Top Events in Anderson Madison County: August 2023

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. 


Checkered Flag Gala

Date: August 4th      

Time: 6PM

Location: Anderson Speedway – Anderson, IN 

“Checkered Flag is our dinner/dance event that kicks off ‘The Madison 200’ race weekend, a partnership with the Anderson Speedway in honor of the bicentennial. Gala: 6PM – Cocktail Hour, 7PM – Dinner, 8-10PM – Dance to Music by the Flying Toasters” 


Markleville Jamboree

Date: August 4th-6th

Location: Markleville Community Park – Markleville, IN 


Madison County 200

Date: August 5th 

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

Location: Anderson Speedway – Anderson, IN 

Divisions: CRA Late Model Sportsman, Marcum’s Welding Front Wheel Drives, Noble Wine & Spirits ThunderCars, Thunder Roadsters


Cinderella’s Tom Keifer

Date: August 11th  

Time: 7:30PM 

Location: Paramount Theatre – Anderson, IN 

“Tom Keifer’s story begins as the frontman and guitarist of hard rock heavyweights Cinderella. His signature voice and bluesy songwriting helped sell 15 million records. He transitioned to a successful solo career with his band, and after 10 years, they’re embarking on the Live Loud Tour, featuring the hits of Cinderella and new favorites.” 


Dan Patch Stakes

Date: August 11th  

Time: 6:15PM 

Location: Harrah’s Hoosier Park – Anderson, IN 

“Join us for the 30th running of the Dan Patch Stakes! Enjoy championship harness racing, food trucks, FREE t-shirt giveaway, prizes and more!” 


Elwood Glass Festival

Date: August 18th-20th  

Location: Callaway Park – Elwood, IN 

“The Glass Festival includes a parade, carnival rides, arts and crafts, food, collectibles, bus tours, demonstrations, and fun contests. The Vintage Rollers Car Show brings more than 300 classic and antique cars each year. Live bands and other entertainment perform at the Jim Knoop Amphitheater at Callaway Park. And free bus tours are available daily and include stops at Carol’s Legacy Glass and the House of Glass.

The Glass Festival is an event for the whole family. Admission is FREE!”


Season Championships

Date: August 19th 

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

Location: Anderson Speedway – Anderson, IN 

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


Way Out Beer Fest

Date: August 19th     

Time: 3:30-7:30PM

Location: Main Street/Pax Verum Brewing Co. – Lapel, IN

“Focusing on unique, unusual and rare ‘way out’ beers from over 30 breweries, Way Out Beer Fest offers unlimited samples on the picturesque, downtown Main Street of Lapel, Indiana. Expect to enjoy many new beers and/or riffs on existing beers. Attendees will also have the opportunity to vote on their favorite ‘Way Out People’s Choice’ beer & brewery at the fest.⁠ Unlimited samples, live music, food trucks and a commemorative tasting glass are included in the ticket price.”


Bicentennial Porch Parties

Date: August 20th  

Time: 1-5PM

Location: Downtown – Pendleton, IN 

“On August 20 from 1 to 5 pm historic homes in and near the Pendleton downtown will host ‘porch parties’ inviting the public to see their beautiful porches and learn about their history. Presentations will also be made that afternoon at the South Madison County Community Foundation.”


Anderson Gaslight Festival

Date: August 26th  

Time: 9AM-9PM 

Location: Historic West 8th Street – Anderson, IN 

“Serving as a community event to honor our history & unite our community. Confirmed activities for the event include a parade, tea service at the historic Lambert House; a pie baking contest; tours of homes in Anderson’s historical district; a Kid Zone with inflatables, games, and more; a car show; carriage rides; vendor booths, food trucks, live music throughout the day, a beer and wine garden, and more.”


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