August Events in Branson

Turning the calendar to August – a surefire sign summer’s coming to an end – doesn’t have to be a tear-inducing chore, especially if a trip to Branson is on your to-do list.

From sporting events to concerts and celebrations of food, Branson has everything you need to end the summer on a high note.

Get in the Game

Great venues for sporting events abound in Branson, especially if your family enjoys seeing action on the diamond.

The Cal Ripken Major/70 World Series, featuring 12-year-old baseball players, comes to the Ballparks of America from Aug. 3-10. A few days later, the Third Annual Youth Baseball Network National Championship is played at the same venue from Aug. 16-19.

In between those baseball tournaments, the Branson Rec Plex hosts hoops hopefuls during the Hoops Play USA Tournaments on Aug. 12-13.

Food, Family, and Fun and Wheels

One of Branson’s top attractions keeps the fun going full-throttle in August, as Silver Dollar City hosts two special events as the summer winds to a close.

First up, Food Days – a celebration of all things culinary (and tasty!) – is Aug. 1-20 at the 1880s theme park. Grab a specialty hot dog, snack on kettle corn or indulge in a sweet treat, calories don’t count when you’re on vacation!

Aug. 24 marks the beginning of the long-running and popular Southern Gospel Picnic, which features hundreds of live music shows during its run (through Sept. 4). Performers include Jeff and Sheri Easter, The Lesters, Barbara Fairchild and The Isaacs, among others.

An August Branson tradition is back again this year. During Aug. 10-12, The Super Summer Cruise will feature over 400 unique trucks and cars on display at the historic homestead at The Shepherd of the Hills. The event will lead up to the annual Saturday Midnight Cruise on Shepherd of the Hills Expressway.

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Live Music 

No matter when you visit Branson, you’re guaranteed to find excellent live shows and concerts.

From 5 p.m.-11 p.m. Aug. 5, Branson Landing hosts Rock the Spectrum, a concert and benefit for families affected by autism. Performers include DJ Hadenwood, Makeena and Brock and headliners, The Mixtapes.

On Aug. 18, Prince Ivan brings its diverse musical offerings to the Branson Landing for a special, free concert at 7 p.m.

The last weekend of the month is a fiddle-lover’s dream come true as the 29th Annual Branson Fiddle Festival and Mid-America Fiddlers Championship comes to Grand Country Music Hall. From Aug. 25-27, some of the top fiddle players in the U.S. – from ages 10 and younger to ages 60 and older - compete in a variety of categories and show spectators that when it comes to music, they aren’t fiddlin’ around.

Clearly, the final days of summer aren’t lacking on fun in Branson. Don’t forget to share your vacation photos with us on social media using #ExploreBranson.

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