Getting Involved In The Indy 500 Fun

Dated: 04/17/2018

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The Sunday of Memorial Day weekend is sacred in Indiana. It's the day of the infamous Indianapolis 500. Hundreds of thousands of people descend upon the racetrack to take part in "The Greatest Spectacle in Racing." Luckily, there is no shortage of 500-related things to check out during the month of May. There are ways to get the whole family involved in the spirit of the big race before the big day!



Zoopolis 500 presented by the American Dairy Association Indiana
LINK: http://www.indianapoliszoo.com/events-and-groups/zoo-events/zoopolis-500
May 23, 2018 10:30am-12:30pm

This signature event at the Indianapolis Zoo is a fun event for all ages. Join the 500 Princesses and a team of tortoises as they race along a track. Enjoy pre-race activities with animal artifacts, games, and free Milk Chugs (while supplies last). Indianapolis 500 Champion Tony Kanaan serves as the Grand Marshal and flag-waver during the tortoise race.

Handlebar Hotlaps
LINK: http://www.downtownindy.org/events/3624/handlebar-hot-laps/
May 18, 2018 11:30 AM

Do you and your friends or co-workers have what it takes to hop on one of Indianapolis' popular HandleBars and race it around Monument Circle? The races are held right on Monument Circle downtown, single-elimination style. Get your team, pedal fast around the circle and even to take part in a "pit stop" during your race. If racing isn't your thing, join the racers down on the Circle during your lunch break! Food trucks and music are also part of the festivities.

Indianapolis 500 Festival Breakfast at the Brickyard
LINK: https://www.500festival.com/community-events/breakfast-at-the-brickyard/
May 19, 2018 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM

For an opportunity to meet the 500 Princesses, celebrate Indiana's mayors, and to hear some Q & As from popular racers, this is an event worth checking out! Aside from the breakfast program, attendees also receive tickets to a qualification event, parking on the grounds during the breakfast event, a chance to tour the garages, and drive your own vehicle on the track! A great way to check out the track before the heat and the crowds arrive.



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https://www.childrensmuseum.org/visit/calendar/view/573/2018-05-19
May 19, 2018 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM

Celebrate Racing Day with The Children's Museum of Indianapolis! It's guaranteed to be exciting and legendary with special guest appearances, giveaways, and special family activities. Take part in the Dragstrip Experience, the IMS Racetrack Experience, or any of the Hot Wheels: Race to Win Opening Day Festivities! These exhibit opening days get hectic, but are great fun for all the members of the family!

IPL 500 Festival Parade
LINK: https://www.500festival.com/parade/
May 26, 2018 11:45 AM

Over 300,000 people come downtown to see this parade as it goes along the streets of Indianapolis. Floats, celebrities, balloons, dancers, and all of the Indy Car drivers participating in the race are part of this annual parade. If coming downtown to check it out is out of the question, the parade airs live locally on WTHR or nationally on the NBC Sports Network.

The Indianapolis 500 is a fun time to check out Indianapolis and all it has to offer. Activities of all kinds are available for this big event, so make sure to get in on the fun of the race. What events are you and your family looking forward to this race season?

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