seize the summer

116th Street may be closed, but the doors are open to shop, dine, play, and explore Fishers’ downtown Nickel Plate District 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.

So join the fun. How will you seize the summer?

Navigating the Road Closure

116th Street is currently 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 on August 1.

If you are going to downtown Fishers (local traffic), you can 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. See the business access maps below to find the quickest way to access your favorite local business.

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

Learn more about the road closure and the Nickel Plate Trail tunnel project.

Exploring the NPD

The Nickel Plate District (NPD), located in the heart of downtown Fishers, is designated as a Statewide Cultural District by the Indiana Arts Commission. This dynamic community hub is connected to an extensive network of trails that stretch throughout Fishers, inviting residents to easily walk or bike to the district.

Home to over 150 local businesses and restaurants, vibrant public artworks, music and community festivals, the Fishers Farmers’ Market, the Nickel Plate District Amphitheater (NPD AMP), and Holland Park, the Nickel Plate District offers something for everyone.

Check our Fishers Ambassador Rachel Cho’s top recommendations on things to do in the NPD.

Blog: Summer Family Guide to the NPD

girl sitting on porch

Fishers Interactive Public Art Map

Nickel Plate District Pedestrian Walking Map

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Business Access

Access is open to all local businesses and public parking garages during the 116th Street closure. Check out the maps below to find out how to access your favorite local business.

Parking in the NPD

Parking downtown is convenient and easy with 5 free parking garages and multiple surface lots. The fun is just a quick walk away. View the parking map.

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.

parking map

Summer Events in the NPD

Join the fun with these free events around the NPD this summer.

Spark!Fishers

Tuesday, June 22 – Saturday, June 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.

Street Fair

The 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 including family-friendly Tuesday night shows, Wednesday lunchtime concerts, and Friday night shows (beginning in July). Get the full lineup at npdamp.com.

npd amp

Touch-a-Truck

Thursday, June 17 | 4:30 – 7:30 p.m. | NPD AMP

Kids can explore Fishers’ fleet of big rigs, including tractors, snowplows, police cars, and fire trucks at the free Touch-A-Truck event. Learn more.

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Shop Fishers

Friday, 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.

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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.

BOY ON MECHANICAL SHARK

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.

movies in the park

Blues Fest

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.

blues fest

How Will You Seize the Summer?

Share your memories and how you’re seizing the summer in the NPD using #SeizetheSummerNPD on social media. Be sure to follow the City’s Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram and visit this page for updates.  

girl with flower at farmers market
family at concert
fishers mural