Are you really going to cancel CarmelFest this year?

CarmelFest is not cancelled, however, it might not look and feel the way it usually does. First, it’s important to know that there has been no final decision, except for one. No matter what happens with the parade and 2-day festival … on or off, there will definitely be fireworks on the night of July 4.

As for the events where large crowds gather – thus, increasing the possibility of spreading the COVID-19 virus – the jury is still out. Events such as the parade, the booths around the fountain, the lineup of food trucks, kids play zone, gazebo shows and the second stage and beer gardens are all questionable. Some events may remain, with modifications. Others may be cancelled.

Like the rest of the State of Indiana, and the entire U.S.A., the CarmelFest organizers and the City of Carmel are waiting to see what happens in the next few weeks before final decisions are made. Our top priority as a City Council is to keep our residents safe and healthy.

Authored by Laura Campbell, Sue Finkam, Kevin Rider, Jeff Worrell, Tim Hannon, Bruce Kimball, Miles Nelson, Anthony Green and Adam Aasen.