April 26, 2023
The 500 Festival has selected nine marching bands from across the U.S. to perform in the 67th annual AES 500 Festival Parade, on Saturday, May 27 in downtown Indianapolis. Featured guests, VIPs, and the 33 drivers competing in the 107th Running of the Indianapolis 500, presented by Gainbridge, will also be appearing in the Parade.
At the AES 500 Festival Parade, nine nationally recognized bands will march the streets of downtown Indianapolis for one of the nation’s largest and most respected parades, consistently earning national acclaim alongside the Pasadena Tournament of Roses Parade and the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. The selected marching bands will perform for more than 200,000 spectators and help celebrate this year’s theme, Fueling May.
“We are thrilled to have these talented musicians as a part of this year’s AES 500 Festival Parade,” said Bob Bryant, president and CEO of the 500 Festival. “Their lively performances will bring an elated energy and spirit to the city’s biggest race-weekend celebration!”
The AES 500 Festival Parade will also present multiple featured guests and VIP appearances including actors, civic leaders, 500 Festival Board of Directors, Indianapolis Motor Speedway executives, athletes, and more.
The 2023 AES 500 Festival Parade will take place on Saturday, May 27, with festivities starting at 11:45 a.m. ET in downtown Indianapolis, and the Parade starting at noon.
AES 500 Festival Parade tickets can be purchased at 500festival.com/tickets or by calling (317) 614-6400. The AES 500 Festival Parade will be broadcast nationally on Peacock and to the Indianapolis market on WTHR, Channel 13.
For more information about the AES 500 Festival Parade, please visit 500festival.com/parade or search #aes500Parade on social media.