The annual race may be postponed, but you can still include the race in your celebration at home
By Corinne Minard
The pandemic has affected events both large and small all across the country. That includes giant, culturally significant events like the Indianapolis 500; for the first time since World War II, the race won’t be held on Memorial Day weekend. While the race has been rescheduled for August 23, you can still include the Indy 500 in your holiday plans. Visit Indy has created a helpful guide for celebrating the race at home. We picked a couple of our favorite items for having a Indy 500-themed weekend any time of the year.
– The Shop Indy is packed with Indy 500 products. While they sells shirts, hats, tumblers, pins and stickers, our favorite is the Indianapolis 500 90s T-shirt. The bright colors and featured 90s-era vehicle just scream retro fun. – The Indianapolis Motor Speedway online store also has many Indy 500 items—such as clothing, jewelry and toys—but the Fashion Friday line may be the most fun. Who doesn’t want checked shorts, sunglasses and yoga pants that match the race’s checkered flag?
– While you won’t be able to hear the sounds of the track that day, Indianapolis Motor Speedway has created a Spotify playlist that features songs from artists who have performed on the track. Instead of watching the race, you can hear music from Foreigner, The B-52’s and Barenaked Ladies.
– If you’d like to add some Indy 500-themed activities to your Memorial Day festivities, there are plenty of digital options. Visit Indy has created digital puzzles and an Indy-themed Mad Lib, while the 500 Festival has made its own coloring pages and word scramble.