Top Events in Anderson Madison County: May 2024

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. 


First Friday 

Date: May 3rd    

Time: 5-8PM 

Location: Downtown – Anderson, IN 

“A Town Center, along with many others, will be celebrating Cinco de Mayo for our FIRST First Friday of 2024. Come see what we have planned! Art, fun, pinatas, food!”


Anderson Artist Alley Unveiling

Date: May 3rd    

Time: 5PM 

Location: Downtown – Anderson, IN 

“2 Ribbon Cuttings!!!
1st @ 5:00 – 19 W 10th Street New Location
2nd @ 5:15 – 1118 Meridian Street New Show Unveiling”


All Shook Up

Date: May 3rd-5th

Time: Fri-Sat 7:30PM, Sun 3:30PM

Location: Anderson’s Mainstage Theatre – Anderson, IN 

“Anderson’s Mainstage Theatre proudly presents ALL SHOOK UP. This American jukebox musical is our 2024 season opener. Directed by Liz Carrier. This musical was inspired by and features the songs of Elvis Presley®

It’s 1955, and into a square little town in a square little state rides a guitar-playing young man who changes everything and everyone he meets. Loosely based on Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night, this hip-swiveling, lip-curling musical fantasy will have you jumpin’ out of your blue suede shoes with such classics as ‘Heartbreak Hotel,’ ‘Hound Dog,’ ‘Jailhouse Rock,’ and ‘Don’t Be Cruel.'”


En Pointe Indiana Ballet

En Pointe Indiana Ballet: Curiosity

Date: May 10th-11th

Time: Fri 7PM, Sat 2PM

Location: Reardon Auditorium, Anderson University – Anderson, IN 

“Curiosity is an En Pointe Indiana Ballet original that offers many curious surprises inspired by Cirque du Soleil®.  We are excited to present this jazz inspired piece set in the romantic Victorian era where Science and the Industrial Revolution were new and fantastical.

Curiosity showcases all genres of dance including ballet, swing, jazz, modern, contemporary, tap, and is fun for the whole family.  We can’t wait to entertain the audience with our own take on the peculiar fantasy world of steampunk science fiction.  

Artistic Directors Pollyana Ribeiro and Robert Moore are using the elegance of ballet to translate this imaginary world into a beautiful and quizzical work of art. It is certainly a fast-paced performance that everyone in the family will enjoy!”


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, Legends


Sertoma Club Mayor’s Cup Grand Prix 29th Running

Date: May 18th-19th

Location: 222 E 10th Street – Anderson, IN 

“This is our annual fundraiser held in downtown Anderson, IN!  Without our sponsors, this event would not be possible.  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.”


Sertoma Club Mayor’s Cup Grand Prix

Little 500 Festival Hot Rod & Classic Car Show

Date: May 18th   

Time: 9AM 

Location: Dickmann Town Center – Anderson, IN 

“Rev up your engines and make your way to the Madison County Historical Society in Anderson, IN for the prestigious Little 500 Hot Rod & Classic Car Show. Experience the artistry and craftsmanship of meticulously restored hot rods and classic cars as enthusiasts gather to share their passion for these timeless marvels. Don’t miss this opportunity to immerse yourself in a world where vintage meets vroom!”


Date: May 18th-19th

Time: Sat 10AM-6PM, Sun 10AM-4PM

Location: Historic Camp Chesterfield – Chesterfield, IN 

“This 2-day, fully outdoor event, will feature a multitude of metaphysical vendors, readers, and healers offering a wide variety of products and services. There will also be food trucks and free lectures all weekend. If you love Spirit Fest, you will love MayFEST. Come and celebrate the magic of Camp Chesterfield and be part of one of our largest events.

Gate Fee (per person): $10/day or $15/weekend”


Little 500

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 – 7:00PM, Green Flag – 8:00PM 

Location: Anderson Speedway – Anderson, IN 

Division: 500 Sprint Car Tour


Almost, Maine

Date: May 30th-31st

Time: 7:30PM

Location: Anderson’s Mainstage Theatre – Anderson, IN 

“Anderson’s Mainstage Theatre presents ALMOST, MAINE. This play is our second show of the 2024 season. Directed by Sharon Stafford and Rhonda Tinch-Mize.

Welcome to Almost, Maine, a place that’s so far north, it’s almost not in the United States. It’s almost in Canada. And it’s not quite a town, because its residents never got around to getting organized. So it almost doesn’t exist. One cold, clear, winter night, as the northern lights hover in the star-filled sky above, the residents of Almost, Maine, find themselves falling in and out of love in unexpected and hilarious ways. Knees are bruised. Hearts are broken. But the bruises heal, and the hearts mend—almost—in this delightful midwinter night’s dream.”


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