Your Guide to Summer Fun in Carmel | Things to do

There’s no shortage of fun in the city of Carmel and we’re here to guide you to all of the things to do in Carmel with kids. Plus, we’ll tell you about our favorite things to do WITHOUT kids. Welcome to summer. Welcome to Carmel.

The Waterpark in Carmel opens for the season Saturday, May 29. It’s the perfect spot for all ages to stay cool.

Monon Mixers are back for the 21+ crowd! Grab a friend and hit The Waterpark after hours on June 17, June 25, July 15, July 23, August 5. Registration required.

$1 family movies play twice a week, all summer long at Carmel’s Village Park theater.

Kid-friendly restaurants and fun children’s menus are plentiful. Check out these kid-approved restaurants.

Take a hike and explore these fun hiking trails in Carmel.

When it comes to creating fun and engaging parks, Carmel is tops! Families visit from all over the state to play on these Carmel playgrounds

DIY’ers can mix their own fragrances to create personalized bath products at Bath Junkie in Carmel.

Sniff, select and stir your own fragranced wax and pour a custom candle at the Penn & Beech Candle Company.

Fans of laser tag will have a blast at Laser Flash in Carmel.

Join the fun at the free Pollinator BioBlitz on June 23, 4-6pm at Central Park. Details and registration.

Carmel splash pads are a cool hit during the summer months.

Midtown Plaza in Camel is an entertainment and dining district with shopping, festivals, hotels, green spaces, cultural spaces and more. Families love this space for it’s free play spaces, family dining and events.

Call a sitter and hit the town for a night of romance and adventure. Carmel is a hot spot for date nights.

Off the Wall Sports in Carmel is an indoor soccer facility meets entertainment venue. Bounce houses, birthdays and more!

There’s no shortage of things to do with your favorite furry friend. Carmel is dog-friendly.

Stay cool as you explore nature during a good old fashioned Carmel creek stomping adventure.

Fishing is a fantastic sport for kids and Carmel has some “fishing holes.”

Find free summer concerts and live music all summer long in Carmel.

Pick up fresh produce, baked goods, local meat, fresh cut flowers and more at the Carmel Farmers’ Market.

Did you know that Carmel is home to the World’s Smallest Children’s Art Museum?

The Little Village Playroom is a play cafe in Carmel for kids and their adults.

Foodie kids will love making their own donuts at Jack’s Donuts.

Games, rides, fireworks, food and family fun are all a part of Carmel Fest, the annual 4th of July celebration in Carmel.

Gymboree is a community staple in Carmel. Infants, toddlers and preschoolers love it!

Goldfish Swim School offers swim lessons for kids AND family swim times.

Mini master chefs take over this youth sized kitchen at Sprouts Cooking School. They’ll learn skills to create delicious dishes.

The reopening of Flowing Well Park in Carmel will be celebrated with the My Park Series on July 8, 10 – 11 a.m. Register in advance.

Preschoolers and their adults are invited to morning of fun at The Waterpark on August 11, after all of the big kids are back in school! Register now for the Preschool Splash Bash.

Upcoming Events in Carmel

June 19, 2021


Carmel Farmers' Market
Carmel Farmers' Market
6:00 pm – 11:30 pm — 2 Carter Green
Grab […]

June 22, 2021


Firefighter for a Day Camp
Firefighter for a Day Camp
9:00 am – 2:30 pm — Prairie Trace Elementary
We […]

Midday at Midtown
Midday at Midtown
11:30 am – 1:00 pm — Midtown Plaza Carmel
WHAT: Enjoy […]

June 23, 2021


Pollinator BioBlitz
Pollinator BioBlitz
4:00 pm – 6:00 pm — West Commons Playground at Central Park
All […]

Carmel Gazebo Concerts
Carmel Gazebo Concerts
6:00 pm — Carmel Gazebo
Check […]

June 24, 2021


Midday at Midtown
Midday at Midtown
11:30 am – 1:00 pm — Midtown Plaza Carmel
WHAT: Enjoy […]

Read-In Picnic
Read-In Picnic
11:30 am – 1:00 pm — Carey Grove Park | Updated Neighborhood Park in Carmel
Celebrate […]

Ladybug Summer Concert Series
Ladybug Summer Concert Series
6:00 pm – 9:00 pm — Clay Terrace Mall
Join […]

June 25, 2021


Cool Creek Summer Concert Series
Cool Creek Summer Concert Series
6:00 pm – 9:15 pm — Cool Creek Park and Nature Center
Gates […]

Monon Mixer
Monon Mixer
8:00 pm – 10:00 pm — The Waterpark | Monon Community Center
Enjoy […]

June 26, 2021


Carmel Farmers' Market
Carmel Farmers' Market
6:00 pm – 11:30 pm — 2 Carter Green
Grab […]

June 27, 2021


Paws and Pages
Paws and Pages
2:00 pm – 5:00 pm — Carmel Civic Square
From […]

June 29, 2021


Midday at Midtown
Midday at Midtown
11:30 am – 1:00 pm — Midtown Plaza Carmel
WHAT: Enjoy […]

June 30, 2021


Carmel Gazebo Concerts
Carmel Gazebo Concerts
6:00 pm — Carmel Gazebo
Check […]

July 1, 2021


Midday at Midtown
Midday at Midtown
11:30 am – 1:00 pm — Midtown Plaza Carmel
WHAT: Enjoy […]

Ladybug Summer Concert Series
Ladybug Summer Concert Series
6:00 pm – 9:00 pm — Clay Terrace Mall
Join […]

July 2, 2021


Cool Creek Summer Concert Series
Cool Creek Summer Concert Series
6:00 pm – 9:15 pm — Cool Creek Park and Nature Center
Gates […]


Adaptive Float-In Movie
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm — Monon Community Center Indoor Pool
What […]

July 3, 2021


Carmel Farmers' Market
Carmel Farmers' Market
6:00 pm – 11:30 pm — 2 Carter Green
Grab […]

July 4, 2021


Carmel Fest
Carmel Fest
1:00 pm – 10:00 pm — Outdoor Ice Skating Rink at Center Green | Palladium
Welcome […]

July 6, 2021


Midday at Midtown
Midday at Midtown
11:30 am – 1:00 pm — Midtown Plaza Carmel
WHAT: Enjoy […]

July 7, 2021


Carmel Gazebo Concerts
Carmel Gazebo Concerts
6:00 pm — Carmel Gazebo
Check […]

July 8, 2021


My Park Series: Flowing Well
My Park Series: Flowing Well
10:00 am – 11:00 am — Flowing Well Park
Experience […]

Midday at Midtown
Midday at Midtown
11:30 am – 1:00 pm — Midtown Plaza Carmel
WHAT: Enjoy […]

Ladybug Summer Concert Series
Ladybug Summer Concert Series
6:00 pm – 9:00 pm — Clay Terrace Mall
Join […]

July 9, 2021


Cool Creek Summer Concert Series
Cool Creek Summer Concert Series
6:00 pm – 9:15 pm — Cool Creek Park and Nature Center
Gates […]

July 10, 2021


Carmel Farmers' Market
Carmel Farmers' Market
6:00 pm – 11:30 pm — 2 Carter Green
Grab […]

July 13, 2021


Midday at Midtown
Midday at Midtown
11:30 am – 1:00 pm — Midtown Plaza Carmel
WHAT: Enjoy […]

Read-In Picnic
Read-In Picnic
11:30 am – 1:00 pm — Carey Grove Park | Updated Neighborhood Park in Carmel
Celebrate […]

July 14, 2021


Carmel Gazebo Concerts
Carmel Gazebo Concerts
6:00 pm — Carmel Gazebo
Check […]

July 15, 2021


Midday at Midtown
Midday at Midtown
11:30 am – 1:00 pm — Midtown Plaza Carmel
WHAT: Enjoy […]

Ladybug Summer Concert Series
Ladybug Summer Concert Series
6:00 pm – 9:00 pm — Clay Terrace Mall
Join […]

Monon Mixer
Monon Mixer
8:00 pm – 10:00 pm — The Waterpark | Monon Community Center
Enjoy […]

July 16, 2021


Cool Creek Summer Concert Series
Cool Creek Summer Concert Series
6:00 pm – 9:15 pm — Cool Creek Park and Nature Center
Gates […]

July 17, 2021


Carmel Farmers' Market
Carmel Farmers' Market
6:00 pm – 11:30 pm — 2 Carter Green
Grab […]

July 20, 2021


Midday at Midtown
Midday at Midtown
11:30 am – 1:00 pm — Midtown Plaza Carmel
WHAT: Enjoy […]

July 21, 2021


Carmel Gazebo Concerts
Carmel Gazebo Concerts
6:00 pm — Carmel Gazebo
Check […]

July 22, 2021


Midday at Midtown
Midday at Midtown
11:30 am – 1:00 pm — Midtown Plaza Carmel
WHAT: Enjoy […]

Ladybug Summer Concert Series
Ladybug Summer Concert Series
6:00 pm – 9:00 pm — Clay Terrace Mall
Join […]

July 23, 2021


Cool Creek Summer Concert Series
Cool Creek Summer Concert Series
6:00 pm – 9:15 pm — Cool Creek Park and Nature Center
Gates […]

Monon Mixer
Monon Mixer
8:00 pm – 10:00 pm — The Waterpark | Monon Community Center
Enjoy […]

July 24, 2021


Carmel Farmers' Market
Carmel Farmers' Market
6:00 pm – 11:30 pm — 2 Carter Green
Grab […]

July 27, 2021


Midday at Midtown
Midday at Midtown
11:30 am – 1:00 pm — Midtown Plaza Carmel
WHAT: Enjoy […]

July 28, 2021


Carmel Gazebo Concerts
Carmel Gazebo Concerts
6:00 pm — Carmel Gazebo
Check […]

July 29, 2021


Midday at Midtown
Midday at Midtown
11:30 am – 1:00 pm — Midtown Plaza Carmel
WHAT: Enjoy […]

Ladybug Summer Concert Series
Ladybug Summer Concert Series
6:00 pm – 9:00 pm — Clay Terrace Mall
Join […]


Clay Terrace Summer Concert Series
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm — Clay Terrace Mall
Summer […]

July 30, 2021


Cool Creek Summer Concert Series
Cool Creek Summer Concert Series
6:00 pm – 9:15 pm — Cool Creek Park and Nature Center
Gates […]

July 31, 2021


Carmel Farmers' Market
Carmel Farmers' Market
6:00 pm – 11:30 pm — 2 Carter Green
Grab […]

August 3, 2021


Midday at Midtown
Midday at Midtown
11:30 am – 1:00 pm — Midtown Plaza Carmel
WHAT: Enjoy […]

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