There's plenty to do in Branson every month of the year, and March is no exception. As the weather warms with spring's arrival, Branson will host a variety of red-hot events. Planning a visit? Here are a few of our favorite March activities:
Bassmaster's Central Open
The 2017 Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Open Series will come to Branson's Table Rock Lake March 2-4. The Opens Series has become extremely popular in recent years as the primary qualifying events for the prestigious Bassmaster Elite Series. The Top 5 amateur anglers from each division are invited to step up to the pinnacle of professional angling. The Branson tournament waters will include Table Rock Lake and all rivers, creeks and canals connecting to Table Rock Lake.
“The Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Opens is not only a great way for an angler to make his mark in professional bass fishing, but these are also fun and rewarding tournaments in their own right,” Bruce Akin, B.A.S.S. CEO, said in an interview. “We’re especially proud of being able to offer events on some of the most outstanding bass fisheries in the world."
The Branson Lakes area Chamber Commerce and Convention and Visitors Bureau, as well as the College of the Ozarks will welcome the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics to the Keeter Gymnasium March 8-13. The Division II championship is a 32 team, single-elimination tournament featuring the champions of the Division II conferences, regional tournaments and at-large berths. Teams will play in a single-elimination format with eight first-round games on both Wednesday and Thursday. Friday's second-round action will also feature eight games, Saturday will see four quarterfinals followed by an "off" day on Sunday. The semifinals are scheduled for Monday, prior to the national championship final on Tuesday, March 17. Tickets are now on sale.
Silver Dollar City Opens
Branson's No. 1 attraction for almost 60 years, the internationally-awarded 1880s-style theme park opens for the 2017 season on March 15. The park treats guests to an experience unlike any other with award-winning rides, 12 themed restaurants, live shows and 60 unique shops. Known as The Home of American Craftsmanship, guests can see more than 100 craftsmen demonstrating the art of woodcarving, glass blowing, pottery, blacksmithing and more. Silver Dollar City also features more than 40 thrilling rides and attractions, including top-thrill coasters and interactive family play areas.
About 1,400 student archers from schools around the state will compete at the Missouri National Archery in Schools Program (MoNASP) March 24-26 at the Branson Convention Center. MoNASP is coordinated through the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) and the Conservation Federation of Missouri (CFM) in partnership with more than 500 participating schools and numerous supporting organizations throughout the state. More than 140,000 Missouri students participate in the program. The event is open to the public.
Of course there's plenty more fun in Branson during the month of March. Take in a special St. Patrick's Day show, attend a gymnastics or cheer tournament, taste some local wines or enjoy one of Branson's famous shows or museums!
Benefit the Badge
Join us for a weekend of multiple family-friendly tournament events for all ages to engage community members across the U.S. in supporting those who risk their lives every day to serve and protect our communities.