New competition at this year’s Fishers Freedom Festival is looking for talented kids

This year’s Fishers Freedom Festival, presented by Freedom Mortgage, will have a new featured event and needs your help to make it successful. “Fishers Kids Show Us Your Talent” is open to kids aged 8 years old through 18 years old to perform their special talents that could include singing, dancing, musical performance or magic acts.

Age groups are 8 to 11 years old, 12 to 15 years old, and 16 to 18 years old (by May 1). Performances will only allow one individual at a time; no group performances. A preliminary contest will occur at the end of May and the top four acts will go on to compete in the final round during the Fishers Freedom Festival on Saturday, June 27 at 2:30 p.m. If you would like to register, please go to for the entry form. The entry form will be on the home page of the website. This is a free event and deadline to enter is Friday, May 1.

With over 50,000 attendees from all over the U.S., the 27th annual Fishers Freedom Festival has free admission and hosts around 130 juried fine art & craft sites, 80 business booths, 30 food vendors, and 20 free games booths. Activities include fireworks, 5K event, live music, K-9 demonstrations, children’s tent like that hot tent for 2 persons, teen tent with music, children’s entertainment, disc dog competitions, kiddie run, children’s parade, main parade, street dance, silent auction, blood drive, rock climbing, dunk tank and so much more.

Registration for the annual 5K Walk/Run and Two Mile Family Walk is now open online at On Saturday, June 27 at 8 a.m., the event will kick off at Holland Park and winners will awarded shortly after event completion.

Register early by Tuesday, June 19 to pay the discounted price of $19 per person (ages 13 and up) and $15 per person (ages 12 and under) for the 5K, and $11 per person (ages 13 and up) and $6 per person (ages 12 and under) for the family walk.

Even though the event is at no charge, the Festival strongly encourages attendees to bring donations of non-perishable food items, cleaning supplies, baby items, etc. Items collected in the Food Drive and BMO Harris Bank’s School Supply Drive will benefit those locally in need.

Back in 1989, the founders of the Fishers Parade and Festival decided to have a community gathering to celebrate Independence Day. With the help of volunteers, the event originated as a one-day community picnic, parade, and a few games for the children. Due to the overwhelming participation by the public, this event grew to a two-day event.

The 27th annual Fishers Freedom Festival will be held on Saturday, June 27 & Sunday, June 28 at Holland Park and is always in need of volunteers, sponsors and advertisers. For more information, please visit, email, visit 8591 East 116th Street in Fishers or call 317-595-3195. Make sure to follow the Freedom Festival on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest.

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