April showers bring May flowers... and lots of other great things such as racing at Paragon Speedway, tons of outdoor recreation opportunities and fun outdoor events! May means patio dining, and the return of some of our favorite seasonal events, such at the Morgan County Farmers Market, outdoor concerts, Mother's Day events and more.

We've compiled a list of upcoming events you'll want to have on your calendar this May, but we're always adding more, so be sure to check our Events Calendar for updated listings in the coming weeks for even more fun options. In particular, keep an eye out for additional last minute live music events to be added at area venues.

Tuesdays & Saturdays - Morgan County Farmers Market 
The Morgan County Farmers Market returns in early May with locations in both Mooresville and Martinsville! Stop in a browse locally grown produce and meats, fresh eggs and baked goods and a variety of handcrafted items. Find them on Tuesdays from 3 to 6 pm at the Friends Church in Mooresville and on Saturdays from 9 am to 1 pm at The Main Connection in Martinsville. 

Thursdays - Cruise-in on the Square 
Downtown Martinsville is home to the Cruise-in on the Square each Thursday evening from 5 to 9 pm. Classic and unique cars, trucks and motorcycles take over the parking area around the Morgan County Courthouse. Head downtown to browse these awesome rides, talk to their owners and enjoy dinner and shopping on the square!

May 2 - Tacos & Taps: Guys' Night Out
Cedar Creek Brew Co invites all the guys out for an evening of tacos and taps at the brewery (of course you can also enjoy the winery, distillery and cigars while you're there, too)! This fun event will begin at 5 pm on Thursday, May 2 and will feature a variety of vendor booths chosen specifically with guys in mind, plus great food and drink! 

May 4 - 4th Annual SingerHobbies Car/Motorcycle Show & Big Green Egg Cookout
SingerHobbies will host their annual Car and Motorcycle Show on Saturday, May  4, beginning at 9 am. 20+ awards will be given out, including People's Choice. Come out and browse the vehicles, then vote for your favorite! Singer Hobbies is located in the shopping plaza between Burton Lane and State Road 39. Rain date is May 20. Also taking place in the same plaza that day is a Big Green Egg Cookout outside of Ace Hardware! Stop by for a great lunch beginning at 11 am with proceeds to benefit a local charitable organization, Stability First. 

May 4 - Free Comic Book Day & Artist Visit
Krypton Comics is set to celebrate Free Comic Book Day with free comics, of course, but also with a fun meet-n-greet opportunity featuring several artists, costumes and more! Join them on Saturday, May 4 and get your free comic book (a variety of books are available for all ages).The fun starts at 11 am. 

May 4, 8, & 18 - Wines & Vines Container Gardening Parties 
Greendell Landscape Solutions is back with their fun spring themed Wines & Vines Container Gardening Parties! Instructor-led classes are available May 4, 8, and 18. Sign up in advance to reserve your group's table and time. Wine will be on hand from Mallow Run Winery. (Please call ahead for groups larger than four.) Enjoy a fun afternoon of gardening and leave with a beautiful new addition to your porch or patio! Cost is $70 per person; space is limited. Participants receive your first glass of wine, snacks, a container, base soil, potting soil, five annual plants and a commemorative wine glass. Additional plants, embellishments and wine available for purchase.  

May 4, 17, 18, & 25 - Dirt Track Racing at Paragon Speedway 
​Racing has returned to our favorite dirt track oval at Paragon Speedway. The 2024 season is currently underway and the track is ready to shine with lots of recent improvements under new ownership. Races take place on Saturdays with affordable admission costs. (Some events may be subject to special event ticket pricing.)  Bring the kids and enjoy a night at the races! This month's race dates are May 4, 17, 18 and 25. Check out the Paragon Speedway FB page for the entire season schedule and any updates. 

May 4 - Author Event: Bernard Gumz
Fables and Fairy Tales invites you to come visit with author Bernard Gumz on Saturday, May 4, beginning at 1 pm. There will be copies of his new release "Skrum" available for signing and there will also be a live reading from the book at 2 pm. 

May 4 - Mooresville's Hollywood Animal Trainer, Frank Inn
The Mooresville Public Library continues its series of speakers celebrating the town's bicentennial celebration with a look at famous animal trainer Frank Inn, portrayed by local resident Dave Reddick. Frank worked on several projects you're probably familiar with, including Bengi, The Beverly Hillbillies and Green Acres! Program begins at 2 pm. All ages welcome. 

May 4 - Hubble Telescope Presentation
The Mooresville Public Library will host a member of the Indiana Astronomical Society in their community room on May 4 at 6 pm to talk about the fascinating Hubble telescope. Come learn alla bout this awesome technology and what it's helped us learn about our universe. All are welcome, no registration required. 

May 4 - Live Music: Jennifer Mlott
Hoosier Que at Foxcliff Golf Course will host live music from Jennifer Mlott on Saturday, May 4. All ages are welcome. Come hungry! Hoosier Que offers a large variety of menu items as well as one of Indiana's largest collections of bourbon! Music begins at 7pm. 

May 4 - Free Outdoor Movie: Trolls Band Together
Martinsville Parks and Recreation invites you to join them in downtown Martinsville for a screening of Trolls Band Together, beginning at dusk. There will be drinks and popcorn available on site, or order ahead from a downtown eatery! Bring you own seating. 

May 5 - Houseplant 101 Workshop
Fables and Fairy Tales will host Flower Mama Indy for a Houseplant 101 Workshop on Sunday, May 5, beginning at 1 pm. Cost is $45 and includes a beautiful. health plant, soil, ceramic pot and instruction on  basic plant care, plus a chance to win fun prizes! Register ahead at www.flowermamaindy.com by May 1. 

May 7 - Designer Purse Bingo
Morgan County Early Learning Coalition will host a Designer Purse Bingo event at the Morgan County Fairgrounds on May 7, beginning at 6:30 pm. Admission is $25 per person, or purchase a whole table for up to 8 guests! Admission includes 14 games, a dauber and a door prize ticket. Ages 18+ only. Games begin promptly at 6:30, so don't be late!

May 8 - Bourbon & Bags Bingo
Frenchy's Pub in Morgantown will host an evening of Bourbon and Bags Bingo on May 8, beginning at 7 pm. Cost is $35 per seat and all proceeds benefit Frenchy's Kids, a local charitable initiative. Seating is limited and they do expect to sell out, so reserve your space today! 

May 10 - Downtown Summer Concert: Toy Factory
The first Downtown Martinsville Free Summer Concert of the season will take place on Friday, May 10. Music will begin at  at 7:30 pm with popular regional band Toy Factory. Bring your own seating. This year's free concert series will take place at the brand new downtown performance venue located at the corner of Jefferson and Pike Streets, just one block off the historic courthouse square. Food and drink will be available on site and from downtown eateries. 

May 10 - May Open Studios Night
The Art Sanctuary of Indiana in downtown Martinsville presents their monthly Open Studios Night on Friday, May 10. On the second Friday of each month, stop by to talk with resident artists in their working studios. The Art Sanctuary is home to more than a dozen local artists. You can also enjoy Open Mic Night in the downstairs gallery, and this month, meet author Phyllis Dow Bex, who will have copies of her book "Live on Turkeyneck Hill" on hand to sign! 

May 11 - Downtown Mooresville Street Fair
Head for downtown Mooresville on Saturday, May 11 for a fun Street Fair from 10 am to 3 pm. This event features a wide variety of vendors, live music, food trucks, shopping and even kids' activities! Located at the intersection of Indiana and East Main Street. 

May 11 - Mooresville Touch a Truck
Get the kids and head for Pioneer Park on Saturday, May 11 for Touch a Truck. From 10 am to Noon, you'll find a wide variety of vehicles to explore, including public service, emergency utility, construction, transportation, deliver and just plain cool - all in once place! This is a rain or shine event. Vehicles will be located in the Aquatic Center parking lot. Free. 

May 11 - Spring Tractor Show
The Morgan County Antique Machinery Association and Mooresville's Tractor Supply Company location invite you to show off your tractors, engines and lawn tractors… or come to see everyone else's! On Saturday, May 11, from 10 am to 3 pm, antique machinery enthusiasts will gather outside the Tractor Supply Company. This is a fun new lead-up event to the 2024 Morgan County Antique Machinery Show in June! 

May 11 - Morgan County Habitat Annual Home Tour
Come out to enjoy a day of fun in Martinsville with the annual Habitat Home Tour! This annual fundraising event is presented by Morgan County Habitat for Humanity, and is set to take place on May 11 from 1 to 5 pm. This year's tour will feature several historic homes, plus - for the first time ever - a brand-new Habitat Home!Tickets are available now at a cost of $25 per person in advance or $30 on the date of the tour Come early for a great lunch at one of downtown Martinsville's locally-owned eateries!.  

May 11 - Here Comes the Sun
The Morgan County Community Concerts Association will present Here Comes the Sun on Saturday, May 11, beginning at 7 pm. This group celebrates the works of The Beatles with a fresh, vibrant and musically-authentic act that gets audiences on their feet! With five multitalented musicans/vocalists, this performance will be one to remember! Show takes place at the Martinsville High School Auditorium. Tickets are available online or at the door. 

May 11 - Live Music: Renee Michelle Merrifield
Hoosier Que at Foxcliff Golf Course will host live music from Renee Michelle Merrifield on Saturday, May 11. All ages are welcome. Come hungry! Hoosier Que offers a large variety of menu items as well as one of Indiana's largest collections of bourbon! Music begins at 7pm. 

May 16 - Sunset Hike
Head for Jimmy Nash Park on Thursday, May 16 for a Sunset Hike on their beautiful hiking trail. Meet up near the pond for this free group hike. All ages are welcome, but they do appreciate registration so they can anticipate the correct number of participants. This month's hike will begin at 8 pm, and get you to the top of Park Hill in time for a beautiful sunset! 

May 17 - Summer Concert: The Indigos
The first free Sumer Concert of the season at Pioneer Park will take place on Friday, May 17, featuring regional favorites The Indigos. These performances take place in the open area behind the Aquatic Center. There will be a food truck as well as local beer and wine available on site. Well-behaved pets on leashes are welcome. Bring your own seating; music begins at 7 pm. 

May 18 - Author Event: Rachelle Gegg & Jennifer Wilson
Fables and Fairy Tales in downtown Martinsville will host a very special author event featuring local authors Rachelle Gegg and Jennifer Wilson on Saturday, May 18, beginning at 11 am. Both authors will have copies of their books available for signing and there will be a live reading from their works at Noon. 

May 18 - Black Dog Brewing 4th Anniversary Party
Mooresville's Black Dog Brewing Company will celebrate their anniversary with a party on Saturday, May 18 featuring live music, great food, new beer tappings and more! Stop by throughout the day from 1 to 10 pm to enjoy live music, great food and locally crafted beer. 

May 20 - Drink at the Creek: Resurrection & Fancy Sauce
The 2024 Drink at the Creek Concert Series kicks off on Saturday, May 18 with fan favorites Resurrection (Journey Tribute band) and Fancy Sauce! Gates open at 2 pm. Tickets are available online at rdproductionsllc.com as well as in person at Cedar Creek Winery. Cost is $15 in advance or $20 at the gate. Kids age 12 and under are free; locally-crafted beer, wine and spirits, plus food vendors are available on site. Bring your own seating. Picnics are welcome; no outside alcohol allowed.

May 18 - Live Music: Brenna Faith
Hoosier Que at Foxcliff Golf Course will host live music from Brenna Faith on Saturday, May 18. All ages are welcome. Come hungry! Hoosier Que offers a large variety of menu items as well as one of Indiana's largest collections of bourbon! Music begins at 7pm. 

May 22 - 2024 Season Opening Day at Willowfield Lavender Farm
Willowfield Lavender Farm will kick off their 2024 season on Saturday, May 22. Hours for this season will be 11 am to 4 pm, Thursdays through Saturdays. Come enjoy the beauty of the lavender fields, complete with free aromatherapy! Browse the store for lavender-themed products and enjoy a glass of signature iced tea and cookies as you relax amid the lavender. Season will continue until early October.

May 19 - Morgantown Memorial Parade
The small town of Morgantown will host their annual Memorial Parade on Sunday, May 19 at 1 pm. A local tradition for 100+ years, the parade is held on the Sunday before Memorial Day Weekend to honor those lost while defending our nation. This is a true small-town parade featuring antique tractors and automobiles, animals, floats, marching groups, and more that travels north through town, ending at East Hill Cemetery where a brief memorial service is held.

May 25 - Live Music: Beautiful Ammunition
Hoosier Que at Foxcliff Golf Course will host live music from Beautiful Ammunition on Saturday, May 25. All ages are welcome. Come hungry! Hoosier Que offers a large variety of menu items as well as one of Indiana's largest collections of bourbon! Music begins at 7pm. 

May 25 - Drink at the Creek: Thunderstruck & Jump
The 2024 Drink at the Creek Concert Series continues on May 25 with an evening of rock n roll. The popular AC/DC tribute band Thunderstruck will take the stage following opening act Jump, a Van Halen tribute band. Gates open at 2 pm. Tickets are available online at rdproductionsllc.com as well as in person at Cedar Creek Winery. Cost is $15 in advance or $20 at the gate. Kids age 12 and under are free; locally-crafted beer, wine and spirits, plus food vendors are available on site. Bring your own seating; picnics welcome but no outside alcohol allowed. 

May 25-June 8 - Explore Downtown Martinsville Passport
Downtown Martinsville businesses invite you to come explore the downtown district between May 25 and June 8. Simply pick up a passport at one of the nearly 30 participating businesses, and you'll receive a stamp for every $5 you spend. Once your passport's full, drop it off at any participating business to be entered to win one of 5 great prizes! 

May 30 - Free Summer Concert: The Phil Pierle Trio
Enjoy live music from The Phil Pierle Trio at Bicentennial Park in downtown Mooresville on Thursday, May 30. This is the first of this summer's free concerts at Bicentennial Park. There will be food and drink vendors on site and all ages are welcome! Bring your own seating. Music begins at 7 pm. 

May 31 - Free Summer Concert: King Bee & The Stingers
Enjoy a special live music event in downtown Martinsville on Friday, May 31 featuring King Bee & The Stingers. Attendees will enjoy live music beginning at 7:30 pm at The Venue in downtown Martinsville. Bring your own seating; food trucks on site. All ages welcome!