This award-winning program for Indiana fourth grade students opens up the world of the 500 Festival and Indianapolis 500 and their important place in Indiana’s history and culture.
As ambassadors of the 500 Festival, their hometowns, and colleges/universities, 500 Festival Princesses are involved with statewide outreach programs, attend and volunteer at all 500 Festival events, and are present at various Indianapolis Motor Speedway functions.
The 500 Festival is pleased to introduce a new youth fitness initiative for the 2014 season. In an effort to fight childhood obesity, the goal of the program is to encourage Indiana youth to be more active and pursue a healthy lifestyle.
More than 7,000 volunteers lend a hand throughout the month of May to help execute all the 500 Festival events.
The 500 Festival Corporate Member Program places businesses front and center of what truly matters in our community.
Each year the 500 Festival hires nine students interns to help plan and produce its nearly 50 events and programs.