Upcoming Events

10
FEB

500 Festival 3-Miler

presented by OrthoIndy

9
MAR

500 Festival 6-Miler

presented by OrthoIndy

6
APR

500 Festival 10-Miler

presented by OrthoIndy

1
MAY

500 Festival Kickoff to May

presented by STAR Bank

4
MAY

OneAmerica

500 Festival Mini-Marathon

4
MAY

Delta Dental

500 Festival 5K

11
MAY

Salesforce & JPMorgan Chase

500 Festival Kids’ Day & Rookie Run

18
MAY

500 Festival Breakfast at the Brickyard

presented by Midwestern Engineers, Inc.

24
MAY

The American Legion

500 Festival Memorial Service

25
MAY

AES

500 Festival Parade

Celebrate May With Us!

For over six decades, the 500 Festival has shown commitment and excellence in our community. Every year, 500,000 Hoosiers and visitors participate in many festival activities throughout the Month of May and beyond. These events and programs cater to all people, including individuals who run or walk the Mini-Marathon or 5K, fourth-grade students who take part in the Education Program, families who come to enjoy the state’s largest festival for kids, and spectators who are left in awe by one of the nation’s premier parades. The 500 Festival’s legacy is about bringing joy, togetherness, and a sense of community spirit.

Upcoming Events
10
FEB

500 Festival 3-Miler

presented by OrthoIndy

9
MAR

500 Festival 6-Miler

presented by OrthoIndy

6
APR

500 Festival 10-Miler

500 Festival 10-Miler

1
MAY

500 Festival Kickoff to May

presented by STAR Bank

4
MAY

OneAmerica

500 Festival Mini-Marathon

4
MAY

Delta Dental

500 Festival 5K

11
MAY

Salesforce & JPMorgan Chase

500 Festival Kids’ Day & Rookie Run

18
MAY

500 Festival Breakfast at the Brickyard

presented by Midwestern Engineers, Inc.

24
MAY

The American Legion

500 Festival Memorial Service

25
MAY

AES

500 Festival Parade

Celebrate May With Us!

For over six decades, the 500 Festival has shown commitment and excellence in our community. Every year, 500,000 Hoosiers and visitors participate in many festival activities throughout the Month of May and beyond. These events and programs cater to all people, including individuals who run or walk the Mini-Marathon or 5K, fourth-grade students who take part in the Education Program, families who come to enjoy the state’s largest festival for kids, and spectators who are left in awe by one of the nation’s premier parades. The 500 Festival’s legacy is about bringing joy, togetherness, and a sense of community spirit.

Celebrate May With Us!

For over six decades, the 500 Festival has shown commitment and excellence in our community. Every year, 500,000 Hoosiers and visitors participate in many festival activities throughout the Month of May and beyond. These events and programs cater to all people, including individuals who run or walk the Mini-Marathon or 5K, fourth-grade students who take part in the Education Program, families who come to enjoy the state’s largest festival for kids, and spectators who are left in awe by one of the nation’s premier parades. The 500 Festival’s legacy is about bringing joy, togetherness, and a sense of community spirit.

Become A Sponsor

Elevate your brand by becoming a sponsor for the 500 Festival! With a series of events unfolding throughout the spring and a pinnacle of festivities in the month of May, your brand can gain unparalleled exposure and align with a legacy of excellence. Partnering with us means not only supporting a cherished community tradition but also positioning your brand at the forefront of one of the nation’s grandest celebrations. Seize this unique opportunity to showcase your commitment to community, culture, and racing heritage.

Become A Sponsor

Elevate your brand by becoming a sponsor for the 500 Festival! With a series of events unfolding throughout the spring and a pinnacle of festivities in the month of May, your brand can gain unparalleled exposure and align with a legacy of excellence. Partnering with us means not only supporting a cherished community tradition but also positioning your brand at the forefront of one of the nation’s grandest celebrations. Seize this unique opportunity to showcase your commitment to community, culture, and racing heritage.

Become A Sponsor

Donate Today!

Support the cherished legacy of the 500 Festival with your generous donation today! As we host a myriad of events throughout the spring, culminating in a spectacular array of festivities in May, your contribution becomes instrumental in ensuring the continued success and vibrancy of these celebrations. By donating, you are playing a pivotal role in enriching our community’s traditions, fostering unity, and keeping the spirit of the festival alive for generations to come. Be a beacon of support and let’s race towards a brighter future together!

Donate Today!

Support the cherished legacy of the 500 Festival with your generous donation today! As we host a myriad of events throughout the spring, culminating in a spectacular array of festivities in May, your contribution becomes instrumental in ensuring the continued success and vibrancy of these celebrations. By donating, you are playing a pivotal role in enriching our community’s traditions, fostering unity, and keeping the spirit of the festival alive for generations to come. Be a beacon of support and let’s race towards a brighter future together!

Donate Today!

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Relive some of these special moments from Breakfast at the Brickyard. ✨ Thank you for joining us for this sold-out, iconic Month of May tradition! 
A huge thank you to Midwestern Engineers, Inc. for their partnership in making this unforgettable event possible! The event was full of excitement from beginning to end.
Attendees heard from Mario Andretti, 85 mayors, and executives from the @IndianapolisMotorSpeedway and the 500 Festival. We enjoyed a hearty Hoosier breakfast, experienced Day 1 of #Indy500 Qualifications, and celebrated the announcement of the 2024 500 Festival Queen Scholar. 
#brickyardbreakfast
You rocked the OneAmerica 500 Festival Mini-Marathon and Delta Dental 500 Festival 5K! 🎊 Now your @MarathonFoto pictures are available! Get your race photos and let the humble bragging begin. 💪
📸 IndyMini.com/Photo
On Friday, May 24, we take time to remember the reason for Memorial Day Weekend.
Join us on the steps of the Indiana War Memorial at noon for @theamericanlegion 500 Festival Memorial Service as we honor the fallen heroes and their families, and pay tribute to those who gave the ultimate sacrifice.
@wishtv8 will live stream the service on WISHTV.com with a commercial free hour on Memorial Day, Monday, May 27th at 10am. The entire telecast will also be posted on WISHTV.com after the show. 
#500MemService
Let's play a game of I spy! Be sure to keep an eye out for our stunning Festival Event Cars and let us know when you see them around town. 🏁
#festivalcars #teamchevy
📸: @indianapolismotorspeedway
We can’t wait to race into tomorrow’s 500 Festival Breakfast at the Brickyard, presented by Midwestern Engineers, taking place at the @indianapolismotorspeedway! 🏁
Indiana’s mayors, business and civic leaders, the 500 Festival Princesses, race fans, and racing legends will gather at Gallagher Pavilion to celebrate this annual Hoosier tradition!
You crushed it at the @OneAmerica 500 Festival Mini-Marathon and @DeltaDentalin 500 Festival 5K! Now, your photos are ready to view. Have a look at your @MarathonFoto pics, and don't forget to share them with family and friends. Let the humble bragging begin!
📸 IndyMini.com/Photo
For this year’s American Legion 500 Festival Memorial Service, the Keynote Speaker will be Lieutenant General Jon A. Jensen, Director of the Army National Guard.
Jensen guides the formulation, development, and implementation of all programs and policies affecting the Army National Guard; a force of nearly 335,000 Soldiers in the 50 states, three territories and the District of Colombia.
“I’m honored to participate in such an iconic event and humbled to represent the 325,000 men and women of the Army National Guard in honoring those who have made the ultimate sacrifice for our nation’s freedoms.” 
- Lieutenant General Jon A. Jensen, 22nd Director of the Army National Guard
✨ All smiles crossing the Yard of Bricks during the #IndyMini 🧱
GIVEAWAY! 🎉
We are less than two weeks away from the marvel and magic of the @aesindiana 500 Festival Parade. Secure your seats now at 500festival.com/parade OR try your luck in this giveaway!
Two lucky winners will receive 2 tickets to this year’s festivities on Saturday, May 25 in downtown Indianapolis. YOU could be selected to bring a guest and take part in an iconic celebration, enjoy an opening performance featuring Phillip Philips, AND see our Grand Marshal, Tamika Catchings!
HOW TO ENTER:
1. Like this post! 👍
2. Follow us @500Festival
3. Tag a friend! 1 friend = 1 entry (5 tag limit) 👋
4. Share this post on your story for an additional entry!
Enter now until 12:00 pm on May 19. Winners will be announced Monday, May 20th! 🎈
Saturday was one for the books! ✨ Beautiful day for the Salesforce & JPMorgan Chase 500 Festival Kids’ Day & Rookie Run! 
#500RookieRun #500KidsDay
A true sign that May is in full swing! Who has seen our Radiant Red Chevy Silverados around town?
#festivalcars #teamchevy
📸: @indianapolismotorspeedway
ACT FAST and secure the best deal for 2025 Indy Mini registration! 
Registration for the Mini-Marathon is just $60 and $30 for the 5K. 🏃🏾‍♂️🏃🏼‍♀️
These race weekend deals are only available through 11:59 pm EST on May 13, so visit indymini.com/register NOW and be part of yet another iconic race! 🏁
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