SPEEDWAY, Ind. (WISH) - Before the opening at the track Saturday, the Town of Speedway is holding a new festival that will show off new development in the area and kickoff all of the events happening in Speedway this month.
Residents in Speedway say they want to make this an attraction for people to come to, even where there is silence at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
The area has been transformed in the past couple of years. That is the motivation behind the Festival on Main, which is from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Friday night.
It's free and includes a custom car and motorcycle show, live music and for $10 bucks a ride, a zip line.
IZOD IndyCar Series drivers and local celebrities will participate in a variety of events, including the Celebrity Dunk Tank. The Dallara Racing Experience "street legal" two-seater Indy car will give rides throughout the evening.
The event will cater to kids with a KidZone area. It will feature bounce houses, pedal cart races, paint-your-own Hot Wheels cars, obstacle course, Sumo wrestling suits, Fire Safety House demonstrations, glitter tattoo stations and face painting. The fee for the KidZone is $10 for an unlimited play wristband and $25 for a family pack of unlimited play.
The event will take place in front of Indy car racing shops of Dallara Cars and Sarah Fisher Hartman Racing, just a few blocks from the 16th Street and Georgetown Road main gate of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
Proceeds will be directed to the Indy Family Foundation, a non-profit organization that aids those in the motorsports community who find themselves in financial need due to hardship caused by illness, injury or death.
The custom car and motorcycle show, displayed on Main Street in Speedway, will have a limited number of entrants. Pre-registration for the vehicles will be $25, with Event Day registration at $35. Click here to pre-register and for more information about the event.
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