Branson Events and Festivals

(Branson, Missouri - MO, USA)

The social diary of Branson contains a series of live performances which are continuously being updated. Considering that this is a relatively small city, there are usually plenty of things to do here, ranging from annual festivals to concerts at its plethora of theaters and entertainment venues, such as the Hamner Barber Theater on the Shepherd of the Hills Expressway.

Notable events worth looking out for include the Annual Hot Winter Fun Big Show each February, followed by the Branson Feast every April, the Plumb Nellie Days Hillbilly Festival and Craft Show in May, and summer Mardi Gras processions each June.

On 4th July, Rockaway Beach proves to be a very appealing place to hang out, with its family themed activities as part of the yearly Food and Fun in the Park Fireworks Display. Later on in the year, the Autumn Family Feast is another get-together worth looking out for if you have children on tow during your visit to Branson.

National Public Holidays

  • 1st January - New Year's Day
  • Third Monday in January - Martin Luther King Day
  • 12th February - Lincoln's Birthday
  • Third Monday in February - Washington's Birthday
  • Last Monday in May - Memorial Day
  • 4th July - Independence Day
  • First Monday in September - Labor Day
  • Second Monday in October - Columbus Day
  • 11th November - Veterans Day
  • 4th Thursday in November - Thanksgiving
  • 25th December - Christmas Day

Calendar of Festivals and Events 2014 / 2015


  • Signing of the Vietnam Peace Accord - January 27th, ceremony marks the day when the Vietnam War came to an end


  • Annual Hot Winter Fun Big Show - mid- February, Show features previews of a variety of performances that will be held throughout the year. Hosted by the Jim Stafford Theater


  • NAIA Division II Men's Basketball Championship - mid-March, more than 30 of America's best teams from across the nation compete during this basketball tournament, which is held at the College of the Ozarks


  • Branson Feast - early April, five days of music, entertainment and food. Held at the Welk Resort
  • Annual Branson Main Street Hoops: 3 on 3 Street Basketball Tournament - late April, amateur street tournament held in Downtown Branson


  • Plumb Nellie Days Hillbilly Festival and Craft Show - late May, Over 100 artists and craftspeople exhibit their wares in Downtown Branson


  • Mardi Gras in Branson - mid-June, music, food, parades, arts, crafts and colorful costumes at this Cajun and Zydeco festival
  • National Kids' Fest - mid-June, entertainment and activities to keep the kids busy at the Silver Dollar City theme park


  • Food and Fun in the Park Fireworks Display - July 4th, displays start at dusk and can be viewed from Lake Taneycomo in Rockaway Beach
  • Hollister's 4th of July Fireworks Display and Celebration - July 4th, entertainment starts at dusk and one of the best viewing areas is along Business Highway 65 in Historic downtown Hollister
  • July 4th Fireburst Fireworks Display - July 4th, one of the area's best displays, can be viewed by boat or car


  • Annual Old-time Fiddle Contest - late August, fiddlers from around the US compete for cash and trophies in Downtown Branson


  • Annual Autumn Days Arts and Crafts Festival - mid-September, over 150 arts and craftspeople gather in the heart of Downtown Branson


  • Halloween Trick-Or-Treat - October 31st, take the kids to Factory Merchants Mall for fun trick-or-treating


  • Annual Autumn Family Feast - early November, delicious medley of local food and family entertainment
  • Branson Area Festival of Lights - early November to late December, annual festive light displays


  • Annual Adoration Parade and Lighting Ceremony - early December, festive nighttime parade featuring over 70 marching units and floats