Parade Theme: “Back Together Again” 

Click Here to LiveStream the Parade at 9:45 a.m. Monday on CBS4’s Facebook Page. The parade itself will kickoff at 10:30 a.m.

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 morning of the 4th which falls on Sunday this year).

Our parade committee is pleased to announce our grand marshal unit this year will honor Our Healthcare Heroes! If you are a Doctor, Nurse, EMT/Paramedic, Senior Living Caregiver, Respiratory Therapist or Hospital Medical Staff Member, please CLICK HERE to register if you would like to participate.

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, we will once again honor the brave American men and women who have served in the United States Military, and those currently enlisted, with a Military Tribute Grand Finale.

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 watch our live stream coverage on the CBS4 Indy Facebook page beginning at 9:45 am. Friends and family who live elsewhere can watch too.

Our entire CarmelFest committee cares about your safety and the safety of our beloved furry, feathered and even scaly friends. Due to the extreme heat, along with hot pavement and sidewalks, we have a NO PET policy to protect both our festival guests and your special pets.  We greatly appreciate everyone’s help with following this guideline as PARADE SPECTATORS AND EVENT ATTENDEES.  

Alsoany 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 an unsupervised or 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         


For questions, please e-mail Bec Hunter at bec@bechunter.net


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