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7:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
The month of May will begin with a roar when up to 25,000
runners, walkers and wheelchair athletes cross the start line at
the Indianapolis Life 500 Festival Mini-Marathon at 7:30 a.m.  
The nation's largest half-marathon takes participants on a
scenic 13.1-mile tour of downtown Indianapolis and a unique
lap around the world-famous Indianapolis Motor Speedway
oval.  To register, go to
500 Festival
Detailed Indy May Schedule
8 am
9 am - 12 pm
12:15 - 1 pm
1:15 pm - 2:15 pm
2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
2:30 pm - 4 pm

LAST ROW PARTY
7 pm - 10 pm  at the Pagoda
Features the drivers who qualified on the last row.
2016 -
Auction, roast, fun, beer and food.
For reservations ($50)
Sponsored by the
Indianapolis Press Club Foundation
7 p.m.            Cocktails
8 p.m.            Show begins
10 p.m.          Party begins

You must purchase tickets to this in advance, but you
better do it before May.
Tickets are available for the public to attend the event.
Tickets cost $75 each and can be purchased by
contacting the Indianapolis Motor Speedway ticket
office at (317) 484-6708.

The red carpet and the 2-3 hour show is televised
locally!
6 am             Gates open
8: a.m.          Parade of bands on track
9:45 a.m.      500 Princesses Lap on track
10:40 am      Former Indy 500 Champion laps
11 a.m.         Decade car laps
11:33 a.m.    Driver Introductions
12:19 p.m.     Indy 500 Race start  (Eastern DST)
3 p.m.            Race over

DJ's in the Snake Pit:
Zedd and Marshmello will headline,
support by RL Grime, Action Bronson,
Adventure Club and The Trap House
8 am
9 am - 10 am
10:30 am
3:45 pm
4 pm
5 pm
6 pm


The 500 Festival Parade - Held in downtown Indianapolis -
the nation's largest motor racing parade featuring floats,
marching bands, giant balloons, special entertainment groups,
and the entire field of qualified drivers of the Indy 500. Join
more than 300,0000 people. Reserved seats cost $12-25.  
Buy Parade Tickets.  
Parade Information

The Snakepit Ball - blacktie affair held downtown at the
Indiana Roof Ballroom.   For tickets call (317) 614-6400
Web site
8 am
8 am - 9 am
11 am - 12 pm
12:30 pm
2 pm - 3:10 pm
4:30 pm   
10 am
12 pm - 12:30 pm
12:45 pm - 1:15 pm
1:30 pm - 2 pm
2:45 pm - 4:45 pm
5 pm - 5:45 pm
7 am
8:00 am - 8:30 am
8:30 am - 9 am
9 am - 10 am
11 am - 5:50 pm
10 a.m.          Gates open, $15 admission
12- 6 p.m.      IndyCar Practice
6 p.m.            Gates close
6:15 p.m.       Qualification Draw at the Coke Stage
10 am          Gates open - $15 admission
12 - 6 pm   IndyCar Practice
6 p.m.        Gates close
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9:30 am      
10:15 am      
11 am
12:30 pm        
1:30 pm         
2:15 pm         
3 pm         
4:30 pm    
MAY SCHEDULE
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Gates Open - $10 Admission
USF2000 practice
Pro Mazda practice
IndyCar practice
Indy Lights practice
USF2000 practice
Pro Mazda practice
IndyCar practice
Indy Lights practice
Gates Open - $20 Admission
USF2000 qualifying
Pro Mazda qualifying
IndyCar practice
Indy Lights qualifying
USF2000 Race #1
Pro Mazda Race #1
IndyCar qualifying
Indy Lights Race #1
Gates Open - IMS MIdway Open,  $30 Admission
Indy Lights warm-up
Pro Mazda Race #2
IndyCar warm-up
USF2000 Race #2
Indy Lights Race #2
Bronze Badge Grid Walk
Pre-race ceremonies
IndyCar Race
Public Gates Open - $20 admission
Verizon IndyCar Series Group 1 Practice
Verizon IndyCar Series Group 2 Practice, 500
Verizon IndyCar Series (All) Practice   
Verizon IndyCar Series Qualifying
Public Gates Open, $20 admission, 12 and under free
Indy 500 practice  - positions 22-33
Indy 500 practice  - positions 10 - 21
Indy 500 practice  - Fast 9
Indy 500 Qualifying  - positions 10-33
Indy 500 Qualifying -  positions 1-9
12 pm                        Gates open - $15 admission
12:30 pm - 4 pm       IndyCar Practice
4:30 pm - 6 pm         Indy Lights Testing
6 p.m.                        Gates close
Public Gates Open, $10 admission
Indy Lights practice  
Pit Stop practice
Indy Lights Qualifying for Freedom 100
Vintage Car Laps
Pit Stop practice
$30 Admission
Vintage Car laps
Indy 500 final practice
Indy Lights Freedom 100 Race (40 laps)
Pit Stop Competition
Carb Day Concert
       Bare Naked Ladies, followed by Steve Miller Band
Public Gates Open, $10 admission, 12 and under free.  This year we honor ...
Autograph Session, Vintage Car laps
Driver's Meeting
Clayton Anderson concert
Dustin Lynch concert
Keith Urban music concert  -
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GRAND PRIX OF INDIANAPOLIS PRACTICE
INDY 500 PRACTICE
FAST FRIDAY
Saturday, May 20, 2017
101st INDIANAPOLIS 500 MILE RACE
INDY 500 MINI-MARATHON
GRAND PRIX OF INDIANAPOLIS QUALIFYING
GRAND PRIX OF INDIANAPOLIS RACE
Thursday May 11, 2017
Mon-Fri, May 15-18, 2017
Friday, May 19, 2017
Sunday May 28, 2017
Saturday, May 6, 2017
Friday May 12, 2017
Saturday May 13, 2017
1st DAY OF QUALIFYING
2nd DAY OF QUALIFYING - POLE DAY
Sunday, May 21, 2017
INDYCAR PRACTICE
INDY LIGHTS QUALIFYING
CARBURATION DAY
LEGENDS DAY
INDY 500 VICTORY BANQUET
Monday May 22, 2017
Thursday, May 25, 2017
Friday, May 26, 2017
Saturday May 27, 2017
Monday May 29, 2017
Mary Hulman George, Dan Wheldon (winner) and Tony George at
2011 Awards Banquet