"We welcome the world on weekends like this," said Indianapolis Mayor Joe Hogsett.
A central Indiana doctor achieved her years-long goal of completing a half marathon in every state. Her fitness journey began in 2007 when colleagues dared her to run the 500 Festival Mini-Marathon.
500 Festival volunteers will receive a volunteer t-shirt and collector's pin.
For 60 years the 500 Festival Parade has been celebrating the Indianapolis community and the race at the heart of it all.
Caitlyin Foye of Newburgh received the honor.
The free music festival and community celebration officially dropped the green flag to begin the race week countdown.
Fans packed IMS to catch a glimpse of their favorite drivers before the start of "Fast Friday."
For people heading to the track Friday and Saturday, there will be a lot to do.
It's the only event that brings together over 80 Indiana mayors, business leaders, race fans and Princesses to celebrate racing's rich history
The next big concert at the Speedway will be the Rolling Stones on July 4th.