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Blues Fest

Celebrate the end of summer with the 10th annual Fishers Blues Fest, a Labor Day tradition! The free, two-night event takes place Friday, September 2 and Saturday, September 3 and includes performances by renowned local and national blues artists, presented by IU Health Fishers. New this year, Saturday night will be themed Ladies in Blues to highlight female artists in the genre. Learn more at  

man playing guitar

Safety Day

Safety Day, a free event presented by Fishers Fire & Emergency Services, takes place from 8 a.m. to noon on Saturday, September 10. Residents of all ages can visit the NPD AMP to enjoy live entertainment and demonstrations, delicious food, and opportunities to connect with local organizations. Learn more about this event designed to educate the public and provide opportunities for improving community health and wellness.  

fireman and child with hose

Fishers Sesquicentennial Celebration

Sesquicentennial Trail    

Take a self-guided tour of Fishers’ history, culture, and community favorites on the Fishers Sesquicentennial Trail! Now through June 2023, pick up a trail passport from various locations around the city and begin checking off destinations as you explore. Start your Sesquicentennial Trail adventure at 


Sesquicentennial Trail Celebrating 150 Years 1872 Fishers 2022 Parks Landmarks Eats

Sesquicentennial Podcast Series     

The City has partnered with Towne Post on a new bi-monthly podcast series hosted by Tom Britt and Larry Lannan, which will explore topics related to Fishers’ history. Check out the first podcast of the series to learn what we have in store to celebrate Fishers’ 150th birthday this year. Listen to the most recent podcast featuring Diane Hunter of the Miami American Indiana Tribe. 

Fishers History Blog Posts 

Dive into local history and discover stories about Fishers’ past.  


Ambassador House

Schoolhouse 7 Café  

Kincaid House 

Community Time Capsule    

What are the trademarks of Fishers life in 2022? As part of our Sesquicentennial celebration, we’re collecting items for a community time capsule in partnership with Fishers Magazine to be displayed in the new City Hall and opened during Fishers’ Bicentennial in 2073. Have ideas for items to include? Submit ideas here. 

Sesquicentennial Apparel 

New Sesquicentennial-themed apparel has been added to our online store! We have a Fishers Families t-shirt for adults and kids, along with a Sesquicentennial logoed tee!  

These shirts and other Fishers swag are available for purchase here. 


    Celebrating 150 Years 1872 Fishers 2022

    Registration Closes Soon for City Government Academy and Mayor’s Youth Academy

    City Government Academy

    The award-winning City Government Academy takes residents 18 and older on an exclusive tour of city facilities and inside the daily operations of local government. The fall session will kick off on Tuesday, September 6 and will meet weekly on Tuesday evenings for nine weeks.  

    Registration for the Fall 2022 session of the free Fishers City Government Academy (CGA) is open through Friday, September 2.  

    Please contact Mackenzie Poole at or by phone at (317) 595-3151 with any questions.

    City Government Academy Registration

    Mayor’s Youth Academy

    The free Mayor’s Youth Academy program invites local high school student to work alongside Mayor Fadness and other city leaders to address important issues facing the local community. Students will go behind the scenes of city government, address thought-provoking policy questions, and explore career opportunities within the public sector.  

    Classes meet on Wednesdays once per month from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. at various locations around Fishers. Mayor’s Youth Academy participants will end the program by presenting to Fishers City Council in spring 2023.  

    Registration for the 2022-2023 Mayor’s Youth Academy is open through September 9.  Applicants must be a Fishers resident and a junior or senior in high school with a minimum GPA of 3.0. Students with a passion for public service are encouraged to apply. 

    Please contact Mackenzie Poole at or by phone at (317) 595-3151 with any questions.

    Mayor’s Youth Academy Application

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    Glow in the Park

    Glow in the Park returns to the NPD AMP on Friday, September 16 and Saturday, September 17! 

    21+ Night takes place September 16 and is for adults ages 21+ only. All participants must register for a ticket ($15 advance, $20 day of event) to be granted entry to this event. Pre-registration required. 

    Families and kids of all ages are invited to Family Night, a free event on September 17, to enjoy a neon splash zone, live DJs, and more! All participants must register for a wristband to be granted entry to this event. Pre-registration is required, and wristbands can be picked up at the Fishers Parks HQ (8100 E. 106th Street) prior to the event. 

    Learn more about Glow in the Park activities on the Fishers Parks website. 

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    Fishers Farmers Market

    Time is running out to visit the Fishers Farmers Market, presented by IU Health Fishers, before it closes for the season! The market continues this month every Saturday at the NPD AMP from 8 a.m. to noon. The final market day will be Saturday, September 24. The market showcases vendors from Central Indiana that offer fresh produce, baked goods, honey, specialty food items, meats, coffee, plants, and more.  

    people talking at booth

    Make48 Challenge

    The celebrated PBS docuseries brings its 48-hour collaborative inventor and maker challenge to Maker Playground on September 9-11.  Teams are presented with a challenge and must draft a solution, design a model, and create a physical prototype within a consecutive 48-hour period.  The winning team will win $2k and advance to compete at the national competition in March 2023, where one team can win $10k.  

    This year’s challenge theme is Food Preservation & The Supply Chain – Food at the Right Place at the Right Time, as determined by United Way of Central Indiana. The event is sponsored by Corteva Agriscience.  

    Stay tuned as we highlight the competition on the This is Fishers blog this month! 

    make 48 national 48-hr maker competition September 9-11