Belmont publishes calendar events for April.

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The town of Belmont will host a variety of events this month, including an Easter egg hunt and the Garibaldi Festival, paired with the first Friday Night Live concert of the 2022 season.

easter egg hunt

At 11 a.m. on Saturday, April 16, the city will hold an Easter Egg Hunt at Stowe Park, located at 24 S. Main St., Belmont.

At 12:05 p.m. the egg hunt will begin for 7-12 year olds, at 12:10 p.m. for 4-6 year olds and at 12:15 p.m. for 0-3 year olds.

The event will include activities such as face painting and photos with the Easter Bunny.

Garibaldi Party

The 22nd annual Garibaldi Festival featuring a 1980s tribute band called “The Breakfast Club,” kicks off from 6-10 p.m. Friday, April 29 in downtown Belmont.

The festival will continue the following day from noon to 10 p.m. with more festivities and live music downtown and in Stowe Park. This event is free and open to the public.

Live shows

Downtown will be amped up with live music during the festival with performances from Coming Up Brass, 70s and 80s rock tribute band String Theory Band, and Rev On, the ultimate stranger tribute band.

The Lodge, The Bottle Tree and Primal Brewery will also host live music throughout the day.

Performances by community partners, Gaston Christian and Aerial Arts Studio will take place throughout the day.

What to do during the festival

Face painting, balloon twisting and magic shows will also be available for kids of all ages.

The Belmont Historical Society will be open for visitors to come see Living History Day and learn more about Garibaldi’s story.

Local artisan vendors will be in Stowe Park from noon to 8 p.m. and food vendors will be on Main Street and Airline Street from noon to 10 p.m.

In addition to other festival festivities and new features this year, the Gaston County Art Guild, in partnership with the Town of Belmont, is sponsoring a day-long outdoor painting contest. Plein air painting refers to the act of painting outdoors with the artist’s subject in full view.

The event will focus on outdoor paintings within the city limits of Belmont. This is a judged event with prizes totaling over $2,000.

Beatriz Guerrero can be reached at 704-869-1828 or on Twitter @BeatrizGue_.

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