Memorial Day Weekend: A First Taste of Branson Summer Fun

Memorial Day is the official kickoff for Branson's summer season. The entire region is packed with great shopping, live shows, special events, activities and lake fun for the whole family!


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Remembering Our Heroes

First, we remember that Monday is a solemn remembrance of our fallen military servicemen and servicewomen. In keeping with Branson's unwavering respect and honor for our military veterans, the Vietnam Veterans of America - Chapter 913 is organizing the community's Memorial Day Service on Monday at 11 a.m. at Ozarks Memorial Park Cemetery, 1638 E. Highway 76.


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Downtown Fun

Historic Downtown Branson and the Branson Landing are the place to be with more than 200 unique stores, antique markets and craft shops. You'll find everything from locally handmade crafts to vintage items to jewelry, clothing, toys, edibles and more!

The free Downtown Trolley, which is running all weekend from 9 a.m. until 6 p.m., offers a great way to get around downtown without having to move the car. More information about the 13 trolley stops and a real-time trolley tracker can be found at

Also don’t forget all of those Memorial Day sales!

  • The Crystal Fish Gifts of Distinction will be having a sale May 25-May 29 for their Pandora Buy More Save More event.
  • Rya Bella will be having a buy 1 get 1 50% off the entire store.
  • MissouriAmish.Com has rugs and baskets that are 30% off, health and beauty, soap, and leather purses for 20% off.
  • Fashion House will be having a 15% off sale on anything in the store red, white, or blue Friday, Saturday and Monday.
  • The Branson Scenic Railway for Memorial Day only will have ½ off for Veterans. Must show ID to be eligible.


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Live Music

It's hard to talk about Memorial Day Weekend in Branson without talking about the countless options for live entertainment. In addition to the more than 100 shows in Branson's Entertainment District, Downtown also is home to two theatres with unique shows.

Music fans can see downtown shows The Phil Thomas Show, Doo Wop & The Drifters, Motown & Temptations Tribute, and Country Sunshine Show at the Hot Hits Theatre. Appearing nearby at the Historic Owen Theatre are A Neil Diamond Tribute, and Carpenters Once More.

You won’t want to miss out on all the fun this Memorial weekend in Downtown!