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Posted on: June 8, 2021

Seize the Summer in Fishers' downtown Nickel Plate District

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116th Street may be closed for the construction of the Nickel Plate Trail pedestrian tunnel, but the doors are open to shop, dine, play, and explore Fishers’ downtown Nickel Plate District (NPD) as our community comes back together for a summer of fun, tradition, and memory making.
 
Support local with the district’s unique shopping and dining options, get the season’s freshest picks at the award-winning Fishers Farmers’ Market, cool off with Monsoon Madness at Holland Park, celebrate the summer at Spark!Fishers, or enjoy a concert under the stars at the Nickel Plate District Amphitheater.
 
Parking downtown is convenient and easy with five free parking garages and multiple surface lots. Access is open to all local businesses and public parking garages during the 116th Street closure. Find parking and business access maps to help you navigate to your favorite destination in the NPD at ThisIsFishers.com/SeizetheSummer.
 
Take advantage of the newly paved portions of the Nickel Plate Trail and walk or bike to the NPD. The trail is paved from 106th Street to South Street, and 131st Street to North Street. Check out the pedestrian detour map for access through downtown during the construction.

SUMMER EVENTS IN THE NPD
Join the fun with these free events around the NPD this summer.

Spark!Fishers
June 22-26 / Municipal Complex
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. Free event shuttles will be available from First Internet Bank (11201 USA Parkway). Learn more at sparkfishers.com.
 
Fishers Farmers’ Market
Saturdays / 8 a.m.—noon / NPD AMP
Shop the season’s freshest picks at the Fishers Farmers’ Market, presented by IU Health Saxony, every Saturday morning at the NPD AMP. 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. For a list of vendors, visit playfishers.com/FarmersMarket. 

Summer Concert Series
Dates & times vary, visit npdamp.com for details / NPD AMP
The NPD AMP is home to the free Summer Concert Series presented by IU Health Saxony, including family-friendly Tuesday night shows, Wednesday lunchtime concerts, and Friday night shows (beginning in July). Get the full lineup at npdamp.com.

Shop Fishers
July 16-23 / Throughout Fishers
Support local and join us for the 
Shop Fishers: Summer Series on July 16-23. Take advantage of special promotions and discounts at shops and restaurants around the Nickel Plate District. View the deals at ThisIsFishers.com/ShopFishers.

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

Movies in the Park
Saturday, July 31 / 9-11 p.m. / Holland Park
Bring a blanket and pack a picnic for free viewing of Sonic the Hedgehog under the stars at Holland Park.
Friday, September 3 & Saturday, September 4 / 7-11 p.m. / NPD AMP
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.
 
NAVIGATING THE ROAD CLOSURE
116th Street is closed from east of Municipal Drive to west of Maple Street for the construction of the Nickel Plate Trail pedestrian tunnel. The road is expected to reopen August 1.

If you are going to downtown Fishers (local traffic), use the local route and continue along 116th Street until the closure. You can use roads including South Street, North Street, Fishers Center Drive, and Commercial Drive to navigate around downtown.

If you are traveling through downtown Fishers to reach another destination (thru traffic), use the detour route along 106th Street. From the west, turn right on Hague Road for detour access. From the east, turn left on Lantern Road.
 
 

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