The 4th of July Parade is held each year for the benefit of more than 30,000 spectators and the many participants involved. There will be floats, bands, marching units, decorated vehicles, antique cars, decorated bicycles, etc. Participants are encouraged to incorporate the parade theme into their entry. This long time Belton tradition starts at 10:00 a.m. on Main Street at 10th Avenue, travels south on Main Street to Central Avenue, turns east on Central Avenue, turns left on Birdwell and ends on 4th Ave. The first parade was held in the mid 1800's and has been an annual event in Belton since 1919. And in 2008 USA Today named the Belton 4th of July Parade as one the Nations "Top Ten Places to Fly Your Flag on the 4th." We invite to join us as we express our patriotism, nostalgia and traditional family values.