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July 4th Fireworks Light up Branson Sky

July 4th Fireworks Light up Branson Sky

Downtown Branson, Events
If you and your family enjoy fireworks, the Branson area is THE place to be in the days leading up to July 4th. Branson Landing’s 10th Annual Liberty Light Up is Monday, July 3, 2017. The popular event starts with a free concert by Jason Pritchett in the town square followed by a fireworks display over Lake Taneycomo. The fireworks show is also visible from most spots along Main Street. For a unique view of the downtown fireworks, the SKY Deck at Parakeet Pete’s Waterfront Zipline is holding it’s 2nd annual “Fire in the SKY” event beginning at 7:30 p.m. on July 3rd. This bird’s eye view of the fireworks includes BBQ by Famous Dave’s, a cash bar and live entertainment by Makenna & Brock. Tickets are $75 per person and…
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9 Great Spots Photographers Love in Downtown Branson

9 Great Spots Photographers Love in Downtown Branson

Downtown Branson
The Branson area is one of the most picturesque areas in the Midwest, and these are a few of the many great spots in Downtown Branson for shutterbugs and selfies.   1. The Branson Postcard Mural Painted in 2016, this mural has quickly become one of the favorite selfie spots in Branson. Located on Sycamore Street on the side of Cadwell's Downtown Flea Market, the 20-foot-high mural towers over anybody standing in front of it.   2. Dicks 5 & 10 / Main Street Directly across Main Street from Trolley Stop #5/#13 is one of downtown's landmarks, Dicks 5 & 10. The store itself and the items inside make a fascinating subject, and Main Street's sidewalks are another great selfie location.   3. The Branson Landing Boardwalk This more than…
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Exploring Trolley Stop #1 – Lakeside RV Park

Exploring Trolley Stop #1 – Lakeside RV Park

Downtown Branson
[caption id="attachment_416" align="aligncenter" width="1200"] Stop #1 is inside the Lakeside RV Park and provides easy access to the south end of Branson Landing's parking lot, which is home to the Branson Farmers' Market and other events.[/caption]   The first stop in the Sparky trolley system is the southernmost part of the system: The Lakeside RV Park. Located at a covered pavilion at the foot of the Lake Taneycomo Bridge, this stop gives campers an easy way to get throughout downtown Branson. It also gives riders who have parked elsewhere an opportunity to explore one of the most scenic spots along the lake.   [caption id="attachment_418" align="aligncenter" width="800"] The Lakeside RV Park is owned by the City of Branson and features 160 camping sites, fishing docks and a dog park.[/caption]  …
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Branson and Sparky Honor Law Enforcement

Branson and Sparky Honor Law Enforcement

Downtown Branson, Events
[caption id="attachment_405" align="aligncenter" width="1000"] The Light Cruise at Branson Landing gives the public a chance to honor law enforcement officers.[/caption] For the 4th year, the Branson area is paying tribute to active and retired law enforcement personnel and their families with a week-long series of events to honor those who serve and protect. Branson's Law Enforcement Recognition Week is June 10-17, 2017. The area-wide series of events spans the entire region from Downtown Branson to Silver Dollar City to the Bass Pro Outdoor Shooting Academy south of town. While they are downtown, Sparky's free trolley service is available to these honored guests. The week-long tribute kicks off Saturday, June 10, with an offroad 5k and 10k race on the White River Valley Trail System across from the Showboat Branson Belle. Members of the…
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Memorial Day Weekend: A First Taste of Branson Summer Fun

Memorial Day Weekend: A First Taste of Branson Summer Fun

Downtown Branson, Events, Veterans
[caption id="attachment_396" align="aligncenter" width="1000"] Parakeet Pete's Steampunk Balloon offers spectacular views of Downtown Branson and Lake Taneycomo.[/caption] Memorial Day is the official kickoff for Branson's summer season. The entire region is packed with great shopping, live shows, special events, activities and lake fun for the whole family!   Remembering Our Heroes First, we remember that Monday is a solemn remembrance of our fallen military servicemen and servicewomen. In keeping with Branson's unwavering respect and honor for our military veterans, the Vietnam Veterans of America - Chapter 913 is organizing the community's Memorial Day Service on Monday at 11 a.m. at Ozarks Memorial Park Cemetery, 1638 E. Highway 76. Downtown Fun Historic Downtown Branson and the Branson Landing are the place to be with more than 200 unique stores, antique markets…
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Show us your #RideSparky Selfie

Show us your #RideSparky Selfie

Downtown Branson
[caption id="attachment_388" align="aligncenter" width="1000"] Meranda T. and her daughters are Sparky fans![/caption] We love to see our Sparky fans sharing their photos while on the trolley! Next time you hop on-board Sparky, be sure to snap a selfie or a photo from the trolley and tag it with #RideSparky. Feel free to at-mention us anytime or ask questions via @RideSparky on Instagram and Twitter. Connect with us on your favorite network: Twitter: https://twitter.com/ridesparky Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ridesparky/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ridesparky/
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In Branson for a Sporting Event? Discover Fun Downtown!

In Branson for a Sporting Event? Discover Fun Downtown!

Dining, Downtown Branson
[caption id="attachment_383" align="aligncenter" width="1000"] The Branson Shootout Futsal Tournament held at the Branson Convention Center[/caption]   If you're coming to Branson for a martial arts tournament, a dance competition or some other sporting event, downtown is the perfect place for event attendees to grab a meal, shop and find lots of fun activities. Downtown and the Branson Convention Center are home to a number of tournaments and sporting events, including dance and cheer competitions, futsal indoor soccer tournaments, basketball and more. The Branson RecPlex, just a few minutes north of downtown, is also the site of a number of outdoor softball, baseball and soccer tournaments. Many youth baseball players come to the area from May through August to compete at the Ballparks of America facility. For the week-long tournaments, Wednesday…
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Downtown Branson Loves Motorcoaches and Group Tours

Downtown Branson Loves Motorcoaches and Group Tours

Downtown Branson
[caption id="attachment_378" align="aligncenter" width="1200"] Motorcoaches parked in Branson[/caption] Branson is definitely one of America's most motorcoach-friendly destinations, and Downtown Branson loves to see buses too! Many of the businesses, theaters and attractions in Branson appreciate the efforts of our hard-working group leaders, escorts and drivers, and often extend special benefits in the form of complimentary services, meals or discounts. Be sure to mention to our businesses that you are leading or escorting a group! Here's everything drivers and escorts need to know about loading and unloading of riders in downtown and at the Branson Landing. Two main dropoff/pickup points There are two main loading and unloading points in downtown that conveniently put your guests in the center of all the action: Main Street and Commercial On the southwest corner of the Main…
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Ride the Branson Trolley to Beautiful Spots on Lake Taneycomo

Ride the Branson Trolley to Beautiful Spots on Lake Taneycomo

Downtown Branson
Visitors and resident love to ride the free Downtown Branson trolley while they are shopping or dining, enjoying events or live entertainment. But the Sparky trolley can also take you to the most scenic spots and parks along the Taneycomo lakefront. Here are some of the parks, scenic spots, jogging trails and more you can access via the trolley: North Beach Park [caption id="attachment_370" align="aligncenter" width="1200"] North Beach Park is popular with walkers, joggers, picnickers and nature-lovers.[/caption] Near trolley Stop #6 is North Beach Park, a 4.2 acre city park at the junction of Lake Taneycomo and Roark Creek. This park is a favorite for walkers, joggers, bike riders, picnickers and nature enthusiasts. The park features a paved walking trail that connects with the Branson Landing Boardwalk to create a…
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Let Sparky Take You to Downtown Branson Shows

Let Sparky Take You to Downtown Branson Shows

Downtown Branson, Events, Shows and Attractions
[caption id="attachment_363" align="aligncenter" width="1200"] Keith Allynn pays tribute to Neil Diamond at the Historic Owen Theatre[/caption] Branson has been known for tourism and entertainment for more than a century, and Historic Downtown Branson is where that tradition began. The district continues to be home to exciting live music shows, and the free Sparky trolley system is a great way to get to and from your show, and also take advantage of all of the shopping, dining and excitement downtown has to offer. Downtown is home to two live-performance theatres and frequent special events that include live music. The Historic Owen Theatre/Branson’s House of Comedy on Commercial Street is home to several Branson shows, including A Neil Diamond Tribute, Carpenters Once More and Cover of the Rolling Stone. Shows are scheduled…
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