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Celebrate Magic of May with Statewide IMS Fan Fests

Thursday, March 21, 2024 Indianapolis Motor Speedway

IMS Fan Fest

The special events will take place in April in Indianapolis, Bloomington, Evansville and Fort Wayne.

As the calendar rolls to spring, the Indianapolis Motor Speedway is hitting the road to bring the excitement of the Indianapolis 500 presented by Gainbridge to fans with free IMS Fan Fests throughout the state, including Indianapolis, Bloomington, Fort Wayne and Evansville.

While each IMS Fan Fest will offer a unique experience, fans can expect attractions like an NTT INDYCAR SERIES race car on display, driver and special guest appearances, and a variety of other activations and giveaways. IMS is working with partners Molson Coors, Red Bull, Bottleworks, Electric Works and others to bring these exciting events to fans.

“Fans of the Indianapolis 500 presented by Gainbridge are absolutely the most passionate fans in the world and travel from all over the globe to visit the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in May,” IMS President J. Douglas Boles said. “But there is something special about fans of IMS who live in our state, and we are really looking forward to bringing some of the excitement of May to those Hoosier INDYCAR SERIES fans this April when we visit communities around the state of Indiana to count down to the green flag on Race Day.”

IMS Fan Fest details:


Bottleworks District

850 Massachusetts Ave., Indianapolis, IN 46202

5-8 p.m. ET Thursday, April 11

At the heart of the Mass Ave Cultural Arts District, Bottleworks District is the perfect gathering place for fans of all ages in Central Indiana to come out and celebrate the countdown to May while enjoying award-winning food and drinks.


Location TBD

Time TBD Tuesday, April 16

Fans 21 and over are encouraged to celebrate the unique relationship of the Indianapolis 500 presented by Gainbridge and the iconic Little 500 at Indiana University in Bloomington. Location and additional details to be announced soon.

Fort Wayne

Electric Works

1690 Broadway Building, Fort Wayne, IN 46802

5-8 p.m. ET Thursday, April 25

Electric Works is a mixed-use district of innovation, energy and culture. A redevelopment and adaptive reuse of the former General Electric campus, the first phase of Electric Works includes more than 700,000 square feet of space and offers office, innovation, education, healthcare, retail, entertainment, and community uses, creating the perfect Fan Fest location for the whole family to gather and celebrate Indiana’s rich history of automobile innovation and racing.


Bud’s Rockin’ Country Bar & Grill

2124 W. Franklin St., Evansville, IN 47712

Noon-5 p.m. ET/11 a.m.-4 p.m. CT (or checkered flag) Sunday, April 28

Fans are encouraged to come and watch the Children’s of Alabama Indy Grand Prix NTT INDYCAR SERIES race at Barber Motorsports Park at Evansville’s only country-themed restaurant and bar.

All IMS Fan Fests are free and open to the public. Age restrictions may apply based on the location of the event.

More information about events like Fan Fests and other community programs can be found at Follow IMS on social media to learn more about the specific activities available at each IMS Fan Fest as those dates approach.