Days of our Lives’ Alison Sweeney to Appear in the IPL 500 Parade
Combining Memorial Day weekend with the Indy 500, Days of Our Lives’ Alison Sweeney (Sami) will take part in the IPL 500 Festival Parade on Saturday, May 24th in downtown Indianapolis. Celebrating it’s 51st year, the parade honors the success of the Indy 500 and is ranked among the top three parades in the country, along side the Pasadena Tournament of Roses Parade and the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.
Starting at noon, over 300,000 spectators are expected to come out to see the 33 starting drivers of the 92nd Indianapolis 500, as well as 80 specialty units, marching bands, entertainment groups, giant inflatable balloons, floats and costumed characters.
Aside from Sweeney, others celebrities expected to participate in this year’s celebration include, Floyd Mayweather Jr., Julianne Hough, Drew Lachey, Marlee Matlin, Sabrina Bryan, Indiana Pacers players Jeff Foster and Danny Granger, Indiana Fever players Tamika Catchings and Katie Douglas and Congressional Medal of Honor recipients Corporal Tibor Rubin and Retired Lt. Col. Bruce P. Crandall. Patricia Heaton will serve as the Grand Marshall and the classic R&B group the O’Jays will also be in attendance.
For those of you who live, or will be in the Indianapolis area and would like to see Alison, as well as the many other stars and Indy 500 drivers, tickets to the IPL 500 Festival Parade are available at AAA Hoosier Motor Club locations, any Ticketmaster outlet or by calling (317) 614-6400. Reserved bleacher seats are $13.50; reserved chair seats $17 and reserved VIP/TV Zone seats are $30.