Every year on the eve of the Indianapolis 500 race event, a parade is organized known as the IPL 500 Festival Parade.
An estimated 300,000 spectators line the streets of Indianapolis to see the IPL 500 Festival Parade LIVE in person. Apart from this another one million people or more will be watching the event LIVE on Television or on Internet.
In addition to the Children’s Museum Hot Wheels® float, the parade will feature other larger-than-life floats, well-known celebrities, costumed characters, marching bands, patriotic units, specialty units, and giant helium-filled balloons.
The tradition continues with the 33 starting drivers of the Indianapolis 500 serving as honorary grand marshals the day before the race, riding in the traditional rows of three, with the winner of the pole position bringing up the rear.
The parade is considered to be one of the nation’s premier parades alongside the Pasadena Tournament of Roses and the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.
500 Festival Parade 2017 Date :
In 2017, the 61st annual IPL 500 Festival Parade will be held on Saturday, May 27, the eve of the Indianapolis 500.
The Parade will take place LIVE from noon to 1:30 p.m. in downtown Indy.
Eva Kor has been named Grand Marshal of the 2017 IPL 500 Festival Parade.
“Accelerating the American Spirit” is the Theme of this year’s Parade.
500 Festival Parade 2017 Route Map :
Find below the Route Map of the 500 Festival Parade 2017.
500 Festival Parade 2017 Live Telecast :
Live Telecast of the 500 Festival Parade 2017 will be available locally on WTHR, Channel 13 and nationally on NBC Sports Network.
500 Festival Parade 2017 Live Streaming :
Live Streaming of the 500 Festival Parade 2017 might be available on the official website – http://www.500festival.com/