December 21, 2017

500 Festival Princess: Quinci Miller

Quinci Miller 2017 Princess Quinci Miller shares her story about being a role model and the lasting relationships she made as a Princess. Being a role model to so many people is one of the greatest parts about being a 500 Festival Princess. I was constantly able to be a mentor, tell kids the value …

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December 20, 2017

The Adventures of Adams

 A 500 Festival Feature The 500 Festival boasts a group of event planners unlike any other in Indianapolis. While staff members manage some of the nation’s largest events, including a parade, a half marathon and much more, one individual has mastered the art of celebration. Her name is Sara Adams, and she’s the 500 Festival’s …

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December 7, 2017

500 Festival Princess: Olivia Walker

olivia walker 2017 500 Festival Princess Olivia Walker shares her professional development experience and the lasting relationships she found as a Princess.  As a 2017 500 Festival Princess, I was able to connect with 32 other inspiring young women devoted to serving their community and the state of Indiana. Being a Princess allowed me to …

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December 6, 2017

500 Festival Princess: Anna Marie Farlow

 Anna Marie Farlow 2017 500 Festival Princess Anna Marie Farlow shares her Princess Program experience, including her favorite events, moments, and outreaches.  One of my favorite events that I got to plan was helping out at the Little 500 5K race at Indiana University. Not only did I get to contribute to one of the …

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December 6, 2017

500 Festival Reveals 2018 IPL 500 Festival Parade Theme

  The 500 Festival is excited to announce the theme for the 2018 IPL 500 Festival Parade! This year’s theme was inspired by two very important trends of the 500 Festival, the state of Indiana, and the city of Indianapolis. 2018 Parade Theme: Every May, the world turns its focus on Indianapolis. Beaming with civic …

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December 1, 2017

5 Reasons to Get Excited for May 2018

5 months until the magic of May It’s officially five months until May 2018 and there’s plenty to get excited for this time around. Here’s a look at five reasons to start getting excited for the Month of May. 5. musical guest No announcement has been made, but the 500 Festival is working to lock …

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November 27, 2017

500 Festival Attends Because Kids Count Conference

Education & KidsFit Programs on display The 500 Festival is attending the Indiana Youth Institute Because KIDS COUNT® Conference at the Indiana Convention Center on Tuesday, November 28. Both the 500 Festival & Indianapolis 500 Education Program, presented by Indiana University Health and the 500 Festival KidsFit Program will have a visible presence at the …

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November 13, 2017

Meet Pat Merna

  The 500 Festival was thrilled to welcome its new vice president of strategic partnerships, Pat Merna, to the team in late October. Pat comes to the Festival from the Indianapolis Motor Speedway and the Verizon IndyCar Series, and is clearly no stranger to the Indy 500 or the celebration of the month of May. …

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November 7, 2017

Two Months Left! | 500 Festival Princess Program

Princess Program applications close january 7, 2018 That’s right! Only two months remain until applications for the 2018 500 Festival Princess Program close. Each year, the 500 Festival selects 33 academically driven and community minded college-aged women to serve as ambassadors of the 500 Festival, their hometowns, and their colleges and universities. Princess take the …

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October 24, 2017

2017 Princess Program: Where Are They Now?

  It’s hard to believe the 2017 500 Festival Princesses are done with their duties as members of the Princess Program. No matter where they go, they will always be ambassadors for the 500 Festival through the stories they share and the lives they impact, and these women are going places. [Read our blog about …

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