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May 25, 2022
INDIANAPOLIS – The 500 Festival today announces the float award winners for the 2022 AES 500 Festival Parade. Floats were judged on several different criteria and were evaluated by a panel of judges. The floats are honored for recognition and tradition as no monetary prizes are awarded. This annual and fun competition brings prestige to …Read More
May 21, 2022
The 500 Festival today announces that Melissa Aceves of Columbus, IN, has been named the 2022 Marlyne Sexton 500 Festival Queen Scholar. The announcement was made at the 500 Festival Breakfast at the Brickyard, presented by Midwestern Engineers, Inc., held at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Aceves is a 2022 graduate of Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis and earned a degree in community health. She was …Read More
May 19, 2022
The 500 Festival, has selected 14 marching bands from across the U.S. to perform in the 66th annual AES 500 Festival Parade, on Saturday, May 28 in downtown Indianapolis. Also appearing in the parade will be featured guests, VIPs, and the 33 starting INDYCAR drivers of the 106th running of the Indianapolis 500 presented by …Read More
May 16, 2022
Today the 500 Festival announces a renewed partnership with Omaze, the leading fundraising platform that offers the chance to win once-in-a-lifetime prizes to support charities, and to offer individuals the chance to win a 2022 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray. Donations from the sweepstake support the 500 Festival Foundation, whose mission is to ensure relevance, reach, and …Read More
May 13, 2022
INDIANAPOLIS (May 12, 2022) – The 500 Festival today announces that Lieutenant General (Ret.) John Jansen will be the keynote speaker at the American Legion 500 Festival Memorial Service. The Memorial Service will be held Thursday, May 26 at 4 p.m. at the Indiana War Memorial in downtown Indianapolis. The event is free and open …Read More
May 11, 2022
Race Weekend’s Biggest Celebration Returns to Downtown Indy The 500 Festival today announces that tickets are now on sale to the public for the 2022 AES 500 Festival Parade. Parade tickets can be purchased online at 500festival.com/tickets. Proceeds from all 500 Festival ticketed events help support the organization’s free programming and events for Indiana youth …Read More
May 11, 2022
Each grand-prize winner to receive a $500 scholarship, courtesy of STAR Bank and a free 1-year membership to the INDYCAR Nation Rookie Program, courtesy of INDYCAR The 500 Festival today publicly announced two grand-prize winners of the 2022 500 Festival Kickoff to May Coloring Contest, presented by STAR Bank. The two grand-prize winners that have …Read More
May 7, 2022
INDIANAPOLIS (May 7, 2022) – Thousands of participants from 6 different countries and all 50 states crossed the finish line today at the 2022 OneAmerica 500 Festival Mini-Marathon and Delta Dental 500 Festival 5K. James Ngandu from Kenya won the men’s race with a time of 1:03:25, and Mary Munanu of Kenya, won the women’s …Read More
May 2, 2022
INDIANAPOLIS – Today the 500 Festival announces that Dallas Clark, former tight end for the Indianapolis Colts, will be participating in the OneAmerica 500 Festival Mini-Marathon as part of the Mini with a Meaning program to raise funds for two children’s hospitals. Clark will be conquering the 13.1 miles as part of his preparation and …Read More
April 12, 2022
The 500 Festival today announces that former INDYCAR driver and current INDYCAR analyst for NBC Sports, James Hinchcliffe will be the featured guest at the 2022 500 Festival Breakfast at the Brickyard, presented by Midwestern Engineers, Inc. The event will be held on Saturday, May 21 at 9:30 am at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Hinchcliffe …Read More