IPL 500 Festival Parade


Cause Areas


Sat May 26, 2018, 08:00 AM - 02:00 PM


Downtown IndianapolisIndianapolis, IN 46204
Join in the 500 Festival events for a once in a lifetime volunteering experience.


One of the original events produced by the 500 Festival, the IPL 500 Festival Parade has grown to be one of the signature events held in the United States each year. The Parade is the only 500 Festival event that has taken place every year since the organization’s founding in 1957. The 2018 IPL 500 Festival Parade will be held on May 26, the eve of the Indianapolis 500. 300,000 spectators are expected to line the streets of Indianapolis, joined by another one million watching from their televisions around the country, to view one of the nation’s premier parades, alongside the Pasadena Tournament of Roses and the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.

Balloon Handler

Date: May 26, 2018

Time: 8:00am- 2:00pm

Opportunity: By being a balloon handler for the IPL 500 Festival Parade you can experience the parade like no other. You are going to carry a balloon through the parade route and be able to see the behind the parade set up that only volunteers can see because they are there helping. This is a great opportunity to volunteer with a group of people.

Band Escort:

Date: May 26, 2018

Time: 8:30am- 2:30pm

Opportunity: You will be helping escort over 2,000 marching band members through the parade route to make sure they are kept on time and everything is going smoothly.

Parade Usher:

Date: May 26, 2018

Time: 9:00am- 2:30pm

Opportunity: Is Hospitality your middle name? You’d be a great Usher at the IPL 500 Festival Parade. Ushers greet spectators and help them find their seats.

Parade Floater:

Date: May 26, 2018

Time: 8:00am- 2:00pm

Opportunity: If you just want to be a part of the 3 rd largest parade in the USA in any capacity a floater is for you. You might be a balloon carrier, flag carrier, an ask-me person or any placed anywhere else we need a volunteer to be. Being a floater allows you to have the opportunity to participate in the Parade in a variety of ways.

Sign Up today at- https://2018500festivalvols.my-trs.com/


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Requirements & Commitment

  • Must be at least 16

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