500 Festival Parade - CANCELLED
Indianapolis, IN 46204
Event Dates and Times
*2020 MONTH OF MAY UPDATE: All 500 Festival events will NOT take place on their previously scheduled dates this May. The IPL 500 Festival Parade has been rescheduled for Saturday, August 22, 2020. This new date maintains our longstanding tradition of holding the Parade on the day before the Indianapolis 500. Mark your calendar and plan to join us!
One of the original 500 Festival events, the IPL 500 Festival Parade is one of the nation’s largest, most respected parades, consistently earning national acclaim alongside the Pasadena Tournament of Roses Parade and the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. More than 300,000 people will line the streets of downtown Indianapolis to experience the larger-than-life floats, giant helium balloons, celebrities and dignitaries, award-winning bands, and all 33 drivers competing in the Indy 500.
The IPL 500 Festival Parade features several sections along the route to help enhance and enrich the experience for spectators and visitors. Sections 23 through 26 will serve as bilingual sections, delivering the public address and Parade presentation in both English and Spanish. Sections 29 through 34 will serve as Value Sections for families and large groups to utilize the best pricing options along the route. Value Section seats start as low as $10.
The Parade will be telecast to the Indianapolis market on WTHR, Channel 13 and nationally on NBC Sports Network.