500 Spectacle of Homes

500 Spectacle of Homes

It’s time to show the world what it means to come Back Home Again! Exemplify the spirit of “The Greatest Spectacle in Racing” by being a part of 500 Spectacle of Homes to help build anticipation and excitement for the 106th Running of the Indianapolis 500 presented by Gainbridge! Decorate your yard or home in race-themed fashion, host a fun Porch Party and show off that amazing civic pride that runs deep with all of us Hoosiers. This month-long celebration culminates Wednesday, May 25 as lucky chosen homes will be selected to get a visit from NTT INDYCAR SERIES drivers and receive special prize packs courtesy of Miller Lite and Donatos. The selected homes will also be entered into a drawing for a chance to ride on the IMS float in the AES 500 Festival Parade on Saturday, May 28.

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Enter The Race

Do you want to be a part of 500 Spectacle of Homes? Register by filling out the form below and submitting a photo, and you will officially join this exciting month-long activation that is sure to inspire Indiana natives and Hoosiers at heart and get our city ready for Race Day. You'll also be featured on a digital map (below) to be updated weekly listing all the 500 Spectacle of Homes locations for race fans from around the world to drive by and enjoy.

Deadline to submit your house decorations is Saturday, May 21. Winners will be contacted directly by IMS if they are selected for a visit.


SUBMIT YOUR HOME

500 Spectacle of Homes Map

Bookmark this map! It will serve as your official digital guide so you can easily find locations celebrating the Indy 500 and drive through local neighborhoods to share in our community’s celebration of the Month of May. New, incredibly designed homes and yards will be added throughout the month.

Gear Up

Need help creating your 500 Spectacle of Homes design? Get started today by visiting shop.ims.com for flags, signage, driver gear, lawn décor and much more that you can use for your unique design! Stay tuned for a list of locations across the city where you can pick up 500 Décor Kits that will further ensure the spirit of the Indy 500 shines bright in your local neighborhood!

 

Get Inspired

How will you Porch Party? Maybe you’ll reimagine the iconic Yard of Bricks or you will build the famed IMS Pagoda into your yard or home. Whatever it is, make sure your design revs up excitement for the greatest month of the year! Check out our highlights video and porch party photos from 2021 to get your wheels turning for what a winning 500 Spectacle of Homes design will look like, as well as for what it takes to get an NTT INDYCAR SERIES driver to visit your home.

Porch Party Guide

Porch Parties are an incredibly popular part of the Indy 500 celebration and serve as a great example of the community spirit this city has for the Indianapolis 500.

In collaboration with the Harrison Center for the Arts, this simple and creative way for neighbors to connect, build local communities and celebrate the spirit of the Indianapolis 500 continues as “porching” serves as a great way to celebrate 500 Spectacle of Homes. Check out the official Harrison Center for the Arts Porch Party Guide that will help you plan the ultimate Porch Party!

Frequently Asked Questions

What is 500 Spectacle of Homes?

500 Spectacle of Homes is an exciting way for race fans to celebrate the 106th Running of the Indianapolis 500 presented by Gainbridge by decorating yards, homes and Porch Parties in race-themed fashion. The celebration culminates on Wednesday, May 25 as lucky chosen homes will be selected to get a visit from NTT INDYCAR SERIES drivers. New for 2022, the selected homes will also be entered into a drawing for a chance to ride on the IMS float in the AES 500 Festival Parade on Saturday, May 28.


How do I participate?

In order to participate, you must register your home by filling out the form above and submitting a photo. This way, your home is featured on the digital map, which will launch in early May, and you are in the running to receive a visit from NTT INDYCAR SERIES drivers and to ride in the AES 500 Festival Parade!


How do I get my house on the map?

Be sure to register by filling out the form above to be featured in the 500 Spectacle of Homes map. Note: the map will be updated weekly to include all homes celebrating the Indy 500.


Are there guidelines for participating in 500 Spectacle of Homes?

Just make sure your home is racing themed and exemplifies the spirit of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, the Indianapolis 500 and the NTT INDYCAR SERIES!


Who can I contact regarding 500 Spectacle of Homes?

If you want to get involved with 500 Spectacle of Homes or have any questions, please contact IMS at community@brickyard.com.