⛵ What is this peacock thing

PLUS: what's coming this june, congrats to grads, and your construction report

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Good Tuesday Morning. This is Fishers Digest — We’ve got the hot takes, local news, and stuff people actually care about all in one place 👍️ 

In today’s digest:

  • Do we have a community peacock?

  • What’s coming this June?

  • Congrats graduates

  • Construction report

🐢 Please forgive the bad link for Friday’s Fort Harrison State Park events. We blame it on the month of May.

— Written by Lindsey Watson and Skyler Braun

This issue is 1,427 words, a 5-minute read.

The Digest

Does Fishers have a community peacock..?

Last Thursday, the Westfield Police Department said they found a missing peacock. There are so many comments referring to him possibly being “Kevin” the Fishers peacock. I gotta say — we are out of the loop on this one.

If you know what’s going on here, please send us an email. We’d love to share the story behind Kevin (if there is one).

What’s coming this June?

The new municipal building + arts center is open

Here’s a quick reference guide for some of the bigger events coming this June. Don’t worry. We’ll keep you updated as we get closer to each.

> Indy Pride has events going on all month, with the big parade this Saturday

> The new Fishers Municipal Building/Fishers Art Center is officially open. The Inaugural Exhibition Opening is June 14th.

> The 2024 Olympic Swim Trials at Lucas Oil + the Convention Center are June 15th. The last time these were hosted here was the year 2000 🤯 

> The 2024 HATCHfest is June 15th. HATCH = Hamilton County Arts, Technology, Craft, and Heritage. Dad would approve!

> Juneteenth (June 19) will have events hosted by the city, Conner Prairie, Arts Council, and many more throughout Indy.

> Spark!Fishers is returning June 24-29. This is a week long celebration that replaced the Fishers Freedom Festival. The super popular drone show is returning.

Congrats, HSE and Fishers grads!

Happy Dance GIF by Florida International University

Woohoo, if any of 1700 of you grads are readers — congrats and good luck on what’s to come! Some advice: the paths in front of you are practically limitless. Graduating from these schools are a serious leg up whether you choose to continue education, go into a trade, the military, or take a year to enjoy being young.

And also, congrats on being the last class to graduate at the State Fairgrounds. If you need a little LinkedIn fluff as you step into your adult careers, maybe something like “Last class to graduate at the state fair grounds” could be an interesting convo starter 😂

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The Happenings

A very, very easy run 🏃 

Why run a 5k when you can run a .5k?! Start at the Red Room patio and pregame for the intensive race with an ice cold High Noon.  At 1 pm, all racers will make there way to the rear of the parking lot to begin the .5k through the streets of Broad Ripple and finish the race at The Quarter.

If running/walking about 1600 feet, or .31 miles sounds doable, here’s the details: Saturday, 06/08 at 12 pm. Tickets here.

HSE Food Services this summer 🌽 

HSES will be serving food this summer for free to anyone under 18 at Cumberland Road Elementary. Adult meals are just $3.

Monday-Friday, 11:30 am - 1 pm, Enter Door 26. Details here.

Spark on the Circle is back ⭕️ 

From now through November, you can enjoy Spark on the Circle everyday 11 am until dusk (special evening hours to come).

What is it? They shut down the circle downtown to road traffic and set it up with games, art experiences, music, and more. It’s sort of like a farmers market. This should be on your summer bucket list to check out. We’ve been vibing to their custom radio station while writing this.

Oh, you’ll know 🎶 

The legendary Stevie Knicks will be playing at Gainbridge Fieldhouse tonight. Tickets here.

Palladiscope opens June 6

Every 30 minutes from 9 - 11 pm Thursday-Friday, the Palladium in Carmel will play a light show 😍 Happens all summer!

🎭️ Two-show Tuesday

This week is a lull period for shows. So here is a fun one for you to see if you haven’t + some season announcements:

> The Mind Tripping show is a weekly show with hundreds of 5 star reviews. It’s rated as the #1 show to see in Indianapolis on Trip Advisor. Tickets here.

The IRT announced their 2024-2025 season of shows.

The Civic Theatre 2024-2025 season goes on sale in July.

🔨 Civil Meetings

The Plat Committee meets Wednesday at Launch Fishers (12175 Visionary Way) at 4 pm. The only agenda item is for the new CityWalk building. Agenda.

The PUD Committee meets Wednesday at Launch Fishers (12175 Visionary Way) at 5 pm. Agenda.

Local Business

Indy + Pacers Bikeshare is the first city to offer free bikes in America

True story. While Hamilton County residents like us do have to pay (around $2 for regular, $5 for e-bike), it’s free for anyone in Marion County.

Bikes are accessible via the Indianapolis Cultural Trail and any legal biking area. It’s pretty easy to check out bikes at any of the 50 stations through the BCycle app. Register here, download a code, and boom. You’re ready to start riding 🤙 

Will we have enough Pickleball facilities 🤔 

In addition to plenty of great spots to play outdoors this summer, there’s many pickleball related business coming to Fishers + surrounding areas this year. Take a look.

Built:

  • Community Sports and Wellness - Pendleton

  • Lifetime at Castle Creek - Indy Northside

  • Cage Pickleball - Fishers

  • The Indy Racquet Club - Indy Northside

  • The Dink House - Carmel

Being built in the next year (roundup from the IBJ):

  • 24/7 Dink - A 60,000-square-foot facility with 20 indoor courts opening this fall in Fishers

  • Chicken N Pickle - An indoor/outdoor food and entertainment complex with pickleball courts, opening later this year in Fishers

  • Fishers Community Center - A 105,000-square-foot community center with pickleball courts, opening next year in Fishers

  • Pickle on Penn - A pickleball country club with eight indoor courts, opening soon in Carmel, Indiana

  • The Picklr - A 57,000-square-foot indoor pickleball facility on the south side of Noblesville with 19 courts. Drew Brees is a part of this

So the question is… will we be set on places to play Pickleball?

Rapid Fire Hits

Quick headlines and things to know from all around 🌐 

🏆️ Fishers beat HSE for the IHSAA State Track title last Saturday. Congrats on a huge accomplishment 💪 (Indystar)

The Governor announced a $100m fund for growth stage companies in Indiana. First investments are planned to start in early 2025. (IN Gov)

It’s officially pool and pad season. 💦 As of June 1, there are tons of places around town to splash and frolic. Here’s a complete list of pools and splash pads. (Parks)

Kenny Chesney fans unite! Total Wine (Noblesville) will host the Blue Chair Bay Rum Bus Tour on Tuesday, 6/11 from 12-3 PM with your shot at winning a signed KC guitar. (Tour Info).

Construction This Week

Here’s a what to watch for that’s new this week. Construction sure is getting busy!

  • Roundabout construction starts at 141st/SR 37 on June 5th (tomorrow!). No closures yet, just restrictions.

  • 126th/Southeastern parkway will be closed for 60 days while a roundabout is built

  • The Allisonville Rd section of 146th will re-open on June 9

  • Due to a delay in utility relocation, the roundabout closure at 141st & Promise will not be closing on Monday, June 3.

  • Pleasant View and Ridgefield neighborhoods are on the list this week to get sidewalk updates

Many of you are from Noblesville. The Noblesville website is god-tier in its attention to detail, updates, and usability.

Thanks!

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