Centier Bank CarmelFest Fourth of July Parade!

“Let Freedom Ring!”

Our theme this year, “Let Freedom Ring!”, can create fun ways for you and your family to participate in the festivities. Bring a bell to ring!

We are excited to welcome Centier Bank as our title sponsor of the parade this year! And we are also happy to announce our Grand Marshal, Josh Kaufman, singer/songwriter and winner of “The Voice!”

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

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 (Wednesday) at 10:30 will continue RAIN or SHINE.

Barbara Ellis
Centier Bank CarmelFest Parade Chair
Rotary Club of Carmel

PARTICIPATING IN THE 2018 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 2018 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

Wednesday, 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