The Belton Journal

Saturday, June 24, 2023, is the kickoff party for Belton’s annual 4th of July celebration with the Downtown Belton Street Party.
The free, fun, and family-friendly event hosted by the Belton Chamber of Commerce will be on the Historic Courthouse Square, 101 E Central, from 3 p.m. to 10 p.m. with bands, food trucks, craft beer and wine, and activities and games for all ages.
Live music on the Vista Real Estate Stage on Central is set in front of the Historic Belton Courthouse and will begin at 5:30 p.m.
Randy Pittenger, Belton Area Chamber President/CEO said, “We are excited about bringing this event back to our community for the 4th of July Celebration. We are especially thankful for our event sponsors who are making this available to our community and visitors at no charge.
“Vista Real Estate has been our lead sponsor since we began this event in 2019, showcasing the Vista Real Estate Stage on Central. Emilio Perales, Co-Owner of Vista Real Estate, currently serves as the Chair of the Belton Area Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors. He has consistently demonstrated his commitment to investing in our community and promoting economic growth and quality of life.
Caroline Conway, Director of Marketing and Events said, “Vista Real Estate is excited to host and present some great local entertainment, including the Leon River Band, Grupo Pression, and the Kenny Orts & No Chance Band! We are proud to be the Vista Real Estate Stage on Central sponsor for 4 years now and have loved planning alongside the chamber each year! This was a great event to help kick off the holiday and really has sparked interest and fun each year as it gets bigger and bigger.”
The kick-off event will host several family-friendly activities.
“West Temple Orthodontics will be sponsoring the Photo Social Photo Booth, First Community Title will be providing kid-friendly activities, Bell County Motoworks will have motorcycles on display, the Black Axe Company will have their mobile axe throwing trailer, Vista Real Estate and Extraco Banks will have corn hole and other games set up on the courthouse lawn, and our local scouts will provide a variety of kid-friendly games, and other activities will be available,” Pittenger said.
The annual celebration lasting from the kickoff Street party through to the 4th of July celebration will include the annual Carnival in Liberty Park and the 99th annual PRCA Rodeo at the Bell County Expo.
“On Tuesday, July 4, we will celebrate the Patriotic Program, Parade, Festival on Nolan Creek featuring the High5 Hot Dog Eating Contest, the inaugural Rev, White & Blue Car Show, and the 1st Cavalry Rock Band from Fort Cavazos, and then close out with the Backyard Party at Schoepf’s Concert and Fireworks, featuring the popular band with roots in Belton, Sprung, returning for an encore performance prior to the fireworks show.” Pittenger said, “This is a non-ticketed event, open to the public, although reserved tables are available.
For more information about these events, visit the website at, call 254-939-3551, or email