Dog Day Afternoon featuring Woofstock

What could be better for pet lovers than spending an entire afternoon with their beloved four-legged best friend?

On Saturday, August 25th the Humane Society of Hamilton County is inviting animal lovers, music lovers and their pets in celebrating the Fifth Annual Dog Day Afternoon featuring Woofstock on the South lawn of the Palladium (Carmel Center Green – where the Carmel Farmers Market takes place.)

 Up to 100 vendors will be set up featuring pet products, jewelry and art, delicious food and more. The event activities will begin at 3:00 p.m. and will continue until 8:00 p.m. Tracy Forner of Indy Style T.V. will be emceeing leading off the Dog Day Afternoon featuring Woofstock activities which include: 

  • Over 100 vendors, food trucks, and the Detour Miller Lite Beer Tent
  •  “Parade of Paws” Dog Walk on the Monon Trail with registration at 2:30 p.m. and the walk staring at 3 p.m.
  • Live music on the Woofstock Stage all day long – including The Jester Kings, 10th of Never, Whitney Erin and Naptown Boogie
  • Kids activities from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. in the Diana Dunn Century 21 Scheetz Kids
  • Activity Tent including Silly Safari, face painting and more.

Although the event is open to the public, adults are asked to donate $5 to the Humane Society for Hamilton County for attendance. Kids 10 and under are free.

Carmel City Center is proud to be a pet friendly environment so before or during the event head up to check out all the retailers and get some free tasty treats for your dog!

Attention: Attendees of the event who bring their dogs are fully responsible for the behavior of their pets and will be required to sign an Event Registration and Release Form. All pets must be current on vaccinations and on-leash at all time.


Dog Day Afternoon featuring Woofstock is an annual fundraiser developed to help raise funds needed to care for the nearly 3,500 owner surrendered and stray animals that arrive at the Humane Society for Hamilton County each year. This event is made possible by VCA Animal Hospitals, the Lumina Foundation, Indy Style, 99.5 WZPL and My 107.9. It is sponsored by Diana Dunn-Century 21 Scheetz, Carmel Clay Parks & Recreation, PetSmart, Companion Animal Hospital, PetCo, Pet Pals TV, Duke Realty, NUVO, Miller Lite Beer, and Detour American Grille.

For more information on Dog Day Afternoon, call the Humane Society for Hamilton County at 317-219-3324 or visit

CarmelFest 2012

For almost 25 years, CarmelFest has been bringing everyone in the community together for Carmel’s Independence Day celebration and this year is extra special because it marks the 175th Anniversary Carmel’s founding!

CarmelFest 2012 has something for all ages to enjoy with an incredible parade lineup, fireworks, tons of entertainment, the best of festival food, unique Marketplace booths and even some local featured restaurants.

Celebrations for the festival start at noon on July 3rd at Carmel Civic Square with free live musical entertainment that will last until 10:30 p.m. The excitement picks back up on July 4th at 8 a.m. with the 4.5 mile Freedom Run & Walk followed by the annual CarmelFest parade at 10:30 a.m. The live entertainment follows shortly after at Carmel Civic Square.

Leading this year’s parade as Grand Marshal will be Mayor Jim Brainard. It starts at the corner of AAA Way and Carmel Drive and ends at Carmel High School. The theme of the parade this year is Carmel’s 175th Anniversary.

For more information, please visit

Outdoor Summer Fitness Classes

Summer is officially here and that means swimsuit season is in full swing. No better way to stay in shape by the pool than by starting your day off with a morning workout!

Next Step Fitness at Carmel City Center is offering outdoor summer classes now until August 31st. Classes are every Tuesday and Friday from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. outside on the public plaza near the fountain.

Each class includes total-body training with cardio, weights, stretching and cool-down with one of the personal trainers of Next Step Fitness. You will strengthen your core, increase your energy levels and feel great! Classes are $25 per class or you can purchase 10 classes for $200.

To sign up, please contact Bart Richwalski by email at!


*days and times may change due to demand