Spring Events in Madison County

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All event information is subject to change. Please check the website or social media pages of the event’s organizers for the most up-to-date information. 


Anderson Symphony Orchestra: Pavel & Direct Contact Latin Jazz | ASO Chocolate and Wine

Date: April 1st  

Time: Chocolate and Wine: 5-7PM, Performance begins 7:30PM

Location: Paramount Theatre – Anderson, IN 

“Join us on April 1, 2023 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. for our popular Chocolate and Wine tasting event at the Paramount Ballroom. Enjoy heavy hor d’oeurves and wines paired with chocolates from around the world. Tickets will sell fast, so purchase yours today at the button below.

After the Chocolate and Wine tasting, join us at 7:30 p.m. in the Paramount Theatre to celebrate Hispanic Heritage with an evening of Latin Jazz. Pavel & Direct Contact are known for their energetic, fiery performances. Led by Internationally-known Dominican pianist and Chicago Music Awards Nominee Pavel Polanco-Safadit, they will bring an unforgettable experience of Latin Jazz, Salsa, and Latin-infused American pop song. The ASO will also perform the finale, Malambo, from Estancia by Alberto Ginastera and Danzon No. 2 by Arturo Marquez – two of the world’s greatest Hispanic composers.” 


Anderson Speedway’s Opening Night

Date: April 1st 

Time: Gates Open – 3PM, Racing Begins – 6PM 

Location: Anderson Speedway – Anderson, IN 

Divisions: McGunegill Engine Performance Late Models, Noble Wine & Spirits ThunderCars, Marcum’s Welding Front Wheel Drives, Vintage Wrench Ford Division


Thundercar 100

Date: April 22nd  

Time: Gates Open – 4PM, Racing Begins – 6PM 

Location: Anderson Speedway – Anderson, IN 

Divisions: Noble Wine & Spirits Thundercars, Marcum’s Welding Front Wheel Drives, Legends, Vintage Wrench Ford Division-Pro



Spring Championships

Date: May 6th  

Time: Gates Open – 4:30PM, Racing Begins – 7:30PM 

Location: Anderson Speedway – Anderson, IN 

Divisions: McGunegill Engine Performance Late Models, Noble Wine & Spirits ThunderCars, Thunder Roadsters, Vintage Wrench Ford Division, Vintage Wrench Ford Division-Pro, Marcum’s Welding Front Wheel Drives


Donnie Baker

Date: May 13th  

Time: 9PM

Location: Harrah’s Hoosier Park Racing & Casino – Anderson, IN 

“Donnie Baker has been calling into the nationally syndicated Bob and Tom radio show since early 2006. Donnie has millions of followers on social media and is perhaps best known for his various viral YouTube videos. With catch phrases such as: “It’s State Law!”, “I Swear to God!”, and “Shut Up Randy!” Donnie has been entertaining fans of all ages for almost two decades. Donnie Baker has also produced and released 8 comedy albums with the most recent being “Unmasked” which can be found on Spotify and various other streaming services. Donnie always brags to his fans that he’s “probably as close to Kid Rock as you’re ever gonna get!” DonnieBaker.com is the official website for all things Donnie Baker…including his boat, which is still for sale!”


Pendleton Jeep Jam

Date: May 13th  

Time: 4PM

Location: Falls Park – Pendleton, IN 


Anderson Sertoma Club Mayor’s Cup Grand Prix

Date: May 13th-14th

Location: 222 E 10th Street – Anderson, IN 

“Please join us for the 28th running of the Anderson Sertoma Club Mayor’s Cup Grand Prix. Part of the Little 500 Festival events! This is our annual fundraising event!”


75th Annual Lucas Oil Little 500

Date: May 27th  

Time: Gates Open – 3PM, Warm-up Session – 4:30PM, Autograph Session – 5:30PM, Pre-Race Ceremonies – 7PM, Green Flag – 8PM

Location: Anderson Speedway – Anderson, IN 

Division: Non-Wing Sprint Cars



June Jamboree

Date: June 6th-10th

Location: Falls Park – Pendleton, IN 

Join in on the jamboree, where you can find food, rides, games, and fun! Over 50 years working with Luehr’s Ideal Rides. 


Anderson on Tap

Date: June 24th  

Time: 1-5PM

Location: Dickmann Town Center – Anderson, IN 

“Presented by Keg-N-Bottle (Madison County’s #1 retail source for beer, wine & spirits), the 2023 event will feature unlimited pours from ~40 Indiana craft breweries, distilleries & wineries, live music from 3 different bands throughout the event (all playing at the same time), great local food, local art, games and more.” 


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