Parade Day Info

Parade Day Info

MAY 24, 2025
MAY 25, 2024

All the Event Details You Need to Know!

Parade festivities will begin at 11:45 am, with the parade beginning at noon. See below for event day parking information, and more!

2025 event maps will be updated closer to the day of the event.


Arrive early downtown to give yourself plenty of time to find parking. Many Indianapolis city streets will be closed to traffic and public parking in preparation for the race. Several parking facilities will be open for event parking. Please keep in mind that due to street closings, not all routes into the various parking locations will be available.

Here are a few downtown parking and traveling tips:

  • Arrive early and relax during peak exit times.

  • Enter downtown from the side on which you plan to park and park facing the direction you intend to depart.

  • Parking is abundant. There are more than 66,000 parking spaces downtown.

  • Plan where you will park ahead of time. Plan your route ahead of time and carpool if possible. Prepare to park away from the event site.

  • Plan to use a parking garage or lot. Metered parking is limited around special event areas.

Parking With Gate Ten

Gate Ten is located directly across from Lucas Oil Stadium and close to the AES 500 Festival Parade. Shuttles will be available for parade day drop-off from Gate Ten Parking lot to the Indiana Convention Center (Door #6 at the Maryland Street Entrance) and back to GT Parking lot. It has easy on-and-off access to I-70, so there’s no need to fight downtown traffic.

Reserve Your Parking with SpotHero

We recommend booking convenient and affordable parking in advance through SpotHero, the nation’s leading parking reservations app. To reserve your parking spot, visit the 500 Festival SpotHero Parking Page and book a spot with rates up to 50% off drive-up.