Enjoy the 48th Autumn Daze Arts, Crafts, and Music Festival with Sparky

Enjoy the 48th Autumn Daze Arts, Crafts, and Music Festival with Sparky

Downtown Branson
Grab your purse, wallet, and sunscreen. Brace yourself for some crafty fun! Autumn Daze is back for its 48th year in Historic Downtown Branson. Fall Fun for Everyone Visit the arts, crafts, and music festival on Atlantic Street from September 16th – 18th from 9am – 6pm on Thursday and Friday and 9am – 4pm on Saturday for some free fun for all!  Enjoy the community and changing weather in Downtown Branson.  Ride Sparky the Trolley to the festival and spend an afternoon browsing over 100 vendors and Downtown Branson sidewalk sales. Artisans and craftspeople throughout the Ozarks share their wares at this festive event.  You’ll have the perfect opportunity to take care of that holiday shopping in a fun environment. Don’t shop hangry! Visit our great downtown eateries or…
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Celebrate Back-to-School with an Opening Ceremony

Celebrate Back-to-School with an Opening Ceremony

Downtown Branson
Branson Board Game Cafe is one of the great family-friendly places the Sparky trolleys can take you and your kids! Delight your scholar with a back-to-school adventure! Getting used to a new schedule in those dwindling days of summer can be a shock to your system. Why not create some Branson family memories…. Ride Sparky the Trolley! You probably have a sentimental trolley memory — watching “Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood” or the newer “Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood”. Maybe you loved the cable car during the “Full House” theme song.  Imagine riding a trolley and experiencing it again through the eyes of a kid.  Thrill your own inner-child, whatever the connection, by taking your child on Sparky the Trolley for a Downtown Branson day of adventure. Plan your route using this handy Map…
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2021 Missouri Back-To-School Sales Tax Holiday is Aug. 6-8

2021 Missouri Back-To-School Sales Tax Holiday is Aug. 6-8

Downtown Branson
After a crazy school year last year, back to in-person school seems to be the norm, and the kiddos are going to need clothing and gadgets and supplies. Fortunately, it's also time for the Missouri State Tax-Free Weekend! In 2021, the Sales Tax Holiday begins at 12:01 a.m. on Friday, August 6, and runs through Sunday, August 8. Before we go any further, we need to jump into the fine print. The Missouri Back To School Tax Free Weekend only applies to "certain back-to-school purchases, such as clothing, school supplies, computers" and other related school necessities. Around Branson you'll still pay local taxes, but the Missouri portion of the sales tax that you'd normally pay (about 4.2%) is waived. Even at just 4.2%, it's real money that can add up. Stores in and…
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Fall 2021 Live Productions at Historic Owen Theatre

Fall 2021 Live Productions at Historic Owen Theatre

Downtown Branson
Interior of the Historic Owen Theatre in Downtown Branson MO Branson's First Theater is alive with productions by the Branson Arts Council, and that includes a great lineup of live shows this fall, including The Sound of Music just in time for Christmas! The Historic Owen Theatre is located at 205 S. Commercial Street in Downtown Branson. The fall 2021 productions include: 9 to 5 The Musical (Sept. 9-19) Music and lyrics by Dolly Parton and book by Patricia Resnick, 9 to 5 The Musical is based on the popular 1980 movie. Three unlikely friends take control of their office and learn there is nothing they can’t do, even in a man’s world (rated PG-13). The Hunchback of Notre Dame (POSTPONED) Based on the Victor Hugo novel and songs from…
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Independence Day 2021 Fireworks and Celebrations

Independence Day 2021 Fireworks and Celebrations

Downtown Branson
The 14th Annual Liberty Light Up celebration is Saturday, July 3! Great music, fireworks and The Branson Landing; what more could anyone ask for as we celebrate our great nation and its Independence Day? The Liberty Light Up Concert will feature Mile Zero then The Dirty Saints and be followed by an amazing, choreographed Fireworks Display that will fill the skies over Lake Taneycomo and highlight a spectacular celebration of America's Independence that will leave you in awe! Beer Garden opens at 6:30 pm, sponsored by Wil Fischer Budweiser. The Dirty Saints were voted best cover band by 417 Magazine in 2018. They play a vast selection of 80's rock from Journey, Van Halen, Styx, Foreigner, Whitesnake and many other artists. Other Fireworks Displays in the Area Friday, July 2 - DuskFireburst…
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Branson Landing’s 2021 Summer Concert Series

Branson Landing’s 2021 Summer Concert Series

Downtown Branson
Downtown Branson and the Branson Landing has so much to offer, spectacular dining, luxurious shopping, family fun, entertainment and so much more. Did you hear about the new Summer Concert Series though? So many bands, from locals and beyond, have already filled the roster and we’re ready for them! All the bands get to play on the Landing's beautiful waterfront stage. You know the one, with the water and light show behind it, Lake Taneycomo just beyond that. Can you imagine a more wonderful evening?  Dining, shopping, free live music! 2021 LIVE CONCERT SCHEDULE   June 11th - Mile Zero & The Rosy Hips  June 19th - 96 Miles & Eastern Heights   July 3rd - Mile Zero & The Dirty Saints  July 24th - 96 Miles & The Mixtapes  August 7th - Prince Ivan   August 21st - Sequel Dose September 4th - Mile Zero & Marc Chapman Band
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Branson Arts Council Brings Live Productions to Downtown

Branson Arts Council Brings Live Productions to Downtown

Downtown Branson
Interior of the Historic Owen Theatre in Downtown Branson MO The stage of Branson's First Theater is alive again with productions by the Branson Arts Council. The Historic Owen Theatre is located at 205 S. Commercial Street in Downtown Branson and has the following live shows on its schedule for 2021: The Glass Menagerie (June 3-7, 2021) The Glass Menagerie is a memory play by Tennessee Williams that premiered in 1944. Its action is drawn from the memories of the narrator, Tom Wingfield (Age 18+ recommended). Mamma Mia (Aug. 5-15) This Broadway favorite uses pop group ABBA’s hits tell the hilarious story of a young woman’s search for her birth father (rated PG-13). 9 to 5 The Musical (Sept. 9-19) Music and lyrics by Dolly Parton and book by Patricia…
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Centennial Museum in Downtown Named 2020 Non-Profit of the Year

Centennial Museum in Downtown Named 2020 Non-Profit of the Year

Downtown Branson
Downtown Branson's Centennial Museum has been named 2020 Non-Profit of the Year, an award presented by the membership of the Branson/Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce and CVB. The award was announced at the Chamber's annual membership luncheon on April 22. Also honored were Branson's small businesses of the year, which included Cakes-N-Creams 50's Diner and The Track Family Fun Parks. Located at 120 S. Commercial Street in the historic Branson Mercantile/Reish Shoe store, the Branson Centennial Museum officially opened on April 1, 2012, Branson's 100th anniversary. The museum features many priceless artifacts from Branson's early days, a historical timeline of Branson's evolution as one of the nation's top tourism and entertainment destinations, and rotating exhibits that are curated in coordination with the White River Valley Historical Society. There's also a…
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Market Days Returns to Branson Convention Center

Market Days Returns to Branson Convention Center

Downtown Branson
The popular vintage market Branson Market Days is returning to the downtown convention Center on April 30 and May 1, 2021. The eclectic event features handmade and vintage items from a number of crafters and collectors. And of course, there's great food options for attendees. Branson Market Days begins at 9 a.m. and continues through 6 p.m. on Friday, April 30, then 9 a.m. through 4 p.m. on Saturday, May 1. Attendees can pay $5 at the door with free re-entry for the rest of the event. Masks are not required at the event but social distancing is encouraged. The free Sparky trolleys are running both days from 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. and attendees are encouraged to use the convenient Branson Convention Center stop on Sycamore Street.
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Branson’s Mask Ordinance Ends, but Face Coverings Still Required on Public Transit

Branson’s Mask Ordinance Ends, but Face Coverings Still Required on Public Transit

Downtown Branson
The new covered trolley stop sits at the Pacific Street entrance to Liberty Plaza Branson's city-wide face covering requirement to help protect visitors and residents against the Coronavirus ended on April 16, 2021. While there's no longer a city ordinance, you'll find that many Branson businesses and attractions are still encouraging social distancing and masking based on their individual circumstances. As Branson's only public transit system, the free Ride Sparky trolleys are somewhat unique because they are subject to a nationwide order by the CDC requiring masking on all public transit systems. As a result, the Downtown Branson trolley drivers and passengers are still required to wear suitable face coverings while riding the trolleys. More information about the Jan. 29, 2021 CDC order
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