Events in Belton

There is a special magic that you’ll feel when you visit Belton during a holiday or a special event. Especially if you’re from a big city and not used to the quaint charm of a small town, you’ll experience the feeling of community, of neighbors coming together to celebrate, that is often hard to find in this day and age. Belton has been known for its Fourth of July celebrations, and the Christmas attractions at Belton Lake draw visitors from all over the Lone Star State. For these and more yearly happenings, check out our list of the some of the top annual events in Belton.


Variety’s Kites for Kids
Variety, a Texas charity organization, hosts this annual day of kid fun in nearby Killeen. You’ll find kite flying, air hockey, movies, putt-putt golf, bounce houses, face painting, and more.
19051 Farm to Market Road 2484
Killeen, TX 76542


Ronald McDonald House Annual Celebrity Golf Classic
Dallas Cowboy legends Bob Lilly and Randy White host this yearly charity golf scramble in which each group is joined on the links by a former sports star. Festivities are kicked off by a dinner and silent auction the evening prior to the tournament.  
Battalion Avenue
Fort Hood, TX 76544

May-Labor Day

Summer Fun Water Park
Local kids count the days each year until this outdoor water park opens its doors. With a lazy river, water slides (including one with a 40-foot drop), basketball and sand volleyball courts, and concession stand, it’s got everything needed to spend a glorious summer day in the sun. 
1410 Waco Road
Belton, TX 76513


4th of July Celebration and PRCA Rodeo
A yearly tradition since the mid-1800’s, Belton’s Independence Day bash is a multi-day event featuring a kick-off barbecue, a carnival, the Festival on Nolan Creek, a fiddlin’ contest, patriotic program, and a parade USA Today dubbed one of the best in the country. And that’s just half the story; thousands will be on hand for the calf roping, steer wrestling, bull riding, and all the other fun of the PRCA rodeo, one of the top expo events of the year.
301 West Loop 121
Belton, TX 76513


On a Saturday night in August, grab some lawn chairs and bring the kids to City Hall for live music and a family-friendly movie in the park.
333 Water Street
Belton, TX 76513


Central Texas State Fair
On Labor Day weekend, head to the Bell County Expo Center for the carnival, livestock show, mutton bustin’, and Professional Bull Riders competitions that are part of the annual Central Texas State Fair.
301 West Loop 121
Belton, TX 76513


Candy Trail
Make sure your little ghouls and goblins have a bag large enough to hold all the candy they’ll be scoring from the shops and businesses in downtown Belton during this annual Halloween event.
Belton, TX 76513

November - January

Nature in Lights
BLORA (Belton Lake Outdoor Recreation Area) becomes nearly six miles of winter wonderland each holiday season, with millions of Christmas lights illuminating hundreds of festive scenes and displays.
Cottage Road
Belton, TX 76513


Christmas on the Chisholm Trail
Before the big day arrives, Santa drops by downtown Belton to kick off the Christmas season with great food, a kids’ zone, specialty crafts vendors, yuletide entertainment, and a parade.
Central Avenue & East Street
Belton, TX 76513

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