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Posted on: May 30, 2019

[ARCHIVED] Fishers Parks & Recreation offers summer fun for the entire family

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The school year has come to an end and although the summer solstice is still several weeks away, the summer season is unofficially underway in Fishers!

Summertime brings a buzz of activity around the city. From concerts in the Nickel Plate District Amphitheater, to Saturday morning Farmers’ Markets, to the second-annual Spark!Fishers festival, Fishers Parks and Recreation’s summer itinerary is packed full of family favorites, annual traditions, and new events designed for all-ages.

The summer lineup includes:

Fishers Farmers’ Market
Saturdays through October 26 / 8 a.m.-noon
Nickel Plate District Amphitheater

Rated one of the top farmers’ markets in the region, the Fishers Farmers’ Market presented by IU Health Saxony features your favorite local produce, baked goods, and prepared foods from over 60 full and part-time vendors, now during an extended season at the Nickel Plate District Amphitheater! The whole family will enjoy live entertainment, the Farm Hand’s kid’s program, and festive specialty days while stocking up on fresh, local, flavorful foods direct from farmers and producers. Learn more and find this summer’s vendors at

Fishing at Flat Fork
Sunday, June 2 / 1-5 p.m.
Flat Fork Creek Park

Check out one of Fishers’ best fishing holes during this DNR Free Fishing Weekend, featuring knot tying lessons, parking lot trout fishing, and more. Fishing poles and bait are provided. Can’t make it to Flat Fork Creek Park? During the DNR Free Fishing Weekend on June 1 and 2, families and residents can drop in a line at their favorite fishing pond with no license required.

Summer Camps
June 3 / Around Fishers

With an array of engaging full and half-day camp programs, Fishers Parks & Recreation summer camps offer opportunities for children to explore exciting and vibrant topics while meeting new friends. Camps focus on art, STEM, fitness, and nature programming, and campers will enjoy sessions on coding, cooking, conducting messy science experiments, and other fun themes. Space is limited, so sign up today! Register at

Splash Pads
Open daily / 10 a.m.-8 p.m.
Holland Park & Billericay Park

Cool off at our free splash pads at Holland Park (1 Park Drive) and Billericay Park (12690 Promise Road)! Splash Pads are open daily from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Saxony Lake and Beach
Open daily / 11 a.m.-7 p.m.
Free for Fishers residents 

Part of Fishers’ diverse parks system, Saxony Lake & Beach (13288 Pennington Road) is open for the summer! The beach is open daily through August 4 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Beginning on August 5, the beach will be open on weekends only through Labor Day weekend. Entry is free for residents and $5 for nonresidents. Check the Fishers Parks & Recreation Facebook and Twitter pages for fun beach events hosted by Edge Adventures throughout the summer!

Summer Concert Series
Tuesdays beginning June 4 / 7-9 p.m.
Fridays beginning June 7 / 8-10 p.m.
Nickel Plate District Amphitheater

From family favorites to new and exciting sounds, the beloved Fishers Summer Concert Series presented by IU Health Saxony is back for another summer! Beginning June 4, enjoy a free concert every Tuesday and Friday night in the Nickel Plate District Amphitheater. Get the full lineup at

Monsoon Madness
Saturday, June 15 / 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
Holland Park

Giant water slides, fun games, and live entertainment combine at one of our most popular events of the summer. Beat the heat and bring your swimsuits and towels as we slip and slide at this luau-themed pop-up waterpark.

Yappy Hour
Wednesday, June 19, July 17, & August 21 / 6-8 p.m. 
The Ambassador House

Enjoy the dog days of summer with these paw-sitively fun puppy play dates! Socialize under the tent, walk the paved trails, enjoy live entertainment, and more. Alcohol will be available for purchase. Please keep dogs on leashes and follow park “petiquette.” Learn more at

Friday, June 28 & Saturday, June 29
Nickel Plate District

The second-annual Spark!Fishers festival, ignited by First Internet Bank, returns June 28 and 29 to the Nickel Plate District in the heart of downtown Fishers. The celebration is packed full of family-favorites and Independence Day traditions, while showcasing our local veterans, community spirit, and what it means to be uniquely Fishers. The Spark!Fishers weekend kicks off on Friday, June 28 at 7 p.m. with a free concert featuring national recording artists Vertical Horizon and Tonic in the Nickel Plate District Amphitheater. The festival continues Saturday, June 29 with an all-day celebration honoring our freedom and vibrant community. Events include a 5K Walk/Run, the Fishers Farmers’ Market, a massive street festival featuring local vendors and live entertainment, a patriotic parade, and stunning fireworks show to cap off the celebration! Learn more at

Blast on the Bridge
Thursday, July 4 / 5-10 p.m.
Fall Creek Bridge & Geist Marina

The annual Fourth of July celebration promises a spectacular view of fireworks over Geist Reservoir during this family-friendly event. Learn more at

Mud Day
Saturday, July 13 / 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
Cyntheanne Park

The messiest event of the year is back with a giant mud pit and lots of new and muddy activities, including mud volleyball, tug-of-war, live entertainment, and more. Old shoes and clothes are recommended. Learn more at

Arts Crawl
Fridays, July 19 & August 16 / 6-9 p.m.
Saturday, September 14, 4-9 p.m.
Nickel Plate District


Stroll through the Nickel Plate District, recently designated as a Statewide Cultural District, and enjoy local and regional artwork and performances at local business. Learn more at

Fishers Blues Fest 

Friday, August 30 & Saturday, August 31 / 7-11 p.m.
Nickel Plate District Amphitheater

End the summer with Fishers Blues Fest, a Fishers Labor Day tradition! The free, two-night event includes performances by renowned local and national blues artists. Learn more at

Learn more about summer fun around Fishers at

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