Belton Events Scheduled for the Spring and Summer
Events and activities scheduled for Belton through the winter and spring, emphasizing Belton’s slogan “A Historic Heart….with a new beat!” include:
- Combo Kings-Enjoy great music and dancing….FREE and open to the public at the Listening Room on Main. Wine and beer are sold for $2 with the proceeds to go to Belton non-profit organizations, including the Belton Alliance, the Belton Tennis Association and the Belton Center for the Arts. The spring and summer schedule is:
- May 22-Re-elect Jay West Night
- June 1-Iva
- June 12
- June 26
- July 1-Iva Independence Day Celebration
- July 17
- The Combo Kings will also be playing at Greenwood Uptown Alive on May 24, the Anderson Block Party May 31, the Iva Block Party on June 7 and September 27 and in Muscle Shoals, Alabama July 23-27.
- Beyond Skin. April 7 through May 18 at the Belton Center for the Arts. This exhibit focuses on artwork created for the human body: tattoos. Opening reception April 7 from 7:00 to 9:00 pm.
- H2O Exhibit. May 6 thru August 25 at the Belton Area Museum in the historic Belton Depot. Presented by the Anderson Regional Joint Water System. This exhibit will feature water-related items such as water sports equipment, artifacts relating to aquatic animals, and water powered artifacts. The exhibit will continue through August 25. Open Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays 9:00 to 2:00 and Saturdays 9:00 to 1:00, or by appointment.
- Home School Educational Tennis Event. May 24 10:00 to 11:00 at the Historic Belton Depot. Students ages 7 to 12 are invited to celebrate Belton Tennis and the annual Palmetto Championships and learn the history and physics of the game. Students will learn all about our our area’s rich tennis tradition by touring the South Carolina Tennis Hall of Fame and experiencing artifacts and mementos of famous Carolina players and coaches, including those from 7 players who competed at Wimbledon and Althea Gibson, the first African-American tennis player who broke the racial barriers in the sport by winning several Grand Slam tournaments. Students will also analyze the angles, motions, and speeds involved in the game by conducting hands-on physics experiments and tennis activities. The cost is $3/student and reservations are required by calling 338-7400.
- Palmetto Championships Presented by Chick-fil-A of Anderson. May 25-29. Over 470 of the best junior tennis players from South Carolina will be competing at sites throughout Anderson County. Matches begin at 11:00 on Friday, May 25 and will continue through Tuesday, May 29. Belton locations include the Belton Tennis Center, Leda Poore Park and Belton-Honea Path High School.
- 9th Annual Saluda River Rally. June 2 11:00 to 6:00. $27 per entry. Register online at Eventbrite.com.
- BHP Emerging Masters. Opening Reception June 2 at 7:00 at the Belton Center for the Arts. Belton-Honea Path’s brightest and most talented advanced art students will be exhibiting a selection of artwork in their first professional exhibition. Come see the young talent rising up in Belton. The exhibit continues during regular Center for the Arts hours thru July 20.
- Backyard Living Tour. Saturday, June 16 11:00 to 4:00. Appreciate summer brilliance in this self-guided tour of private back yards, overflowing with vibrant blooms and green gardens that only nature could create. These diverse and captivating yards will highlight private ponds, pools, outdoor fireplaces, yard art and more. At each of the years, a plein air local artist will be creating an artistic masterpiece that is inspired by the surrounding yard. Tickets are $18 each, and are available for purchase at the Belton Center for the Arts.
- Family Fun Trip to Discovery Island Water Park. June 26 10:00 to 2:00. $20 per person. Lunch and admission included. Sponsored by the Belton Area Museum Association.
- Lights, Camera, Art! Summer Art Camp. Tuesday through Thursdays in June, July & August at the Belton Center for the Arts. Kids Camps for ages 7-12 and Kinder Art for ages 3-6. These classes will be themed around the best children’s movies from the past few years. Children will watch select scenes, and make mixed media project every day related to the characters and themes of the movie of he week. The teens will have one-day workshops in alcohol ink painting, paper quilling and bullet journaling. For full details go to beltoncenterforthearts.com/artcamp.
- Carolina Scenes: Todd Baxter & Holly Glascock. Opening reception August 4 at 7:00 at the Belton Center for the Arts. This exhibit will showcase artwork which celebrates the natural beauty of South Carolina. Enjoy the work of two of the upstate’s leading landscape artists. The exhibit will continue through September 1 during regular Center for the Arts hours.
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