116th Street Will Partially Close On Sunday, June 28
For Fishers Freedom Festival’s Main Parade

A few Fishers roads will be closed on Sunday, June 28 from 3 P.M. to 6 P.M. due to the annual Fishers Freedom Festival’s Main Parade.  Once the parade has completed and parade observers have cleared, all roads will be reopened to the public as soon as possible.

The roads closed at 3 P.M. are:
Lantern Road: Immediately south of 126th Street going south to 116th Street.  Lantern & 126th Street intersection will be open.  Lantern & 116th Street intersection will be closed.

The Thomas A. Weaver Memorial Municipal Complex:  All roads closed.  This includes access to Municipal Drive, the Fishers Post Office, the Fishers Public Library, Town Hall, BMV Fishers Branch, Train Station, Fishers Fire Headquarters & Fishers Police Headquarters.

The roads closed at 3:30 P.M. are:
116th Street: From immediately west of the Commercial Drive intersection going west through Hague Road.  (The Commercial Drive & 116th Street intersection and the 116th Street & Hague Road intersection will both remain open with police traffic control measures.)

Holland Drive: From Holland Park going south to 116th Street.  Holland Drive & 116th Street intersection will be closed.

Sunblest: Between Ellipse Blvd and Lantern Road.

Residents will have limited access to their neighborhoods off 116th Street within the closed road area, but absolutely no through traffic will be allowed on 116th Street.

Those wanting to access the Fishers Corner Business Park (which includes Super Target) and the Northeast Commerce Park (Technology Drive and Visionary Way) can do so only by approaching from 116th Street and Interstate 69 area, then going north onto Commercial Drive.

The Main Parade begins at 4 P.M. at the corner of 116th Street & Lantern Road.  The parade will continue west down 116th Street, turns north on Holland Drive, and finishes at Holland Park.  The parade will not circle Ellipse Parkway.

All parade watchers are asked to stay off of the street when the parade is in progress (due to motorized vehicles participating in the parade).  Keep a close watch on children and never venture out into the street during the parade to avoid a potentially dangerous situation.  Also, please do not throw water balloons, water hoses, or use super soaker water guns on the parade participants.  These items have caused damage to expensive equipment in the past.

There are around 100 entries in the parade including the Hamilton Southeastern and Fishers High School Marching Bands, Fishers Fire & Police Departments, the Festival’s Royal Court,  and local groups such as Boy Scouts, Cub Scouts, churches, businesses, local personalities, and other civic organizations.

After the Main Parade’s conclusion, “Big Daddy Caddy” band will perform at 6:30 p.m.  This local cover band will perform your favorite popular songs at Holland Park before the fireworks begin at dusk.

Don’t forget to bring canned goods, new backpacks, or new school supplies to be collected by the Boys Scouts troops walking in the parade.  These items will support the Kroger Food Drive and the Roy Holland Backpack for Kids program.