4th of July Parade!

“Hats off to America”

The CarmelFest Parade Committee is proud to announce that the Grand Marshals for this year’s parade are Korean War veterans.  They are not much younger than the WW II veterans and are long overdue the recognition they deserve.  Think of the concerns we now deal with in that area. Thanks to these soldiers, we have an ally in South Korea in a very volatile area.

If you are a Korean war veteran and would like to be part of our parade in our Grand Marshall unit please click here for information.

Our theme this year, “Hats off to America”, can create fun ways for you and your family to participate in the festivities. Please wear your most patriotic hat!

This year’s CarmelFest parade on Tuesday – July 4th will delight spectators with bands, motorcycle drill teams, clowns, lively color guards, Colt’s cheerleaders, designed floats, gymnasts, local celebrities, veterans and more. And candy is back!

Following our long-held tradition of recognizing the proud American men and women who have served in the military and those currently enlisted, the Parade will end with a Grand Finale Tribute to the Military – organized by Bec Hunter (parade co-chair) and supported by RE/MAX Legends.

The CarmelFest Parade on July 4 (Tuesday) at 10:30 will continue RAIN or SHINE.

Barbara Ellis
CarmelFest Parade Chair
Rotary Club of Carmel

PARTICIPATING IN THE 2017 PARADE:  Please read PARADE RULES prior to completing an application for entry in the Parade.

To be considered as a parade entrant your entry form will be evaluated by the Parade Committee.  One of the most important items the Parade Committee considers is the entertainment value of each entry and will the entry add to festival-goers enjoyment of the Parade.  Please take this information into consideration when applying for a spot in the 2017 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 4th and present to the Parade Marshal prior to the start of the parade.

the details

Tuesday, July 4  10:30 a.m.

Parade Participation

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

Questions on the parade? Following are contacts for parade questions:

Parade Route:  Parade starts at 10:30 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 approx. 12:30 pm.

Click here to view Parade Route Map