Let the Season of Festivals Begin!

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September 2017

Writer // Janelle Morrison

There is no doubt we are entering the season of festivals with increasingly cooler nights and the visible signs of the changing season. The city of Carmel is steeped in culture and the arts, and that is reflected in the variety of festivals that take place in the heart of the city. This month’s featured festivals are all free to the public.

City of Carmel Chinese Mooncake Festival 

presented by the Carmel-Xiangyang Sister City Committee
The mission of the Carmel-Xiangyang Sister City Committee is to foster international cooperation and understanding within and between the cities of Carmel and Xiangyang and to promote Chinese culture, education and a business exchange in the greater Carmel area. Enjoy music, dancing, and mooncakes.

Saturday, September 9
6:30-8:30 p.m.

Indiana Design Center 200 S. Rangeline Rd. Carmel, IN 46032


Carmel PorchFest 

Carmel Porch festivalA family-friendly event, Carmel PorchFest will feature a variety of musical acts ranging from acoustic and electric to solo and ensemble from a wide variety of musical genres performing live on neighborhood porches. All participants, including bands, homeowners, and organizers, are comprised of volunteers from Carmel and the surrounding areas.

Sunday, September 17
1-5:30 p.m.

Carmel Arts and Design District Main Street and Rangeline Rd. Carmel, IN 46032

Oktoberfest at Carmel City Center

The popular party band Polkaboy comes to Carmel City Center to celebrate Oktoberfest, an annual celebratory fall event for Carmel residents. It is open to all ages. Guests are encouraged

to enjoy food, entertainment and fall fun with the Palladium and the Center Green serving as a scenic background.

Friday, September 22
6 p.m.

Carmel City Center
South Rangeline Road and City Center Drive Carmel, IN 46032

The 20th Annual Carmel International Arts Festival  

Celebrating its 20th anniversary, the CIAF features over 130 juried artists exhibiting in watercolor, oil, 2D, jewelry, photography, 3D, wood, sculpture, pottery and more. Meet the artists personally, listen to diverse music on two stages and enjoy dining at one of the Carmel Arts and Design District’s many restaurants.

Saturday and Sunday, September 23-24 Saturday: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. / Sunday: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Carmel Arts and Design District Main Street and Rangeline Rd. Carmel, IN 46032