Belton's 150th Birthday Celebration

Published on August 24, 2022

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Belton celebrates its 150th birthday on August 27th, 2022! The committee has planned a 5-day celebration packed full of events.

Throughout the event, the 200-500 blocks of Main Street and a portion of Ella Street and Walnut Street will be closed. Please use caution while traveling in the area.

Wednesday, August 24

  • Miss Belton tea party (meet & greet) begins at 6 p.m. at Memorial Station. Miss. Belton contest immediately following Miss. Belton Tea Party.     
  • Children and Pet Parade begins immediately follow the Miss. Belton contest at Memorial Park  

Thursday, August 25

Friday, August 26

  • Carnival at Memorial Park from 6-10 p.m. The Belton, Grandview & Kansas City Railroad will act as a shuttle between Main Street and Memorial Park  
  • FREE 150th Celebration tailgate will be held at the BHS home opening football game at Southwick Stadium at 6 p.m.
  • Pregame Time Capsule Presentation (at the BHS football game) at 6:45 p.m.
  • FREE Cookout on 500 block of Main Street at 6 p.m.
  • FREE Community BINGO on 500 block of Main Street from 7-8 p.m.
  • FREE Bubble party begins at 8 p.m. on 500 block of Main Street
  • FREE Outdoor Movie Screening of Back to the Future on 300 block of Main Street beginning at 8:30 p.m. with Photo Op-DeLorean “Time Machine”.

Saturday, August 27

  • Kicks off with a Carrie Nation 5k at 7:30 a.m. Sign up here!
  • Belton Museum open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • 150th Celebration Parade at 10 a.m.
  • Carnival at Memorial Park  and train rides will continue from 1-5 p.m.  
    • The railroad will operate as a shuttle between Memorial Park and Main Street. $5 round trip (cash or card). You can board at Memorial Park or Main Street.   
  • Festival on Main Street will begin at 1 p.m. with craftsman, artisan vendors & demonstrations, free games, food trucks, contests, live music and more.
    • If you are an artisan or vendor that makes authentic handmade goods and want to sign up please fill out the application and remit payment (payable to City of Belton) to Belton 150th Celebration P.O Box 350, Belton, MO 64012.
  • Fun Zone, 300 block of Main Street from 1-8 p.m.  
  • Parade Awards at Walnut Street Garage at 2 p.m.
  • Live Music - Whiskey Blend, Walnut Street from 2-4 p.m.
  • Bubble party begins at 2 p.m. on 500 block of Main Street
  • Battle of the Bakers will begin at 2:30 p.m. at Tara's Cafe & Malt Shop, 401 Main Street
  • Battle of the Beards will begin at 3:30 p.m. at Allusions Salon, 421 Main Street 
  • Bubble party begins at 4 p.m. on 500 block of Main Street
  • Live Music - Elijah Chastain & Middlecreek, Main Stage beginning at 6:30 p.m.
  • Tate Stevens Meet & Greet at Meet Me on Main (515 Main Street) from 7-8 p.m.
  • Live Music - Tate Stevens, Main Stage at 8:30 p.m.
  • 150th Celebration firework show will follow *Visible from Main Street, Memorial Park & many other locations in Belton

Sunday, August 28

  • Chris Cakes will be serving a pancake breakfast at Main Street Fire Station from 8-10 a.m.
  • Farmers’ Market from 8 a.m. to noon
    • The Market will be held on Main Street - vendor spots filled on a first-come, first-served basis. More details to come regarding line up timing and location. Registration is required before setting up, but participation is free. Interested in being a vendor
  • Veterans Dedication at 1 p.m., Peace Park
  • Live Music – Frank Drummond, Main Stage from 2-4 p.m.
  • Main Street Cruise Night and Food Trucks on Main Street from 3-7 p.m.
  • FREE Community Ice Cream Social at 4 p.m. at City Hall Annex (520 Main Street)
  • Live Music – Liverpool Legends, Main Stage from 4-6 p.m.

Click here for the 150th birthday schedule of events. Make sure to follow Belton Missouri's 150th Anniversary Celebration’s Facebook page for event details and updates.

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