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Other Things To Do Around Town Related to the Indy 500
Conquer Paralysis Now  Started by IndyCar team owner Sam Schmidt,
The Gala is one of the city’s premiere events leading up to the Indianapolis
500.

A highlight of the event will be a live and silent auction, featuring an
impressive and diverse variety of items in all price ranges. The auction
raises funds to support the mission to find a cure for paralysis and is the
foundation’s largest annual fundraising event.
The 500 Festival is a self-funded, not-for-profit organization that plans many
500-related events in Indianapolis.  See their web site for details.

Here are several other of their events:

* Mini-Marathon
* Kids' Day
* Rookie Run
* Breakfast at the Brickyard
* Community Day
* Memorial Service
* 500 Festival Parade
* Snakepit Ball
RACING TO RECOVERY GALA
500 FESTIVAL
FRONT ROW PARTY
This Party is in honor of the drivers who qualify on the front row.   
Many drivers and crew show up.  
It is by invitation only.

This party is on the Tuesday before race weekend

It is held at
Average Joe's Pub in Broadripple
(Near College Ave and 62nd Street, on the north-east side of town.)
Other Races Before The 500
Thursday, May 25, 2017

At the one-mile dirt oval at the
Indiana State Fairgrounds in Indianapolis, Indiana.  
For tickets, visit Ticketmaster or call (317) 927-7601
Advance Admission is $25 adult, under 11 is $10
Day of Admission is $30 adult, under 11 is $10
Parking is $5.

USAC Silver Crown cars will race at 7 p.m.

Indianapolis 500 Champions Bob Swiekert, Jimmy Bryan, Rodger Ward, A.J. Foyt,
Parnelli Jones, Mario Andretti and Al Unser are former winners of this race.
Friday, May 26, 2017
$25


The 71st annual race takes place at
Lucas Oil Raceway Park  
that is located several miles west of Indianapolis in Clermont Indiana.
THE 61st HOOSIER HUNDRED
CARB NIGHT CLASSIC - THE RACE BEFORE THE 500!
THE 69th LITTLE 500
May 27, 2017

At
Anderson Speedway located north of Indianapolis on I-69.  
It is a paved 1/4-mile oval track.

Nearly 40 cars are expected to attempt to earn a starting position in the 66th Pay
Less Little 500 on Thursday and Friday.  

Race day will feature 11 rows of 3 cars, just like the Indy 500!

On Saturday, the 66th Pay Less Little 500 goes green approximately at 8 p.m.

Tickets are available for $30 for reserved seating.
For more information, contact the Anderson Speedway Ticket Office at
(765) 642-0206 or visit their web page.
LAST ROW PARTY
The Last Row Party is Thursday before the race.

Features the drivers who qualified on the last row :

Auction, roast, fun, beer and food.
Reservations - $50

This is a charity event by the
Indianapolis Press Club Foundation.
MECUM SPRING CLASSIC AUCTION
The Mecum Auction is a huge car auction of cool cars.

It is held at the
Indiana State Fairgrounds. for a week in May.

It is televised.
SCHEDULE                                        
3 pm          Silver Crown Practice
4 pm          USF2000 Qualifying
4:25 pm     Pro Mazda Qualifying
5:05 pm     Silver Crown Qualifying
6:10 pm     Freedom 75 USF2000 Race
7:10 pm     Freedom 90 Pro Mazda Race
8:15 pm     "Carb Night Classic"  Silver Crown Race
INDY MOTORSPORTS MEMORABILIA
Shop for vintage and used racing paraphenalia, toys, etc the day before the 500.

When:        May 27, 2017
Location:   In a building along the Pagoda Plaza at the Speedway
Admission: Free
Information:  
Indy Memorabilia
INDY 500 AWARDS BANQUET
Held on Monday evening, the day after the race.  All the race teams will be in
attendance along with the Hulman family.   Each driver is profiled and comes to
the stage to receive his paycheck as well as any special awards he earned.  

Formal wear is the norm.  It is televised on local television.

Tickets are available for the public to attend the event, but sells out, so apply as
early as you can.

Tickets cost $75 each and can be purchased by contacting the Indianapolis
Motor Speedway ticket office at (317) 484-6708.

7 p.m.            Cocktails
8 p.m.            Show begins
10 p.m.          Party begins
Juan Montoya accepting check for winning 2015 Indy 500
SNAKEPIT BALL
Race weekend’s most exclusive party, the Snakepit Ball attracts celebrities and
VIPs in town for race weekend. It is held at the Indiana Roof Ballroom on the eve
of the Indianapolis 500.

Attendees will walk the televised red carpet before enjoying entertainment, music
from nationally recognized entertainers, food stations boasting inspired fare, and
signature cocktails.

The event is black tie optional.
2017 Tickets are $300 each.
Information:
500 Festival Snakepit Ball
Mini-Marathon
7:30 a.m - Noon

REV Party
Mayors Breakfast
8:30 a.m. -
10:30 a.m.
Mecum Auction
Runs to Sunday
Awards Banquet
REV
Rev is a fundraising party for Indiana trauma programs at IU Health.

Many local restauranteurs provide food.  

DJs and bands provide entertainment.

The location is the motor speedway.

Tickets are $300.
CARB NIGHT BURGER BASH
The Steak 'n Shake Carb Night Burger Bash is Friday before the race.

The 2017 event is at the
Pan Am Plaza in downtown Indianapolis.

It is a Indianapolis Star Newspaper event and it is free to attend.

Steak 'n Shake will be on hand selling burgers, fries and shakes.

Some Indy 500 drivers will be interviewed and the show broadcast live

on the radio 93.5 FM beginning at 6:30 p.m.

There will be an auction.

The Flying Toasters are performing from 9-11 p.m. for 2017

All proceeds will go to the charity
Basic Needs, Simple Solutions