500 Spectacle of Homes
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500 Spectacle of Homes

It’s time to show your anticipation and excitement for the 105th Running of the Indianapolis 500 presented by Gainbridge! Exemplify the spirit of “The Greatest Spectacle in Racing” by being a part of the “500 Spectacle of Homes” and decorate your yard or home in race-themed fashion, host a safe and fun Porch Party and show off that amazing civic pride that runs deep with all of us Hoosiers. This month-long celebration culminates Saturday, May 29 with a “reverse parade” featuring all 33 drivers competing in the Indianapolis 500 driving throughout Indianapolis to get a look at your incredible designs.

Enter The Race

Do you want to be a part of the “500 Spectacle of Homes?” Register by filling out this form, and you will officially join this new and exciting month-long activation that is sure to inspire Hoosiers and get our city ready for Race Day.

You’ll also be featured on a digital map that will list all the “500 Spectacle of Homes” locations for race fans to drive by and enjoy. And remember, on the day before the Indianapolis 500, the field of 33 drivers will all be touring Central Indiana neighborhoods – show your spirit and support for the race!


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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.

Get Inspired

Are you going to build the famed IMS Pagoda into your design? Maybe you’ll reimagine the iconic Yard of Bricks. Or you could recreate your favorite AES 500 Festival Parade float from years past. Whatever it is, make sure your design revs up excitement for the greatest month of the year! Check out these photos to get your wheels turning for what your “500 Spectacle of Homes” design will look like.

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 safely, build local communities and celebrate the spirit of the Indianapolis 500 continues in a new way as “porching” becomes an integral part of the “500 Spectacle of Homes” celebration. Check out this 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 105th Running of the Indianapolis 500 presented by Gainbridge by decorating yards and homes in race-themed fashion, just like fans are accustomed to seeing in the AES 500 Festival Parade, which will not be held in 2021. The celebration culminates on Saturday, May 29 with a “reverse parade” featuring all 33 drivers starting in the Indy 500, who will tour neighborhoods throughout Indianapolis in 500 Festival event cars to see the incredible designs featured in “500 Spectacle of Homes.”

How do I Participate?

All you have to do is decorate your home or yard with a sweet racing theme that helps celebrate the Month of May and the Indianapolis 500. Be sure to register by filling out the form above so that your home is featured in the digital map, which will launch in early May!

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 daily to include all homes celebrating the Indy 500.

Are there guidelines for participating in the "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!

What is the “reverse parade”?

The “reverse parade,” which takes place on Saturday, May 29 – the day before the Indianapolis 500 – will consist of all 33 drivers starting in the Indy 500 riding in event-themed Festival cars driving through Indianapolis neighborhoods, thanking race fans for their support and recognizing their inventive efforts to create the “500 Spectacle of Homes.” The parade will begin in the Town of Speedway and head to downtown Indianapolis before dispersing throughout Indianapolis.

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.

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