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Numerous events and festivals are held in Carmel throughout the year. Some of the highlights include the following:


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The art of the automobile is on display in Carmel's Arts & Design District during Artomobilia. Cars from all eras line the streets and galleries exhibit art with an auto theme.


Carmel Porchfest

Carmel Porchfest


Carmel Farmers Market

Held Saturday mornings, Mid-May thru the end of October

Location:  5 Center Green, Carmel IN 46032 (At the corner of City Center Drive & S.W. 3rd Street, in the shadow of the Palladium.)

One of the City’s most popular events is the Carmel Farmers Market.  Neighbors enjoy socializing while strolling through the market to purchase fresh produce, baked and canned goods, flowers, and more from local vendors.  Live music also adds to the pleasant atmosphere of the market.  Firehouse cookoffs, a Veggie Art Contest, and cooking demonstrations are planned throughout the summer. Visit www.carmelfarmersmarket.com for more information. 


Days of Remembrance 

The City of Carmel’s Days of Remembrance Ceremony is held each year to remember and honor the victims of the Holocaust. This event will be held in the Tarkington Theater at The Center for the Performing Arts and includes a Civic Proclamation by Mayor Brainard and special guest speakers. Area schools and churches participate in the event featuring musical performances and speeches.

Ceremony held in April with specific date TBA on www.Carmel.in.gov

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CarmelFest

Held annually on July 3rd and 4th

Location:  Carmel Civic Square

This annual festival celebrating the 4th of July is the highlight of summer in Carmel. Festivities include a parade, live entertainment, food vendors and a spectacular fireworks display. Activities are available for all age groups, making it a fun event for the entire family. Visit www.carmelfest.net for more information

 

Carmel International Arts Festival

Click here to see Carmel International Arts Video    

Held annually in September

Location:  Main Street, Carmel Arts & Design District

The International Arts Festival held in September features a juried art exhibit of artists from around the world. Visitors of all ages also can enjoy concerts, dance performances and hands-on activities for children. The festival takes place in the Carmel Arts and Design District, an area dedicated to the arts in Old Town Carmel.  Visit www.carmelartsfestival.org for date and time information.

 

Holiday on the Square

Held annually the Saturday before Thanksgiving

Location: Carmel Civic Square

Co-sponsored by the City of Carmel and the Carmel Arts Council, this event kicks off the holiday season in Carmel.  Holiday entertainment, Santa, his elves, and live reindeer provide a festive atmosphere for the City’s Holiday lighting ceremony on Civic Square.  The Mayor officiates this event and children can get their picture with Santa for a small fee.  Please visit the city’s website or call 317-571-2400 for more information.

 

IU Health North Hospital Gallery Walk

Enjoy the fine art, merchant activities, entertainment, culture and shopping of the Carmel Arts and Design District every Second Saturday in 2011! Featuring new artists and exhibits in the galleries each month, guest appearances by international and local artists, and prizes, giveaways or special activities at select events.
• April 9 – Find Your Faberge: Spring Scavenger Hunt in the District; search for giant hand-painted eggs from local artists in merchant windows throughout the District
• May 14 – enter at each gallery for your chance to win a $50 gift card from District businesses
• June 11 – in conjunction with Rock the District
• September 10 – in conjunction with Artomobilia
• December 10 – in conjunction with Holiday in the Arts District


Memorial Day

The City of Carmel honors its fallen heroes at the Memorial Day Ceremony each year. The event is held the Friday before Memorial Day at 9 a.m. The event is held outside at the Veterans Memorial Plaza on Third Avenue SW, south of City Center Drive. Carmel's American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars posts perform a flag raising ceremony and join the mayor, other dignitaries and a keynote speaker from one of the various branches of the military at this event.

 

Summer Family Concert Series at the Gazebo

Held Wednesdays in June, July and August
Location: Carmel Civic Square
This free summer concert series offers weekly family entertainment on the lawn of Carmel Civic Square. Families are encouraged to bring picnic suppers and enjoy the outdoor music. The concerts take place at 7:30 p.m. Visit www.carmelgazeboconcerts.org for schedule information.

 

Veterans Day

The City of Carmel, Mayor Jim Brainard and members of local veterans organizations, work together to host an annual Veterans Day Ceremony, a community event in honor of our veterans. The ceremony pays tribute and thanks those who served our country in order for us to enjoy the freedoms that we have today. 

All area students are involved in this event through a poster and essay contest. The elementary grades K-5 participate though the poster contest and the middle and high school students write essays to enter into the contest. One student is selected from each grade level to attend the ceremony and present their poster or essay during the event.

Traditionally, the Carmel Veterans Day ceremony is held at noon the business day before Veterans Day, which allows our local veterans to participate in other regional ceremonies held on Veterans Day. This event is free and open to the public. No ticketing is required. click here for nore details

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The Carmel Arts & Design District is also the site of many events throughout the year. Visit www.carmelartsanddesign.com for more information.


Last updated: 4/24/2014 2:00:12 PM