If you want to get out and enjoy some activities in Fishers without spending any money, our Crème de la Crème staff has the scoop for you. These fun and free activities are guaranteed to bring you joy regardless of age. Check out these six free things to do in Fishers.
Fishers Farmers Market
Farmers Market by Sheila Sund is licensed with CC BY 2.0
While there are goods for sale at the Fishers Farmers Market, a host of free activities are also offered during market times. The Fishers Farmers Market runs at two locations and two days a week. On Saturdays, from May through September, the market runs in downtown Fishers from 8 a.m. to noon at the Nickel Plate District Amphitheater at 6 Municipal Drive. A local yoga studio kicks off every market day by offering free yoga or fitness classes. You can also enjoy live music as you take a stroll. There are also kids’ activities offered at the Fishers Parks tent.
The second Farmers Market is held on Wednesdays from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in June, July, and August at Fishers’ Saxony District, 13578 E. 131st St. The shopping experience is similar to the Saturday market but with the addition of local handmade goods. You’re not obligated to buy anything, so you can simply enjoy the atmosphere and connect with your community. Both markets are dog friendly, so it’s the perfect place to take your pup for a stroll.
For free fun at a 33-acre working urban farm, head to Fishers AgriPark, 11171 Florida Road, in between Fishers and Fortville. Fishers AgriPark nods to the area’s agricultural roots while seeking to inspire future generations of farmers, chefs, agronomists, scientists, robotics engineers, and others. The Fishers Parks system manages AgriPark’s public fields and gardens. Residents are invited to take home seasonal produce and cut flowers from the gardens at no charge. Fishers AgriPark also has an animal area where you can encounter farm animals and traditional livestock, including sheep, ducks, cows, and horses.
Spaces for discovery and play are created with the youngest residents in mind, including open space fields, a nature play area, and a mud kitchen. Also serving area residents is a programming barn that provides educational space for school-based programs for youth and public events for all ages. The park also hosts seasonal experiences such as a pumpkin patch, corn maze, and other events. The park season is from May through October, though some special events are held outside of the season; for example, Garden and Grow, a free gardening basics class, is offered in April.
Free Yoga Wednesdays
Bring your yoga mat to Free Yoga Wednesdays at Billericay Park at 12690 Promise Road. You can attend a free yoga class every Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m., with no registration required, allowing you to join when it fits your schedule. The class is suited for all skill levels and abilities and is guided by Roots and Wings Yoga and Wellness, letting you take some time out for your mind and body without spending a dime.
StoryWalk is a terrific activity for you and your little ones to share. It’s free and self guided, combining a hike in the great outdoors with reading a book. StoryWalk is created in partnership with Hamilton East Public Library, and the books are held in weather-proof enclosed stands, so rain or shine, you and your child can stop and read the pages as you walk along.
StoryWalk uses a different Fishers Parks trail or walking path each month, rotating a new book monthly. The hike is an easy quarter mile, not to tire out little feet, and is ideal for ages 6 and under.
Spark!Fishers is a free week-long festival held in downtown Fishers during the last full week of June. In 2023, the festival runs from June 20 to 24. It’s a time for the community to come together for fun with the neighbors for a 5K run/walk, a kids’ fun run, a car show, an art show, and free concerts on Tuesday and Friday nights.
On Saturday, the biggest day of the street festival, there’s a parade, food, drinks, multiple stages of live music, kids and teen zones, art displays, and artisan vendors. You and your family will have a blast at this community extravaganza.
Flat Fork Creek Park
The 60-acre Flat Fork Creek Park, located at 16141 E. 101st St., is a favorite with the locals, with good reason. The park is home to the tallest point in Hamilton County with a beloved 60-foot sledding hill, drawing children and their families every winter for sledding. Bring your sleds and saucers and prepare for a fun winter day. You and your kids will surely have a wonderful time on the slope.
You can hit the biking trails during the warmer months. The park has a 1.25-mile progressive mountain bike course winding through the woods, providing beginner and advanced mountain bikers with ramps and technical features. Another popular feature of the park is its fishing pond. It’s free to drop a line, but you must have a state fishing license if you’re over 17 years old.
The park is Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) accessible, offering several inclusive features to include all ability levels in play. There’s an ADA-accessible treehouse that’s a perfect perch for observing wildlife or enjoying the scenic views of Flat Fork Creek. Looping around the park is a paved multi-use trail and boardwalk. There are also paved ramps that lead to the top of the sledding hill so all visitors and residents can enjoy a fantastic bird’s-eye view of Fishers. Also, on-site are shelters with picnic tables and restrooms.
Our Crème de la Crème of Fishers team hopes this list whets your appetite for all the free local fun you can have in and around our fine city. These activities allow everyone to get out and have fun without the added concern of your entertainment budget. You’ll find everything from yoga and hiking to sledding and more in and around Fishers, Indiana. Grab your friends and family and enjoy one or more of these six free things to do today.