America strikes up the band!

Centier Bank CarmelFest July 4th 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 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 4 will delight spectators with bands, cheerleaders, lively color guards, mascots, motorcycle drill teams, colorful designed floats, gymnasts, local celebrities, our military heroes 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 Group and supported by the USO.

The Centier Bank CarmelFest Parade steps off at 10:30 AM on July 4 and will continue RAIN or SHINE. The parade route and a severe weather plan are also posted on our website.  If you can’t make it to the parade, tune in to our live stream coverage on the CBS4 Indy facebook page beginning at 9:45 am.  Friends and family who live elsewhere can watch too.

As much as we love pets, CarmelFest has instituted a “NO PET” policy due to the extreme heat, along with the hot pavement and sidewalks. This policy applies to both parade spectators and festival attendees.

And please don’t leave your children or pets in a hot car!

Our parade committee has been diligently working to organize an exciting 2019 Centier Bank CarmelFest Parade for your enjoyment!

Bec Hunter
Centier Bank CarmelFest Parade Director, Rotary Club of Carmel                                                    

Participating in the 2019 Centier Bank CarmelFest Parade:

Please read PARADE RULES prior to submitting an application to participate 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 Centier Bank CarmelFest Parade.

*Please Note: Prior to parade participation, ALL members of any unit accepted in the parade must sign a waiver form (click here for copy). Bring your signed form(s) on July 4 and present to the parade marshal assisting with your unit line-up.

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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 High School Bands

Other Parade Entries and Questions

Parade Route:  Parade steps off at 10:30 am at Carmel Drive and AAA Way, proceeds west to Rangeline Road, heads north to Main Street, then east with an ending point of Carmel High School at approximately 12:30 p.m.

Click here to view Parade Route Map

Click here to view Parade Street Closures