Branson Summertime Fun!
Branson summer calendar, Silver
Dollar City summer events, festivals, Branson vacation ideas for Table Rock
Lake, Branson attractions and Branson activities!
-Cool mornings, -hot summer sun, -lakes, -pools and water parks to splash around in,
-cool theaters with cool matinees, -lovely sunsets, -a cooling evening breeze, and summer nights with dinner and a show...All ages
love summertime in Branson, Missouri!
New Branson Attractions
and Branson's Old Favorites
The owners of Silver Dollar City Theme Park bring you more summer fun with it's new,
Celebration City Theme Park, which opened in '03. The unique, 112-acre park includes 24 rides, multiple layers of themed entertainment, amusements, restaurants, games, and a spectacular evening Laser Light Show at park closing.
White Water, your beach within reach, offers cool fun on a hot Summer afternoon, and
Silver Dollar City Theme Park has a full-day's worth of activities in one stop. Summer at
Silver Dollar City also means several great festivals and events geared toward families and kids, including
The National Kid's Festival (May-August). There are also a number of other festivals, craft fairs, and fun family events around town (see Summer calendar). And, with
Splash Country Indoors and Splash Country Outdoor water parks, as well as shopping, food, shows, and miniature golf,
Grand Country Square is a must-stop location on any trip to Branson.
Cool outdoor fun
Swimming in area lakes, boating, and jet skiing are all fun activities that can be enjoyed in Branson. Public swimming beaches are available on
Table Rock Lake at Moonshine Beach, at Indian Point's Corps of Engineers Campground, and at the Port of Kimberling in
Kimberling City. Paddle boat rides and kayaking are perfect ways to explore serene inlets and nature at its best, or if you prefer a closer look, scuba diving is an impressive adventure in pristine Ozark Mountain lakes. A
Ride the Ducks "splash down" is even better on a hot Summer day, and don't forget to commemorate your family or church group's ride with a digital photo.
The Track, and other fun parks on the Branson strip provide cooler evening entertainment with Go-Kart tracks, bumper boats, and miniature golf courses.
Beat the heat
Need alternatives to the dog days of Summer? Branson has plenty of fun, indoor activities for you, with maybe a little history lesson to boot! Explore the
Veteran's Memorial Museum or the new American Presidential Museum, where you can actually step inside life-size replicas of Air Force One and the Oval Office. Remember to get your picture taken with the President! This is a one-of-kind experience that your family and/or church youth group will never forget.
If movies are more your "thing," the IMAX Entertainment Complex has IMAX movies on the BIG screens, Elite Cinema III with Hollywood hit movies, and live shows in the Little Opry Theatre. You can also shop and eat at the IMAX. You might also want to cool off by taking a trip down under...and explore nature's theater,
Talking Rocks Cavern, where it is always 62 degrees. Now that's a cool destination!
No trip to Branson would be complete without enjoying the surplus of fabulous food choices, and of course, the shows, shows, shows! There are many awesome show choices, including
"#1 Hits of the 60s, a new show reliving a decade that celebrated the diversity that changed our nation and some of the greatest music of our times;
"The Paul Harris Show," starring a Branson comedy favorite; and "Celebrate
America," Branson's million-dollar revue celebrating the spirit of America.
The Irresistible Comeback!
Don't hesitate to plan your Summer Branson excursion. You and your family will have the time of your lives, and once you realize the amazing possibilities that Branson has to offer, you will be quick to plan you return trip. By the way, Christmas is another great time to be in Branson
(Check out the Holiday section)
Branson Summer Calendar Highlights
Veterans Observances: For more information on any of these events, contact the Branson Veterans Task Force (417) 337-VETS (8387) or visit their website at
www.bransonveterans.com. Flag Day June 14 Korean War June 25
Spirit of '76 July 4 Celebrate independence! Offered at five Branson area parks
National Day of Atomic Remembrance July 16 Korean War Armistice July 27
Extreme Sports: Mountainboards Stunt Show All summer at Celebration City. Skateboarding, snowboarding & biking all in one radical ride, takin' air, ridin' rails and rockin' to the music!
National Kids' Fest June 9-Aug 20 featuring Jim Fowler's Life in the Wild stage show, (grizzly bears, alligators, wolves, tigers, leopards etc.) Plus Exteme Parrots and K-9 All-Stars! (800) 831-4FUN
Family Fishing Fair June 10 Learn to identify, catch and clean your catch!. Shepherd of the Hills Fish Hatchery (417) 334-4865.
Heartland Fishing Tournament Pro Am June 11-12 Kimberling City (417) 739-2315
Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Tribute June 11-18 Military demonstrations, Memorial Wall dedication, displays, banquets, fishing and golf tournaments, 10 hour outdoor concert, helicopter rides, parade, much more. Operation Homecoming Branson (800) 335-4587
Major Christian Event: I Love America! July 4 Last year over 100,000 attended! Gospel music, entertainment, testimonies,
(concerts, comedy, orchestra, choir) arir show, military demonstrations, political leaders,
zillions of rides and games for the kids, food everywhere, free watermelon,
and one of the most spectacular fireworks display in the country! On Hwy 65, Springfield. (417) 581-5433
Show Me F 100s July 7-9 www.showmef100.bravepages.com/ozarksrun.html
Shepherd's Super Summer Cruise Aug 10-13 Classy classics, at the Shepherd of the Hills grounds in Branson.
Old-time Fiddle Contest August 26 (888) 322-2786
Southern Gospel Picnic Aug 31-Sept 10 An old-fashioned meeting and picnic with hundreds of Southern Gospel performers on 12 stages. Fried chicken, catfish, BBQ. Southern Gospel Nights at Echo Hollow. (800) 831-4FUN www.silverdollarcity.com