Spark!Fishers Media Advisory

Media Contact:         

Stephanie Perry
(317) 220-5470
perrys@fishers.in.us

Fourth of July celebration begins in Fishers this week with Spark!Fishers festival

Fishers, IN – The second-annual Spark!Fishers festival, ignited by First Internet Bank, returns to the Nickel Plate District in the heart of downtown Fishers this weekend. 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.

The day-long festival on Saturday, June 29 includes a 5K Walk/Run; the award-winning Fishers Farmers’ Market; an Artisan Fair; a Street Festival featuring 130 local vendors and three entertainment stages; a patriotic parade through downtown Fishers; and a dazzling fireworks show to cap off the celebration!

Preview the festivities tonight, June 27, with a free concert featuring the Jazz Ambassadors—the United States Army Field Band— at 7 p.m. in the Nickel Plate District Amphitheater. This 19-member ensemble has earned it the title “America’s Big Band” and their repertoire includes big band swing, bebop, Latin, contemporary jazz, standards, popular tunes, Dixieland, vocals, and patriotic selections, many of which are written or arranged by members of the Jazz Ambassadors.

On Friday evening, kick off the weekend 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 first come, first served at the Fishers Parks & Recreation Office (11565 Brooks School Road) and at the Fishers Parks & Recreation tent tonight at the Jazz Ambassadors concert.

For more information, including the entertainment lineup and list of participating vendors, visit sparkfishers.com.

WHEN:  
Thursday, June 27 at 7 pm- Jazz Ambassadors concert at the Nickel Plate District Amphitheater

Friday, June 28 at 7 pm- Tonic and Vertical Horizon concert at the Nickel Plate District Amphitheater
Saturday, June 29- The day-long celebration includes:

  • Spark!Fishers Half K Fun Run for Kids / 7:45 am (departs from Municipal Drive in front of Fishers City Hall)
  • Spark!Fishers 5K / 8 am (departs from Municipal Drive in front of Fishers City Hall)
  • Fishers Farmers’ Market presented by IU Health Saxony / 8 am-noon (located at the Nickel Plate District AMP)
  • Artisan Fair / 8am to noon (located at the Nickel Plate District AMP)
  • Street Fair / 8 am to 10 pm (around Central Green & Municipal Drive)
  • North Street Festival / 3 pm to 10 pm (located on North Street in front of Four Day Ray Brewing)
  • Parade  / 7 pm (begins at the corner of Lantern Road and Commercial Drive and ends at Holland Park)
  • Fireworks / 10 pm (viewing locations around Municipal Complex)  

WHERE: Fishers Municipal Complex
1 Municipal Drive
Fishers, Indiana 46038
Please be aware of road closures for the event. Full list of closures here.  

MEDIA: Contact Stephanie Perry at (317) 220-5470 or perrys@fishers.in.us to arrange interview and/or to obtain media credentials for the Friday night concert, along with information on filming and photo restrictions during the show.

Limited media parking is available on Saturday, June 29, in the back lot of the Hamilton East Public Library- Fishers located at Municipal Drive, which can be accessed from Municipal Drive (must enter off Lantern Road due to surrounding road closures). The lot is coned and will say “Library Staff Parking Only,” but is open for media parking. Contact Stephanie Perry prior to or on arrival for golf cart shuttling to the festival. Media are also welcome to park in the other parking locations listed here, and encouraged to take the free event shuttle from Forum Conference Center and First Internet Bank off USA Parkway.

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About Fishers
The City of Fishers is a suburb of Indianapolis, Indiana, located in Hamilton County and was named #1 Place to Live in the US by Money Magazine in 2017. Under the leadership of Mayor Scott Fadness, Fishers is known as a smart, vibrant, and entrepreneurial city through its neighborhood development, dedication to supporting high-growth companies, and innovative city processes. With a population of 91,832 (2017), Fishers is one of the fastest growing communities in Indiana and has received national accolades for entrepreneurship, livability, and safety. City branding guidelines and logos can be downloaded here.