Kickoff to May

Wednesday May 1, 2019 | 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.| Monument Circle | #MayKickoff

500 festival Kickoff to May

The 500 Festival & Indianapolis Motor Speedway welcome the magical month of May with their Kickoff to May event at Monument Circle. From Indianapolis Colts Punter, Pat McAfee, to the Indy Eleven, to our most lovable mascots, you never know WHO will kickoff the Month of May or HOW they’ll do it!

The celebration starts with the arrival of the Chevy #FestivalCars, led by the 2019 Indianapolis 500 Pace Car. Join us on Monument Circle as Indiana Pacers’ Mascot Boomer performs stunts and dunks into May!

At the Kickoff to May, you can also enjoy food from some of Indy’s favorite food trucks, pick up prizes from exhibitors, get photos with the #FestivalCars and more! This event is free and open to the public.


Food trucks scheduled to participate in the Kickoff to May are: BoxBurger Food Truck and Chomp’z truck.

Kickoff to May exhibitors are: 500 Festival, Chevrolet, Emmis, Indianapolis Motor Speedway and White River State Park.

2019 Schedule

11:00 AM Event Begins & Festival Cars arrive at Monument Circle
11:50 AM Welcome Ceremony Begins. Remarks from Bob Bryant & Mike Strohl of the 500 Festival and Doug Boles of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway
Noon Boomer Dunks into May
1:00 PM Event Ends

*Schedule subject to change