m.

Parade Participation

  1. Read complete Parade Rules
  2. Download the Parade Waiver
  3. Complete an Application

Questions about the parade? Following are email links for parade questions:

Parade Military, Entertainment, and Celebrity Entries (Bec Hunter)

Parade Entertainment and High School Bands

Other Parade Entries and Questions

Parade Route:  Parade starts at 10:30 a.m. at Carmel Drive and AAA Way and proceeds west to Range Line Road; heads north on Range Line to Main Street. Then east on Main Street, ending at Carmel High School at approximately 12:30 p.m.

Click here to view Parade Route Map