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. 


Spring Into Dance 

Date: March 22nd-23rd

Time: Fri 7:30PM, Sat 2:30PM

Location: Reardon Auditorium, Anderson University – Anderson, IN 

“The SMTD dance program invites you to a riveting performance of dance at Reardon Auditorium in our yearly offering of Spring Into Dance, on Friday March 22 at 7:30pm and Saturday March 23 at 2:30pm. This exhilarating concert features a diverse evening of traditional and original choreography by AU’s outstanding dance faculty. Also included on the program will be a thrilling new work created especially for our dancers by guest choreographer Stuart Lewis, Associate Artistic Director of Dance Kaleidoscope.” 


Anderson Symphony Orchestra: An Evening of Song 

Date: March 23rd  

Time: 7:30PM 

Location: Paramount Theatre – Anderson, IN 

“In addition to Maestro Sowers’ work as an orchestral conductor, he has a musical background as a singer — he actually was a voice performance major at IU Bloomington, and he served as the Director of Choirs at AU for 37 years. Over the years at the ASO, he has collaborated with some amazing vocalists, a number of whom will join the orchestra for the ASO’s fifth concert of the season’s very special ‘An Evening of Song.’

Enjoy appearances from Ryan Ahlwardt, Lawrence Brownlee, Leah Crane, Sarah Dearstyne, Lynelle Jonsson, Heather Lake Bays, Layke Jones, Paul Langford, Jon McLaughlin, Sarah Scharbrough McLaughlin, Sandi Patty, and Jessica Rivera.”


Opening Night of Racing

Date: March 30th

Time: Gates Open 3PM, Racing Begins 6PM 

Location: Anderson Speedway – Anderson, IN 

Divisions: Modifieds, Ford Division, Marcum’s Welding Front Wheel Drives, Legends, Thunder Roadsters 



Madison County Solar Eclipse

Date: April 8th  

Time: 11AM-5PM

Location: Anderson Municipal Airport – Anderson, IN 

“Join us for an exciting Eclipse experience! Free safety glasses provided to all attendees. DJ David Isabel, Food Trucks and tailgating atmosphere leading up to the Solar Eclipse event. Commemorative Solar Eclipse T-Shirts available for pre-sale!”


Diversity Dance Festival

Date: April 9th-15th 

Location: Anderson University – Anderson, IN 

“Diversity Dance Festival is hosted annually by Anderson University Dance Program. Open to the public and free of charge. The festival brings high energy cultural dance classes to Anderson University, and the Anderson community at large. 2024 classes range from West African dance to Bollywood style and Bhangra dance. This year also features Dayton Contemporary Dance Company giving a free performance! It also offers our dance majors master classes and connections with major companies like Deeply Rooted Dance Theatre in Chicago. We are honored that we are the only university that Deeply Rooted Dance Theatre visits in the state of Indiana.
Vibrant panel discussions are another highlight featuring elite professional performers and directors. Previous panelists range from Broadway’s ‘Hamilton’ and ‘MJ: The Musical,’ to dancers of the acclaimed Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, and Dance Theatre of Harlem. This highly anticipated event blends cultural education with high energy fun. Classes, Performance, and Forum are open to the community (ages 12+). Dance training is not necessary. All you need is a pair of socks, and a body that loves to dance. Come dance with us at AU Dance!”


Night Ranger

Date: April 12th 

Time: 9PM 

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

“Night Ranger’s popularity is fueled by a number of instantly recognizable hit singles and signature album tracks, such as ‘Sister Christian,’ ‘Don’t Tell Me You Love Me,’ ‘When You Close Your Eyes,’ and the anthemic ‘(You Can Still) Rock In America.’ They released their first records in the early 80s, so as they celebrate their 40th Anniversary, they continue to prove that powerful songs alongside, incredibly talented musicians and most importantly having such wonderful fans around the world is the perfect formula for continued success.”


The Maestro’s Final Anderson Symphony Orchestra Concert

Date: April 20th  

Time: 7:30PM 

Location: Paramount Theatre – Anderson, IN 

“Maestro Sowers’ final concert as the ASO Music Director will include three of his favorite works for orchestra. The concert will begin with the ‘Festive Overture’ by Shostakovich and followed by the Rachmaninov Piano Concerto No. 2. The Guest artist will be John Novacek, the Grammy-nominated pianist who regularly tours the Americas, Europe, Asia, and Australia. The final selection will be Respighi’s glorious tone poem, ‘Pines of Rome.’”



Spring Championships

Date: May 11th  

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

Location: Anderson Speedway – Anderson, IN 

Divisions: Modifieds, McGunegill Engine Performance Late Models, Vore’s Welding & Steel Street Stocks, Marcum’s Welding Front Wheel Drives, Thunder Roadsters


Anderson Sertoma Club Mayor’s Cup Grand Prix

Date: May 18th-19th

Location: Downtown – Anderson, IN 

“The event is open to kart racers from various states! There are food vendors on site, restroom facilities, & bleachers for the fans.  This event is free to the public and pit passes are available for purchase to get closer to the action.”


76th Annual Little 500 Sprint Car Classic

Date: May 25th  

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: 500 Sprint Car Tour



June Jamboree

Date: June 4th-8th

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. 


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