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Summer Fun in Fishers Features Free Community Events for All Ages

Summer is in full swing, and the City of Fishers and Fishers Parks are celebrating with a full lineup of free community events.

Join the fun with concerts every Tuesday night at the Nickel Plate District Amphitheater; explore the newly opened Nickel Plate Trail; celebrate at the summer’s biggest festival at Spark!Fishers; support local and save big during the Shop Fishers: Summer Series; cool off during the family favorite, Monsoon Madness; shop the season’s freshest picks at the award-winning Fishers Farmers Market every Saturday morning and Wednesday evening; and enjoy performances from renowned local and national artists at the two-day Blues Fest event on Labor Day weekend.

The free summer event lineup includes:

  • Nickel Plate Trail
    • Open daily
    • The downtown portion of the Fishers Nickel Plate Trail is now open, including the pedestrian tunnel beneath 116th Street, allowing users to travel from 106th Street to 146th Street. Visitors can also celebrate the grand opening of the trail and shop local with these deals at businesses along the trail through May 31. Find ways to explore the trail and see the deals at playfishers.com/NickelPlateTrail.
  • Fishers AgriPark
    • Tuesdays – Wednesdays: 10 a.m.- 2 p.m., Thursdays – Saturdays: 10 a.m.– 6 p.m. at Fishers AgriPark (11171 Florida Road)
    • The 33-acre urban farm featuring public fields and gardens, managed by Fishers Parks, is now open. The farm offers livestock encounters and u-pick opportunities once produce is in season for Fishers residents. From educational 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
    • Market at NPD AMP: Saturdays, now  through September 24 from 8 a.m. – noon at Nickel Plate District Amphitheater (6 Municipal Drive)
    • Market at Saxony: Wednesdays, June 1 through September 28 from 4:30 – 7:30 p.m. at 13578 E. 131st Street 
    • Rated one of the top farmers’ markets in the region, the Fishers Farmers Market, presented by IU Health Fishers, showcases vendors from Central Indiana that offer fresh produce, baked goods, honey, specialty food items, meats, coffee, plants, and more. Learn more at playfishers.com/FarmersMarket.
  • Water Amenities Open
    • The free splash pads at Holland Park (1 Park Drive) and Billericay Park (12690 Promise Road) and the fountain at the Nickel Plate District Amphitheater Pavilion (10 Municipal Drive) will be open daily beginning on Saturday, May 28 from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. (weather permitting) through Labor Day.
    • Saxony Lake and Beach (13358 Pennington Road) opens daily on Saturday, May 28 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. through August 1 (limited weekday and weekend hours in August). Entry is free for Fishers residents and $7 for non-residents. Visitors can fill out the online waiver before arriving and learn more at playfishers.com/WaterAmenities.
  • Spark!Fishers
    • Tuesday, June 21 – Saturday, June 25
    • The annual festival, ignited by First Internet Bank, kicks off with a concert on Tuesday, June 21, and continues all week before wrapping up with a festival on Saturday, June 25 at the Municipal Complex featuring a parade, live music, food, drink, and artisan vendors, art displays, kids and teen zones, fireworks, and more. The 2022 lineup includes:
      1. Tuesday, June 21 – Tuesday Night Concert, presented by IU Health Fishers, featuring Fishers Music Works’ White River Wind Symphony
      2. Wednesday, June 22 – Evening 5K Run/Walk sponsored by IU Health Fishers, registration now open
      3. Thursday, June 23 – Spark!Fishers Car & Art Show
      4. Friday, June 24 – Friday Night Concert featuring Bruno Mars tribute band, Uptown Funk
      5. Saturday, June 25 – Street Fair festival, parade, live entertainment, and fireworks
    • Several volunteer opportunities are available for all ages and abilities to get involved in this year’s celebration. Learn more and register to volunteer at volunteerfishers.com and learn more about the festival at sparkfishers.com.
  • Summer Concert Series
    • Tuesdays, Wednesdays & select weekend dates / Times vary, details at npdamp.com / Nickel Plate District Amphitheater (6 Municipal Drive) or Central Green (1 Municipal Drive)
    • The free concert series includes performances at the Nickel Plate District Amphitheater on Tuesday evenings starting on June 7, presented by IU Health Fishers, and Wednesday lunchtime concerts on Central Green starting on June 1, presented by Meyer Najem. The summer lineup also includes ticketed Friday night shows in partnership with MOKB Presents from the following national touring bands:
      1. June 18 – Houndmouth
      2. July 16 – Colony House with Joe Hertler & The Rainbow Seekers
      3. August 5 – Waxahatchee with Liam Kazar
      4. August 19 – The Main Squeeze (with special guests TBA)
      5. August 27 – Lawrence
    • New this year, join Fishers’ Community Ambassadors—residents who love the city and want to help residents feel more connected to their community— at the Community Meetup Tent at the free Tuesday night concerts in June. Grab a lawn chair, meet fellow residents, and enjoy music with new friends at Fishers Community Concerts.
    • Get the full concert lineup and purchase tickets at npdamp.com.
  • Shop Fishers
    • Saturday, July 16 through Saturday, July 23 throughout Fishers
    • Support local during the Shop Fishers: Summer Series, kicking off Saturday, July 16! Take advantage of special promotions and discounts at local shops and restaurants around Fishers. Learn more at thisisfishers.com/ShopFishers.
  • Monsoon Madness
    • Saturday, July 30 from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. at Holland Park (1 Park Drive)
    • Beat the heat as Holland Park transforms into a pop-up water park during one of the most popular events of the summer. Presented by Centier Bank, Monsoon Madness features giant waterslides, a mini-monsoon area for little ones, and live entertainment. Pre-registration is not required, but all participants must sign the 2022 Fishers Parks safety and liability waiver.
  • Blues Fest
    • Friday, September 2 & Saturday, September 3 at Nickel Plate District Amphitheater (6 Municipal Drive); times will vary, details can be found at npdamp.com  
    • End the summer with the 10th 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 Fishers. Learn more at playfishers.com/BluesFest. 

Learn more about summer fun in Fishers at playfishers.com.

Fishers Parks create a community of exploration and discovery for all ages. Whether you are looking for the perfect summer camp, a makerspace to tinker, a night to let loose, or the perfect spot to unplug, our parks and activities are made for making memories. With 24 park properties totaling over 591 acres, 131 miles of nature and multi-use trails, and vibrant events throughout the year, find your next adventure with Fishers Parks. Learn more at playfishers.com and find updates on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

The City of Fishers is a suburb of Indianapolis, Indiana, located in Hamilton County and was named #1 Place to Live in the US by Money Magazine in 2017. Under the leadership of Mayor Scott Fadness, Fishers is known as a smart, vibrant, and entrepreneurial city through its neighborhood development, dedication to supporting high-growth companies, and innovative city processes. With a population of 91,832 (2017), Fishers is one of the fastest-growing communities in Indiana and has received national accolades for entrepreneurship, livability, and safety. Learn more at fishers.in.us and find updates on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.