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What's Happening at the 500 Festival

September 9, 2021

500 Festival Welcomes Current Publishing as Print Media Partner for 500 Festival Miler Series, presented by OrthoIndy, and 500 Festival Off the Grid, presented by KeyBank

  INDIANAPOLIS (Sept. 9, 2021) – The 500 Festival, a nonprofit organization providing life-enriching events and programs that celebrate the spirit and legacy of the Indianapolis 500®, today announces Current Publishing, LLC, as a new media partner for the 500 Festival Miler Series, presented by OrthoIndy, and 500 Festival Off the Grid, presented by KeyBank. …

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March 30, 2021

500 Festival Announces New Details for 2021 Month of May Events

INDIANAPOLIS (March 30, 2021) – The 500 Festival, a nonprofit organization providing life-enriching events and programs that celebrate the spirit and legacy of the Indianapolis 500®, today announces new details and updates on the remainder of upcoming events. The 500 Festival has worked closely with community and government leaders to develop plans to ensure the …

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December 8, 2020

500 Festival Transitions 2021 Miler Series, Presented by OrthoIndy, to a Virtual Event Due to COVID-19 Pandemic 

The three-race series will be a virtual event out of an abundance of caution for participants, volunteers, staff, and the city of Indianapolis   INDIANAPOLIS (December 8, 2020) – The 500 Festival today announces that the in-person 500 Festival Miler Series, presented by OrthoIndy, has been transitioned to a virtual-only event due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The race series, which traditionally takes place during the early spring …

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April 8, 2020

500 FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES NEW DATES FOR 2020 EVENTS

Festival intends to move lineup of community events to August, complimenting new date for Indianapolis 500 INDIANAPOLIS (April 8, 2020) – The 500 Festival, a nonprofit organization providing life-enriching events and programs that celebrate the spirit and legacy of the Indianapolis 500®, today announced its revised calendar of events for 2020. The 500 Festival intends …

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March 27, 2020

A Month of May Update From the 500 Festival

In addition to the event changes that we announced last week, the 500 Festival Breakfast at the Brickyard, presented by Midwestern Engineers, Inc., the 500 Festival Memorial Service, presented by Rolls-Royce, the IPL 500 Festival Parade, and the 500 Festival Off the Grid, presented by KeyBank, will not take place on their previously scheduled dates …

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March 18, 2020

500 FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES SUSPENSION OF ADDITIONAL EVENTS DUE TO COVID-19

Media Contact: Sabrina List, 500 Festival 317.954.3203 | slist@500festival.com INDIANAPOLIS (March 18, 2020) – The 500 Festival is suspending all planned, in-person events scheduled through May 9, 2020. The suspension of these events is in accordance with the CDC’s updated guidance to cancel, postpone or provide virtual options for all large events for the next 8 weeks …

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March 13, 2020

500 FESTIVAL STATEMENT ON COVID-19 (CORONAVIRUS) IMPACT

Media Contact: Sabrina List, 500 Festival Mobile: 317.954.3203 | slist@500festival.com INDIANAPOLIS (March 13, 2020) – On March 12, Governor Holcomb and the Indiana State Department of Health as well as Mayor Hogsett and the Marion County Department of Health released updated guidance to protect public health and slow the rate of transmission of the coronavirus …

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March 12, 2020

Roger Penske to Speak at the 500 Festival Breakfast at the Brickyard, presented by Midwestern Engineers, Inc.

Tickets for the May 16 breakfast event now available INDIANAPOLIS (March 12, 2020) – The 500 Festival, a nonprofit organization providing life-enriching events and programs that celebrate the spirit and legacy of the Indianapolis 500®, today announced that racing icon and Chairman of Penske Corporation, Roger Penske is set to take the stage at this …

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September 13, 2017

Application Process Opens for the 2018 500 Festival Princess Program, presented by Reis-Nichols

500 Festival Princess Program Empowers Students to Make an Impact in Indiana INDIANAPOLIS (September 13, 2017) – The 500 Festival, a nonprofit organization providing life-enriching events that celebrate the spirit and legacy of the Indianapolis 500®, today announced it is accepting applications for the 2018 500 Festival Princess Program, presented by Reis-Nichols Jewelers. Since 1959, …

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March 28, 2017

IPL Renews Sponsorship of 500 Festival Parade

Indianapolis Power & Light Company Extends Title Sponsorship Through 2018 INDIANAPOLIS (March 28, 2017) – The 500 Festival, a nonprofit organization providing life-enriching events and programs that celebrate the legacy of the Indianapolis 500, today announces that Indianapolis Power & Light Company (IPL) has renewed its sponsorship of the 500 Festival Parade. The 2017 IPL …

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