Saxony Summer Events program grow in popularity


The Saxony Summer Events, started in 2010, have grown in popularity each year.

“The events program, designed to promote activities and growth in Saxony, has been very successful throughout the years,” Saxony Marketing Manager Candi McKinnies-Shreve said. “The Saxony Movies and Concerts in the Park, Independence Celebration, Saxony Market, Oktoberfest at Saxony and Saxony Beach brings thousands of people to the community with significant increase from year to year. In 2017 alone, Saxony hosted nearly 20,000 people for its Independence Celebration Concert and Fireworks held annually on July 3.”
The movie series starts with “Despicable Me 3” June 2. The second movie, “Justice League,” is set for June 16. Movies start at dusk, approximately 9 p.m.
There will be four concerts, starting with Blue River Band June 8, at 13256 Saxony Blvd, Fishers.
The concerts are from 7 to 9:30 p.m. The Independence Celebration Concert and Fireworks hours are 7 to 10:15 p.m. My Yellow Rickshaw will be the featured band.
Stella Luna & The Satellites will perform July 13, and Toy Factory will play Aug. 10.
“Several bands scheduled have performed here before, such as Toy Factory, My Yellow Rickshaw and Stella Luna & The Satellites,” McKinnies-Shreve said. “These bands are such fan-favorites, our audiences look forward to these bands performing here each year.
“Showing movies and concerts allows us the opportunity to entertain families of all ages,” McKinnies-Shreve said. “It is such a great sight to witness all the adults and children enjoying themselves and having fun in Witten Park.”
The concerts and movie series are presented by Century 21 Scheetz.