500 Festival Parade

May 25, 2011

May 28

Downtown Indianapolis

I suppose there will be fans of grand marshal Anderson Cooper in the crowd. And some may appreciate the television work of personalities Jillian Michaels (“The Biggest Loser”) and Judge Alex Ferrer (“Judge Alex”), sports figures Tommy Lasorda and Pacer Mike Dunleavy Jr., and singer Kellie Pickler.

But I’m guessing that some of the biggest applause along the 500 Festival Parade route will come when Blue II passes—even though the Butler University mascot can’t be expected to wave. And while TV trends will come and TV trends will go, there’s something reassuring about the continued presence of Jim Nabors, Ruth Buzzi and Florence Henderson in their respective parade cars. Details here.