Spark!Fishers, ignited by First Internet Bank, is back with the city’s biggest summer celebration! With events running from Tuesday, June 21 through Saturday, June 25, there are plenty of activities to explore that will excite adults and kids alike.
The festivities, which kicks off the city’s Sesquicentennial Year celebration, marking Fishers’ 150th birthday, will start with the free Community Concert featuring Fishers Music Works’ White River Wind Symphony at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, June 21 at the Nickel Plate District Amphitheater.
On Wednesday, the 5K Fun Run will take place at 6:30 p.m. along the Nickel Plate Trail. Thursday will see the Car & Art Show fill the Central Green from 6 to 9 p.m. On Friday, enjoy the free concert featuring Uptown Funk – a Bruno Mars tribute band – concert at 8 p.m.
The festival will come to a spectacular end with the street fair, parade, and fireworks on Saturday. The Saturday festivities are set to start at 3 p.m. and end with a flourish of fireworks at 10 p.m.
Here are five things you won’t want to miss at this year’s Spark!Fishers celebration.
Bigger & Better: Car & Art Show
Thursday, June 23 from 6 to 9 p.m.
Car enthusiasts will be thrilled to learn that this year’s show will feature a record number of vintage and modern cars that will line the Central Green. Take a look under the hood at the incredible cars that will be alongside local artists and artisans displays of beautiful artwork, which will also be available for purchase. The event is set to take place around the Municipal Complex and Central Green. Get details at sparkfishers.com/CarandArtShow.
24K Magic is in the Air
Friday, June 24 at 8 p.m.
Get funky with Uptown Funk, a Bruno Mars tribute band, who takes the stage at the Friday Night Concert at the Nickel Plate District Amphitheater. No tickets are required, and admission is free. Concert-goers are allowed to bring food, non-alcoholic beverages, chairs, and blankets to enjoy the show. There will be food and drinks available for purchase on site. Learn more at sparkfishers.com/Entertainment.
Reaching New Heights & Other Festive Fun
Saturday, June 25 from 3 to 10 p.m.
The Ferris wheel is returning to Spark!Fishers, and it’s even bigger than before! The wheel offers spectacular views overlooking downtown Fishers and is the perfect spot to watch the sunset over 116th Street.
Wristbands are required for participation in Saturday’s activities, including the Kids Zone inflatables, the skate park, and the Ferris wheel. Save money and get your wristbands ahead of time – if you buy them in advance, they’re $3; wristbands purchased at the event are $5. If you pre-order a wristband, make sure to pick it up at the Fishers Parks office (8100 E. 106th Street) by June 24. Office hours are Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Buy wristbands here.
In addition to the Ferris wheel fun, three entertainment stages will host live performances starting at 3 p.m. See the full lineup at sparkfishers.com/Entertainment.
Stress–Free Parking & Shuttles
Getting to the event is now easier than ever with tons of free parking throughout the week and the shuttle service on Saturday!
If you’re headed to the weekday festivities, enjoy free parking around the Municipal Complex and in downtown Fishers – both in the parking garages and street parking
On Saturday, park at Forum Credit Union Headquarters (11313 USA Parkway) and hop on the free shuttle that will drop you off right in the middle of the festival. Shuttles start at 1:30 p.m. and run through the end of the event.
More free garage parking is available at The Edge (116th Street and Lantern Road), Nickel Plate Station (Moore Street and 116th Street), and Spark Apartments (Lantern Road and Nickel Plate Trail) garages. Surface lots around Municipal Drive will not be open during the street festival. The Switch parking garage will be reserved for residents and guests with Spark!Fishers parking passes.
ADA parking can be found at the Fishers Police Department (4 Municipal Drive). Taking an Uber or Lyft? Rideshare drop off and pick up is at The Edge parking garage (8890 E. 116th Street). Parking for bicycles will be available around the Municipal Complex. Find more info about parking and the shuttle at sparkfishers.com/SparkParking.
Help Us Throw the Biggest Party of the Summer!
Volunteers are a vital part of helping all Spark!Fishers events run smoothly. There are plenty of opportunities for volunteering for all ages and interests, including with the concerts, 5K, street fair, Car & Art Show, parade, and more. For more info on volunteering at Spark! festivities, contact Volunteer Coordinator Amy Crell at firstname.lastname@example.org or sign up at volunteerfishers.com.
Ellie Albin is a life-long Fishers resident and graduated from Fishers High School in 2020. She currently attends Indiana University, where she is majoring in Journalism, minoring in Environmental & Sustainability Studies, and getting a certificate in Rock ‘n’ Roll History! She is a summer intern in the City of Fishers PR Department. In her free time, Ellie loves to read, hike, bake, listen to music, watch IndyCar, and cheer for the Colts. She also loves exploring Fishers with friends and family. Some of her favorite things about the city are the local coffee shops, kayaking on Geist, attending the farmers markets, and spending hours on end in the library. Watching her hometown grow into a beautiful city makes Ellie incredibly proud and makes her love Fishers even more.