The month of May is a special time for people who grew up, or have lived, in Indianapolis. It is the month the city comes alive for the summer. The flower beds around the city are dutifully planted, the parks manicured, and the fountains are slowly turned on leading into the first weekend of May.
It used to be that the first weekend of May signaled the arrival of Indy car drivers, for the Indianapolis 500, to the city. At the time, it was the major tourist influx into the city. Nowadays the drivers don’t arrive until mid-May and the convention center holds so many conventions there is always some group in town visiting. But that has done nothing to diminish the celebration and tradition of the month of May. [Read more…]