“Back Together Again”

Centier Bank CarmelFest Parade!


Parade Theme: “Back Together Again” 

We are excited to welcome back Centier Bank as our title sponsor of the parade this year!

Our 2021 parade will be held on Monday, July 5 (instead of the 4th which falls on Sunday this year). Our grand marshal will be announced soon so stay tuned for the exciting news.

Our parade may appear to be different this year due to Covid-19. Some of our previous entries may choose not to participate.  We will certainly understand and hope to see you back in future parades.

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 Hunter of Homes real estate company and supported by the USO.

The 2021 Centier Bank CarmelFest Parade steps off at 10:30 AM on Monday July 5 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 or prefer not to attend, you can 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. Any pets participating in a parade unit MUST RIDE in some type of transportation and NOT WALK on the hot street pavement, with the exception of horses.

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

Our parade committee has been diligently working to organize an exciting 2021 Centier Bank CarmelFest Parade for your enjoyment!  We look forward to being Back Together Again!

Bec Hunter
CarmelFest Parade Director, Rotary Club of Carmel                                                    

Participating in the 2021 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 2021 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 5 and present to the parade marshal assisting with your unit line-up.

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Monday, July 5 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