January 26, 2018

500 Festival Race Weekend Events Rapidly Approaching

New Year’s resolutions are fading and the winter blues are sinking in. However, there is light at the end of the cold, dark tunnel. Race weekend is just four months away and the only “blues” to be of concern will be those of the Indiana sky on the final weekend of May. Well-versed fans take …

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January 16, 2018

5 Common Questions About 500 Festival Princess Program Interviews

The applications have been submitted and interviews are on the way! On January 20, the first round of interviews for the 2018 500 Festival Princess Program, presented by Reis-Nichols Jewelers, will take place. As a 500 Festival Princess Program Alumna, and a 500 Festival staff member, I’m often asked what participants can expect. While the …

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January 2, 2018

500 Festival Princess: Annie Cole

Annie Cole 2017 500 Festival Princess Annie Cole shares her favorite moment interacting with youth last spring.  Throughout my time as a Princess, I had countless moments interacting with Indiana’s young people, but one particular moment stood out to me. I asked a first grade class what it meant to be a Princess. Of course, …

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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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