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AES 500 Festival Parade

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Since 1957, the AES 500 Festival Parade has been one of the nation’s largest, most-respected parades, consistently earning national acclaim alongside the Pasadena Tournament of Roses Parade and the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. More than 200,000 people will line the streets of downtown Indianapolis to experience the larger-than-life floats, giant balloons, celebrities and dignitaries, award-winning bands, and all 33 drivers competing in the Indy 500.

The 2023 AES 500 Festival Parade will take place on Saturday, May 27, in downtown Indianapolis. Parade festivities start at 11:45 am, with the parade beginning at noon.

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