Music, food trucks, yard games, numerous local dog merchants, dog training demos, and local beer and wine will be available to attendees. Indy Humane will be there with their Pet Awareness Wagon, which will include dogs for adoption. There will also be panels and workshops on pet care, animal rights, and alternative methods to euthanasia.
More information can be found on the Indy Pet Expo's website here: http://www.indypetexpo.com/
If you're interested in seeing more of what Indy has to offer, check out our video guide to Indy: https://youtu.be/y-TcKXvmlnQ
Or if you'd like to see what else is happening in Indiana during Expo Week, here are some other great events to consider:
Indianapolis International Film Festival - October 5-18
Indiana State Fair - September 6-17
Bloomington Wine Festival - September 20-21
Indy Cornbread Festival - September 20-21
Indiana State University Homecoming - October 25th
Blackford County Fall Fest - October 25th
Top Indianapolis Attractions
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Fans should check with their favorite teams and festivals to see if they have a partner program in place. Some clubs and organizations may have special ticket discounts or giveaways for members of their partnership network.
Unlike many other racing tracks, you are permitted to bring food and beverages to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway! If you park in the infield, you can bring large coolers, kegs, charcoal grills, and other items with you. If you park in one of the special parking areas, you can bring cars but not any vehicles that will be parked for more than three days.
The fastest way to get from downtown Indianapolis to the speedway is by taking Indiana State Road 46 east toward Michigan City. The road leads right up to the main gate of the speedway. From here you can walk through to take the tour or check out the exhibits. Parking is available at $20 per car. There are also indycar driver meetups on the third weekend of May at different locations around town if you want to see some live racing.
If you're looking to soak up some culture with your motor racing then the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum is a great place to start. The museum features exhibitions about the history of the speedway as well as its current drivers and teams. There's also a driving simulator where you can test your skills on the track.
The museum is free to enter but donations are welcome. You can make a donation via PayPal or credit card. All money goes directly back into maintaining and improving the museum collection.
The first Music City Grand Prix will bring IndyCar and the NTT INDYCAR Series to Nashville, Tennessee. For three days in August, the streets of downtown will come alive with the sounds of music, cuisine, and racing, all woven together into an experience that you must be present to feel. The inaugural event is scheduled for Saturday, August 17 - Sunday, August 18.
The race will start at 11 a.m. on Saturday and finish at approximately 5 p.m. on Sunday. The course will take drivers through parts of downtown including Franklin Avenue, 3rd Avenue South, and Broadway before returning to the fairgrounds where fans can follow the action from across the street from the track.
IndyCar has been working to make its races more appealing to television audiences by switching up the schedule and holding several events outside of traditional racing territories. The goal is to give viewers different experiences around the country while also promoting other forms of entertainment in some of America's most vibrant cities.
Nashville was selected as the next stop on the 2019 series calendar after Toronto was unable to secure enough sponsorship money to continue hosting the race.
"We are excited to bring the NTT INDYCAR Series to Nashville and provide a unique experience for our fans," said Jay Frye, president of Hulman & Company.