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500 Festival mini-mini Kids Run registration open

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Register your mini runner for the 2018 mini-mini.Read more

PHOTOS: Celebrities, bands, IndyCar drivers cheered on at IPL 500 Festival Parade

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The rain held off for the thousands in attendance at the IPL 500 Festival Parade on Saturday. Actors, singers and marching bands joined IndyCar drivers in the build-up...Read more

Crowd of 300,000 watch the IPL 500 Festival Parade

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Floats, balloons and bands join the 33 drivers starting Sunday's Indianapolis 500 for today's 62nd IPL 500 Festival Parade through downtown. Watch it live on WTHR.Read more


Annual 500 Festival Memorial Service honors those who made the ultimate sacrifice

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It happened Friday during the noon hour at downtown’s Indiana War Memorial.Read more

500 Festival Memorial Service will honor fallen servicemen and women today

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Hundreds of people will gather in downtown Indy today to remember our fallen servicemen and women who served our country.Read more

Josef Newgarden briefly diverts from what he does best, tries his hand at selling cars

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With only a few days to go until the Indy 500, there's still time to come check out some brand new Chevys on display at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. How about a...Read more

500 Festival announces Hollywood stars, musicians, Hoosier heroes to take the red carpet

500 Festival announces Hollywood stars, musicians, Hoosier heroes to take the red carpet

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The 500 Festival has released the first group of Hollywood stars, musicians and Hoosier heroes to make an appearance at the KeyBank 500 Festival Snakepit Ball.Read more

PODCAST: Actor Doug Jones returns to Indianapolis for the 500 Festival Parade

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You may not recognize him out of character, but Indianapolis native Doug Jones has appeared in a number of blockbuster movies including playing the Amphibian Man in Best...Read more

Purdue sophomore from Fishers selected as 2018 500 queen scholar

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This year's 500 Festival Queen Scholar is Natalie Murdock, a sophomore at Purdue UniversityRead more


USAF Gen. Joseph Lengyel to keynote 500 Festival Memorial Service

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The 500 Festival announced Thursday that General Joseph L. Lengyel will be the Keynote Speaker at the 500 Festival Memorial Service on Friday.Read more

500 Festival Kids' Day and Rookie Run on May 12

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(WTHR) — If you're looking for something to do on Saturday, Indiana's largest, free outdoor festival for kids is going on. The Salesforce & JPMorgan Chase...Read more