See ‘Royal Court’ and More at Fishers Freedom Festival June 23-24

The 19th Annual Fishers Freedom Festival will be Saturday, June 23, and Sunday, June 24, and a variety of fun activities are planned throughout the weekend.

The Fishers Freedom Festival’s Royal Court will be crowned on Saturday during the opening ceremonies. Official duties for court members include riding on the Royal Court’s float in the festival’s Children’s Parade (sponsored by Northpoint Pediatrics) at 10 a.m. and in the Main Parade at 4 p.m. (both on Sunday, June 24).

The parade route starts at the Town Municipal Complex and runs along Lantern Road to 116th Street, continues west on 116th Street to Holland Drive, and then north on Holland Drive to the park. Please bring canned goods, non-perishable foods and new school supplies to the parade. Youth from the local Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts will be collecting these items along the parade route.

This year’s court will be:
Queen: Ashley Buening, Lantern Road Elementary, age 6
King: Bradley Hughes, Fishers Elementary, age 7
Princesses: Lindsey Christiansen, Brooks School Elementary, age 7
Devyn Diehl, New Britton Elementary, age 6
Chloe McNair, Sand Creek Elementary, age 6
Lauren Stern, Cumberland Road Elementary, age 6
Princes: Truman Abel, Harrison Parkway Elementary, age 6
Gavin Kibler, Durbin Elementary, age 7
David Rao, Hoosier Road Elementary, age 6
Luke Uribe, Lantern Road Elementary, age 7

Royal Court entry forms were sent to all Hamilton Southeastern school children who would be six to seven years old by June 1. About 200 entry forms were received, and winning names were randomly drawn at the April 2 Fishers Town Council meeting.

The festival has a variety of events taking place the entire weekend, including the inaugural Fishers Freedom Festival Pole Vault Competition Saturday and the National Disc Dog Championship both days.

The Summer Festival 5K Run/Walk will be Saturday, with registration beginning at 6 a.m. and the race starting at 8 a.m. Donations of $5 per walker ($3 per family for the Family Fun Walk) will benefit the Roy Holland Memorial Fund and the Roy Holland Backpacks for Kids Program. To pre-register, visit

The mission of the Fishers Freedom Festival is to encourage fellowship through civic partnerships and citizen involvement by creating a safe environment, developing needed community services, promoting family integrity and striving to improve the quality of life for every resident by investing in human potential.
The Festival is always in need of volunteers at different levels of participation. For more information on volunteering or about the festival, please visit or call 595-3195.

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