Check out these happenings and events #AroundFishers this month! Want to receive city updates and This is Fishers monthly email roundups straight to your inbox? Sign up for City of Fishers emails at to stay in the know. Also, be sure to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for updates.

Blues Fest

For more than a decade, the Nickel Plate District Amphitheater has been host to local, regional, and world-renowned blues musicians annually on Labor Day weekend. Both nights are free and no tickets are required! Bring your chairs, blankets, and coolers, but NO outside alcohol is permitted. Shows are from 5 to 10 p.m. on Friday, September 1 and Saturday, September 2. View the line-up at

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Blood Drive at the Fishers Farmers Market

Head over to the Fishers Farmers Market on Saturday, September 2 to donate blood between 8 a.m. and noon. All donors will receive a $15 e-gift card. Remember: the blood you donate today ensures there is enough for tomorrow. Click here to register and learn more about donating.
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Ticketed Concerts at the NPD AMP

There are two upcoming, ticketed Friday night shows in partnership with MOKB Presents from the following national touring bands:  

  • September 8 – Snarky Puppy 
  • September 10 – Russell Dickerson

Purchase tickets at and follow the NPD AMP on Facebook and Instagram for more info. 

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Safety Day at the Fishers Farmers Market

Engage in Fishers Fire & Emergency Services’ annual Safety Day on Saturday, September 9 at the NPD Amphitheater from 8 a.m. to noon. Families of all ages are invited to learn more about how to be safe, healthy, and resilient at home and in the community. This event is free and filled with demonstrations, informational booths, family activities, and more. Please visit the Safety Day Website here to learn more.

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Register or Volunteer for Geist Half Marathon and 5K Presented by Meijer

Be a part of this year’s extra special Geist Half Marathon and 5k on Saturday, September 16. The race will feature the 13.1-mile race in addition to a 5-kilometer race, with optional VIP registration and volunteer opportunities. Register today at and be sure to follow Geist Half Marathon on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. 

We are also seeking volunteers for the race. If you are interested in becoming a course marshall, water station volunteer, packet pick-up, or one of the many other opportunities available, please sign up here

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Glow in the Park Presented by Centier Bank

Get ready to glow! Black lights, fog machines, and lasers light up the night as you enjoy glow-in-the-dark fun at the NPD Amphitheater. Registration is required for this 2-night event. Friday, September 22 is 21+ night from 8 to 10 p.m., click here to secure your ticket. Saturday, September 23 is family night, from 8 to 10 p.m., click here to secure your ticket. For the best GLOW experience and comfortable ride home, visit the Glow in the Park info page here.

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City Recycling Day Returns for the Fall

On Saturday, September 23 residents can recycle electronics, household items, hazardous wastes, and more at this free recycling event. Paper recycling and off-site confidential document shredding are also available. This free event is from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Billericay Park (12690 Promise Road). Learn more and find a list of accepted items at

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New Park and Rain Garden Steward Programs

New opportunities for volunteers are available through the Fishers Parks Steward and Rain Garden Steward programs. The programs allow the community to get involved in caring for Fishers parks and greenways to ensure the sustainability of our natural resources.

Parks Stewards will ensure our parks are clean, welcoming, and thriving ecosystems for our community to enjoy through trash cleanup, trail maintenance, invasive species removal, and reporting vandalism or park damage.

Rain Garden Stewards will help maintain adopted rain garden areas for a minimum of one time per month for one year. Learn more about both programs and apply at

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New Retail Food Inspection Grading System

The Fishers Health Department recently launched a Retail Food Inspection Grading System for Fishers restaurants. Restaurants receive a letter grade based on the results of annual food inspections, and grades are available to the public through an interactive dashboard at Letter grades will also be displayed on restaurant doors beginning in September.

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New Hours at Geist Waterfront Park

The Geist Waterfront Park is a 70-acre waterfront property located at 10811 Olio Road, near 111th Street and the east side of Olio Road. Beach hours are 4 – 8 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 10 a.m. – 8 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. These hours will be in effect until Labor Day. The park will be open on Labor Day from 10 a.m. – 8 p.m. The beach will close for the season after Labor Day, beginning Tuesday, September 5 and reopen Memorial Day Weekend of 2024. To learn more about the park, please click here. 

The Fishers SmartPass will give residents access to Fishers amenities like the Geist Waterfront Park. The new park will require SmartPass access to enter, so register today at 

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2024 City of Fishers Budget

Mayor Scott Fadness presented a fiscally conservative, balanced budget to the City Council on Monday, August 21. Budget highlights include:
  • Lowest tax rate among cities in Hamilton County 
  • 3rd straight year of tax rate decreases
  • Increased investments in neighborhood vibrancy, including sidewalk repair and trail connectivity
  • Continuing to invest in public safety and critical services
See the proposed budget and City Council dates at
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HSE Referendum

On November 7, 2023, voters of the Hamilton Southeastern (HSE) Schools district will have the opportunity to renew the current referendum at a reduced tax rate. The impact of a “YES” vote is simple – school funding remains stable and in 2024 the referendum’s impact on homeowner tax bills will decrease by 19.1%.

This referendum will support funding academic and educationally related programs, maintaining class sizes, retaining and attracting teachers, and essential safety initiatives. Details at

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Road Construction 

With summer road construction season in full swing, please slow down and be cautious and aware in construction areas. You can find the weekly Construction Update on and follow @DriveFishers on Twitter for real-time updates. 

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