The Ultimate Guide to Festivals in Carmel, Indiana for 2020
The charming town of Carmel, the quaint suburb of Indianapolis, Indiana is full of excitement and unique ways to spend your time. This place may have a small-town feeling, but with a population of 92,198 residents makes it an ideal place for the whole family. The weather in Carmel stays true to the season, when it is summer, grab a fan but in the winter, grab your toboggan and boots! Carmel has booming social scene, delicious food, and beautiful surroundings.
The locals love Carmel, the vibrant social life they find here and the packed event schedule that each year has to offer. The short 30-minute commute to the center city of Indianapolis allows the utmost potential for exploration. Carmel is a place for the whole family, from toddlers to grandparents, all will find something to enjoy. This year in Carmel, there are a variety of incredible events and festivals you have to attend, find out for yourself.
Ice at Center Green
January 9th – March 1st
Ice skating isn’t only an activity for the holidays, but an activity to be enjoyed throughout sweater weather! Make your way to Center Green and get on the ice to show off your figure eight.
July 3rd – July 4th
CarmelFest is Central Indiana’s champion festival for celebrating Independence Day! Hosted in Carmel Civic Square, you’re invited in to enjoy live music, delicious food, fun and games, fireworks, parades, and more!
Carmel Marathon, Half-Marathon, 10K, 5K Weekend 10th Anniversary
Are you a runner? If the answer to that question was yes, great, but if the answer to that question was no, you’re still in the race! These races bring the local community together, whether they are running, jogging, or walking across the finish line.
August 28th – August 30th
GreekFest was first established in the 1970s and is a must-attend festival for 2020. This is located in West Carmel at the Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Cathedral! You’ll find yourself surrounded by dancers, delicious food, and children’s activities, making it a cultural experience you don’t want to miss.
Taste of Carmel
Are your taste buds ready? Over 1000 visitors and 50 vendors will make the 17th annual ‘Taste of Carmel’ one to remember! Benefiting Orchard Park Elementary School, this is the perfect way to sample local eateries and support your local school system!
Indianapolis 500 Festival
September 2019 – May 24th, 2020
The Indianapolis 500 is one of the biggest, most historical events in the city each year. The Indy Festival a variety of events, foot races, mini-practice races, kid’s days, and more that lead up to the official race! On May 24th, the 104th annual Indy 500 will kick-off and you won’t want to miss this.
About The Stratford
The Stratford is located in Carmel, Indiana and is an all-inclusive continuing care retirement community (CCRC). The community offers independent, maintenance-free living and a host of on-site amenities such as personalized meal plans, an aquatic and fitness center, and access to over two dozen restaurants, shops, and retailers in the nearby Village of WestClay. Click here for more information about The Stratford.