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"The new-mown hay sends all its fragrance ..." The balloon release at the 2013 Indianapolis 500. From the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Facebook page.

"The new-mown hay sends all its fragrance ..." The balloon release at the 2013 Indianapolis 500. From the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Facebook page.

Every year, thousands of multicolored balloons are released over the Indianapolis Motor Speedway to kick off the Indy 500. While this fan favorite might be considered the “Greatest Spectacle in Racing,”  it is a deadly tradition that needs to end.       Balloon debris entangles birds, fish, and a number...

Every year, thousands of multicolored balloons are released over the Indianapolis Motor Speedway to kick off the Indy 500. While this fan favorite might be considered the “Greatest Spectacle in Racing,” it is a deadly tradition that needs to end. Balloon debris entangles birds, fish, and a number...

Petition · Indy 500. Please stop the traditional balloon release! Balloons are notoriously harmful to the environment and wildlife. When we know better, we should do better. www.balloonsblow.org · Change.org

Petition · Indy 500. Please stop the traditional balloon release! Balloons are notoriously harmful to the environment and wildlife. When we know better, we should do better. www.balloonsblow.org · Change.org

Each May I look forward to the roar of the engines at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. I love the traditions that go along with the Indy 500. I most look forward to hearing Jim Neighbors singing Back Home Again in Indiana as thousands of balloons are released from the infield.  Photo taken by my dad in May 2013.

Each May I look forward to the roar of the engines at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. I love the traditions that go along with the Indy 500. I most look forward to hearing Jim Neighbors singing Back Home Again in Indiana as thousands of balloons are released from the infield. Photo taken by my dad in May 2013.

What:
Feast of Lanterns

Where:
Spades Park (Near Spades Park Library)
1801 Nowland Avenue
Indianapolis, IN 46201
View Large Map
When:
Saturday, August 28, 2010
Noon-11pm

What: Feast of Lanterns Where: Spades Park (Near Spades Park Library) 1801 Nowland Avenue Indianapolis, IN 46201 View Large Map When: Saturday, August 28, 2010 Noon-11pm

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