So much of the excitement about the month of May in Indy surrounds some very popular events for families, especially the 500 Festival SalesForce and JP Morgan Chase Kids’ Day, the Rookie Run and the big 500 Festival Parade. Don’t miss this year’s HUGE event on Sunday, May 15, 2022. Noon – 4 p.m. In our house, it’s unforgivable to miss the 500 Festival Kids’ Day. For one day, Monument Circle is turned into the biggest outdoor children’s festival! There are so many fun activities to do, people to see, and things to do. The entire circle and surrounding streets are blocked from traffic and kid-centric activities are set up!
Free Kids’ Day on Monument Circle
Free activities for kids at the 500 Festival Kids’ Day may include mini car racing, an obstacle course, circus act workshops, performances and entertainment, race-themed crafts including princess sashes, pop can race cars, games, face painting, clowns, and appearances by celebrity mascots. There will be food available for purchase.
Sunday, May 15, 2022
12 p.m. – 4 p.m.
1 Monument Cir, Indianapolis
500 Festival Kids’ Day Activities
Don’t forget about one of the best events at this all-day festival, the 500 Festival Rookie Run! It’s a real race just for kids. Age-appropriate courses are set up for children ages 3-10 years old. Each runner will get a bib and a medal for finishing. It’s just like a miniature mini-marathon for kids! The Rookie Run is $10 per child if you register in advance and includes a special t-shirt. Or, register on-site for $6 and if shirts are still available on the day of the run, they can be purchased for $6.