Top Events in Anderson Madison County: May 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. 


Cinco de Mayo First Friday 

Date: May 5th    

Time: 5-8PM 

Location: Downtown – Anderson, IN 

We have a fun family-friendly First Friday in May planned for you! Grab a mini piñata from A Town Center or the Anderson Museum of Art and fill it up with candy as you explore downtown businesses.

Enjoy a live dance performance from Ballet Folklorico and learn a few dance moves after. Take a swing at a big piñata filled with candy sponsored by Anderson Indiana Main Street (AIMS). And so much more!” 


Anderson Farmers Market Opening Day 

Date: May 6th  

Time: 9AM-12PM 

Location: 10th & Central – Anderson, IN 

“Anderson’s official Farmer’s Market. Open on Saturdays, May-September. Come join your community for home grown produce, foods, and art!” 


Pendleton Farmers Market (Dale Pickett)

Pendleton Farmers Market Opening Day

Date: May 6th

Time: 8AM-12PM 

Location: Falls Park – Pendleton, IN 

“Saturday’s 8am – 12pm in Falls Park May 7 to October 8 

Bringing Community Together since 1994.” 


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


Alexandria City Jam

Date: May 6th  

Time: 12-5PM 

Location: Harrison/Church Streets – Alexandria, IN 

“Live music by: Dusty Suitcase and the Business, Whiskey Layne

Vendors, food and beer Tent. Bring your cool car, truck, bike to show.”

Donnie Baker

Date: May 13th  

Time: 9PM 

Location: Harrah’s Hoosier Park – 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!” 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 


Sertoma Club Mayor’s Cup Grand Prix

Anderson Sertoma 28th Annual Mayor’s Cup Grand Prix 

Date: May 13th-14th  

Location: 9th & 10th @ Central Ave. – 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!” 


Little 500 Festival Hot Rod & Classic Car Show

Date: May 20th   

Time: 8AM 

Location: Dickmann Town Center – Anderson, IN 

“The Little 500 Festival Hot Rod and Classic Car Show will be held on May 20, 2023, on Meridian Street and between 10th and 13th Streets in Anderson IN. Registration begins at 8:00 a.m. Food Vendors will be available. Trophies will be given to the top 30, plus specialty awards.”

Little 500

75th Annual Little 500 

Date: May 27th  

Time: Gates Open – 3PM, Warm-up Session – 4:30PM, Autograph Session – 5:30PM, Pre-Race Ceremonies – 7:00PM, Green Flag – 8:00PM 

Location: Anderson Speedway – Anderson, IN 

Division: Non-Wing Sprint Cars 


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