The Weekend 5

"What are we going to do this weekend?" We have an answer for you! Each week Visit Indy publishes five can't-miss events for the upcoming weekend. Save yourself the trouble of checking back by getting The Weekend 5 sent directly to your inbox each Thursday morning.

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Events update every Thursday at 10:00 am.

May 27-29, 2022

Indy 500

Indy 500 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway (IMS)

This is it. The weekend we’ve all been waiting for. Thirty-three drivers, 200 laps, 500 miles, and one cold bottle of milk. “The Greatest Spectacle in Racing” returns Sunday with all the excitement of the fastest starting field in 500 history. Scott Dixon has the pole, and there are eight former winners as well as seven rookies starting the race. Helio Castroneves is vying for a record fifth win. While the race is an epic event in motorsports, the Snake Pit happening in the infield during the race is an epic party featuring some of the best EDM acts including headliner Martin Garrix. Race tickets start at $45 and Snake Pit access is an additional $45.

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Carb Day and Legends Day

Carb Day and Legends Day

Friday at IMS is a high-octane mix of racing and rock ’n roll. Miller Lite Carb Day includes the Pit Stop Challenge and plenty of music. Rock royalty supergroup Kings of Chaos (Matt Sorum, Sebastian Bach, Jack Blades, John Waite, Lita Ford, Gilby Clarke, Warren DeMartini, and Sean McNabb) co-headlines with Grammy-winning legend Rick Springfield, following what’s sure to be a funky opening from Morris Day and the Time. Tickets start at $35. Legends Day presented by Firestone on Saturday features autograph sessions and the drivers meeting at the track, then a blockbuster concert at TCU Amphitheater at White River State Park featuring superstar Dierks Bentley with guests Ashley McBryde and Dillon Carmichael. Tickets start at $59.

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AES 500 Festival Parade

AES 500 Festival Parade

This is one of the nation’s premier parades, right up there with Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. With larger-than-life floats, marching bands, giant balloons, patriotic units, celebrities, and the 33 starting drivers, it’s the perfect way to build excitement on Saturday for the race the following day. This year’s theme of Back to Traditions. Racing Forward. welcomes race fans to remember the traditions of the month of May and celebrate racing towards a brighter future. Tickets are $25-$45.

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Top Gun - Maverick

Top Gun – Maverick at IMAX Theater in the Indiana State Museum

Do you still feel the need? The need for speed? So does Navy test pilot Pete “Maverick” Mitchell. After being called back to teach at the Top Gun aviator school that trained him 30 years earlier, Maverick faces fears of obsolescence, lingering guilt over the death of his wingman Goose, and ever present enemies to freedom. Tickets are $14-$17.

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Grace Scott Band

Grace Scott Band

Grace’s love of country music shines through in all the originals and covers the band performs. Their high-energy country/classic rock mix guarantees a good time for fans. They credit influences like Patsy Cline, the Chicks, Maren Morris, Led Zeppelin, and the Rolling Stones. Admission to Friday’s show at Duke’s Indy is $8-$10.

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