INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) - Saturday marks Opening Day at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
Gates opened at 10 a.m. and practice for the 97th running of the Indianapolis 500 officially got underway at noon.
- PHOTOS | Opening Day at the IMS
There were a number of exciting events throughout the day to celebrate Opening Day, including a celebration of automobiles at the pagoda from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m., and a question and answer session with Mario Andretti at 1:30 p.m.
Several drivers hit the red carpet at the Hall of Fame Museum Friday night for the Racers' Party.
New at the Speedway this year, fans have the chance to watch Carb Day from a suite. However, it will cost about $350. That cost also gets you a chance to visit the pits
Also new this year, race fans can tailgate at Turn 3.
Fans can buy a space and also reserve it to renew the same spot each year.
Over on Monument Circle, some additional 500 Festival events got underway. The Kids' Day featured food, games, and activities for families to enjoy.
- PHOTOS | Kids Day and Rookie Run
Kids ages 3 -- 12 were also able to take part in a non-competitive Rookie Run.
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