How An Already Fun-Filled City Celebrates, Commemorates, Congratulates, and Complements Holidays and Happenings Throughout the Year!
Branson is already overflowing with fun -- a nearly countless cadre of incredible shows -- exciting and interactive attractions of every kind -- mind-blowing museums, and every kind of water activity you can imagine, both on the lake, and at indoor waterparks, there’s hardly anything you can imagine that isn’t already happening in the country’s most happenin’ destination! But even Branson has days where things become even more special - as in “Special Events!” The list is always growing and changing, but as it stands right now, here are the most special events, festivals, and the like taking place in Branson for 2018: (Look for updates in this Travel Guide throughout the year!)
March 14 - April 8: Spring Ride Days at Silver Dollar City - kicks-off the award-winning theme park’s season, complete with the new, revolutionary, and incredible roller coaster - Time Traveler!
April 1 - June 1: Ozark Mountain Shindig Festival - a celebration of Branson entertainment in the Spring.
April 7: Party with the Stars - hosted by the Branson Show League at the White House Theatre.
April 11 - 29: Festival of Wonder at Silver Dollar City - showcases fantastical acts of curiosity!
April 13 - 15: Annual Branson Elvis Festival - vendors, youth tribute artist showcase, meet & greet...
April 14: Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest - 7PM at Dick Clark’s American Bandstand Theater.
April 16 - 22: Bass Pro Legends of Golf at Big Cedar Lodge - golf’s greatest compete in Branson! Skins Shootout features Mark Walhberg, Kid Rock, Jack Nicklaus, Lee Trevino, & Gary Player!
April 20 & 21: Branson Music Fest - a taste of Branson’s best live entertainment - at the Welk Resort.
April 20 - April 21: Branson Car Auction - cool, classic, incredible cars - at the Branson Convention Center.
May 3 - 28: Bluegrass & BBQ at Silver Dollar City - festival filled with great eats and bluegrass beats!
May 17: Jammin’ at Area 57 - an Ozark Mountain Shindig casual showcase for area artists.
May/June/Aug: Liberty Plaza Concert Series - free entertainment - May 18, June 15, and August 25.
May 25 & 26: Shepherd of the Hills Smokin’ Kickoff BBQ Festival & Concert Series!
May 26: Shindig Shuffle Night - the World’s Longest Shuffle Line Dance is at 10:30PM!
May 26 - Sept 1: Branson Landing Summer Concert Series - free entertainment by the iconic fountain.
May 27: Memorial Day Fireworks - free displays at Chateau on the Lake & Big Cedar Lodge!
May 31 - June 2: Gold Wing Riders Association Conference - loads of bikes - lots of fun!
June 9 - 16: Law Enforcement Week - honoring retired and active law enforcement personnel.
June 9 - July 22: Star-Spangled Summer at Silver Dollar City - cloggers, stunt dogs, and Rockapella!
June 14 - 16: Ozark Mountain Thunder Rally - motorcycles, music, vendors - Downtown Branson.
June 24: Honor America Celebration - fireworks and more at College of the Ozarks.
June 30: Fireburst at Table Rock Lake - fireworks over the Kimberling City Bridge - 9:00PM.
July 3: Branson Landing’s 11th Annual Liberty Light Up Concert & Fireworks!
July 4: 4th of July Celebration - fireworks at Big Cedar/Top of the Rock & Chateau on the Lake
July 22 - Aug 5: Moonlight Madness at Silver Dollar City - dance party on the square and under the stars!
Aug 3 - 5: Tangerstyle MO State Tax Free Holiday Shopping - pay no state tax at Tanger Outlets!
Aug 23 - Sept 3: Southern Gospel Picnic at Silver Dollar City - glorious gospel, great food, and more!
Sept 2: Labor Day Celebration - fireworks at Chateau on the Lake & Big Cedar/Top of the Rock
Sept 7 - 9: Country Music Weekend at Silver Dollar City - Steve Wariner, Sawyer Brown, and more!
Sept 11: 9/11 Memorial Ceremony - Veterans Task Force and Bretts’ host at Branson Landing.
Sept 12 - Oct 27: National Crafts & Cowboy Festival at Silver Dollar City - crafts, shows, barn dance, and much more!
Sept 13 - 15: Autumn Daze Arts, Crafts, & Music Festival - Historic Downtown Branson
Sept 21 - 23: CAF Airpower History Tour - aircraft, pilots, and crews from more than 70 CAF units.
Oct 5 - 7: Scott Safety Firefighter Combat Challenge Nationals - best of the best compete!
Oct 31: Trick or Treat - Tanger Outlets and Branson Landing host safe trick or treating for kids.
Nov 1 - Dec 1: Christmas with Daniel O’Donnell - A true Branson favorite! Welk Resort - 2PM.
Nov & Dec: Let There Be Lights Christmas Drive-Thru - Branson’s Promised Land Zoo - 5PM.
Nov 3 - Dec 30: An Old Time Christmas at Silver Dollar City - millions of lights, monumental fun!
Nov 3: Most Wonderful Time of the Year Holiday Parade - Branson Landing - televised!
Nov 5: Vets for Vets Celebration - kicks off Veterans Week - Mansion Entertainment Center
Nov 6: POW/MIA Service of Remembrance - at the Welk Resort at 8AM.
Nov 8: Navy Memorial Service - at Westgate Branson Woods - 9AM (coffee at 8:30AM.)
Nov 10: Annual Military Gala & Banquet - at Chateau on the Lake - 5PM to 11PM - $55.
Nov 11: Veterans Day Parade - Historic Downtown Branson - begins at 11AM.
Dec 2: Adoration Parade - lighting of the Adoration Scene - Historic Downtown Branson
Like we mentioned above, this list of events is a work-in-progress - we’ll do our best to learn about every big event or festival taking place in Branson, and we’ll publish regular updates. If anything on the list interests you, or maybe even gets you ready to plan your visit ASAP, don’t hesitate to call us right away at 877.688.3179 - we have friendly, helpful vacation planning specialists ready to serve you!