Branson Festivals: Fun for Every Season

Every season offers a wide variety of festivals and events in Branson. From handmade crafts, hot air balloons, classic cars and international music to holiday events like Christmas parades, Easter egg hunts and fireworks. There’s something to see year round in Branson.

SUMMER

STAR-SPANGLED SUMMER

Beginning June 9, enjoy over 100 shows especially designed for children and families at Silver Dollar City. This summer festival offers everything from Olympic athletes and magicians to the world-famous Harlem Globetrotters.

FIREBURST 2018

Experience the spectacular sight of fireworks over the waters of Table Rock Lake. This annual Fourth of July event begins at dusk. On June 30 bring your lawn chairs or be one of the nearly 1,000 boats gathered for the event. Admission is free.

THE FIDDLE FESTIVAL

Celebrate the heritage of the Ozarks with two days of fiddling fun in August. Hosted at the Grand Country Music Hall, this festival features competitions for children, adults and seniors, as well as performances by some of the country’s top fiddle players.

SOUTHERN GOSPEL PICNIC

One of America’s biggest Southern Gospel events, this annual festival at Silver Dollar City features inspirational performances and delicious Southern cooking.

MOONLIGHT MADNESS

During the last weeks on July and beginning of August, Silver Dollar City will extend their park hours. There will be over 40 rides and attractions, plus evening street dances with a fireworks finale each night following the new Echo Hollow show.


FALL

AUTUMN DAZE

Enjoy handmade crafts, food, demonstrations and live entertainment as local crafters and artisans fill the streets of Historic Downtown Branson. This three-day festival takes place each September and offers a wide variety of handmade items including wood crafts, quilts, clothing, crocheted and knitted items, jewelry, hats, purses, toys, floral arrangements, ironworks, collectibles and more!

NATIONAL CRAFTS & COWBOY FESTIVAL

Celebrate fall fun with this highly popular festival at Silver Dollar City. Over 125 crafters from the “four corners” of the United States come together for six weeks to create works of art ranging from fiddle making and weaving to soap making and jewelry — all with pioneer period costumes and tools. There is also fantastic live bluegrass and folk bands, stunt shows and the always fun Western Barn Dance!

VETERANS DAY PARADE & CEREMONY

For over 83 years, Branson has been honoring veterans with one of the country’s largest Veterans Day parades. As part of the Veterans Homecoming Week, the annual parade is one of many ways Branson pays homage throughout the year to those who have served. Enjoy discounts on tickets as well as shows celebrating veterans during this special week.


WINTER/OZARK MOUNTAIN CHRISTMAS

MOST WONDERFUL TIME OF THE YEAR PARADE

Celebrate the holiday season with this festive parade each November at the Branson Landing. Formerly known as the Holiday Promenade of Stars, the parade features a variety of performers. Past guests have included SIX, The Hughes Brothers, The Osmonds, The Lennon Sisters, The Duttons…not to mention guests of honor Santa and Mrs. Claus! After the parade, enjoy performances of your favorite Christmas songs in front of the spectacular Branson Landing fountain.

AN OLD TIME CHRISTMAS

With over 5 million dazzling lights, 1,000 decorated Christmas trees, two Broadway-style productions and a five-story tree with special effects, the Christmas season at Silver Dollar City is like nowhere else. Be sure to try a “loaded” hot chocolate, wassail or one of Silver Dollar City’s famous apple dumplings while you’re there.

ADORATION CHRISTMAS PARADE & LIGHTING CEREMONY

For almost 70 years, the Adoration Christmas Parade & Lighting Ceremony has been a much-loved Branson tradition. Starting with the annual lighting of the nativity scene overlooking Lake Taneycomo at dusk and culminating with a community gathering, this special evening celebrates the true meaning of Christmas.


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