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Downtown Nickel Plate Trail Grand Opening Celebration
The City of Fishers and Fishers Parks will unveil the downtown portion of the trail with the Nickel Plate Trail Grand Opening Celebration, presented by First Internet Bank, on Saturday, May 14. From noon to 4 p.m., residents can explore the new trail and enjoy food trucks, public art, and more at the Switch Plaza and Monumental Stairs (2 Nickel Plate Trail, Fishers), located between North and South Street in Fishers’ downtown Nickel Plate Cultural District, as well as activations at Fishers Parks headquarters at Hub & Spoke (8100 E. 106th Street, Fishers). In the evening from 7 to 10 p.m., event-goers can enjoy a beverage from local breweries and stroll the trail while enjoying live music in the downtown area between North Street and South Street. Learn more about the event at playfishers.com/NPTGrandOpening.
With the opening of the downtown section, users will be able to travel from 146th Street to 106th Street. See the full press release.
In honor of National Public Works Week, kids can explore Fishers’ fleet of big rigs, including tractors, snowplows, police cars, and fire trucks at the free Touch-A-Truck event on Tuesday, May 17 from 4:30 – 7 p.m. at the Nickel Plate District Amphitheater. Enjoy live demonstrations from Fishers Department of Public Works, Fishers Fire Department, and the Fishers Police Department, including extractions, K-9 exercises, bike safety, and road paving, as well as kids’ activities from Fishers Parks and food vendors. Learn more at thsisfishers.com/TouchaTruck.
Fishers Farmers Market Kicks Off
The Fishers Farmers’ Market presented by IU Health Saxony is back every Saturday at the NPD AMP starting May 7 from 8 a.m. to noon. The market showcases vendors from Central Indiana that offer fresh produce, baked goods, honey, specialty food items, meats, coffee, plants, and more.
New this year, you can shop the market twice a week! The Fishers Farmers Market at Saxony, presented by IU Health Saxony, will take place every Wednesday from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. beginning June 1 and ending September 28. Learn more at playfishers.com/FarmersMarket.
Fishers AgriPark Opens for the Season
The 33-acre urban farm featuring public fields and gardens, managed by Fishers Parks, is now open! Stop by during park hours on Tuesdays through Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Thursdays through Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. The farm offers livestock encounters and u-pick opportunities (later this summer once produce is ready) 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.
Hope for Happiness & May Mental Health Month
The City of Fishers and Fishers Health Department host the annual Hope for Happiness event at the Fishers Farmers’ Market on Saturday, May 14 from 8 a.m. to noon at the Nickel Plate District Amphitheater in partnership with Fishers High School and Hamilton Southeastern High Schools’ Bring Change to Mind student clubs. During May Mental Health month, stop by the free, family-friendly event to help raise awareness about mental health and the city’s Stigma Free initiative, participate in mental health activities, find resources from local mental healthcare providers, and more. Learn more at thisisfishers.com/HopeforHappiness.
Join the community during Mental Health Awareness Month in creating a Stigma Free Fishers through events, community stories, and educational opportunities all month long. Learn more at thisisfishers.com/MentalHealthMonth.
Fishers Health Department’s Walk About Health: Mental Health Awareness
Join Fishers Health Department, Community Health Network, and Fishers Parks for a new Walk About Health monthly series with health specialists at parks across the city. This month’s walk features Mental Health Awareness on Wednesday, May 11 at 3:30 p.m. at Ritchey Woods Nature Preserve. Learn more at fishers.in.us/WalkAboutHealth.
Fishers Memorial Day Ceremony
Join the City of Fishers to honor the service men and women who have made the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom at this special ceremony on Monday, May 30 from 10 to 11 a.m. at the Gold Star Families Memorial Monument in front of Fishers City Hall (1 Municipal Drive). After the ceremony, take a walk around the Central Green and Nickel Plate District Amphitheater to see the new light pole banners honoring local veterans and active duty servicemembers in the Fishers community. You can also honor a hero by purchasing an Engraved Brick Paver, which will become a permanent addition to the Liberty Plaza walkway. Learn more at fishers.in.us/FishersHonors.
We’re Looking for Fishers’ Longest-Living Resident
To celebrate Fishers’ Sesquicentennial, we are on the search for Fishers’ longest-living resident! Have you lived in Fishers for years or know someone who has? Complete this form to let us know. The longest-living resident will be honored throughout the year and serve as a grand marshal in this year’s Spark!Fishers parade on Saturday, June 25. Nominate someone you know or yourself by June 3 at thisisfishers.com/Fishers150.
Fishers Arts & Municipal Complex
The City of Fishers has announced the design and programming plans for its new Arts & Municipal Complex. The City sought RFPQs for a new Complex in the fall of 2021 after receiving engineering reports deeming the existing City Hall is in dire need of millions of dollars of repairs due to foundational and mechanical failures.
With a large pedestrian breezeway at its center, the three-story Arts & Municipal Complex will dedicate its first floor to the Fishers Art Center, a dynamic arts education facility with a dedicated exhibit, performance, and gathering spaces. In coordination with the Fishers Arts & Culture Commission and the Fishers arts community, the City of Fishers collaborated with the Indianapolis Art Center to leverage their 90 years of experience and expertise to determine space needs for the Art Center. Learn more at fishers.in.us/ArtsMunicipalComplex.
Work for the City of Fishers
Join our team! The City of Fishers is hiring approximately 100 seasonal staff for open positions. Additional full-time and part-time positions are also available. Learn more and apply at fishers.in.us/Jobs.
Summer Volunteer Callout
Get involved in your community this summer! From Nickel Plate Trail Stewards to vendor support at the Fishers Farmers Market and Spark!Fishers, the City of Fishers offers a variety of ways to make a difference for all ages and abilities. Learn more and sign up to volunteer at volunteerfishers.com.
Registration Open for Spark!Fishers 5k
The Spark!Fishers 5K, presented by IU Health Saxony, is now open for registration! The annual walk/run will take place June 22 at 7 p.m. with the half-pint run starting at 6:30 p.m. Each finisher will receive a race shirt and medal! Register for the race.
Spark!Fishers, ignited by First Internet Bank, returns to downtown Fishers June 21 to 25. Learn more about the festival at sparkfishers.com.