FAQs

General

  • When is Spark!Fishers 2019?

Spark!Fishers 2019 will take place on Friday, June 28 and Saturday, June 29. In the event of inclement weather, Saturday’s festivities (except the Farmers’ Market and 5K) will move to Sunday, June 30.

  • Where does the festival take place?

The festival will be located in the heart of downtown Fishers around the Municipal Complex.

  • Is there a cost to attend the event?

There is no admission fee for Spark!Fishers, however there will be food and other items available for purchase at the event.

  • Where should I park for the event?

Guests are encouraged to park at Forum Conference Center or First Internet Bank on USA Parkway and take a FREE shuttle to the Municipal Complex. Parking is also available at Fishers Elementary on Lantern Road, or around downtown Fishers. Parking garages and surface lots around Municipal Drive will be not be available to Spark!Fishers guests, with the exception of the Police Department Garage, which will offer accessible parking.

  • What roads will be closed for the event?

Road closures will be in effect on Saturday, June 29. See the full lineup of road closures.

  • Will the street fair be the same?

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.

  • Are pets allowed?

Large crowds, thunderous booms and whistles of public firework displays can cause unnecessary stress and anxiety for family pets.  While Fishers ordinance allows for dogs in parks, they must be on a leash.  Service animals are welcome to support the disability-related needs of their humans.  Both types of animals must be within the handler’s control at all times.  Pet owners are encouraged to evaluate the conditions for this special event and whether it might be safer to leave Fido at home.

5K

  • When is the 5K?

The 5K will take place on Saturday, June 29 at 8 a.m. A Half K Fun Run for Kids will precede the race at 7:30 a.m.

  •  When can I register?

Registration is now open! Adults and children can register here.

  •  What is the route for this year’s race?

The 5K will begin on 116th Street in front of the Municipal Complex and travel through Sunblest, down Lantern Road, and back to Municipal Drive. View the race route here.

  •  How much does it cost to participate?

The cost is $30 for adults (12 years and older) and $20 for children under 12. It is $10 for the Half K Fun Run for Kids. 

  • Is it open to all ages, and are there any requirements to participate?
    All ages and abilities are welcome to participate!

Street Fair

  • When is the street festival during Spark!Fishers?

New this year, the Street Festival kicks off at 8 a.m. along with the 5K, Fishers Farmers’ Market, and artisan marketplace. 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. Both festivals conclude at 10 p.m. when the fireworks show begins.

  • Where can I find a list of participating vendors?

The list of vendors will be available in the coming weeks. Stay tuned for updates!

Entertainment       

  •  How do I get tickets for the Friday night concert featuring Vertical Horizon and Tonic?

Tickets are available through ticket stops and giveaways hosted by the City of Fishers and 107.9 The Mix. Get the list of ticket stops here.

  • What performers will be at Street Fair?

This year’s Street Fair features three stages of live entertainment! 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. Click here for more information.

Parade

  • What’s happening at the Spark!Fishers parade?

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!

  • When is the parade?

The parade will be take place on Saturday, June 29 at 7 p.m.

  • What’s the parade route, and how many miles is it?

The parade begins at the corner of Lantern Road and Commercial Drive (near Meyer Najem) and will end at Holland Park. The total route is 1.6 miles. 

Fireworks

  • Where can I watch the fireworks show?

Cap off the evening with a dazzling fireworks display launched from Holland Park at 10 p.m.! Viewing locations include the Nickel Plate District Amphitheater and throughout the Municipal Complex.

Volunteers

  • What volunteer opportunities are available?

There are a variety of volunteer opportunities available, including shifts on Friday night, Saturday morning, Saturday afternoon, and Saturday evening. Click here to learn more.

  • How long is my required volunteer shift?

We are happy to have your support for as long as you can provide it, but do ask that you commit to at least four hours.

  • Can I volunteer with a group?

Yes! Please indicate that you plan to volunteer as a group on your application and we’ll be in touch.

  • How do I apply to volunteer?

Complete a volunteer application to apply for Spark!Fishers volunteer opportunities.

  • Is training required?

We ask that all volunteers attend one of two volunteer training sessions. Training sessions will be held on Thursday, June 20 at 6:30 PM and Saturday, June 22 at 8:30 AM.

  • What are the benefits of volunteering?

Volunteers receive a volunteer shirt; various goodies; the opportunity to build an event with a gigantic, energetic team; and an unforgettable experience in helping bring the community together.

Sponsors

  • What sponsorship opportunities are available?
    There are a variety of sponsorship levels available. Check out the 2019 Sponsorship Opportunities for more information.