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Photo: Indy Cars at the Indianapolis Speedway
Ask anyone and they will tell you that nothing says Indianapolis like racing. The world's largest sporting event, the Indianapolis 500, will take place May 27 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. In the days leading up to the big event, Downtown will play host to several FREE events welcoming the whole family!
The fun kicks off with the 500 Festival Post Race Party in Military Park May 5 following the OneAmerica 500 Festival Mini-Marathon. The festival features live music from Local performers, live video feed of the race, specialty food vendors and merchandise booths. This is a great chance to see the race up close and cheer on the participants. Who knows? Maybe you'll be one of 'em in 2013?
Rev your engines for the state's largest outdoor FREE festival for children! Make your way to Monument Circle May 12 for the Chase 500 Festival Kid's Day. You'll find everything from mini car racing and entertainment to face painting and crafts. This is THE event your kids (and you) won't want to miss!
Another must attend event on May 12 you and your family won't want to miss out on is the Indy's Child Family Fair @March of Dimes Walk at White River State Park. This is a FREE event for families that takes place after the annual March for Babies Walk. Enjoy the many fun activities for kids of all ages as well as live performances by Indianapolis' up and coming young talents, lots of great giveaways and fun from local vendors.
The American Family Insurance 500 Festival Community Day offers the unique opportunity to take the family minivan for a lap around the 2.5 mile track at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway May 23! While at the track, snag autographs from your favorite drivers.
Pay tribute to service men and women at the 500 Festival Memorial Service presented by Rolls-Royce on the north steps of the Soldiers and Sailor Monument May 25. Come Downtown the day before the race for the IPL 500 Festival Parade. In its 55th year, the parade continues to awe over 300,000 spectators with larger-than-life floats, favorite costumed characters, the 33 starting drivers and nationally-known celebrities.
May isn't just about racing! Take the family out to the ball game! The Indianapolis Indians schedule will be in full swing with 16 home games in May. Take advantage of great deals like Dollar Menu Monday, Two-for-one Tuesdays and Kids Eat FREE (14 and under) and Souvenir Sundays.
Laugh until it hurts at ComedySports Indianapolis' interactive ComedySportz 4 Kids May 5. The show is designed for kids 12 and under, but is fun for the whole family!
With all of the events surrounding The 500 Festival and Indianapolis 500, May is truly an exciting time to be Downtown!