The second-annual Spark!Fishers festival, ignited by First Internet Bank, returns June 28 and 29 to the Nickel Plate District in the heart of downtown Fishers. The celebration is packed full of family-favorites and Independence Day traditions, while showcasing our local veterans, community spirit, and what it means to be uniquely Fishers.
Leading up to the Spark!Fishers weekend, a free concert featuring the Jazz Ambassadors, the United States Army Field Band, will be held at 7 p.m. on Thursday, June 27 in the Nickel Plate District Amphitheater for a fun, family-friendly preview to the weekend’s festivities.
The Spark!Fishers weekend kicks off on Friday, June 28 at 7 p.m. with a free concert featuring national recording artists Vertical Horizon and Tonic in the Nickel Plate District Amphitheater. The concert is free, but tickets are required. Tickets are available through ticket stops and giveaways hosted by the City of Fishers and 107.9 The Mix.
Upcoming ticket stops include:
Additional ticket stops will be announced in the coming weeks. To stay up to date as new ticket stops are added, follow @SparkFishers on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, or visit www.sparkfishers.com/fridayconcert.
The festival continues Saturday, June 29 with an all-day celebration honoring our freedom and vibrant community. New features this year include Veterans’ Hall, a tribute to our local heroes in the Fishers City Hall Auditorium; three entertainment stages; an extended street fair; an artisan market during the Fishers Farmers’ Market; and a second street festival on North Street opening Saturday afternoon and ushering the party into the evening.
The schedule of events on Saturday includes:
Spark!Fishers 5K Walk/Run8 a.m.
Brought to you by the Fishers YMCA and the Geist Half Marathon, the Spark!Fishers 5K Walk/Run returns with a new course through the Nickel Plate District. Every participant will receive a race shirt and medal for this all-ages, certified 5K race. A Half-K Fun Run for kids ages 11 and under will take place at 7:30 a.m. Register at sparkfishers.com/5k .
Fishers Farmers’ Market presented by IU Health Saxony8 a.m. – noon
Shop the award-winning market and pick up local produce, baked goods, and prepared foods from over 50 full and part-time vendors. Don’t forget to swing by the artisan marketplace while you’re visiting!
Street Fair8 a.m. – 10 p.m.
This year’s street fair has been expanded, kicking off first thing in the morning with the 5K and Fishers Farmers’ Market and continuing the celebration into the evening. Stroll the Municipal Complex and enjoy more than 100 vendors, live entertainment on three stages, an artisan market, The Art Gallery at City Hall, Veterans’ Hall in the City Hall Auditorium, a Kid Zone, Teen Hangout, and a Sensory-Friendly Space. The entertainment lineup features performances by Xgeneration, Zach Day, Jai Baker, Toy Factory, Cook & Belle, DARK for Parade, An Innocent Band, Andrew Young Band, Michael Beck and Tim Brickley, local community groups and performers, and more.
North Street Festival3 p.m. – 10 p.m.
The party picks up at 3 p.m. when a second street festival opens on North Street. Enjoy live entertainment from the stage outside of Four Day Ray, sip on craft beers from local brewers, and usher the celebration into the evening.
Experience the spark of our community with a patriotic parade through the Nickel Plate District featuring community leaders, local businesses, nonprofits, cultural groups, and more! The parade begins at the corner of Lantern Road and Commercial Drive and will end at Holland Park.
Fireworks 10 p.m.
Cap off the evening with a dazzling fireworks display launched from Holland Park! Viewing locations include the Nickel Plate District Amphitheater and throughout the Municipal Complex.
In the event of inclement weather, the afternoon Street Festival, Fireworks and Parade will be moved to Sunday, June 30.
Want to be part of throwing the biggest party of the summer? Join the dynamic team of volunteers for Spark!Fishers! From stage hands to ice delivery drivers, and parade banner holders and vendor support leaders, there are opportunities for every age and interest. Sign up at sparkfishers.com/volunteer.
Thank you to our Spark!Fishers 2019 sponsors:
Presenting Sponsor: First Internet Bank
In Kind Sponsors:
Friends of Spark!Fishers:
Learn more about the festival at sparkfishers.com, and connect with Spark!Fishers on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for event news and updates.