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May is almost here, and the 500 festival is not far!

The big event is still in need of volunteers, and Lindsay Labas, vice president of marketing and communications at 500 Festival, Inc. joined us Monday to share how you can help create the magic of the Month of May at their upcoming events. Here’s more from her:

The 500 Festival is seeking thousands of volunteers to fill positions as part of the 2022 500 Festival Volunteer Program, presented by Citizens Energy Group.   

The 500 Festival is looking for individuals and groups who can use their time and talent to support its wide variety of programs and events to continue delivering a lasting impact on the Indianapolis community and the state of Indiana. With more than 100 areas of volunteer opportunity, there are over 7,000 positions available, providing a role to fit every interest and ability.   

“The 500 Festival is able to provide community-centered, larger-than-life events that celebrate the Month of May in Indianapolis because of the help of thousands of volunteers year after year,” said Bob Bryant, president and CEO of the 500 Festival. “Not only do our volunteers have the opportunity to make a positive, lasting impact on their community, but they also get a behind-the-scenes look at the Month of May and the festivities leading up to The Greatest Spectacle in Racing.”  

Open volunteer positions include, but are not limited to:   

In addition to an unforgettable experience, 500 Festival volunteers will receive:   

Information regarding opportunities, dates, time commitment, and registration forms are available at   

The 500 Festival Volunteer Program is presented by Citizens Energy Group, with additional support from HotBox Pizza and Aqua Systems.   

*Volunteers must register for at least one volunteer position by April 13, 2022, to receive the invitation to the 500 Festival’s Volunteer Appreciation Day and tickets to Indy 500 Qualifications.   

About the 500 Festival | Founded in 1957, the 500 Festival is a not-for-profit organization that produces more than 50 life-enriching events and programs while celebrating the spirit and legacy of the Indianapolis 500® and fostering a positive impact on the city of Indianapolis and state of Indiana. One of the largest festivals in the nation, each year more than half a million people attend an event or program produced by the 500 Festival. Since its founding, the 500 Festival has contributed more than $500 million in economic value to Indianapolis. To learn more about the 500 Festival, please visit or follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.    

You’ve heard of taco Tuesday, well welcome to enchilada Monday!

George Munoz, operating partner of Festiva joined us today to show us how to make, chicken enchiladas with mole, one of the authentically tasty dishes you can order as part of the 500 fan fuel deals happening now through race day. Here’s more about Festive:

Festive offers killer chips with guacamole, margaritas in addition to vegan, vegetarian and gluten free options.

They serve fresh, full flavors that will change the way you think about Mexican food, including margaritas, specialty cocktails, wine, beer and an extensive Tequila and Mezcal list.

Festive offers curbside pickup, and normally have a heated patio available.

Address: 1217 E. 16th Street, Indianapolis, IN 46202

Phone number: 317-635-4444

Hours: Tuesday through Saturday 11:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

For more information on Festive visit their website, Facebook and Instagram.

500 Fan Fuel runs through Sunday, Aug. 23 at more than 90 central Indiana locations.

Local restaurants need our support more than ever. Dine-in or carry out – especially during Indy 500 weekend.

For more about the Indy 500 Fan Fuel visit their website, Facebook and Instagram.