When is Carmel PorchFest?

Sunday, September 20, 2020 (no rain date)

Where will Carmel PorchFest take place?

On 1st Ave NW and 2nd Ave NW between 1st Street NW and 6th Street NW in Old Town Carmel. This area is between Rangeline Road and the Monon Trail and north of Main Street and South of 136th Street/Smokey Row Road.

(See Map on Website)

Will streets be closed in my neighborhood?

The Carmel PorchFest area will be open to foot traffic only. Residents who live in the PorchFest area are encouraged to avoid driving if not necessary during the event for the safety of festival participants. No on-street parking will be allowed from 6 pm Saturday, September 19th to 6 pm Sunday, September 20th.

What kind of musicians will be playing?

There will be a wide variety of musical styles at Carmel PorchFest for your listening pleasure! A range of performers are expected, from string quartets to garage bands, and acoustic folk groups to maybe even a brass ensemble or two. 

How should I prepare?

You can stroll through the venue, bring a folding chair or blanket to sit down and enjoy your favorite bands. Feel free to bring food and beverage, or enjoy our on-site options.


The Sophia Square parking garage is steps away from Carmel PorchFest. It is located at 31 1st Ave NW. (See map) There is another parking garage at the Indiana Design Center at 200 S Rangeline Rd, Parking is also available on Rangeline Road.

Can I bring pets?

Pets can attend, but must be on a leash.