500 Festival

With a rich history spanning 100 years, no other singular sporting event has a legacy like the Indianapolis 500. No other organization captures the significance of the month-long celebration surrounding the Indy 500 quite like the 500 Festival. The 500 Festival, a not-for-profit volunteer organization, was created in 1957 to organize civic events celebrating the Indianapolis 500. 60+ years later, the 500 Festival is one of the largest and most respected festivals in the nation, adding to the quality of life for Indiana’s citizens and their guests.

Each year, the 500 Festival brings more than half a million people to the heart of Indiana to celebrate the magical month of May. Whether they are participants in one of the nation's largest half marathons, fourth-grade students in the Education Program, families enjoying the state's largest festival for kids, or spectators at one of the nation's largest parades, there’s nothing quite like Indy’s electricity leading up to the Indianapolis 500.

Key 500 Festival events include: the OneAmerica 500 Festival Mini-Marathon; the 500 Festival mini-mini; JPMorgan Chase 500 Festival Kid's Day & Rookie Run; the 500 Festival Breakfast at the Brickyard, presented by Midwestern Engineers, Inc. (held at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway); the 500 Festival Memorial Service, presented by Rolls-Royce; the IPL 500 Festival Parade and the KeyBank 500 Festival Snakepit Ball.

  21 Virginia Avenue, Suite 500  
  (317) 927-3378
Facility Address / Phone Amenities
Biglari Building Lot 107 South Pennsylvania Street
Blue Lot 41 East Washington Street
City Park Garage 120 East Washington Street Accepts CC Overnight
26 N Delaware Lot #3003 26 North Delaware Street Accepts CC Overnight
Merchants Garage 31 South Meridian Street Accepts CC Electric Charging Overnight
Virginia Ave. Garage 155 South Delaware Street
Omega Building Lot 29 East Maryland Street Bus Parking
Express Park Garage 20 North Pennsylvania Street
Huntington Plaza Garage 35 North Pennsylvania Street Accepts CC
Bankers Life Fieldhouse Northeast Lot 126 South Delaware Street
Attraction Address Phone
Gallery Forty-Two 42 East Washington Street (317) 822-4242
Bankers Life Fieldhouse 125 South Pennsylvania Street (317) 917-2500
Indiana Fever 125 South Pennsylvania Street (317) 917-2500
Indiana Pacers 125 South Pennsylvania Street (317) 917-2500
Hilbert Circle Theatre 45 Monument Circle (317) 262-1100
Kuaba Fine Art Gallery 1 North Meridian Street (317) 955-8405
Lugar Plaza 200 East Washington Street
St. Vincent Center - Pacers Training Facility 201 South Delaware Street (317) 914-2500
Monument Circle 1 Monument Circle (317) 232-7615
Presidential Place Southeast corner of Washington and Alabama
Firefighters Memorial 748 Massachusetts Avenue