Carmel July Events

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1-August 15
Carmel Clay Public Library’s Summer Challenge
We have transformed our traditional summer reading programs into one dynamic program for all ages that is more closely tied to the way people live and learn in today’s hectic and always-connected world. Register online at as an individual, family or group. There you will find a list of activities from which to choose. For each activity you complete, record it online to earn points. Then redeem those points for prizes and chances to win one of a number of gift cards.
Carmel Clay Public Library, 55 4th Ave SE, Carmel

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Carmel City Summer Concerts at the Gazebo
The Carmel Fountain Square Committee’s goal is to provide a family concert series at the Carmel Gazebo that encourages community vitality by providing a venue for families to enjoy arts and culture in our local community. Since the concerts are free, it is accessible to everyone in the community. This month, enjoy My Yellow Rickshaw (July 1), The Bishops (July 8), Indianapolis Jazz Orchestra (July 15), Eight Days A Week (July 22) and Stella Luna & the Satellites (July 29).
7:30-9:30 p.m.
Carmel City Gazebo, One Civic Square

CarmelFest: The Spirit of America
Enjoy this free outdoor festival, live music on two stages, talent vocal competition finals, petting zoo, Frisbee dog show, KidZone (rides, games, water boats, mini-cars, Eurobungy, family entertainment stage), shopping in the marketplace, Freedom Run, patriotic parade and festival finale fireworks.
July 3 from 4-10:30 p.m. and July 4 from 8 a.m.-10:30 p.m. (including Freedom Run 8 a.m., Parade 10:30 a.m., Fireworks 9:45 p.m.)
Carmel Civic Square, One Civic Square

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The Carmel Farmers Market, a growers- and producers-only market, is an exciting and bountiful place to buy your fresh fruits, vegetables, meats, cheeses, eggs, plants and prepared foods. Only edible products, with the exception of annuals and perennials, may be sold at the Market. No craft items are sold. With few exceptions, all products are grown and/or produced in Indiana. Come visit the Market for breakfast or lunch, while listening to live music from the Carmel Rotary Amphitheater.
8-11:30 a.m.
5 Center Green, Carmel (adjacent to The Palladium)

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Cycling Ministry
Men ages 16 and older are invited to join in a 20- to 30-mile road ride, starting and ending at Capstone Cafe & Bookstore. Free.
Saturdays at 7:30 a.m. through September 26
Northview Church, Carmel Campus, 12900 Hazel Dell Parkway
Contact [email protected] for more information.

Movies in the Park: Space Jam (Rated PG)
What’s better than watching a movie under the stars? Pack up the family, grab your snacks and enjoy the fresh air while you watch a movie on the big screen. Kona Ice will also be on hand to sell shaved ice. All ages are welcome to attend.
Movies begin at sundown.
West Park, 2700 W. 116th St., Carmel

Pat McAfee: UNCAGED07 Carmel: McAfee_Pat
Pat McAfee gives his #1 jersey a break as he delivers his one-man comedy show. A portion of the proceeds go to The Pat McAfee Foundation, a non-profit dedicated to providing educational scholarships to children of U.S. military personnel.
8 p.m.
The Palladium at the Center for Performing Arts
355 City Center Dr., Carmel

Second Saturday Gallery Walk
Enjoy an evening filled with special art exhibits, visiting artists and a variety of music, caricatures, a scavenger hunt and fun surprises.
5-9 p.m.
Carmel Arts & Design District, Main Street and Range Line Rd.

Truth @ Work
Are you a Christian business owner, officer, partner or manager who could benefit from the insight and counsel of other Christian business professionals? Who helps you make business and personal decisions from a biblical perspective? Truth @ Work understands that you need a place to get recharged, redirected and refocused.
7:30-10:30 a.m.
Northview Church, Carmel Campus, 12900 Hazel Dell Parkway
Contact [email protected] for more information.

David Sanborn Electric Band
In his three-and-a-half decade career, David Sanborn has released 24 albums, won six Grammys and has had eight Gold albums and one Platinum album. Having inspired countless other musicians, he has worked in many genres which typically blend instrumental pop, R&B and more traditional jazz.
8 p.m.
The Palladium at the Center for Performing Arts
355 City Center Dr., Carmel

Oklahoma!07 Carmel: Oklahoma Logo-FNL
Set in a Western Indian territory just after the turn of the 20th century, the high-spirited rivalry between the local farmers and cowboys provides the colorful background against which Curly, a handsome cowboy, and Laurey, a winsome farm girl, play out their love story.
Thursday-Saturday at 7 p.m., Sunday at 2 p.m.
Tarkington, 3 Center Green, #200, Carmel

The Great American Songbook Academy Finals
Watch as a new generation of stars is born! High school vocalists from around the country auditioned to attend the weeklong Songbook Academy where they learned from world-class mentors to discover the enduring beauty of the Great American Songbook. Listen to these aspiring stars compete for the title of Songbook Youth Ambassador, a yearlong opportunity with multiple performances.
7 p.m.
The Palladium at the Center for Performing Arts
355 City Center Dr., Carmel