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 in Branson.

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

SUMMER

BLUEGRASS & BBQ

Kick off summer at Silver Dollar City with the theme park's annual Bluegrass & BBQ festival, which features over 60 bluegrass bands performing in the park from May 2-27. Rhonda Vincent & The Rage, Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver and The Grascals are just a few headliners who will be performing in this year's festival. You'll be able to enjoy a variety of barbeque at different eateries throughout the park while you stroll and listen to tunes from the finest pickin' and grinnin.' 

BRANSON MARKET DAYS

Shop antiques, art, clothing, furniture, handmade items, home decor, jewelry and more from over 150 vendors at Branson Market Days held at the Branson Convention Center on May 17-18. Admission is only $5 per person, while kids 12 and under are free. Shop, eat and stock up on unique summer finds! 

DOWNTOWN BRANSON MARBLE & GLASS FESTIVAL

New to Branson this year, historic downtown Branson's Marble and Glass Festival will feature over 50 marble and artisan glass vendors from across the country and will be held June 7-8 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. each day. Demonstrations, a downtown-wide marble hunt, food trucks, entertainment and more will all be included in the event. 

STAR-SPANGLED SUMMER

Summer is just warming up (literally!) with Silver Dollar City's Star-Spangled Summer festival. This two-month long celebration honors all-American family fun, plus the theme park's lineup of more than 40 exciting rides. You''ll also be able to preview a brand new, Broadway-style musical in the park: Reuben's Swashbuckling Adventure! 

LAW ENFORCEMENT RECOGNITION WEEK 

Each year, Branson participates in a week-long salute to law enforcement officers. Law Enforcement Recognition Week will be observed June 9-16. Events will be held in Stone and Taney counties for both retired and active law enforcement personnel and their families from across the nation. Click here for a full schedule of events. 

WHITE WATER'S NIGHT WATER 

Beginning July 5, you can stay cool after-hours at White Water's annual Night Water in Branson! Plunge down the KaPau Plummet or 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! 

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 over 40 rides and attractions, plus a new show in Echo Hollow that will be featured in the theme park this summer. 

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 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

AUTUMN DAZE ARTS, CRAFTS & MUSIC FESTIVAL

What better way to start fall than enjoying a festival devoted to homemade crafts, foods, live entertainment and more in Branson's cozy, historic downtown setting? The Autumn Daze Arts, Crafts & Music Festival will be held in downtown Branson September 19-21, beginning at 9 a.m. each day. Festival is free to attend! 

STATE OF THE OZARKS FESTIVAL

On September 14 in historic downtown Hollister, 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 ventures.

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 feature 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! 

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. Bring the family 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. Event is open to the public September 27-October 2, Wednesdays through Sundays, and features daily activities. Giant inflatables, live music, great food and drinks, a pumpkin patch 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 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. 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 showcases a unique exhibition of elaborately decorated Christmas trees and wreaths from various businesses and organizations. The exhibition benefits 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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