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The best Indianapolis yard sale of the season

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These streets will be filled with shoppers and great deals this weekend. Photo: Lindsey Erdody/Axios

Get ready to bargain.

Driving the news: The Woodruff Place Flea Market returns this weekend for two days of treasure hunting in one of the city's oldest neighborhoods (you know, the one with the fountains).

Race day tips, from Axios Indianapolis readers

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Let's set you up for success at the track.

Details: The gates at IMS open at 6am Sunday, but the green flag doesn't wave until 12:45pm.

How to attend Carb Day, Legends Day, parade

A crowd looks on as cars drive past a checkered road

Bleacher seats are nice, but they'll cost ya. Photo: Chris Graythen/Getty Images

The race is the main event, but some of Indy's biggest events of the year come before Sunday.

What's happening: Today is Carb Day (short for carburetion β€” it's not a holiday for eating pasta, but it's also not not a holiday for eating pasta), the final practice session before the race.

Your Indianapolis weekend getaway guide

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Photo Illustration: Brendan Lynch, Lindsey Bailey/Axios

Hello, from Indianapolis! The Axios Indy team has assembled a small guide to help you get around the Circle City while you're here.

What it's like riding with an IndyCar driver at 180 mph

A woman in the foreground wearing a fire suit and helmet, with IndyCars in the background on a race track.

Giving "Fast Friday" a whole new meaning. Photo: Arika Herron/Axios

Arika, here! Growing up in northern Indiana, Memorial Day weekend meant one thing: racing.

Context: Every year, my family drove down to Noblesville and stayed with my aunt and uncle.Β The grown-ups would go to the race and the kids would stay at their house to play video games and run around the backyard.

What to do this weekend: May 19-21

Illustration: Maura Losch/Axios

πŸ€ The Indiana Fever open their regular season against the Connecticut Sun at 7pm Friday at Gainbridge Fieldhouse.

VeeCon brings social media influencers to Indy

Gary Vaynerchuk, Eva Longoria, Maha Abouelenein and Huda Kattan pose together at the first VeeCon in Minneapolis.

Gary Vaynerchuk, Eva Longoria, Maha Abouelenein and Huda Kattan at the first VeeCon last year in Minneapolis. Photo: Daniel Zuchnik/Getty Images for Huda Kattan

It's time for VeeCon, a one-of-a-kind conference you've likely never heard of and might have trouble getting into.

Driving the news: Internet-famous Gary Vaynerchuk, a self-described "serial entrepreneur," is holding his tech, marketing, pop culture and thought leadership mashup in Indianapolis.

Where to get pup cups in Indianapolis

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Your typical pup cup recipe: Whipped cream in a cup. Photo: Lindsey Erdody/Axios

The weather seems to finally be consistently warm, which means it's that time of year for sweet cold treats for you β€” and your dogs!

Fetching the news: We put together a list of places where you can get a human treat, plus a pup cup for your good dog.

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