AES Indiana powers the celebration as the title sponsor for one of the best-known events of May in Indianapolis: the AES 500 Festival Parade. One of the biggest parades in the country, the parade fills the streets of Downtown Indianapolis, the day before the race. It includes floats, marching bands, giant helium-filled balloons, all 33 Indy 500 drivers, the 500 Festival Princesses and nationally-known celebrities. For more information, visit

AES Indiana has had a float in the parade every year since its inception in 1957. The parade sponsorship is just one part of AES Indiana’s extensive commitments to community involvement, which involves volunteering at local nonprofit organizations and charitable contributions totalling more than $2 million annually.