The annual Spark!Fishers festival, ignited by First Internet Bank, returns to Fishers’ Nickel Plate Cultural District this summer. Kicking off on Tuesday, June 21 and running through Saturday, June 25, the weeklong festival will offer different ways for the community to celebrate each day.
“We invite the entire community to our largest celebration of the year. Spark!Fishers highlights what it is to be a Fishers resident, showcasing the breadth of art, food, music, and community organizations, all locally sourced,” said Fishers Parks Director, Sarah Sandquist.
The patriotic celebration will be packed full of family favorites and Independence Day traditions, while launching the Fishers Sesquicentennial Celebration, honoring Fishers’ 150th birthday by showcasing what it means to be uniquely Fishers. All events, with the exception of the 5K, are free to attend, and no registration is required.
“For years, we have called Fishers home and are excited to remain a member of this vibrant community with the opening of our new headquarters in the Nickel Plate District,” said Nicole Lorch, First Internet Bank President and Chief Operating Officer. “We look forward to once again sharing this annual summer celebration with the City of Fishers and our neighbors.”
The 2022 lineup includes: Tuesday, June 21 / 7-9 p.m. Tuesday Night Concert featuring Fishers Music Works’ White River Wind Symphony at the Nickel Plate District Amphitheater
Wednesday, June 22 / 7 p.m. 5K Run/Walk sponsored by IU Health Fishers around downtown Fishers, registration now open.
Thursday, June 23 / 6-9 p.m. Spark!Fishers Car & Art Show around the Municipal Complex
Friday, June 24 / 8 p.m. Friday Night Concert featuring Bruno Mars tribute band, Uptown Funk, at the Nickel Plate District Amphitheater
Saturday, June 25 / 3-10 p.m.Spark!Fishers Street Fair around the Municipal Complex, with a community parade at 6 p.m. and fireworks at 10 p.m.
Ahead of Spark!Fishers festivities, Fishers Parks is hosting a coloring contest for kids 10 and under, with the winner receiving a ride in the annual Spark!Fishers parade. The deadline to enter is Monday, May 16 at 4:30 p.m. Download the coloring page and find rules at sparkfishers.com.
As part of its Sesquicentennial Celebration, the City of Fishers is searching for Fishers’ longest-living resident. The winner of the contest will receive special recognition throughout the Sesquicentennial year and be featured in the Spark!Fishers parade. To nominate yourself or someone you know, visit thisisfishers.com/Fishers150.
Applications are now open for festival vendors, entertainers, and parade participants at sparkfishers.com. Applications are due May 16.
Several volunteer opportunities are available for all ages and abilities to get involved in this year’s celebration. Learn more and register to volunteer at volunteerfishers.com.
Special thanks to the 2022 Spark!Fishers sponsors:
• Presenting Sponsor: First Internet Bank
• 5K Platinum Sponsor: IU Health Fishers
• Kids Zone Sponsor: DMC Insurance
• Community Stage Sponsor: Ed Martin Toyota and Ed Martin Nissan
• Heroes Hut Sponsor: Indiana Army National Guard
Additional thanks to Towne Post Network, Meyer Najem, Barnes & Thornburg, LLP, Resultant, Ginovus, First Priority Insurance, Hagerman Group, RQAW, Ritchey Reserve, and McAllister Rentals. To get involved with this year’s event, visit sparkfishers.com.
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