May 4 – 500 Festival Kickoff to May

The Month of May in Indianapolis is back in action and we’re waving the green flag on the month-long celebration and the countdown to the Indy 500. On Wednesday, May 4, the 500 Festival Kickoff to May, presented by STAR Bank, will take place at Monument Circle from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Two grand-prize winners of the 500 Festival Kickoff to May Coloring Contest, presented by STAR Bank will be announced. 

This event is free and open to the public. Attendees will be able to enjoy food from some of Indy’s favorite food trucks, pickup prizes from the exhibitors on hand, and get photos with the Festival Cars.  

WHAT: 500 Festival Kickoff to May, presented by STAR Bank 

WHEN: Wednesday, May 4, 11 a.m.- 1 p.m. 

WHO: 500 Festival, Indianapolis Motor Speedway, STAR Bank, 500 Festival Board of Directors, 500 Festival Princesses, INDYCAR Driver, Conor Daly  

WHERE: South side of Monument Circle. Rooftop access will be available for media. 


  • 11:00 AM – Event Begins 
  • 11:30 AM – Police escort arrives at Monument Circle with 2022 500 Festival Cars
  • 12:00 PM – Remarks on the south steps of Monument Circle 
  • 12:15 PM – Remarks conclude, focus shifts to driver hanging street sign 
  • 1:00 PM – Event Concludes             


  • 500 Festival 
  • STAR Bank  
  • Indianapolis Motor Speedway 
  • Emmis Communications


  • Festival cars on Monument Circle 
  • Driver hanging street sign on Monument Circle 
  • 500 Festival Princesses & Board of Directors 
  • Mayor Joe Hogsett, 500 Festival Executives & IMS Executives 
  • People enjoying Monument Circle over the lunch hour, interacting with various vendors 

For more information on the Kickoff to May, presented by STAR Bank visit