There are so many exciting things going on for the Fourth of July in Belton, Texas, as well as Temple, Killeen, and Fort Hood. If you're looking for a one-stop list of where and how to celebrate this year in Central Texas, you came to the right article.

You’re more than welcome to sit at your house and enjoy some barbecue and fireworks, but if you’re wanting to get out and about, here's where the big fun will be as we celebrate Independence Day 2022.

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Belton for sure will be the most eventful city in Central Texas when it comes to celebrating Independence Day.

Belton Downtown Street Party
Saturday, June 25
Bell County Courthouse Square (101 E. Central Ave.)

Music starts at 5PM, and remember to take a lawn chair or blankets. There'll be family activities, food trucks, games, and craft brews.

Belton 4th of July Carnival
June 30-July 4 at Liberty Park (700 Veterans Way)
Open Noon-10PM June 30-July 3
Open 10AM-10PM July 4

PRCA Rodeo at the Bell County Expo Center
July 1st, 2nd, and 3rd (301 W Loop 121)
Open from 6pm-9pm
Rodeo and Mutton Bustin’ begin at 7pm

Belton Fourth of July Parade
9AM - Patriotic program outside the Bell County Courthouse (101 E. Central Ave.)
10AM - Parade starts at UMHB (10th Ave. and Main St.) and ends at the Police Memorial on Birdwell St.

Festival On Nolan Creek in Belton
11AM-4PM at Yettie Polk Park (101 S. Davis St.)
Hot dog eating contest at Noon!

Backyard Party and Fireworks Show at Schoepf’s Bar-B-Que in Belton
702 E. Central Ave.
Doors open at 6PM
Free concert featuring Sprung at 7PM, with fireworks following the music!

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Aaron Savage, Townsquare Media


If you’re in the temple area, you can participate in the H-E-B Fourth of July Family Fun Fest at Crossroads Park, 1020 Research Parkway. Gates open at 4PM with family activities, food, and vendors. Live music from Brodie Lane Band begins at 7PM, and the fireworks start at 9:30PM.

Grab your family and have a great time at Crossroads Park! This event used to be held at Miller Park across town, but the new park complex on Research Parkway affords a little more room and better traffic flow once things wrap up.



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City of Killeen/Canva

You will more than likely catch me and my family out in the Killeen area. In fact, Killeen is celebrating the holiday a couple of days early, so even if you're not a native, you may want to consider joining the fun and packing in a little extra celebrating!

Downtown Killeen will host the Independence Day Extravaganza on Saturday, July 2 from 4 PM until 10 PM.

Earlier l this month I wrote an article about this event, mentioning that there is going to be amazing music, delicious food, and interesting vendors, so if you’re in the Killeen area come say hello to me.



Fort Hood will be celebrating early as well with Freedom Fest on Friday, June 24. It all happens at Hood Stadium, with live music from local DJs, the 1 CD band, and special musical guests X Ambassadors and Cassadee Pope.

Admission is free, but you'll need to stop by the Fort Hood Visitors Center to get a pass if you're not a soldier or military family.

Gates open at 4PM, and there'll be food trucks, family activities, and more. The fireworks start at 9:30 PM!


However you choose to celebrate Independence Day, I hope you have a safe and fun holiday and take time to reflect on why we celebrate.

Have fun!

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