Celebrate Bel Air’s 150th Anniversary This April!

If you’ve seen the black and yellow banners gracing Town Hall, Rockfield Manor and the lamp posts lining Main Street, you know the celebration of Bel Air’s 150th anniversary officially began in January.

But the festivities are about to heat up this April with several events commemorating the sesquicentennial of Bel Air’s incorporation as an independent municipality in 1874. We hope you will join us in celebration all month long!

“Light the Town Green”

Throughout the month of April, the community is invited to mark Bel Air’s 150th anniversary by lighting your homes and businesses in green, shedding light on the month Bel Air became a municipality.

April 11 – “Ring a Bell for Bel Air”

The Town of Bel Air was incorporated as a municipality on April 11,1874. On this date in 2024, the entire community is invited to ring a bell at noon in remembrance of the actual inception date of the Town of Bel Air. Take a photo or video of the occasion and share on social media while tagging “Town of Bel Air Government” and #BelAir150.

April 27 – “Then and Now”

This showcase event will be held at the Bel Air Armory from 11 am – 3 pm. Come see displays from Town partners and community members showing how they have helped shape Bel Air’s rich history. Then visit the Ma & Pa Trolley and historic Bel Air Volunteer Fire Co. trucks in the Armory Marketplace lot. At 4 pm, head over to Shamrock Park for stirring performances by the Bel Air Community Band and the Bel Air Community Chorus.

Save the Date – July 4, 2024

This year’s 4th of July festivities will include the Centennial Time Capsule Opening in Shamrock Park at approximately 12:30 pm.

Bel Air 150 T-Shirts

Wear your civic pride for all to see with Bel Air 150 T-shirts available on the Bel Air Downtown Alliance apparel page. Click here to purchase!