Veterans Homecoming Week 2023
From November 5-12th, Branson hosts Veterans Homecoming Week, an annual celebration to revere and remember the brave men and women who served our nation.
Branson is known as one of the most veteran-friendly, patriotic cities in America. Although Branson honors Veterans every day of the year, Veterans Homecoming Week is a special annual event for servicemembers and their families.
Veterans Homecoming Week will host many different occasions for veterans and their families to be part of including mini reunions, memorials, and the Veteran’s Day Parade.
Veterans Village — Ballparks of America, Buildings 2 & 3, 1000 Pat Nash Dr., Branson. Day room is open 9am-4pm daily, and Mess Hall lunch is free to Veterans, $10 for guests, daily 11:30 AM -1:30 PM.
Branson’s 11th Annual IMAX Military Film Festival — 3562 Shepherd of the Hills Expy, Branson, MO. - Box Office opens at 7:30am, films begin at 8:30am each day. Free to all Veterans and $6 for any additional guests.
Nov. 5th Sunday
Veterans Celebration Show — NEW VENUE - Freedom Encounter Theater, 3220 Falls Pkwy, 2:00pm - 4:00pm. Held at a new venue this year, the Freedom Encounter Theater, this show is the Kick Off of Veterans Week in Branson where we salute our veterans and say THANK YOU for your service to our country! We will have a big superstar line up and you won't want to miss it!
Opening Ceremonies — Americana Theater, 2905 W. Hwy 76, Branson. 5pm - 6:30pm. NO admittance charge. Open to all veterans and their families. No reservations are required. For information, contact Dee at (870) 421-3511.
Nov. 6th Monday
Veterans Show Clay Cooper Theatre — Veterans show will be in the afternoon after the Hot Rods & High Heels show at Clay Cooper Theatre. Tickets to the 10 AM Hot Rods & High Heels 1950’s show will be $20 each. That ticket will also reserve your seat for lunch and the afternoon Veterans Show. Seating for lunch and the afternoon show is not guaranteed if an advance ticket is not purchased. Reservations 417-879-6060.
Nov. 7th Tuesday
Sandbox Party — Mel's Hard Luck Diner, 2800 W 76 Country Blvd., Branson. 8:30am-10am --- Mel’s Hard Luck Diner in the Grand Village is providing breakfast for those who’ve served in the Gulf War or after. NO admittance charge. RSVP Dee 870-421-3511.
Homefront Hero's (Spouses) Salute — NEW VENUE - AmericInn by Wyndham Branson, 275 Tanger Blvd, Branson, MO 1–3pm --- Join us for entertainment, door prizes, hot meal. RSVP by calling Dee at 870-421-3511 or online at http://www.veteransshow.com/
Pizza Ranch Branson Fundraiser — 1464 State Hwy. 248, Branson, 4PM - 8:30PM. All tips and 10% of sales will benefit the POW Network to pay for events and activities during Veterans Homecoming Week. Bring the family or a friend!
Nov. 8th Wednesday
POW/MIA Service of Remembrance — The Lodges at Timber Ridge, 1984 Historic Hwy 165, Branson, MO. Starting at 8am. Outdoors at Vietnam Memorial Wall, weather permitting - will move inside if weather is extreme. No admittance charge, public welcome. Information 417-336-4232.
Women Veterans Rose Petal Ceremony — Stone Castle, 3050 Green Mountain Dr, Branson, MO 12:00am to 1:30pm. Women vets free, Adults $12, Children 4-12, $6. For more information call, email [email protected].
Nov. 9th Thursday
14th Annual Tribute to the Veterans Show — Mansion Theatre, 189 Expressway Ln, Branson, MO. 8:30am-11am. The pre-show will start at 8:30 a.m. with the show starting at 9:00 a.m. The event will be co-hosted by the incredibly talented Barbara Fairchild and Roy Morris again this year!
*On Nov. 9 at 11 am, the Gold Star, Silver Star and Blue Star Mothers annual luncheon is cancelled this year. Planning to hold the luncheon in 2024, so watch for that announcement. If you would like to join the membership of the Blue Star Mothers, please contact Fran Davis at 618-540-8999 or [email protected]
Nov. 10th Friday
12th Annual Navy Memorial Service — Grand Pavilion at the Westgate Resort, 2201 Roark Valley Road, Branson MO 8:30 am Public bell tolling ceremony to honor the lives and service of Naval shipmates. Please join us at 8:30 am for coffee and entertainment, followed by the service, which will begin at 9:00 am. For information, email [email protected].
Medics, Nurses, and Combat Vets Mini Reunion — Grand Pavilion at the Westgate Resort, 2201 Roark Valley Road, Branson, MO 2pm–4 pm — Join your brothers and sisters in arms for a time of bonding and fellowship. For more information contact [email protected].
Nov. 11th Saturday
Annual Veterans Day Parade — Downtown Branson - 11:00 am. Call 417‐294‐0030 for more information.
Nov. 12th Sunday
27th Annual Military Gala & Banquet — Chateau on the Lake 415 N State Hwy 265, Branson, MO. 5pm-11pm. All branches, all wars welcome, public invited. Dinner, USMC Birthday Cake Cutting, DJ/Dancing, Fireworks, Entertainment. Business attire, after 5, Uniforms, Mess Dress, formal wear. Reservations required 417-336-4232. Tickets $69 each.