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Other Things To Do Related to the Indy 500
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 some of their events:

* Kick Off To May
* Mini-Marathon
* Kids' Day / KIds Fun Run
* Breakfast at the Brickyard
* Memorial Service
* 500 Festival Parade
LEGENDS DAY CONCERT
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 Sports Pub in Broad
Ripple (near 62nd St North & College Ave.)
OTHER  LOCAL RACES BEFORE THE INDY 500
Carb Night Classic

Friday, May 24, 2024

The 77th annual race takes place at
Lucas Oil Raceway Park  
that is located several miles west of Indianapolis in Clermont Indiana.
CARB NIGHT CLASSIC - THE RACE BEFORE THE 500!
THE 76th LITTLE 500 - 2024
Saturday May 25, 2024

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

33 non-wing sprint cars will run 500 laps with a minimum of two pit stops.

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

On Saturday, the Little 500 goes green approximately at 8 p.m.

Anderson Speedway Ticket Office - (765) 642-0206
LAST ROW PARTY
The Last Row Party is a charity event held
Thursday before the race in the Pagoda Tower.
It is organized by the Indianapolis Press Club
Foundation.

This amusing event features the drivers who
qualified on the last row!

Auction, roast, fun, beer and food.  $75
MECUM SPRING CLASSIC AUCTION
The Mecum Auction is a huge car auction of cool
cars.

It is held at the
Indiana State Fairgrounds  

It is televised.
INDY MOTORSPORTS MEMORABILIA
Shop for vintage and used racing paraphenalia,
toys, etc.
Location: Embassy Suites Event Center in
Plainfield IN.
Information:  
Indy Memorabilia
INDY 500 AWARDS BANQUET
Held on Monday evening, the day after the race.
All the race teams will be in attendance.  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,  WRTV (ABC affiliate - channel 6).

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

Tickets cost $300 and can be purchased by
contacting the Indianapolis Motor Speedway
ticket office at (317) 484-6708 or
on-line.

The banquet is held at the JW Marriott hotel in
downtown Indianapolis.
Juan Montoya accepting check
for winning 2015 Indy 500
REV Party
7p-12a
Mayors Breakfast
8:30 a.m. -
10:30 a.m.
500 Parade,
Memorabilia show,
Country Concert,
Little 500 race
Last Row Party
Race at Lucas
Oil Raceway,

Carb Day
Rock Concert
Mecum Auction
Ends today
Victory
Celebration
Awards Banquet
REV INDY
Rev Indy 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.  

MAY 4, 2024
Sunday
Monday
Tuesday
Saturday
Friday
Thursday
Wednesday
MAY 2024 NON-RACE EVENT CALENDAR
MAY EVENTS AROUND TOWN
BREAKFAST AT THE BRICKYARD
Have breakfast with some 70 Indiana mayors,
take a lap of the speedway and see which of the
33 Indy 500 princesses is made queen before
Indy 500 qualifying starts.

More Information

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Mecum Auction
Begins at Indiana
Fairgrounds
Snake Pit
Concert in 3rd
Turn Infield

INDY 500
Thousands gather in the 3rd Turn Infield on race day
to dance and party to electronic music
.

May 26, 2024 - Gates open at 7 am

Performers:
Excision
Dom Dolla
Gryffin
Sullivan King
Timmy Trumpet
SNAKE PIT PARTY
A country music concert is held the night before
the Indy 500.

The event
will again be held in downtown Indy
at the
Amphitheater in White River State Park.

The music act for 2024 is Riley Green.

The show starts at 7 p.m.

Tickets for sale at
LiveNation.com.

CARB DAY CONCERT
Carb Day is held on the Friday before the Indy 500.  
It is the last chance for IndyCar teams to get on
track, practice and tune their cars for the big race.

After the Pit Stop Competition, fans make their
ways to the infield to party and jam to some
classic rock n roll, usually around 3:30 pm.

The concert will take place in the 3rd Turn infield.

Closer seating and VIP seating can be purchased in
advance.

2024 Acts:  
TBA
Start Times:
TBA
2024 SCHEDULE - TBA

2023 SCHEDULE

3:00 PM – Spectator Gates Open
3:00 PM – Pavement Midget Practice
3:30 PM – USAC Silver Crown Practice
4:30 PM – USF2000 Practice
4:50 PM – USF Pro 2000 Practice
5:15 PM – USAC Silver Crown Qualifying
5:50 PM – USAC Midget Qualifying
6:35 PM – USAC Silver Crown Heat Race
7:05 PM – Opening Ceremonies
7:15 PM – USAC Silver Crown Series Hoosier Hundred
8:30 PM – USF2000 Race
9:30 PM – USF Pro 2000 Race
10:30 PM – National Pavement Midget Race
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