The town of Fishers has recently been named one of the safest places to live in the country, as well as one of the healthiest in the state of Indiana. There’s no denying that the amenities in Fishers make family life that much richer, and as the weather gets better, the town offers even more options for family fun. According to the 2010 census, 33% of Fishers residents are 18 or younger.
The town of Fishers offers a wealth of classes and summer day camps for all ages, but it also offers free community events that require no registration or proof of residency. Earlier this week, I picked my children up from school and we headed to the Nickel Plate Amphitheater for the town’s Touch a Truck event. The focus on this event was public works, and families were able to not only see those vehicles, but also talk to the drivers about their work.
There were snow plows, tractors of all types, a street sweeper, and even a line-painting truck that fascinated the crowd. The concession stand handed out free water and popcorn, and the stormwater management tent had staff passing out goodie bags with native plant seeds. It was a fun afternoon, and it was all ours for just stopping by.
Also this spring at the Nickel Plate Amphitheater, movies have been hosted every Friday night, weather permitting. The last in the spring series is Despicable Me 2, and it airs Friday, May 30th. Families can bring blankets and snacks, and enjoy the movie with friends.
Once the movie series wraps up, there are free concerts all summer long, sometimes as many as three each week. The schedule is varied for all tastes, and the concerts are family friendly. Free concerts are a great way to introduce children to a variety of music.
The Fishers Strawberry Festival guarantees to be a delicious time at Billericay Park with strawberry shortcake available for purchase, and a variety of children’s activities. Bring cash and go hungry, because you’ll want to get “the Works” and enjoy every bite.
Monsoon Madness will take over the athletic fields at Holland Park on June 21, 2014. Kids 5 and over will be able to splash on seven kinds of inflatables. The Itty-Bitty Water Zone is for children 4 and under. There will be concessions on site, which means you won’t have to go home for lunch. Pack your towels and sunscreen, and enjoy a day in the sun with the entire family. Can you think of any better way to celebrate the first weekend of summer?