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October 28, 2015

500 Festival Announces 2016 Theme: Experience the Celebration

Wed, 2015-10-28 08:30 INDIANAPOLIS (October 28, 2015) – The 500 Festival, a nonprofit organization providing life-enriching events and celebrating the legacy of the Indianapolis 500, today announced the organization’s 2016 theme, Experience the Celebration. The 500 Festival’s theme will be incorporated into the organization’s various programs and events throughout the year, most notably setting the …

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September 14, 2015

Registration Opens for the 2016 OneAmerica 500 Festival Mini-Marathon

Mon, 2015-09-14 2016 marks the 40th Running of the Indy Mini INDIANAPOLIS (September 14, 2015) The 500 Festival, a nonprofit organization providing life-enriching events and programs celebrating the legacy of the Indianapolis 500, today announces that registration has opened for the 2016 OneAmerica 500 Festival Mini-Marathon. Set for Saturday, May 7, the 2016 OneAmerica 500 …

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September 13, 2015

Indianapolis Colts Cheerleaders to Set the Pace for the 2016 OneAmerica 500 Festival Mini-Marathon

Fri, 2015-09-11 500 Festival and Colts Cheerleaders Team Up to Raise Money for Charities INDIANAPOLIS (September 11, 2015) The 500 Festival, a nonprofit organization providing life-enriching events and programs celebrating the legacy of the Indianapolis 500, and the Indianapolis Colts Cheerleaders are teaming up to set the pace for the 2016 OneAmerica 500 Festival Mini-Marathon. …

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September 9, 2015

500 Festival Announces Elected Officers, New Additions to its Board of Directors

Wed, 2015-09-09 08:30 6 Civic, Business Leaders Elected to 2015-2016 Board INDIANAPOLIS (September 9, 2015) The 500 Festival, a nonprofit organization providing life-enriching events and celebrating the legacy of the Indianapolis 500, today announces the election of officers for its 2015-2016 board of directors. In addition, six new civic and business leaders were appointed to …

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August 28, 2015

500 Festival Announces Promotions

Thu, 2015-08-27 08:30 INDIANAPOLIS (August 27, 2015) – The 500 Festival, a nonprofit organization providing life-enriching events for Indiana and celebrating the legacy of the Indianapolis 500, today announces the following internal promotions and shifting of responsibilities:  Eric Rowles has been promoted to Vice President of Operations. His responsibilities include oversight of logistical and operational elements …

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August 26, 2015

Application Process Opens for the 2016 500 Festival Princess Program

Wed, 2015-08-26 08:30 500 Festival Princess Program celebrates Indiana’s next generation of female leaders   INDIANAPOLIS (August 26, 2015) – The 500 Festival, a nonprofit organization providing life-enriching events for Indiana and celebrating the legacy of the Indianapolis 500, today announced it is accepting applications for its 2016 Princess Program. Since 1959, the 500 Festival …

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May 19, 2015

Whiteland’s Ali Mathena Crowned 2015 500 Festival Queen

Sat, 2015-05-16 INDIANAPOLIS (May 16, 2015) – The 500 Festival announced today that Ali Mathena of Whiteland was crowned the 2015 500 Festival Queen at the Breakfast at the Brickyard, presented by Midwestern Engineers, Inc. Mathena is a junior at Purdue University where she is studying Public Health. She is one of 33 young women …

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May 18, 2015

500 Festival, The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis, ExpoDesign Rally for 2015 IPL 500 Festival Parade

Mon, 2015-05-18 14:00 Indianapolis (May 18, 2015) – Less than one week after a fire at ExpoDeisgn caused significant damage to the IPL 500 Festival Parade float sponsored by The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis, the 500 Festival today announced that there will be a new, redesigned float from The Children’s Museum in this year’s parade. …

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May 14, 2015

500 Festival Announces Celebrity Lineup for Race Weekend’s Biggest Party

Thu, 2015-05-14 INDIANAPOLIS (May 14, 2015) – The anticipated celebrity and VIP lineup for this year’s Keybank 500 Festival Snakepit Ball continues to grow as the event nears. In addition to celebrity and VIP guests, the event, which will take place Saturday, May 23 at 6 pm at the Indiana Roof Ballroom, will feature entertainment …

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May 12, 2015

500 Festival Announces Celebrity and VIP Lineup for the 2015 IPL 500 Festival Parade

Wed, 2015-05-13 INDIANAPOLIS (May 13, 2015) – The 2015 IPL 500 Festival Parade, scheduled for Saturday, May 23 at noon in downtown Indianapolis, will once again feature a diverse line-up of celebrities and trailblazers. The 1955 Crispus Attucks Basketball team, including its captain Oscar Robertson, will serve as the Grand Marshals of this year’s event. Multi-platinum …

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