Even during winter’s longest, chilliest days, there is still socially distant fun to be had #AroundFishers. Check out these fun events and activities to warm your heart during cold weather.
Black History Month Celebration
February is Black History Month, and the City of Fishers has gathered ways you can explore and celebrate Black heritage with your community. From virtual workshops hosted by the Hamilton East Public Library, to online art galleries presented by the Fishers Art Council, to a virtual celebration organized by HSE’s Black Student Union, learn about what’s happening around Fishers at thisisfishers.com/BlackHistoryMonth.
Looking for outdoor fun for little ones? Take a hike on Fishers Parks’ StoryWalk®! In partnership with Hamilton East Public Library, each month you can take a self-guided reading hike along a trail in Fishers Park. Visit Billericay Park (12690 Promise Road) all month long to check out This Jazz Man in honor of Black History Month. Learn more at playfishers.com/StoryWalk.
Fishers Parks expands its annual Heart Hike to three locations this February, including the Nickel Plate District Amphitheater (6 Municipal Drive), Heritage Park (10595 Eller Road), and Holland Park (1 Park Drive). Stop by for a self-led scavenger-hunt-style hike to look for pictures of hearts that naturally occur in nature all month long in honor of American Heart Month.
On Saturday, February 13 from 1 to 4 p.m., join Fishers Parks for a socially distant community Heart Hike at Ritchey Woods Nature Preserve (10410 Hague Road) to celebrate Valentine’s Day. Learn more at playfishers.com/HeartHike.
The mobile skatepark returns to the Fishers AgriPark (11171 Florida Road) on Saturday, February 6 and 13 from noon to 2 p.m., 2:15 to 4:15 p.m., and 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Bring your skateboard, rollerblades, roller skates, or scooter to meet other skaters or land a new trick. These events are free and open to all ages and experience levels, but registration is required. Learn more at playfishers.com/WinterFun.
Heritage Park and Flat Fork Creek Park are family favorite sledding hills, with close parking and options for all ages and experience levels. Heritage Park offers a great family-friendly hill that's perfect for little ones. If you’re feeling adventurous, Flat Fork Creek Park (16141 E. 101st Street) boasts the tallest hill in Hamilton County and offers additional options for older children and adults. Learn more at playfishers.com/WinterFun.
Ritchey Woods Winter Trail Guide
Take a virtual winter walk at Ritchey Woods Nature Preserve on the This is Fishers blog to get a sneak peek of the plants and animals you can find on the trails this season. Then, commit to getting outside for a hike in the month of February.
The Art Gallery at City Hall
Stop by City Hall (1 Municipal Drive) during the week from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. to see pieces from rotating local artists at the Art Gallery at City Hall. February’s exhibits feature Embracing Black Culture, along with Rebecca Robinson’s exhibition in The Alcove upstairs. Masks are required inside City Hall. Learn more and see the virtual Art Gallery at City Hall at fishersartscouncil.org.
Honor a Local Hero
Grab your coat and take a walk around the Central Green (1 Municipal Drive) and Nickel Plate District Amphitheater to see the light pole banners honoring local veterans and active duty servicemembers in the Fishers community. Visit fishers.in.us/FishersHonors to meet our local heroes.
Winter Boredom Busters
Fishers Ambassador Megan Gamble shares 60 Winter Boredom Busters on the ThisisFishers.com blog. From messy play to experiments and family fun to cooking, these activities will keep kids and families entertained. Learn more on the blog.
Winter Running Trails
From parks to trails to neighborhoods all over Fishers, the Fishers Running Club shares their best tips on winter running and favorite spots on the This is Fishers blog.
Fishers Disability Awareness Month
Every March, the Fishers Advisory Committee on Disability and the City of Fishers celebrate National Disability Awareness Month with a series of special events and programs to bring awareness to what life is like for those with physical and intellectual disabilities. Learn more at fishers.in.us/DisabilityAwareness. More information will be shared soon.