BELTON, Texas -- The 93rd annual Belton 4th of July Celebration & PRCA Rodeo runs June 30-July 4, 2017 -- with the carnival kicking off a day earlier on June 29.
The 4th of July Parade, which will be broadcast on KCEN-TV and simulcast on kcentv.com, draws roughly 30,000 spectators each year. In 2008, USA Today described Belton's Independence Day Parade as one of the country's "Top Ten Places to Fly Your Flag on the 4th."
- The 4th of July Celebration Parade will be held on July 4 from 10 a.m. to noon in downtown Belton. The parade route begins near the intersection of Main Street and 10th Avenue, travels south on Main Street to Central Avenue, then turns east on Central Avenue and eventually left on Birdwell Street to end on 4th Avenue. Click here for more information about the parade.
- The carnival portion runs June 29-July 4 at Confederate Park. Hours of operation can be found here. Click here for directions to the carnival.
- There will be a kick off Bar-B-Q June 30 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Yettie Polk Park. Click here for directions to the Bar-B-Q.
- The PRCA Rodeo runs July 1-3 from 7-10 p.m. at the Bell County Expo Center. Click here for directions to the rodeo.
- Belton's Independence Day festivities also include the Festival on Nolan Creek, which is held July 4 at Yettie Polk Park. Click here for directions or click here for more information about the Festival on Nolan Creek.
READ MORE: For a full breakdown of festivities and what time they are happening, click here.
HISTORY: Belton's 4th of July Celebration has a rich history. To read more about the history of the multi-day festivities, click here.
SPONSORS: Channel Six News is a proud title sponsor of the 2017 Belton 4th of July Celebration and PRCA Rodeo. To learn more about the other sponsors, click here.
HOTEL OPTIONS: Thinking about staying in Bell County overnight? Click here for hotel options!
**You can find the official celebration website here.**