Tickets now available for 2014 IPL 500 Festival Parade/Nick Goepper added to Parade Line-Up

Mon, Mar 3, 2014

Tickets now available for 2014 IPL 500 Festival Parade and more

2014 Olympic Games Bronze Medalist Nick Goepper added to Parade line-up

INDIANAPOLIS (March 3, 2014) – Tickets for all 2014 500 Festival events can now be purchased through www.500festival.com/tickets.

Tickets for the 2014 IPL 500 Festival Parade are available on the 500 Festival ticketing system. The 2014 IPL 500 Festival Parade is Saturday, May 24 at noon and will complement the 2014 theme: Feel the Rhythm of May. Reserved bleacher seats are $14.50; reserved chair seats are $19 and reserved VIP seats are $32.

2014 IPL 500 Festival Parade: Celebrity Addition

Nick Goepper, from Lawrenceburg Indiana, is the #1 ranked freeskier in the world. He recently earned a Bronze Medal at the 2014 Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia for the Slopestyle event. Nick, at only 19 years old, also has two Gold and one Silver medals at the Winter X Games. He grew up skiing at Perfect North Slopes in Lawrenceburg, Ind. and currently resides in Colorado. With his recent success, Nick has been featured in Sports Illustrated, on the Late Show with David Letterman, The Today Show and many other media outlets.

More than 300,000 spectators are expected to line the two-mile parade route to catch a glimpse of the 33 drivers of the 2014 Indianapolis 500®, spectacular floats, specialty units, marching bands and entertainment groups and giant inflatable balloons. The Parade has grown to be one of the signature events in the country each year. It consistently ranks among the top three parades in the nation including the Pasadena Tournament of Roses Parade and the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. 

In addition to the Parade, registration and tickets are now available for:

  • 500 Festival Breakfast at the Brickyard, presented by ETC ProLiance Energy, on Saturday, May 17 at 8:30 a.m. The agenda includes a Q&A with racing legends, a hearty breakfast, the chance to see the crowning of the 2014 500 Festival Queen and a garage tour. Individual tickets are $60. Please call (317) 614-6400 for table reservations.
  • American Family Insurance 500 Festival Community Day on Wednesday, May 21 from 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. Families can tour the Indianapolis Motor Speedway® Hall of Fame Museum, Pit Lane, the official timing and scoring area in the Pagoda and even lap the track in their own car! Tickets are $10.
  • Become a 2014 Friend of the Festival and receive the four (4) tickets to each of the following events: reserved bleacher seats to the famed IPL 500 Festival Parade; American Family Insurance 500 Festival Community Day; Opening Day at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Sunday, May 11, 2014 and Indianapolis 500 Qualifications on Saturday, May 17, 2014, with lunch provided. A $238 VALUE FOR ONLY $100.

The 500 Festival Ticket Office is located at 21 Virginia Ave. in Downtown Indianapolis. Hours are Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. and starting on May 12, Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 7 p.m. For more information on 500 Festival events or to purchase tickets please visit www.500festival.com.

The 500 Festival, a not-for-profit volunteer organization, was created in 1957 to organize civic events celebrating the greatest race in the world. Over the past 57 years, the 500 Festival has grown to become one of the largest festivals in the nation. The mission of the 500 Festival is to produce life-enriching events and programs while celebrating the spirit and legacy of the Indianapolis 500® and fostering positive impact on the city of Indianapolis and state of Indiana. www.500festival.com

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