Be prepared for CarmelFest


CarmelFest is set for July 3 and 4 in Carmel’s Civic Square, and organizers have offered some tips to make the most of the event.

What to pack:  Sunscreen, bug spray, a water bottle and perhaps a deck of cards or glow sticks for the kids for entertainment if you choose not to visit the KidsZone and ExtremeZone prior to the fireworks. CarmelFest permits coolers, chair, and blankets. Food and drinks are available on-site.

What to communicate: Be sure to pre-arrange a meeting place for picking up children or meeting with friends. If someone goes missing, visit the Carmel police tent on the north side of the fountain for help getting reunited.

What to leave at home: CarmelFest has a no-pets policy. Guests might also think about leaving the car home because there are places to secure bikes at Pedal and Park at the corner of Gradle Drive and the Monon Trail. It is recommended to leave tents, tarps and tape at home when claiming a space to sit.

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