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Indy 500 Porch Parties

Porch Party

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 presented by Gainbridge. In collaboration with the Harrison Center, race fans are encouraged to show what “This is May” means by hosting a fun racing-themed Porch Party that helps neighbors connect, build local communities and celebrate the spirit of the Indianapolis 500.  Show off your Hoosier pride and encourage your local neighborhood to embrace the energy of the Month of May! 

Thanks to our partners:

Enter the Race

1. Pick up a limited run of the Official Indy 500 Porching Kit from the Harrison Center on Friday, May 3 or purchase your own Indy 500 decor at:
2. Deck out your front porch or lawn in Indy 500 inspired decor
3. Register your decorated home to participate in the official Indy 500 Porch Party Contest
4. Encourage your neighbors to participate and decorate their porch as well!
5. Take pictures of your porch party and share on social media using the hashtag #porchpartyindy
6. The top three homes with the best decorated porch will receive grand prizes courtesy of IMS partners. Home submissions will be judged following the Indy 500 Qualifying Weekend, and winners will be notified by Monday, May 20.

Porch Party Kits

Porch Party Kits will be made available to the first 500 fans to pick up Friday, May 3rd @ Harrison Center (6-9 PM). These are first come, first served!

Inside Each Porching Kit, Fans Can Expect to Find:

  • Advance Auto Parts Checkered Flag
  • $50 Good Ranchers Gift Card
  • Good Ranchers Rally Towel
  • All Lanes lead to Indy (Indy Sports Corp) Flag
  • Olympic Trial (Indy Sports Corp.) Koozie
  • Porch Party Yard Sign
  • Checkered Bunting
  • Wing & Wheel Flag 3x5
  • Wing & Wheel Stick Flag
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters Postcard
  • (2) Red Bull Cans


Porch Party Grand Prize Winner

  • Porching Party on your porch on Wednesday, May 22nd courtesy of IMS
  • Good Ranchers Cookout
  • Free Meat for a Year from Good Ranchers
  • Dew Prize Pack
  • Case of Beer from Coors
  • Driver Signed Milk Bottle
  • Special guest visit from IMS president J. Douglas Boles and friends

2nd and 3rd Prize Winners

  • Dew Prize Pack
  • Case of Beer from Coors
  • Special guest visit from IMS president J. Douglas Boles


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.

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Upcoming Community Porch Parties

  • Friday, May 10 at Advance Auto Parts
    • 5636 Crawfordsville Rd, Speedway, IN 46224
    • 4-7 PM
  • Wednesday, May 15 at The Amp at 16 Tech

Frequently Asked Questions

In essence, it’s what “This is May” is all about! In 2014, the Harrison Center began encouraging people to gather on their porches with friends and neighbors, to share food and drink, and to help cultivate a sense of community in our urban neighborhoods. Since that time, the popularity of "porching" has soared. In 2016, through a partnership with the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, the Porch Party movement grew to include the entire state of Indiana, and hundreds have joined in the fun.

1. Pick a day to host your porch party.
2. Invite friends, family & neighbors.
3. Decorate to show off your Indy 500 pride.
4. Prepare food & drinks.
5. Listen - Get excited for this year’s race by jamming out to the artists who will be performing at IMS on Race Weekend

Be sure to register by filling out the form featured in the Porch Party map, which will launch in May. Note: the map will be updated weekly to include all homes celebrating the Indy 500.

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!

If you want to get involved with a Porch Party or have any questions, please contact IMS at