Local Events Scheduled For The Fall & Winter

Belton Events Scheduled During the Fall & Winter:

Events and activities scheduled for Belton during the winter and early spring, 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.
  • C’est la Belle Vie! Belton Area Museum-Opening exhibit Sunday, January 21 from 3:00 to 5:00.  This exhibit will examine the history and culture of France.
  • Anderson School District Two Youth Art Month Spring Showcase, Belton Center for the Arts-February 29 from 3:30 to 5:00.  See what local junior artists from area schools have been up to this year!
  • Night for the Museum:  Celebrer le Musee!  Belton Area Museum-6:30 on Thursday, March 7 at the Historic Belton Depot.  Join in the fun for a catered French dinner, distinctive French wines, and traditional French music while bidding on an amazing array of gifts and service to support the museum’s educational programming.  Tickets are $40/person, or $75/couple.  Email [email protected] or call 864-338-7400 for tickets.
  • Belton Alliance St. Patrick’s Day Celebration & Annual Meeting-Tuesday, March 12 at 6:00 Sugar Mill Taphouse and The Listening Room in downtown Belton.  Join the Alliance for a fun time of networking and information on 2024 plans and activities.  Complimentary beverages will be offered and a food truck will be on hand.  Dance to the music of the Combo Kings in the Listening Room starting at 7:30.
  • Community-Wide Rummage & Craft Sale, Belton Area Museum-March 23.  Watch for more details.
  • Vintage, Retro, Classic, Belton Center for the Arts-Opening exhibit April 6 6:30 to 8:00.  This exhibit will feature art that subject or concept is that of something vintage, retro, or classic.
  • Chili Pepper Golf Tournament, Belton Area Museum Association-Friday, April 19 at Saluda Valley Country Club.  Barbecue lunch and putting contest at 12:00.  Shotgun start at 1:30.  Sponsor a hole, enter a team, or enter as an individual.  Email beltonmuseum2bellsouth.net for more information or to sign up.
  • South Carolina Chili Cookoff Championships, Belton Alliance-Saturday, April 20 On the Square in downtown Belton.  Join professional chili cooks and amateurs from around the country as they vie for prizes in numerous categories, with the winners qualifying for the World Championships.  Vintage car cruise in 9:30 to 1:30 with other activities starting at 10:00 and the Opening Ceremony at 11:00.  Purchase tickets for chili tasting starting at 11:30.  The events concludes with an Awards Ceremony at 4:30.  Go to www.scchilicookoff.com for more information.
  • Palmetto Championships, Belton Tennis Association-Presented by Chick-fil-A of Anderson May 27, 28 & 29.  The tournament has been played in Belton since 1957 and features top junior players from throughout South Carolina.  Singles and doubles championships will be determined for boys and girls in five age divisions, 10U, 12U, 14U, 16U & 18U.  Matches in Belton will be played at the Belton Tennis Center, Leda Poore Park and BHP High School.  Attendance is free.

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