Spark!Fishers ignited by First Internet Bank returns in 2021 with an expanded, weeklong celebration from Tuesday, June 22 to Saturday, June 26. The event will kick off with a concert on Tuesday, June 22, and the celebration will continue all week ending with a Street Fair festival, parade, and firework show on Saturday, June 26 at the Municipal Complex celebrating our vibrant community.  This year’s theme, Hometown Heroes, will honor the Fishers’ residents who have served our country and our community, from the U.S. Armed Forces to the frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic.

All of these events wouldn’t be possible without help and input from the community. By integrating the community into the planning of the city’s biggest event, the festival is truly an experience unique to Fishers, showcasing the community ties that bring the city together. Meet some of the faces behind this year’s Spark!Fishers.

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Steve Loser, Car & Art Show Organizer

Neighborhood: West Fishers, Holland Park

Day Job: Assistant Principal at Fishers High School

What’s your favorite part about being involved? It has always been an event “of the people, by the people, for the people,” and I love how more and more diverse citizen voices have engaged with the event each year.

Why do you think people should come to Spark!Fishers? To connect and celebrate! Connect with each other, connect with family, friends, and neighbors, as well as new experiences and perspectives. Also, to celebrate our community’s pride and patriotism, honoring those who have fought and are fighting for our freedom and liberties.

Stephanie Califar, Volunteer Committee Co-Chair

Neighborhood: Geist

Day Job: Owner of Vida Events & Design, LLC

What’s your favorite part about being involved? I love being able to interact with other residents that I wouldn’t otherwise cross paths with, both at the event and throughout the committee planning.

Why do you think people should come to Spark!Fishers? Tradition is important around Independence Day, and Spark!Fishers is a fun way to create memories with your family.

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Jody Valerio, Sponsorship Committee Co-Chair

Neighborhood: 116th Street & Hoosier Road

Day Job: Consultant-Global Marketing & Sales Procurement at Eli Lily

What’s your favorite part about being involved? The people I have met through the committee over the past 3 years. Each person is from a different walk of life, but we are all there for one common goal – to create a successful and vibrant event.

Why do you think people should come to Spark!Fishers? It’s a unique Fishers gathering of friends and neighbors with live music, a parade, a 5K, and tons of food vendors, all topped off by fireworks!

To learn more and get involved head over to!