Summer in the City

Activities in Carmel this summer.
One of the best-of-the-fests anywhere rocks our city in the summertime. That would be CarmelFest of course, which continues its 25 year tradition of celebrating America’s birthday. The 2014 Silver Jubilee event, called “The Spirit of America,” kicks off Thursday, July 3rd from 4 – 10:30 p.m. with live bands, kid rides and food, food, food. Much more follows Friday, starting with the 4th of July Parade at 10:30 a.m. and concluding with an amazing fireworks display at 9:45 p.m. Check out for a complete schedule.
And speaking of food, the Carmel Farmers Market (CFM) on Center Green adjacent to the Palladium offers a cornucopia of fresh fruits, veggies, meats and cheeses every Saturday morning May through September from 8 – 11:30 a.m. Live music, cooking demonstrations and children’s activities keep food comas at bay while you munch your way through breakfast sandwiches, Belgium waffles and Danish pastries. Visit for the delicious details.
What about the rest of the calendar, you might ask? Join us as we explore the possibilities and let the good times roll!
monon community center/central park
Carmel Clay Parks & Recreation’s state-of-the-art facility with fitness center, indoor track, indoor aquatics, The Waterpark, gymnasium, KidZone and group fitness classes  
Monon Mixer
Relax to music and a kids-free Waterpark. Enjoy an adult night out with alcoholic beverages available for purchase. Please drink responsibly. Adults 21+ only
Thursdays: June 12, July 10 and August 7 from 
7:30 – 10:30 p.m.
$10/person; Monon Community Center Members FREE with Escape Pass
Pre-School Splash Bash
Open to little ones when the big kids return to school, The Waterpark lets you and your kiddos take over for a special day of swimming in the kiddie pool, activity pool and lazy river along 
with games and crafts.
The Waterpark 
Friday, August 22 from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. 
$10/person, children free; Monon Community 
Center Members FREE with Escape Pass
TRX Training
This suspension training was born in the Navy SEALS and features exercises that develop strength, balance, flexibility and core stability.  
A fun workout appropriate for all ages, no 
experience necessary. Ages 15+
Dance Studio A at the Monon Community Center
Mondays: June 9 – 30 & July 7 – 28; 11 – 11:50 a.m.
Wednesdays: June 4 – 25 & July 9 – 30; 6 – 6:50 a.m.
West Park Boot Camp
Come to West Park and join the movement to get fit! Class includes pre and post assessments, nutrition guidance and measurable results in 6 weeks. Open to adults of all fitness levels.  Ages 15+
West Park
Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays: June 2 – July 11 & July 14 – August 22 (No class 5/26 and 7/4. ) 
5:30 – 6:30 a.m. OR 6 – 7 p.m.
Paddle Into Yoga
Learn the basics of standup paddle boarding while developing a strong core and improving balance, coordination and focus. The class moves from boarding into vinyasa yoga, taking your favorite yoga routine off the mat and into the water. (Class will move indoors when weather is inclement.) Ages 15+
Meet at Central Park West
Wednesdays: June 4 – 25, July 9 – 30 & August 6 – 27 from 7 – 8 p.m.; Saturdays: June 7 – 28, July 12 – August 2 & August 9 – 30 from 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Carmel Arts & Design District 
Mark your calendar and kick up your summer in the Carmel Arts & Design District with 
IU Health North Hospital Celebration Series events!  All are free and open to the public.
Monon Concerts
Jazz up five summer Saturdays with outstanding music! Bring your blanket, friends and family to the grass lot just west of the Monon Trail on Main Street along with a picnic or pick-up dinner from your favorite District restaurant. Feel free to come early to shop the District or reserve your favorite spot. 
Saturdays on June 7, June 21, June 28, July 26 
& August 2: 6 – 9 p.m.
IU Health North 
Hospital Gallery Walks
Second Saturday gallery walks are a signature of the Carmel Arts & Design District. Though enjoyed year-round, nothing beats strolling from gallery to gallery while the weather is warm. Guests can see special exhibits, meet featured artists, shop local and experience a variety of artistic mediums. Perfect for families or date nights as galleries host extended evening hours.
Saturdays on June 14, July 12 & August 9: 5 – 9 p.m.
IU Health North Hospital Art of Wine
The evening of July 19, 2014 marks the sixth annual Art of Wine festival in the Carmel Arts & Design District, an eclectic night that marries art, music and wine. The event is open to all ages who want to experience entertainment and shopping. Guests 21 years or older (photo ID required) can purchase a souvenir wine glass for $15 (cash only) and enjoy unlimited wine tastings from more than a dozen wine stations. The Arts & Design District is proud to welcome national recording artist St. Paul & the Broken Bones as the headline musical talent for the event. This group brings grit, rhythm and a profound depth of feeling to their audiences, providing a soulful accompaniment to Art of Wine.
Saturday, July 19: 5 – 10 p.m.
IU Health North Hospital Artomobilia
Classic, collectible and one-of-a-kind cars line the streets of the Carmel Arts & Design District as a celebration of the art and artistry of the automobile. Our galleries and artists actively participate in the festival as well and in 2014 will feature the work of Czech artist Tom Havlasek. Tom has been commissioned to design distinctive sets of paintings to highlight both the Featured Marque for 2014 and the signature CA&D District arches. Streets are packed with those who want to see their dream cars and interact with their owners. For some it’s a trip down memory lane, while for others it’s a chance to see their fantasy cars up close. For the cars’ exhibitors, it is the opportunity to share their passion with others.
Saturday, August 23: Noon – 5 p.m.
Indiana Design Center
Retail and trade showrooms, design professionals, artists and resources for your home
DC Presents the Designer On Call Workshop Series
Complimentary workshops hosted for the public by leading interior designers on an array of topics. 
Tuesday, May 20 at 10:30 a.m. – Featured Presenter Rosalind Brinn Pope / Rosalind Brinn Pope Interior Design
Tuesday, June 17 at 10:30 a.m. – Featured Presenter Barry Lantz / A Lantz Design & Consulting
Tuesday, August 19 at 10:30 a.m. –  Featured Presenter Julie O’Brien / Julie O’Brien Design Group
IDC Presents Home Seminars
Complimentary workshops hosted for the public
Thursday, June 12 at 7 p.m. – Inspiring Ideas for Your Kitchen & Bath hosted by CASE Indy
Thursday, June 26 at 6:30 p.m. – Kitchen, Bathroom & Flooring hosted by The Affordable Companies
Carmel City Center 
Your center for shopping, dining, leisure and living    –
ashion Truck Event
Shop the fashion trucks on the plaza and enjoy sidewalk sales from Carmel City Center stores along with live music during the event.  
Saturday, June 21 from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Sidewalk Concerts on the Plaza 
featuring Actors Theatre of Indiana
Thursday, June 12 at 6:30 p.m. performing a compilation of songs from their previous season
Thursday, August 28 at 6:30 p.m. performing a compilation of songs including “My Fair Lady”
Hubbard & Cravens Coffee and Tea Live Music Season
Fridays or Saturdays on the patio. Call 317.805.1888 for times and performances.
Matt the Miller’s Tavern Live Summer Music 
Every Sunday on the patio. Call 317.805.1660 for times and performances.
14 Districts Weekend Grand Expansion
Additional space for even more fabulous finds from around the globe, including sandals, shoes, leisure wear and accessories.  Call 317.805.1857 for information