Kickoff to May

Wednesday, May 3 | 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.| Monument Circle

Kickoff to May

Join the 500 Festival in celebrating the 2017 Kickoff to May on Wednesday, May 3, from 11:00 am – 2:00 pm in downtown Indianapolis. A host of lovable Indiana mascots will put rubber to pavement as they race down Meridian Street on tricycles in a slightly slower rendition of the Indianapolis 500. Numerous Indianapolis business and civic leaders will be on hand for special ceremony just prior to noon. Some of Indy’s favorite food trucks will provide additional meal options. Meet the 500 Festival Princesses and other notable guests as we fuel up and start our engines for the greatest month-long celebration in the world.

This free event will take place on Monument Circle. Whether visiting downtown or simply on lunch break, all are welcome to join the celebration.


Follow your favorite mascots in the Mascot 500!

Axel (IMS)

Firehawk (firestone)


Freddy Fever (INDiana fever)

Nitro (Indy Fuel)

Rowdie (Indianapolis Indians)

Zeke (Indy Eleven)