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Posted on: August 29, 2023

Fall fun in Fishers kicks off Labor Day weekend

Family at Boo Bash 2022

The City of Fishers, Fishers Parks and community partners debut a fall lineup full of community favorites, including the family-friendly Blues Fest and AgriPark Fall Festival, a reimagined Boo Bash, Glow in the Park, and the annual Headless Horseman at Conner Prairie.

Fishers’ 2023 fall event lineup includes:
 
Fishers Farmers Market 
Market at NPD AMP: Saturdays, now – September 30 | 8 a.m. – noon | Nickel Plate District Amphitheater (6 Municipal Drive)
Market at Saxony: Wednesdays, now – August 30 | 4:30 – 7:30 p.m. | 13578 E. 131st Street 
Rated one of the top farmers' markets in the region, the Fishers Farmers Market, presented by IU Health Fishers, showcases vendors from Central Indiana that offer fresh produce, baked goods, honey, specialty food items, meats, coffee, plants, and more. Learn more at playfishers.com/FarmersMarket.

Fishers Blues Fest 
Friday, September 1 and Saturday, September 2 | 5 – 10 p.m. | Nickel Plate District Amphitheater | Free
The free, two-night event, presented by Dunn Hospitality Group, includes performances by renowned local and national blues artists, including headliners Jackie Venson and Cedric Burnside. No tickets required and food and beverage vendors will be onsite. Learn more at npdamp.com/BluesFest
 
Ticketed Shows at the NPD AMP
Various dates | Nickel Plate District Amphitheater | Get tickets at npdamp.com
The NPD AMP’s concert lineup includes ticketed shows from the following national touring bands: 

  • Friday, September 8 - Snarky Puppy 
  • Saturday, September 10 - Russell Dickerson

Beginning Friday, August 31 to Monday, September 4, purchase all-in tickets for $20 with the September to Remember Labor Day ticket deal with no additional processing fee. Follow @npdamp on social media for future show announcements.
 
Safety Day
Saturday, September 9 | 8 a.m. - noon | Nickel Plate District Amphitheater | Free
Fishers Fire & Emergency Services’ Safety Day returns alongside the Fishers Farmers Market for a family-friendly event featuring live entertainment and demonstrations, local food, and opportunities to connect with local organizations. Learn more at fishers.in.us/SafetyDay.
 
Fishers Arts Council’s Harvest Fest
Sunday, September 10 | Noon - 5 p.m. | Heritage Park (10598 Eller Road) | Free
Browse and shop creations from local artists and artisans, enjoy live music, stroll the gardens, and get a tour of the historic Ambassador House at the annual Harvest Fest hosted by Fishers Arts Council and the Fishers Parks Foundation. Learn more at fishersartscouncil.org.
 
Geist Half Marathon and 5K
Saturday, September 16 | 7 - 11 a.m. | 113th Street and Olio Road | Registration Open
The 15th annual Geist Half Marathon and 5K, presented by Meijer, features a half marathon with stunning views of Geist Reservoir and a family-friendly 5K through the new Geist Waterfront Park. Register for this all-ages, walker-friendly race or sign up to volunteer at geisthalf.com. This weekend only, take advantage of a special Labor Day promotion and receive 15% off your registration from Saturday, September 1 to Monday, September 4 with code LABOR15.
 
Glow in the Park
Friday, September 22 (ages 21+ only) | 8 – 10 p.m. | $20 for residents, $30 for non-residents
Saturday, September 23 (family night) | 8 – 10 p.m. | $5 for residents, $7.50 for nonresidents
Nickel Plate District Amphitheater 
Black lights, fog machines, and lasers light up the night at Glow in the Park, presented by Centier Bank. Live DJs, neon splash zones, face painting, a graffiti wall, food trucks, and more make this rave-style event an annual favorite for kids and adults alike. Register at playfishers.com/GlowInThePark.
 
 
City Recycling Day
Saturday, September 23 | 8 a.m. - 1 p.m. | Billericay Park (12690 Promise Road) | Free
Residents can recycle electronics, household items, hazardous wastes, and more at this free recycling event. Paper recycling and off-site confidential document shredding is also available. Learn more and find a list of accepted items at fishers.in.us/Recycling
 
Day Out at the AMP
Friday, September 29 | 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. | Nickel Plate District Amphitheater | Free, registration required
Take a break from e-learning with Fishers Parks and try out the mobile skatepark, yard games, a food truck, and music and dance demos from 31SVN Street Dance Academy. Skateboards and safety equipment will be available on site. Learn more and register at playfishers.com/DayOut.

Conner Prairie’s Headless Horseman
Thursdays – Sundays, October 5 – 29 | 6 – 10 p.m. |Conner Prairie (13400 Allisonville Road) | Tickets required
Conner Prairie’s Headless Horseman returns for the 40th year! Take the iconic Haunted Hayride through the grounds to encounter spooky frights and enjoy a cornfield maze, carnival ride and games, barrel train ride, marionette show, and more. General admission tickets on sale on September 7 at midnight at ConnerPrairie.org.

AgriPark Campout
Saturday, October 7 at 4 p.m. – Sunday, October 8 at 9 a.m. | Fishers AgriPark (11171 Florida Road) | $75/resident family, $112.50/non-resident family
The 33-acre working, urban farm welcomes families for this inaugural camping event. Group registration (up to 6 people) includes a 25-foot by 35-foot grass area for a tent or canopy, a personal fire pit, a movie in the park, games and activities, and breakfast. Bring your own tent, food and drinks, and sleeping gear for a night under the stars. Registration is required and opens on Friday, September 1 at playfishers.com/AgriPark.

AgriPark Fall Festival
Tuesday, October 10 - Saturday, October 14 | 4 – 7 p.m. | Fishers AgriPark | $3/resident, $4.50/non-resident (Children 2 & under free) | Registration required
Enjoy fall-themed farm fun at this year’s expanded AgriPark Fall Festival, including a corn maze, scarecrow and pumpkin trails, u-pick pumpkins, carnival games, animal encounters, inflatables, food trucks and more. Pre-registration is required and is non-transferrable to other available dates. Learn more at playfishers.com/AgriPark.  

Boo Bash
Saturday, October 28 | 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. | Nickel Plate District Amphitheater | Free 
Presented by Centier Bank, a reimagined Boo Bash comes to downtown Fishers with free live music and entertainment, food trucks, games and activities, and more. Interested in being a vendor at Boo Bash? Apply by Friday, September 29, and learn more at playfishers.com/BooBash

Geist Waterfront Park 
Swimming open through Labor Day: Monday - Friday, 4 - 8 p.m. and Saturday - Sunday, 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.; 
Non-swim season: playground, kayak launch and trails open dawn to dusk, year-round |
10811 Olio Road 
Geist Waterfront Park swim season is open seasonally through Labor Day, Monday, September 4. Fishers SmartPass is required for entry for Fishers residents during swim season and non-resident parking passes are on sale online. Swim season will reopen Memorial Day weekend 2024. During non-swim season (Labor Day to Memorial Day), the park’s playground, kayak launch and trails are open for free to residents and nonresidents year-round. Learn more at playfishers.com/GeistWaterfrontPark

Fishers Park & Rain Garden Steward Program
The City of Fishers launched two volunteer steward programs to ensure the long-term sustainability of the community’s natural resources. Fishers Park Stewards can select a park to volunteer at for trash cleanup, trail maintenance, invasive species removal, and vandalism or park damage reporting. Rain Garden Stewards help maintain an adopted raingarden by removing trash, pulling invasive species, and reporting damage or vandalism. Park and Rain Garden Stewards are required to perform park maintenance at least once per month for a year. Learn more and sign up at fishers.in.us/Sustainability.

 Learn more about fall fun in Fishers at playfishers.com.

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