Branson Festivals: Fun for Every Season

Each season offers a wide variety of festivals and events in Branson. From music and crafts to holidays and patriotism, there’s something to celebrate year-round here!

Check out these upcoming festivals happening for the remainder of 2019:

SUMMER

WHITE WATER'S NIGHT WATER 

On Fridays and Saturdays July 5-August 10, you can stay cool after-hours at White Water's annual Night Water in Branson! Plunge down the KaPau Plummet and Kalani Towers, or splash in Coconut Cove and Splashaway Cay until 10 p.m. Fireworks over the water park end each evening of Night Water with a bang. 

STAR-SPANGLED SUMMER

Celebrate an All-American summer at Silver Dollar City's annual Star-Spangled Summer festival June 8-July 21, which honors a season of tradition and family with plenty of entertainment. Check out the theme park's 40+ rides, including Time Traveler, the world's fastest, steepest and tallest spinning roller coaster. Afterwards, take a break to cool down and experience "Reuben's Swashbuckling Adventure," the theme park's brand new Broadway-style production.  

MOONLIGHT MADNESS

The late-night summer fun continues with Silver Dollar City's Moonlight Madness July 20-August 4. With extended ride-times and park hours, you'll be able to take full advantage of the theme park's attractions, along with enjoying a fireworks show in Echo Hollow and street dance at the Gazebo at the end of each evening. 

SOUTHERN GOSPEL PICNIC 

Well-recognized performers in gospel music such as The Isaacs, the Collingsworth Family, Ernie Haase and more will make their way to Silver Dollar City August 22-September 2 for the theme park's annual Southern Gospel Picnic. In between performances, you'll find fried chicken served at many food vendor locales within the park, ending summer with traditional flavors. 

FALL

COUNTRY MUSIC DAYS 

New in 2019, Country Music Days will include 13 days of back-to-back concerts at Silver Dollar City with some of the most talented singers in the country music industry. The festival will run September 6-22, featuring celebrity concerts on Saturday nights in Echo Hollow. 

BLUES, BREWS & BARBECUE FESTIVAL

Head to the Branson Landing on Saturday, September 14, to sample excellent tastes in music and barbecue. Visitors can enjoy a concert featuring blues hits and refreshments from 5 to 10 p.m. Andy B's Bowl Social will host an after party after the concert. A portion of the evening's proceeds will benefit The Boys & Girls Club of the Ozarks. 

STATE OF THE OZARKS FESTIVAL

On September 14 in Historic Downtown Hollister (just a few miles south of Branson), Downing Street will be full of live music, various types of entertainment and shopping. The State of the Ozarks Festival features local artisans, crafts, a lecture series on the Ozarks, street actors, cosplay characters, dancing, yoga sessions and a kids’ area with inflatables. After the festival, look for live music at a couple of downtown venues.

AUTUMN DAZE

Historic Downtown Branson's Autumn Daze Festival will kick off the fall season in the best way with homemade crafts, foods, live entertainment and more. Crafters and artists from around the country will gather in downtown Branson for the festival September 19-21, and shoppers can expect to find a wide variety of items such as wood crafts, quilts, clothing, crocheted and knitted items, jewelry, hats, purses, ladies' accessories, toys, floral arrangements, ironworks and collectibles. There will also be live music from local performers. 

HARVEST FESTIVAL 

Brand new to Silver Dollar City's lineup of festivals this year is the first Harvest Festival, which will run September 25-October 26. Harvest Festival will include Pumpkin Nights, a nighttime experience illuminated by glowing pumpkins carved with the most intricate details in Town Square. Character meet-and-greets, special nighttime rides and seasonal food items (think pumpkin spice lattes, funnel cakes, and more!) will all make this unique autumn festival one to remember.

OZARK MOUNTAIN WEBFEST

Ozark Mountain Webfest will be one of the Midwest's first media festivals of its kind on October 4-6 at the Branson Convention Center. Digital content creators from across the Ozarks will showcase their work during the event. Discussion panels, musical performances, workshops and a film competition will also be held. Tickets can be purchased in advance on the festival's website

HOLLISTER GRAPE & FALL FESTIVAL 

Celebrate a crop that has a special place in Ozarks history and the beginning of fall with the Hollister Grape & Fall Festival on Saturday, October 12. Live entertainment, a grape stomp, Color Me Grape 5K, petting zoo, street dance and more all make this festival a fun family outing in Historic Downtown Hollister. 

FALL ROUNDUP

Every Saturday and Sunday through the month of October and select weekends in September and November, a Fall Roundup will be held at Sycamore Creek Family Ranch. Celebrate fall with a carnival-style atmosphere that includes a four-acre corn maze, mugs of hot cocoa, gunny sack slides, crackling fires and more. Guests are guaranteed to experience fall in a way that honors the best of nature! 

STILL WATERS RESORT HARVEST FESTIVAL

The second annual Still Waters Resort Harvest Festival will be held onsite at Still Waters Resort this fall. With the beautiful Ozark Mountains and Table Rock Lake as a backdrop, this festival is one the whole family will enjoy. The event will open to the public September 13-October 31 and will feature daily activities from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Giant inflatables, live music, great food and drinks, pumpkin bowling and hayrides will all be available.

VETERANS HOMECOMING WEEK

Branson is proud to honor veterans throughout the year. Slated for November 5-11, Branson's annual Veterans Homecoming Week will include special concerts, reunions, meals, activities and the city's annual Veterans Day Parade in Historic Downtown Branson. 

WINTER

BRANSON LANDING'S WINTER WONDERLANDING 

Stroll down Branson Landing’s Winter Wonderlanding from Belk Department Store to Bass Pro Shops, and take in the extra Christmas decor while you experience all the shopping, attractions and dining options at the Landing this November and December. Santa has been known to frequent the Landing during this winter festival! 

BRANSON'S FESTIVAL OF TREES

Also at the Branson Landing, Branson's Festival of Trees will display a unique exhibition of elaborately decorated Christmas trees and wreaths from various businesses and organizations. The exhibition will benefit Christian Action Ministries, which operates the food pantries and mobile food outreach program in Taney County. This year's festival date will be announced as the season draws near, so be sure to watch the festival's website for more information. 

AN OLD TIME CHRISTMAS

With over 6.5 million dazzling lights, 1,000 decorated Christmas trees, two Broadway-style productions and an all-new, eight-story, state-of-the-art Christmas tree (the centerpiece to the new "Joy on Town Square,") this holiday season at Silver Dollar City will truly be an unforgettable experience. An Old Time Christmas at Silver Dollar City will run November 2-December 30. Be sure to top off your visit with a “loaded” hot chocolate, wassail or the theme park's famous apple dumplings.

Branson is the perfect family-friendly destination for celebrating every season! Find more event and festival information here.

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