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Get ready to boogie down to Midtown Plaza for Carmel’s first Block Party

(Photo Provided/Midtown Plaza Carmel)

(HAMILTON COUNTY REPORTER) — Midtown Block Party is the City of Carmel’s summer kickoff event. The festivities will take place from 2 to 6 p.m. on Saturday, May 13.

Head to Midtown Plaza for this free summer-themed event featuring activities for all ages, including a photo booth, a movie showing of Super Pets on the big screen (2 to 4 p.m.), face painting, caricatures, balloon art, cornhole, and a live DJ (4 to 6 p.m.).

Please note: Elm Street will be closed to traffic between Veterans Way and Monon Boulevard from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Midtown Plaza celebrated its grand opening in 2019. What began as an anniversary party to honor opening day has now evolved into a larger celebration to kick off the summer season with special events and activities. This event is free and open to the public.

Participating businesses include:

  • All Things Carmel
  • Carmel Fire Department
  • Carmel JazzFest
  • DJ Nicolas Rage
  • Fabulously Fun Company – caricatures, balloon art and face painting
  • Kernel’s Gourmet Popcorn
  • Lou Malnati’s Pizzeria
  • Photo Booth Indy
  • Pure Green Carmel
  • Rita’s Italian Ice & Frozen Custard
  • ScoreBox21 – cornhole games
  • Social Cantina
  • Sun King Brewery
  • The Carmel Café & Market – Carmel High School

The party doesn’t stop in Midtown; head north on the Monon Greenway to the Arts & Design District for Allied Solutions’ Meet Me on Main from 4 to 8 p.m.