CarmelFest 2016: 4th of July Parade

“Celebrating Indiana’s Bicentennial”

The CarmelFest Parade Committee is proud to announce that the Grand Marshals for this year’s parade are the record-setting Carmel High School Girls’ Swim Team.  In addition to recognizing the accomplishments of the 2016 championship team – we are hoping to locate as many members as possible of CHS girls’ team swimmers from 1986 to 2015 to join in the march.

This year’s CarmelFest parade on Monday – July 4th will celebrate Indiana’s bicentennial and delight spectators with a fabulous array of over 100 entertaining entries including marching bands, motorcycle drill teams, clowns, lively color guards, Colt’s cheerleaders, designed floats, gymnasts, local celebrities, veterans and more.

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 ReMax.

The Centier Bank CarmelFest Parade on July 4 (Monday) at 10:30 will continue RAIN or SHINE.  For plans on severe weather – Click Here

Peggy Powell


We welcome your suggestions and ideas for the parade.  And, we would appreciate any help in locating swimmers on the Carmel High School Girls’  Teams from 1986 to 2015.   Just send an e-mail to Peggy

The Patriotic 4th of July Parade at CarmelFest for 2016 will step off at 10:30 am on Monday-July 4th.   The Parade starts 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

*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.