Sunday, May 5

97th Indianapolis (INDY) 500 2013 Schedule

Saturday, May 11
OPENING DAY/CELEBRATION OF AUTOMOBILES
$10 admission, 12 and under free
10 a.m.-6 p.m., Public Gates Open, Social Media Garage Open
10 a.m.-4 p.m., Celebration of Automobiles
11 a.m., Corvette Pin Distribution, Pagoda Plaza
Noon-6 p.m., Practice/Rookie Orientation Program
1:30 p.m., Q&A with Mario Andretti, Pagoda Plaza Stage

Sunday, May 12
PRACTICE
$10 admission, 12 and under free
10 a.m.-6 p.m., Public Gates Open
11 a.m., Firestone Pin Distribution, Pagoda Plaza
11 a.m.-5 p.m., Kids Zone Open
Noon-6 p.m., Practice/Rookie Orientation Program 
4 p.m., Give Me Jesus Tour Concert, Pagoda Plaza Stage

Monday, May 13-Thursday, May 16
PRACTICE
$10 admission, 12 and under free
10 a.m.-6 p.m., Public Gates Open
Noon-6 p.m., Practice

Friday, May 17
FAST FRIDAY PRACTICE
$10 admission, 12 and under free
10 a.m.-6 p.m., Public Gates Open, Social Media Garage Open
Noon-6 p.m., Practice
6:15 p.m., Pole Day Qualifications Draw, Pagoda Plaza Stage

Saturday, May 18
POLE DAY QUALIFYING
$15 admission, 12 and under free
6:30 a.m.-6 p.m., Public Gates Open, Social Media Garage Open
8-10 a.m., Practice 
10 a.m., American Dairy Association Pin Distribution, Pagoda Plaza
10 a.m.-4 p.m., Kids Zone Open
11 a.m.-4 p.m., First Qualifying Segment
4 p.m., Corey Cox Concert, Pagoda Plaza Stage
4:30-6 p.m., Fast Nine Pole Qualifying
6:15 p.m., Here Come the Mummies Concert, Pagoda Plaza Stage

Sunday, May 19
OLD NATIONAL ARMED FORCES BUMP DAY QUALIFYING
$15 admission, 12 and under free
7:30 a.m.-6 p.m., Public Gates Open, Social Media Garage Open, Hero Zone Open, CrossFit Competition
9-10 a.m., Practice
11 a.m.-5 p.m., Kids Zone Open
Noon-6 p.m., Qualifying

Monday, May 20-Tuesday, May 21
NO TRACK ACTIVITY

Wednesday, May 22
AMERICAN FAMILY INSURANCE 500 FESTIVAL COMMUNITY DAY
(No Track Activity)
$8 advance admission, $10 gate admission, 6 and under free
9 a.m.-6 p.m., Public Gates Open
11 a.m., Firestone Freedom 100 Driver Autograph Session, Pagoda Plaza; 500 Festival Pin Distribution, Pagoda Plaza
12:30 p.m., Indianapolis 500 Driver Autograph Session, Pagoda Plaza (wristbands required)

Thursday, May 23
FIRESTONE FREEDOM 100 PRACTICE, QUALIFYING
Free
8 a.m.-6 p.m., Public Gates Open
9 a.m.-noon, Firestone Indy Lights Practice
11 a.m., Hall of Fame Autograph Session, Hall of Fame Museum (separate admission)
1:15-2:15 p.m., Firestone Indy Lights Qualifying
2:30-4 p.m., Vintage Car Laps

Friday, May 24
COORS LIGHT CARB DAY
$20 admission, 12 and under free
8 a.m.-6 p.m., Public Gates Open, Social Media Garage Open
8:30-9:45 a.m., Vintage Car Laps
9:30 a.m., Firestone Pin Distribution, Pagoda Plaza
10-11 a.m., Public Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, Pagoda Plaza Stage 
11 a.m.-noon, Indianapolis 500 Final Practice
12:30 p.m., Firestone Freedom 100 (40 laps)
2 p.m., Indy 500 Pit Stop Challenge
3:30 p.m., Coors Light Carb Day Concert Featuring Poison

Saturday, May 25
LEGENDS DAY HONORING PARNELLI JONES
$10 admission, 12 and under free
8 a.m.-5 p.m., Public Gates Open, Social Media Garage Open, Vintage Car Display, Memorabilia Show
9-10 a.m., Driver Autograph Session, Pagoda Plaza
9:30-10:15 a.m., Vintage Car Laps
10:25-10:30 a.m., 33 Roadsters Laps Led by Parnelli Jones
10:30 a.m., Public Drivers Meeting, Tower Terrace
11 a.m.-4 p.m., Kids Zone Open 
11:15 a.m., Q&A with Parnelli Jones, Pagoda Plaza Stage
Noon-12:45 p.m., Parnelli Jones Autograph Session, Plaza Pavilion
1-4:30 p.m., Indianapolis 500 Veteran Driver Autograph Sessions, Plaza Pavilion
4 p.m., Mattel Hot Wheels World Record Track Run

Sunday, May 26
97th INDIANAPOLIS 500 RACE DAY
Tickets start at $30
5:30 a.m.-6 p.m., Public Gates Open
7 a.m., Snake Pit Opens, Social Media Garage Opens
8 a.m., Parade of Bands
9 a.m.-2 p.m., Kids Zone Open
9:30 a.m., Celebrity Red Carpet, Pagoda Plaza
11 a.m., Vintage Car Lap
11:33 a.m., Driver Introductions
Noon, Start of 97th Indianapolis 500 (200 laps)

2013 Indianapolis 500 tickets
Race Day ticket prices start at just $30. Fans can buy tickets online at www.ims.com/tickets, by calling the IMS ticket office at (317) 492-6700, or (800) 822-INDY outside the Indianapolis area, or by visiting the ticket office at the IMS Administration Building at the corner of Georgetown Road and 16th Street between 8 a.m.-5 p.m. (ET) Monday-Friday.

Children 12 and under will be receive free general admission to any IMS event in 2013 when accompanied by an adult general admission ticket holder.

Tickets for groups of 20 or more: (866) 221-8775 for more information.

Elizabeth J. Musgrave is a syndicated fine-living, travel columnist, freelance writer and photographer, and performing arts and restaurant critic for Gotta Go. Read Infused, her spirits, wine & beer lifestyle column, at www.GottaGo.us and www.FoodDigital.com and catch her as Indy’s Entertainment Adviser on 93 WIBC. Follow her on Twitter @GottaGo, LinkedIn and Facebook.

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