IPL 500 Festival Parade-Rescheduled

IPL 500 Festival Parade-Rescheduled

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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 events produced by the 500 Festival, the IPL 500 Festival Parade, has grown to be one of the signature events held in the United States each year. The parade is the only 500 Festival event that has taken place every year since our founding in 1957. The parade is held on the eve of the Indianapolis 500. 300,000 spectators are expected to line the streets of Indianapolis, joined by another one million watching from their televisions around the country, to view one of the nation’s premier parades, alongside the Pasadena Tournament of Roses and the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.

The IPL 500 Festival Parade allows all spectators to witness the pageantry and larger-than-life floats light up the streets of downtown Indianapolis. Well-known celebrities, costumed characters, marching bands, patriotic units, specialty units, spectacular floats and giant helium balloons will fill the streets to celebrate the world's largest single-day sporting event, the Indianapolis 500.

The tradition continues with the 33 starting drivers of the Indianapolis 500 serving as honorary grand marshals the day before the race, riding in the traditional rows of three, with the winner of the pole position bringing up the rear.

This year's theme, "Start Your Engines!," is an iconic phrase recognized by race fans around the world, and also the signal of the beginning of a new journey.

Change is happening in Indianapolis. 2020 not only marks the start of a new decade, but also a transition between old and new racing traditions as we thank the Hulman-George family and usher in the new era of the Indy 500 and the Indianapolis Motor Speedway with Roger Penske at the helm.

For more than 60 years, the IPL 500 Festival Parade has been a race weekend tradition for fans across the globe. Just like the Indianapolis 500 and the city itself, the IPL 500 Festival Parade has evolved and modified, led by innovation and limitless imagination. We’re only at the start line of the untapped potential that lies ahead.

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Date: May 23, 2020
Time: 11:45am






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