Memorial Day Weekend in Branson

As a community dedicated to honoring our country’s veterans and active service members, Branson is the perfect spot to spend Memorial Day weekend!


In addition to honoring our service members, on this esteemed national holiday, celebrate Branson's official kickoff to the summer and the 2024 travel season.


Memorial Day Events

Branson Landing

In honor of our service members, numerous events are held in Branson for Memorial Day. Whether you choose fireworks at Top of the Rock or the summer concert series kick-off at the Branson Landing, there is something for everyone to pause and reflect on just how great the sacrifices of our heroes are.


Summer Concert Series Kick-Off at Branson Landing

This Summer Concert Series Kick-off will feature Queen City Dad Bods beginning at 8:30pm on May 25. Meet at the Branson Landing Fountains and grab a beer from the beer garden opening up at 7:30pm. Bad Mojo will open the show at 7:30pm as well. Don't forget your lawn chairs and blankets, but leave your coolers at home!


Opening Weekend at White Water

Enjoy the high tide of the 500,000-gallon Surf's Up Wave Pool, float your cares away on the Aloha River, or splash with little ones in Coconut Cove during opening weekend at White Water!


Bluegrass & BBQ at Silver Dollar City

What’s the recipe for the perfect all-American music & food festival? Take a heaping helping of the very best Bluegrass music this nation has to offer and mix in a hearty portion of smoky, mouthwatering barbecue flavor. The Bluegrass & BBQ Festival will run May 2 - 27, so join them on Memorial Day or the preceding weekend for great food, great music, and rides galore!


Memorials & Museums 


In Branson, it’s second nature to pay tribute to the men and women who have fought and continue to fight for our country’s freedom—we are truly grateful. 

At the Veterans Memorial Museum, you will be reminded of the ultimate sacrifices that have been made over the last century. As you wander the great halls of the museum, you’ll be captivated by the stories of these men and women who gave us so much. The museum is filled with the most incredible collection of wartime exhibits covering the heights and depths of human experience. In addition to war-time memorabilia dating back to World War I, the museum’s walls are lined with every known name of the fallen over the past 100 years. You can visit the museum Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday. 

You’ll find peace and serenity in the Veterans Memorial Garden on W 76 Country Blvd. Beautiful sculptures, pieces of art, and floral arrangements signifying each soldiers’ willingness to serve are proudly displayed in the garden. This outdoor escape is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Click here to learn more about the many veterans' memorials and tributes in Branson.


Outdoor Activities 


Memorial Day weekend is the best time to be out on our three pristine lakes. Grab a boat, a tube, some water skis, a wakeboard, sunglasses, and sunscreen and head out to the water with the whole family. Check out all things pertaining to boating in Branson here!

Paddleboarding and kayaking are also popular options, as well as guided and self-guided bass fishing, trout fishing, and bow fishing excursions.

You're invited to escape into nature on a scenic hike, push your limits on a challenging bike ride, take a swing at a world-class golf course, or race through the tracks on a Branson go-kart. Explore endless outdoor activities in Branson




With a variety of shopping options, you're sure to find plenty of stores to suit your needs! Our shopping centers are all outdoors, so you can easily enjoy Branson's fresh air and gorgeous weather. Enjoy visits to retail stores at Branson Landing and Tanger Outlets, as well as specialty shops at Grand Village Shops and Historic Downtown Branson.


Memorial Day Weekend Sale at Tanger Outlets

The perfect way to kick-off summer is with a shopping trip to Tanger Outlets! No matter your style or taste, you're sure to find extra savings for the whole family on all your favorite brands.




Multiple shows in Branson will be performing on Memorial Day weekend! Find shows in various genres like patriotic and gospel, comedy and magic, or country and acapella. Start booking your live shows now for your Branson vacation this Memorial Day weekend!


Book Your Stay for Memorial Day


There is no shortage of things to do and see during your visit to Branson for Memorial Day weekend. We look forward to welcoming you to the Ozarks to pay tribute to the brave men and women who have served our nation. Click here to book your lodging today!


Check out all of Branson's Attractions to help you decide what your Memorial Day weekend will look like!

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