Detailed May Schedule
MAY SCHEDULE
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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
08:00 am - 6:00 pm
11:00 am - 01:00 pm
01:00 pm - 02:30 pm

02:30 pm - 04:00 pm

03:00 pm - 06:00pm
INDY 500 PRACTICE
FAST FRIDAY
Saturday, May 18, 2024
108th INDIANAPOLIS 500 MILE RACE
INDY 500 MINI-MARATHON
INDYCAR GRAND PRIX QUALIFYING
INDYCAR GRAND PRIX RACE
Wed-Thu, May 15-16, 2024
Friday, May 17, 2024
Sunday May 26, 2024
Saturday May 4, 2024
Friday May 10, 2024
Saturday May 11, 2024
1st DAY OF QUALIFYING
2nd DAY OF QUALIFYING - POLE DAY
Sunday, May 19, 2024
CARBURATION DAY
Friday, May 24, 2024
07:30 am - 07:00 pm
07:55 am - 08:25 am
08:40 am - 09:10 am
09:30 am - 10:45 am
11:05 am - 11:55 am
12:10 pm - 12:50 pm
01:10 pm - 02:10 pm
02:30 pm - 03:00 pm
03:15 pm - 04:00 pm
04:20 pm - 05:50 pm
06:20 pm - 07:15 pm
Gates Open
USF 2000 Qualifying
USF Pro 2000 Qualifying
IndyCar Practice 1
INDY NXT Practice 1
USF 2000 Race 1
IndyCar Practice 2
INDY NXT Qualifying
USF Pro 2000 Race 1
IndyCar Qualifying
INDY NXT Race 1
07:30 am - 06:00 pm
07:55 am - 08:40 am
08:55 am - 09:35 am
11:15 am - 11:45 am
12:00 pm - 12:45 pm
01:05 pm - 02:05 pm
02:50 pm - 03:20 pm
03:30 pm
Gates Open
USF Pro 2000 Race 2
USF 2000 Race 2
IndyCar Warmup
USF 2000 Race 3
INDY NXT Race 2
Bronze Badge Pit Walk
Sonsio Grand Prix
10:00 am - 06:00pm
12:00 pm - 06:00pm
Gates Open
Indy 500 Practice
Gates Open
Indy 500 Practice
Qualifying Draw
10:00 am - 06:00 pm
12:00 pm - 06:00 pm
06:15 pm - 07:00 pm
Gates Open
Pre-Qualifying Practice
Indy 500 Qualifying

Qualifying Procedures
08:00 am - 06:00 pm
08:30 am - 09:30 am
11:00 am - 05:50 pm
Gates Open
Top 12 Practice
Last Chance Practice
Top 12 Qualifying
Last Chance Qualifying
Fast 6 Shoot Out

Qualifying Procedures
10:00 am - 06:00 pm
1
2:00 am - 01:00 pm
01:00 pm - 02:00 pm
03:05 pm - 04:05 pm
04:15 pm - 05:15 pm
05:25 pm - 05:55 pm
Gates Open
IndyCar Practice
USAF Thunderbirds Demo
Red Bull Sky Divers
Pit Stop Competition w/DJ

Carb Day Concert
Gates Open
Pre-Race Festivities
Indy 500 Green Flag
06:00 am - 04:00 pm
09:00 am
12:45 pm
ROAD TO INDY PRACTICE
Thursday May 9, 2024
NO PUBLIC ACCESS

12:00 pm
01:10 pm
02:20 pm
03:30 pm
05:10 pm
05:50 pm


2000 Test Session 1
Pro 2000 Test Session 1
2000 Test Session 2
Pro 2000 Test Session 2
2000 Practice
Pro 2000 Practice
INDY 500 PRACTICE - OPENING DAY
Tuesday, May 14, 2024
09:00 am - 06:00 pm
09:00 am - 11:00 am
01:00 pm - 06:00 pm
Gates Open
Indy 500 Practice
Indy 500 Practice
The Snake Pit

One of the largest EDM shows in the midwest takes place in the 3rd Turn Infield on race day.
It starts early in the morning and runs through mid-afternoon.  

All Snake Pit ticketholders must be at least 18 years old and hold a valid Indy 500 general
admission or reserved seat ticket. Ticket holders should be prepared to show proper ID to
enter the concert.

In addition to general admission tickets, VIP tickets are for sale.
VIP amenities include access to a raised viewing platform located beside the stage, a private
cash bar and private air-conditioned restrooms.
In the morning, the speedway will be open to the public to attend the Drivers Meeting
(held outside by the Pagoda Tower) and then a driver autograph session.  
The gates will close early so that fans can attend the Parade and Concert downtown.

The
500 Festival Parade is a very large event held in downtown Indy.   PARADE INFORMATION

The country music Legends Day Concert will again be held downtown at
the
Amphitheater in White River State Park.  

The music act for 2024 is
Riley Green.

Tickets for sale at
LiveNation.com.
Saturday, May 25, 2024
LEGENDS DAY
The Amphitheater at White River State Park
General Admission and Reserved Seating
08:00 pm - 03:00 pm
09:00 am - 10:00 am
10:30 am - 11:00 am

12:00 pm - 02:30 pm


07:00 pm
Gates Open
Full-Field Autograph Session
Public Drivers Meeting
Former Drivers Autographs

Country Music Concert, held
at amphitheater in downtown
Indianapolis.  See below.
INDY 500 PRACTICE
Monday, May 20, 2024
11:00 am - 03:00pm
01:00 pm - 03:00pm
Gates Open
Indy 500 Practice
Legends Day - Saturday
GENERAL ADMISSION  PRICES
All Practice Days
Qualifying Days
Carb Day
Legends Day
Race Day
$25
$35
$50
$20
$60
ARTISTS for 2024      Concert Start Time
Timmy Trumpet
Sullivan King
Gryffin
Excision
Dom Dolla

General admission to Snake Pit $85
VIP admission to Snake Pit $230
(prices are cheaper if you buy them earlier in the year.)
(prices are cheaper if you buy them earlier in the year.)
Warmup: Kid Quill
Opener: Gin Blossoms
Headliner: George Thorogood & the Destoyers
8:15 am
9:15 am
10:30 am
12:50 pm
2:20 pm