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CarmelFest 4th of July Parade

If you are participating in the Carmelfest Parade with Carmel Choirs, PLEASE read all of this information thoroughly and join us this Summer to show your choir spirit!

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Parade Entry List
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We hope everyone is getting excited to be a part of the Carmel Choirs entry in the Carmelfest Parade this coming Monday, July 4. If you signed up to participate, we will have a t-shirt ready for you to wear. If you did not sign up, but you are now able to be there, please come anyway. Bring a friend, bring your sister or brother, everyone is welcome!  We will have some extra shirts, or you can just wear red, white, and blue, or even another Carmel Choir shirt.
Carmel Choir Parade Entry: #41After Indy Eleven Soccer Mascot Zeke and before the IMS Motor Speedway 500 Queen & Princesses.
Staging area: Parking lot on the North side of Carmel Drive & AAA Way, in front of the #1 China Buffet. This is the same parking lot in front of 502 Event Center, Jack’s Donuts, Subway, and FedEx Kinkos, across the street from the National Bank of Indianapolis. Look for a navy blue Ford F150 decorated with Carmel Choir signs.
What time do be there: Our truck will be there by 9:00am. Everyone must be at the parade staging area ready to go no later than 9:30am or the street will be closed.
Where to park: There are really not very good places to park near this area, so we recommend having someone drop you off as close as you can get and then walking over. Many people park in the old Marsh parking lot in front of what is currently the Public Library on the North side of 116th Street, and then they walk up AAA Way to where we are staged.
What to wear: COMFORTABLE walking shoes, shorts, a tank top or t-shirt that you can easily change out of to put on our red Carmel Choir T-shirts, sunglasses, sunscreen, any other patriotic paraphernalia such as headbands, bandanas, necklaces, etc.
What to bring:
  1. Your signed and completed parade waiver form. You must turn this in when you arrive: http://www.carmelfest.net/wp-content/uploads/2022/05/Parade_2022_Rules-and-Waiver.pdf
  2. Anything that you signed up for on the sign-up genius, including coolers, water, ice, bubbles, sunscreen, candy, etc. (these items can also be dropped off on Sunday evening, see note below)
  3. A small fanny pack or string backpack to carry your sunscreen, water, etc.
  4. A tote bag that you can fill with candy to pass out during the parade
  5. EXTRA candy! We run out every year. If you can bring extra candy to distribute (not chocolate) that would be great.
  6. If you want to bring a scooter or rollerblades, etc. you may, but no motorized vehicles are allowed, including electric scooters or bikes.
  7. Your fun, enthusiastic attitude!
Other details: The parade begins at 10:30am. We will walk West on Carmel Drive, turn North on Rangeline, and then East on Main Street. The parade will end near Indy Coffee Roasters on Main Street just west of Carmel High School. Students will need to arrange for someone to pick them up at the end of the parade.-Candy cannot be “thrown”, it must be put directly into the bags of kids and parade-goers on the sidelines. You must go to them, they are not allowed to walk onto the street.-During the parade, we will come to parts of the road where there is a median in the middle. Some parade entries are asked to go to the left of the median and others are asked to go to the right. Out truck will alternate and sometimes go left and sometimes go right. For everyone walking behind the truck, you will split and we will spread out between the two sides of the street since we have a larger number of participants.
Please review the songs found at this link:https://carmelchoirs.org/carmelfest-july-4th-parade/
Check the sign-up genius to see if you singed up to bring anything, or if there are still items needed. https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0f49aca72cabf58-fourth
IMPORTANT!! – If you are lending large coolers, or are donating heavy flats of water or heavy bags of candy, and you would prefer to drop them off ahead of time, they can be brought to Mrs. Kouns home at 6 Lincoln Court, Carmel, IN 46032 on Sunday evening, July 3 between 6-8pm. You can also come by during this time to pick up your parade T-shirt if you would prefer to have it prior to your arrival on Monday morning, when you will have to find somewhere to change shirts.

Song Information (sheet music & audio files)

“Livin’ In America” Livin’ In America – sheet music “Party in the USA” Party in the USA – sheet music “R.O.C.K. in the USA” R.O.C.K. in the USA – sheet music