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Posted on: April 29, 2021

Fishers announces summer event season, kicking off this weekend

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The City of Fishers and Fishers Parks are gearing up for a busy summer event season featuring a lineup of beloved community traditions and family favorites held safely in accordance with Fishers Health Department recommendations. Summer fun will arrive early this year, kicking off this weekend with the opening day of the Fishers Farmers’ Market and Fishers AgriPark on Saturday, May 1, and Indiana DNR’s Free Fishing Day on Sunday, May 2.

The City of Fishers and Fishers Parks teams are working closely with the Fishers Health Department to monitor the COVID-19 situation and implement safety measures to ensure that events are held safely. Events will be adapted as needed. More events will be announced this summer.

Event attendees can access free garage parking in the Flats at Switch parking garage, located to the east and west of Fishers City Hall (1 Municipal Drive), along with the Police Station garage (5 Municipal Drive) and Spark Apartments garage (8780 North Street). Learn more and see a parking map here.

For updates, follow the City of Fishers on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, and Fishers Parks on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram

The summer lineup includes:

Fishers AgriPark Opening Day
Saturday, May 1 / 10 a.m.—6 p.m.
The Fishers AgriPark will reopen for its second season on Saturday, May 1 with expanded hours and programming for 2021. The 33-acre urban farm features public fields and gardens, managed by Fishers Parks, is open to residents for u-pick opportunities and livestock encounters. From the educational All About series to agricultural themed summer camps, public programming at the Fishers AgriPark is rooted in farm operations and agriculture in our community, the state, and the United States. Learn more at playfishers.com/Agripark.

Fishers Farmers’ Market
Saturdays, May 1—September 25 / 8 a.m.—noon

The Fishers Farmers’ Market, hosted by Fishers Parks and presented by IU Health Saxony, will kick off the 2021 season with a safe, in-person market beginning Saturday, May 1. The market will take place every Saturday from 8 a.m. until noon at the Nickel Plate District Amphitheater (6 Municipal Drive, Fishers). Ranked one of the top farmers’ markets in the region, the Fishers Farmers’ Market showcases more than 60 vendors from Central Indiana that offer fresh produce, baked goods, honey, specialty food items, meats, coffee, plants, and more. Juried to the strictest standards, the market offers fresh, local, flavorful foods direct from farmers and producers. Online ordering and free home delivery will also be available. Online orders are accepted between 9 a.m. on Sunday and noon on Wednesday each week for home delivery the following Saturday. At this time, the Fishers Farmers Market online ordering and delivery service is limited to Fishers residents only. For a list of vendors, visit playfishers.com/FarmersMarket

Free Fishing Days

  • Sunday, May 2
  • Saturday, June 5 & Sunday, June 6
  • Saturday, September 25

Drop a line in one of the City's fishing ponds during Free Fishing Days presented by the Indiana Department of Natural Resources. No fishing license is required during these free fishing events. Check out great fishing spots around Fishers at Flat Fork Creek Park, Cheeney Creek Natural Area, Saxony Lake & Beach, and Heritage Park at White River.

Movies in the Park

  • Friday, May 14: Onward / 9 - 11 p.m. / Brooks School Park 
  • Friday, June 11: Wonder Woman (1984) 9 - 11 p.m. / Flat Fork Creek Park 
  • Saturday, July 31: Sonic the Hedgehog / 9 - 11 p.m. / Holland Park

Bring a blanket and pack a picnic for free, family-favorite movies under the stars at Fishers’ parks.

Hope for Happiness 
Friday, May 14 / 6 –9 p.m. 

The annual community event in honor of Mental Health Awareness Month is organized by Fishers and HSE High Schools’ Bring Change to Mind student clubs. Learn more about the Stigma Free Fishers campaign and the importance of mental health at this free event at Brooks School Park. After the event, stick around as Fishers Parks airs the movie Onward for the first Movie in the Park of the season. Movie begins at 9 p.m.

Touch-A-Truck
Tuesday, May 18 / 4:30-7:30 p.m.

In honor of National Public Works Week, check out some of Fishers’ fleet of big rigs, including a firetruck, snowplow, police car, and more around the Nickel Plate District Amphitheater. 

Memorial Day Ceremony
Monday, May 31 / 10—11 a.m. 

Join the City of Fishers to honor the service men and women who have made the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom at this special ceremony in front of Fishers City Hall (1 Municipal Drive). During this ceremony, the City will also dedicate the new Gold Star Families Memorial Monument on Central Green. Learn more at thisisfishers.com/FishersHonors.

Fishers Concert Series
Returns June 1, concert dates vary

The Fishers Summer Concert Series hosted by Fishers Parks will return beginning June 1, featuring local and national performing acts in the heart of downtown Fishers at the Nickel Plate District Amphitheater. The free concert series includes performances on Tuesday and Friday evenings, presented by IU Health Saxony, and Wednesday lunchtime concerts presented by Meyer Najem. The series will conclude with the return of the popular two-day Blues Fest celebration on Labor Day Weekend. Get the full lineup at NPDAmp.com

Fishers Parks’ Summer Camps
Begins June 7

Still looking for the perfect summer camp for your child? Registration is ongoing for Fishers Parks’ annual summer camp program, which offers a wide variety of adventure with 19 camps in our parks, at the new Maker Playground at Hub & Spoke, at the AgriPark, and in HSE Schools. See a full camp lineup at playfishers.com/SummerCamp.

Yappy Hour
June 8, July 7 & August 4 / 6—8 p.m. 

Calling all puppy parents! Enjoy a doggone good time at the Ambassador House during the summer, where you can socialize under the tent with canine companions, walk your pup along the paved trails, enjoy live entertainment, and more. Alcohol will be available for purchase. All ages are welcome.

Spark!Fishers
Tuesday, June 22—Saturday, June 26
Spark!Fishers, ignited by First Internet Bank, will return in 2021 with an expanded, weeklong celebration from Tuesday, June 22, to Saturday, June 26, around the Municipal Complex. The event will kick off with a concert on Tuesday, June 22, and the celebration will continue all week with a 5K Walk/Run on Wednesday evening; a Car & Art Show on Thursday night; a concert with the Spin Doctors on Friday; and a Street Fair festival, parade, and firework show on Saturday, June 26. This year’s theme, Hometown Heroes, will honor Fishers residents who have served our country and our community, from the U.S. Armed Forces to the frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic. Learn more at sparkfishers.com

Fourth of July Fireworks
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Fireworks will be launched from various locations around Fishers. More information will be shared soon.

Shop Fishers: Summer Series
Friday, July 16—Friday, July 23
The Shop Fishers: Summer Series returns with a week-long celebration from July 16-23, featuring special promotions and discounts from restaurants and shops around Fishers. A lineup of participating businesses will be announced this summer.

Mud Day
Saturday, July 17 / 11 a.m.—3 p.m. 

The messiest event of the year includes a giant mud pit and lots of free and muddy activities, including mud volleyball, tug-of-war, live entertainment, and more.

Monsoon Madness
Saturday, July 31 / 11 a.m.—3 p.m.

Beat the heat as Holland Park transforms into a pop-up water park during one of the most popular events of the summer, featuring giant waterslides, a mini-monsoon area for little ones, and live entertainment.
 

Blues Fest
Friday, September 3 & Saturday, September 4 / 7-11 p.m.

End the summer with the 9th Annual Fishers Blues Fest, a Labor Day tradition! The free, two-night event includes performances by renowned local and national blues artists, presented by IU Health Saxony. The two-night lineup will be announced this summer.

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