3. Markleville Town Park is the place to be for an Old Fashioned 4th of July from 7 p.m. to dark. Old-fashioned games like sack races, egg and spoon races, seed spitting, corn hole and others mean fun for everyone. The Markleville Lions Club will provide free hot dogs and popcorn. Drinks can be purchased. The event is hosted by the Lions Club and the Markleville Park Board. The park is located on Indiana 38.
4. If the roar of the engine is your thing, get in on Anderson Speedway’s Figure 8 Madness and fireworks. Gates open at 5 p.m. Racing starts at 8 p.m. Admission is $12 for adults and $4 for kids ages 6-12. Children 5 and under get in free. Check out www.andersonspeedway.com or call 642-0206 for more info.
5. Celebrate independence with the annual Chesterfield parade. The parade starts at noon and heads from the Anderson Airport along Main Street.
6. Last but not least, Hoosier Park Racing and Casino hosts “Fire It Up on the 4th,” with its fireworks spectacular. Top Rock Junkies performs a live concert at 8 p.m., with the fireworks following at about 10 p.m. Drawings for prizes and cash are part of the fun all day long. The concert and fireworks are free at Hoosier Park, 4500 Dan Patch Circle in Anderson. Check out www.hoosierpark.com or call 642-7223 for more info.
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