Food, kiddy rides, classic cars, live music, a water tank and thousands of residents on Leonard Street can only mean one thing: the 22nd annual Belmont Town Day is happening today, Saturday, May 19, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Sponsored by Belmont Savings Bank and run by the Belmont Center Business Association, the yearly event closes down Belmont's business hub for one day so families, friends and gaggles of kids to wander up and down the roadway to eat samples from the Center's eateries and from vendors, listen – and dance – to a live rock band, view classic cars next to Belmont Savings (and vote on your favorite) and visit the nearly 80 tables set up by businesses, schools and local groups and organizations, several with interesting raffles items. And there will be a water tank somewhere on the roadway. Three chances to throw a strike and knock a kid into freezing water.
There will be more children rides as the organizers will be closing down Leonard Street from Moore to Pleasant.
In addition, the Belmont Garden Club holds its annual plant sale today from 9 a.m. to noon at the Belmont Lion Club just past the railroad tunnel on Common Street while the Belmont Woman's Club is holding their annual "Yard Sale" at the William Flagg Homer house at the corner of Concord and Pleasant.