IPL 500 Festival Parade

IPL 500 Festival Parade Marching Band Program

March in one of the world’s largest sporting events

Your marching band will take the stage in front of 300,000 fans when you participate in the IPL 500 Festival Parade, the only parade televised on ESPN. The IPL 500 Festival Parade kicks off one of the largest sporting events in the world, the Indianapolis 500. Imagine marching around the Indy 500 race track alongside other bands from around the nation! While you’re there, don’t miss the Indy Motor Speedway Museum, Gameworks Studio, or the many other exciting activities Indianapolis has to offer.

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Package Inclusions

IPL 500 Parade Marching Band Program Inclusions


Your IPL 500 Festival Parade package includes:

  • Entry and performance in the IP 500 Festival Parade
  • Entry into pre-race band pageant
  • Race ticket for marching band participants
  • Breakfast each morning
  • Quality hotel accommodations
  • Commemorative patch
  • One free base package for every 50 participants
  • Director’s gift
  • Academic credit opportunities for students
  • Professional development for directors
  • Medical, accident, and liability insurance coverage

Your Adventure, Day by Day

Day 1 Welcome to Indianpolis!
  • Hotel Check In Check in to your hotel and relax. Enjoy some sightseeing around the city tonight.
Day 2 Indy IPL 500 Festival Parade
  • IPL 500 Festival Parade March through Indianapolis in the famous Indy IPL 500 Festival Parade, alongside celebrities, floats, and the Indy 500 drivers. You’ll love being in the spotlight during this nationally televised event!
  • Explore Indianapolis The afternoon is all yours to explore Indianapolis! Check out White River State Park or take a trip to the zoo – our Destination Specialists can help you plan an action-packed evening.
Day 3 Race Day!
  • Indy 500 Pre-Race Band Pageant Start the day as part of the Indy 500 Pre-Race Band Pageant. You’ll march around the actual 2 ½ mile raceway during the pre-race ceremonies.
  • Start your Engines The race begins! Join 300,000 other spectators at the largest single event in all of sports and see the Indianapolis 500 for yourself. Or, visit the Indy 500 Hall of Fame Museum or Gasoline Alley.
  • Explore Indianapolis Tonight is free for sightseeing and celebrating.
Day 4 Explore Indy!
  • Sight-See Indianapolis After a good night’s rest, enjoy Indianapolis a bit more before heading home!

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