From mid-May through Saturday of Memorial Day weekend, events are scheduled leading up to the legendary Indy 500, auto racing's largest purse. Since 1957, this festival has drawn crowds of half a million people, some attending civic events, kids' festival activities and pre-race races. The 1.5 million TV viewers on top of the 450,000 spectators at the race make this over-a-century-old "greatest race in the world." The big parade caps it off, so come on down.

Over three weekends and two full weeks, beginning after the first few days of May, there is a lot of racetrack activity, including two nerve-wracking days of qualifications. The 500 Festival Mini Marathon kicks off the 12 days of action on the track, and it all culminates in the Indy 500 at the Indianapolis Speedway on Memorial Day weekend. Almost half a million visitors fill up the stands at the Brickyard Oval for the "Greatest Spectacle in Racing." See all the pageantry of the event and scream your lungs out with the rest of the crowd.

Cities in the County of Marion, IN

Events in the County of Marion, IN

Sat 12/2

Radio One & Eskenazi Health encourage you to get regular check-ups and screenings because prevention and early detection is the best way to stay healthy. You can take better care of yourself and...

  • Indianapolis, IN. Eskenazi Health Downtown campus, 720 Eskenazi Ave, Indianapo..
Sat 12/2

Kiddos, pets, and adults get to sit on a Harley and get their photos taken with Santa.

  • Indianapolis, IN. Indianapolis Southside Harley-Davidson, 4930 Southport Cross..
Sat 12/2

Krampus is coming! According to legend and folklore, a mythical demon-goat beast arrives every year to scare and punish those who find themselves on the naughty list. With its long… \n

  • Indianapolis, IN. The Rathskeller Biergarten, 401 E Michigan Street, 46204, IN..
Sat 12/2

Mix and mingle with more than 60 authors during the Indiana s annual Holiday Author Fair! This event will take place Saturday, Dec. 2 from Noon to 4 p.m. Admission to the is included with general...

  • Indianapolis, IN. Eugene and Marilyn Glick Indiana History Center, 450 West Oh..
Sun 12/3

The holiday classic soars off in this Broadway Junior, 60-minute musical adaptation of the beloved television special, presented by Agape Theater Co.

  • Indianapolis, IN. Indianapolis, 8920 Otis Ave, Indianapolis, IN 46216, USA
Sat 12/2

Andrea Jin ; ;is a stand-and writer born in Shanghai, relocated to Canada, and currently based in Los Angeles. She gained recognition in the comedy scene after winning Comedy Album of the Year at...

  • Indianapolis, IN. Helium Comedy Club, 10 W. Georgia St., Helium Comedy Club, I..
Mon 12/4

Cooking encourages children\'s thinking, problem-solving, and creativity. It also allows the children the opportunity to use the knowledge they have and apply it by measuring, cause and effect,...

  • Indianapolis, IN. The Union Apartments, 2407 E. Michigan St., 46201, IN, India..