Don’t miss the 24th annual Fishers Freedom Festival which offers activities such as fireworks, 5K event, live music, K-9 demonstrations, children’s tent, teen tent with music, children’s entertainment, disc dog competition, kiddie run, children’s parade, main parade, street dance, silent auction and blood drive.  With over 50,000 attendees from all over the U.S., there is something for everyone in your family to enjoy.  This free family event will host around 130 art & craft sites, 100 business booths, 30 food vendors, 40 free games booths, and so much more. 

Located at Roy G. Holland Park (One Park Drive) in Fishers, the IU Health 5K Event registration begins the festival on Saturday, June 23rd at 6:30 A.M.  The 5K Special Guest Starter will be NFL veteran and two time Super Bowl winner Brandon Gorin.  Click here for info on how to register.  The day wraps up with the Street Dance featuring the band “Whiskey Biscuits” from 6:30 P.M. – 10 P.M, sponsored by Reynolds Farm Equipment.

On Sunday, June 24th, the Festival will continue at 8:00 A.M. with the Indy Disc Dog Classic competition and a nondenominational church service.  Children’s Parade starts at 10am.  The Xfinity Main Parade with Parade Marshal Gary Harris, Indiana’s Mr. Basketball and Fishers resident, begins at 4 P.M. at the corner of 116th Street & Lantern Road.  It will continue west down 116th Street, turn north on Holland Drive, and finish at Holland Park.  From immediately west of the Commercial Drive intersection going west through Hague Road, 116th Street will be closed to traffic due at 3 p.m. due to the parade and will reopen as soon as possible.  The Festival’s grand finale will consist of “Big Daddy Caddy” band at 6:30 P.M. sponsored by Coors Light and the fireworks will begin at dusk.

This event is run entirely by hundreds of volunteers and there is still a need to fill some of these spots.  Please consider giving two hours or more to the festival for tasks like checking in and out vendors.  Please consider volunteering by clicking here.

Even though the event is at no charge, the Festival strongly encourages attendees to bring donations of non-perishable food items, bottled water, trash bags, gallon size Ziploc bags, toilet tissue, paper towels, dental floss, tooth brushes, toothpaste, deodorant, bar soap, hand sanitizer, body wash, shampoo and conditioner, wash clothes, mops, mop buckets, push brooms, cleaning supplies for floors and walls, diapers, baby wipes and baby formula, baby food, disposable diapers, cleaning supplies, school supplies, gently used and new clothing, toys, games, books and/or toiletries for admittance.  Multiple drop-off locations will be located throughout Holland Park and will also be collected by Boy Scouts of America Troops walking in the Comcast Main Parade on Sunday.  Items will go to the TownePost.com Food Drive and Harris Bank School Supply Drive which will benefit those locally in need.   The public may park at Holland Park for $2 per vehicle.  There will be free parking at the Fishers Train Station in the Town Municipal Complex (11601 Municipal Drive ) and the Alhuda Foundation parking lot and grass area located at Lantern Road and Sunblest Blvd.  A free shuttle will run approximately every 15 minutes during festival hours to transport people to Holland Park and back.  No parking will be allowed on Sunday on Ellipse Parkway or Holland Drive due to the IU North Hospital Children’s Parade, Comcast-xfinity Main Parade and fireworks.  Limited parking in designated areas will be allowed in the Town Complex on Sunday due to Main Parade’s line-up.