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Indianapolis 500 Parade 2012: IPL 500 Festival Parade Set For Saturday

Saturday is a special day in Indianapolis. Not only is it Legends Day at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Saturday is also the host to the 2012 Indianapolis 500 Parade, as the IPL 500 Festival Parade will make its way through Indianapolis.

This year's Grand Marshal for the parade is none other than four-time Grammy Award winner and author Olivia Newton John. Other celebrities involved in this year's parade include Gladys Knight, Jana Kramer, Guy Fieri, Patriots fan extraordinaire Maria Menounos, Rick Springfield, Eddie Money, first-year coach for the Colts Chuck Pagano, Admiral James A. Winnefield, Jr., Florence Henderson and many more.

The Indianapolis 500 Parade is among the country's most popular parades, behind only the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade and Pasadena Tournament of Roses Parade held on New Year's Day in conjunction with the Rose Bowl. The IPL 500 Festival Parade has been held each year since 1957, and it has since blossomed into the summer parade in the United States.

Fans looking to catch the parade live in Indianapolis can find the parade route here.

For more on the 2012 Indianapolis 500, be sure to check back here at SB Nation Houston all weekend long.

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