When it comes to summer vacations, Branson, Missouri, offers a plethora of exciting events that are sure to make your stay memorable. From live concerts and frozen treat trails to theme park celebrations and thrilling powerboat races, Branson has something for everyone. If you’re planning a trip to this charming city, be prepared to indulge in a variety of activities that will keep you entertained throughout your stay. In this blog post, we’ll explore some of the top summer events in Branson that are worthy of an overnight visit.
1. Branson Landing Summer Concert Series:
Kickstart your summer getaway by attending the Branson Landing Summer Concert Series. Located on Branson Landing Boulevard, this event brings the stage to life with an impressive lineup of live performances. From Memorial Weekend to Labor Day Weekend, you can groove to the tunes of talented artists like Jason Pritchett, The Mixtapes, Mark Chapman Band, Bad Mojo, and many more. Whether you’re a music enthusiast or simply love to soak up the vibrant atmosphere, these concerts are not to be missed.
To check dates and get more information, check out the Branson Landing’s Event page!
2. Frozen Treat Trail
Cool off during the hot summer days with Branson’s Frozen Treat Trail. Embark on a delicious journey across various frozen treat locations, where you’ll not only enjoy scrumptious ice cream but also earn exciting rewards. Simply follow the trail, indulge in mouthwatering frozen delights, and receive fun prizes along the way. This family-friendly activity is a fantastic way to beat the heat while exploring the city’s culinary offerings. Plus, it’s FREE! Check it out here.
3. Summer Celebration & Summer Nights at Silver Dollar City
For a full day of family fun, head to Silver Dollar City’s Summer Celebration from June 3rd – July 16th. This event promises an array of exciting experiences and entertainment for visitors of all ages. Marvel at Nik Wallenda’s Zirkus, a captivating show that combines awe-inspiring acrobatics and thrilling acts. Explore the park’s streets adorned with vibrant decorations and enjoy oversized family games. Indulge in summertime flavors and relish the performances of the Silver Dollar Saloon comedy act and The Rivertown Ramblers. Be sure to take a nostalgic ride on Fire In The Hole, the world’s most historic indoor roller coaster.
If you’re visiting Branson later in the summer, check out Silver Dollar City’s Summer Nights. This annual event takes place in the final 16 days of summer (July 15th – July 30th) and features dance parties, nightly fireworks, and rides at night. You’ll also catch more incredible shows like Big Blitz, ABBA Tribute, Dancing Dream, and the Magic of Peter Gossamer!
4. Branson Market Days
Shopaholics, rejoice! The Annual Branson Market Days at the Branson Convention Center are a shopaholic’s paradise. With over 125 booths offering unique items from vendors across the country, this event is a treasure trove of one-of-a-kind finds. Discover happy colors, fun treats, fashionable clothing, Christmas gifts, and captivating decor. Grab your friends or family members and embark on a shopping spree that will leave you with cherished memories and delightful purchases.
Branson Market Days will be on June 9th & 10th from 10:00 am – 4:00 pm. Check out their website for more info.
5. Powerboat Nationals – Branson Grand Prix of Missouri
For adrenaline junkies, the Powerboat Nationals – Branson Grand Prix of Missouri is a must-see event. Witness the world’s newest, fastest, and sleekest inshore powerboats as they race on Lake Taneycomo on June 24th & 25th. These watercraft, resembling fighter jets on water, maneuver at high speeds around a thrilling oval course, competing fiercely for victory. The intense action and skillful piloting will keep you on the edge of your seat throughout the race. Don’t miss this exhilarating event that showcases the beauty and power of these remarkable watercraft.
6. Spectacular Fireworks Shows
Branson’s summer nights are illuminated by breathtaking fireworks displays. Honor America at College of the Ozarks, Treasure Lake Firework Display, Fireburst Independence Day Firework Display, Chateau on the Lake 4th of July Celebration, and Branson Landing’s 16th Annual Liberty Light Up Concert & Fireworks featuring Damsel & The Dirty Saints are just a few of the mesmerizing shows you can enjoy with the whole family.
For more information on fireworks shows in Branson, check out the events page on Explore Branson.
Experience the best of Branson events with an overnight stay at Grand Oaks Hotel
After a day filled with exhilarating events and unforgettable experiences, there’s nothing better than unwinding and rejuvenating at the Grand Oaks Hotel. Nestled in the heart of Branson, our hotel provides the perfect retreat for weary adventurers. With its comfortable rooms, excellent amenities, and convenient location, the Grand Oaks Hotel offers a haven of relaxation for visitors seeking a memorable stay.
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