AES 500 Festival Parade Tickets on Sale Now

AES 500 Festival Parade Tickets on Sale Now

A Large-Scale Celebration in the Month of May Celebrating Iconic Moments in Indy 

INDIANAPOLIS (March 19, 2024) – The 500 Festival announces that tickets are now on sale to the public for the 2024 AES 500 Festival Parade. To reserve seats, tickets can be purchased online for $25 at Proceeds from all 500 Festival ticketed events help support the organization’s free programming and events for Indiana youth and college students. 

The Parade will take place on Saturday, May 25, in downtown Indianapolis. Festivities begin at 11:45 a.m. with the Parade starting at noon. This iconic race-weekend tradition features spectacular floats, larger-than-life balloons, marching bands from across the country, celebrities and everyday heroes, and the 33 drivers that will be competing in the Indy 500.  

This year’s theme, Iconic Moments in Indy, celebrates our city’s vibrant history and legendary moments. From checkered flags flown from every corner of the city to the sounds of speed at the track, to the spectacular celebration of the Parade, to the celebratory drinking of the milk by the Indy 500 winner, help us celebrate the Iconic Moments in Indy this May! Join us as we make this year’s AES 500 Festival Parade an unforgettable tribute to the iconic moments that define our community and make Indianapolis truly special.

“The AES 500 Festival Parade is one of the 500 Festival’s founding events and one of the nation’s largest, most respected parades,” said Bob Bryant, president and CEO of the 500 Festival. “We are excited to celebrate iconic moments with fans as we all rev up for the Indy 500.”

The Parade will be televised live for the Indianapolis market on WTHR, Channel 13, and streamed nationally on Peacock. The broadcast will also re-air on May 25, at 8:00 p.m. 

Support of the AES 500 Festival Parade is provided by: AES, WTHR-13, American Dairy Association of Indiana, Anthem, Central Indiana Chevy Dealers, Eli Lilly, Indiana Pacers, Indianapolis Colts, Indianapolis Motor Speedway, IndyHumane, KeyBank, Meijer, OneAmerica, Regions Bank, Republic Airways, Susan G. Koman, The Vogue, and USIC.

To learn more or purchase your tickets, visit