The AES 500 Festival Parade, one of the original 500 Festival events, ranks among the nation’s most prominent parades, receiving national recognition amongst the Pasadena Tournament of Roses Parade and the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. Over 200,000 spectators will line the streets of downtown Indianapolis to witness the extravagant floats, enormous helium balloons, renowned figures, esteemed guests, top-notch bands, and all 33 Indy 500 drivers in action.
Mark your calendars for the 2024 AES 500 Festival Parade, set to take place on Saturday, May 25, in downtown Indianapolis. Festivities kick off at 11:45 am, and the parade begins at noon. You can catch the parade on WTHR, Channel 13, for the Indianapolis audience and nationally on Peacock.
Please be advised that you should only purchase tickets for the AES 500 Festival Parade via 500Festival.com. We recommend that you do not buy tickets outside of our website as we cannot guarantee the quality, location, or price being offered to you. The 500 Festival is not affiliated with any other ticket platforms. Should you want to purchase outside of an online platform, please call 317-614-6400.