Local Events Scheduled For The Summer

Belton Events Scheduled During the Summer:

Events and activities scheduled for Belton during the summer, emphasizing Belton’s slogan “A Historic Heart….with a new beat!” include:

  • Combo Kings:  Enjoy great music and dancing….and open to the public at the Listening Room on Main.  $10/person admission.  The doors open at the Listening Room at 6:30 and the band plays from 7:30 until 9:45  Wine, beer, soft drinks and water are sold for $4.  The band usually performs on Tuesday evenings.  See the separate post on the Combo Kings for their latest schedule. 
  • Artists’ Gathering Open Studio, Belton Center for the Arts-Every Tuesday morning from 10:00 to 12:00.  Members of the Belton Center for the Arts are offered the opportunity to use the upstairs classroom at no charge.  Get inspiration or critique from other artists if you’d like, or just work independently.  Depending on interest, live models may be available occasionally.  Bring your own materials and no instruction is provided.  No registration is required.
  • Student Studio, Belton Center for the Arts-Thursdays 3:30 to 5:00 for students ages 10 and up who are looking for private lessons to expand their artistic abilities.  The curriculum follows South Carolina state standards and the instructor (Madison Ashley) works directly with students and their parents to ensure a class that accommodates introductory, intermediate and advance levels.  The cost is $50/month plus a one-time $50 charge for supplies and materials.  Students may begin the course at the beginning of any month or leave at the end of any month.  The program will follow a 10 month (September through June) curriculum.  Visit Beltoncenterforthearts.org/student-studio for a complete class syllabus and to register.
  • Belton Farmers’ Market-Open every Saturday from April through October from 9:00 to 1:00.  Offering season produce, baked items, goats milk, handmade soap and crafts, dry goods, plants and more.  Focused on homegrown, homemade and healthy foods.  A friendly farmers’ market that feels like home.
  • Creative Construction, Belton Area Museum Association-This exhibit includes an impressive Lego built amusement park with moving rides, vintage Lego structures, Tinkertoys, Construx set, Lincoln Logs, and more.  Children of all ages will be able to spend time building their own creations (or have fun de-constructing earlier made structures).  There will be interactive play activities for children, vintage and antique play sets that fuel imagination and creativity, and awesome examples of original creations.  As a tie in activity, summer camps will be held from 10:00 to 12:00 June 18-20 (for students ages 9-14) and June 25-27 (for students ages 7-12).  Campers will be building and racing Lego race cars while learning about the science behind racing.  Each camp is $45 for members and $55 for non-members.  Snacks will be provided each day.  Email [email protected] or call 864-338-7400 to register.  The exhibit will be on display during regular museum hours through August 24.
  • Standpipe Sounds, City of Belton and the Belton Alliance-Free entertainment and food trucks On The Square in Belton from 6:30 to 9:00 on the following Tuesday evenings:
    • June 11-Ryan Pitts & The Southern Gentlemen
    • August 13-Fish Out of Water
    • September 10-The Combo Kings
  • Members’ Exhibit, Belton Center for the Arts-This exhibit features artwork by BCA’s own members.  The exhibit will remain open during regular Center for the Arts hours through July 5.
  • Art Camp, Belton Center for the Arts-Fight dragons, paint castles, and explore the depths of your imagination during BCA’s “Once Upon A Time” art camps.  Visit www.beltoncenterforthearts.org/Signup to register.
    • 4 to 6 year old camps-June 11-14 and July 9-12
    • 7 to 9 year old camps-June 18-21 and July 16-19
    • 10 to 12 year old camp-June 25-28
  • Community Clean Up Days, Belton Alliance-Join other community minded citizens for 2 hours and help clean up trash in the Belton area.  Trash bags and gloves provided.  Contact Tammy Roberts at 864-353-5223 or [email protected] for more information.  Everyone welcome!  Tentative clean up days are:
    • June 22 (10:00)-Meet at the Dollar General at the intersection of North Main Street and Calhoun Road at 10:00
    • August 10 (10:00)-Area TBD
    • September 28 (10:00)-Downtown Belton in preparation for the Standpipe Festival
    • October 19 (10:00)-Area TBD
  • SPUD (Special Populations Unified Doubles) Tennis Tournament, Belton Tennis Association-Featuring special athletes from Georgia, Alabama, South Carolina, North Carolina and Florida competing with unified partners for two days of competition July 19-20.  Matches will be played at the Belton Tennis Center, Leda Poore Park and BHP High School.  Matches will be played Friday morning and afternoon and Saturday morning.  The event will concludes with an awards ceremony at 12:30 Saturday at the Belton Tennis Center. 

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