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APBA North American Championship: Powerboat Nationals Return to Lake Taneycomo

APBA North American Championship: Powerboat Nationals Return to Lake Taneycomo

Downtown Branson
For one last time in 2022, the amazing powerboat races are coming back to Lake Taneycomo. Come experience this one-of-a-kind race in person, for free, in Downtown Branson! Sept. 10-11, 2022, will see Round #6 of the Formula Light Series and also the APBA North American Championship competition. Powerboat Nationals Formula Light Series is an entertaining Championship Event filled with a minimum of 10 of the world's newest, fastest, sleekest inshore powerboats, all racing along Lake Taneycomo on the Branson waterfront. Testing begins at 10 a.m. on Saturday. Time trials begin at noon, and the race heats are from 1-5 p.m. On Sunday, Testing begins at 10 a.m. and racing begins at noon. The season-end awards banquet is Monday, Sept. 12. You can also meet the racers and get autographs and…
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87,568 New Christmas Lights in Downtown Branson

87,568 New Christmas Lights in Downtown Branson

Downtown Branson
Historic Downtown Branson CID Invests in One-of-a Kind Christmas Lamppost Décor Lighting for 2022 Season The Branson Christmas Coalition and Historic Downtown Branson Community Improvement District (CID) have announced plans for decorating downtown Branson with beautiful new LED-lit pole mounts, custom-designed and in production for 65 lampposts along Main and Commercial Streets during the Ozark Mountain Christmas season this year. A professional holiday lighting designer, commissioned by the Branson Christmas Coalition, has developed several concepts for the area over the past two years. Working closely with the Historic Downtown Branson CID this summer, a focus on decorating the lampposts and utilizing a winter wonderland theme resulted in two, compatible designs featuring candlelight snowflakes and pure white swirls of light. “We have always believed that our downtown area has a warm…
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Labor Day Weekend 2022: One Last Summer Weekend

Labor Day Weekend 2022: One Last Summer Weekend

Downtown Branson
School has started and the only summer holiday left is Labor Day! It's still hot and sunny, so be sure to ride the free (air conditioned) Sparky trolleys! Summer Concert Series Your last chance to catch the 2022 Branson Landing Summer Concert Series is Saturday, Sept. 3, when Bad Mojo and Eastern Heights take the stage in front of the Branson Landing fountains. This outdoor concert is free, but also very popular ... so be sure to arrive early to get a spot! The Beer Garden opens at 6:30 p.m., and Bad Mojo will open for Eastern Heights. Eastern Heights is a modern country band, with high energy, tight harmonies, and mind-blowing musicianship. Eastern Heights consist of Lead Singer Rob Blackburn, Lead Guitarist and Musical Director Grant Moody. Although primarily…
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Missouri’s 2022 Back-To-School Sales Tax Holiday is Aug. 5-7

Missouri’s 2022 Back-To-School Sales Tax Holiday is Aug. 5-7

Downtown Branson
It's time for back to school, and fortunately it's also time for the Missouri State Tax-Free Weekend! Shopping in Branson and Downtown Branson is a great way to get everything your kiddos need for that first day of school! And the weekend of Aug. 5-7, 2022, you can skip having to pay the state portion of the sales tax on certain purchases. The 2022 Sales Tax Holiday begins at 12:01 a.m. on Friday, August 5, and runs through Sunday, August 7. 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…
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Farmers Market Sharing 2022’s Fall Harvest on the Taneycomo Lakefront

Farmers Market Sharing 2022’s Fall Harvest on the Taneycomo Lakefront

Downtown Branson
Open every Tuesday from April - October, the Branson Farmers Market is sharing the bounty of the 2022 harvest on the Branson Landing Parking Lot, just a short walk from Trolley Stop #1. The market is each Tuesday from 3-7 p.m. The Branson Farmer's Market combines farm-fresh goodness, hand-crafted products and local eateries, all in one location that is easily accessible to the Ozarks community.  Customers can shop for their weekly groceries, find unique gifts that are made by local artisans, enjoy the musical talents of local artists and enjoy breakfast and lunch, all within the market's laid back atmosphere. It's fun to just stroll, but it's even more fun to shop! When you purchase foods from our vendors you can trust that your products are local and made/grown by…
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Branson’s Many Opportunities for July 4th Fireworks

Branson’s Many Opportunities for July 4th Fireworks

Downtown Branson
Branson is a great place to be for Independence Day 2022, with a number of great events and free fireworks displays spanning more than a week. Of course our favorite (because it's in Downtown Branson) is Branson Landing's 15th Annual Liberty Light Up and Fireworks, which will be Sunday, July 3, beginning at 5 p.m. The Liberty Light Up Concert will feature Damsel and 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! This is a FREE Event! The Landing's Beer Garden opens at 5 pm, sponsored by Wil Fischer Budweiser. The Dirty Saints were voted the best cover band by 417 Magazine in…
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Powerboat Nationals come to Lake Taneycomo at Branson Landing

Powerboat Nationals come to Lake Taneycomo at Branson Landing

Downtown Branson
Fighter jets on the water? Come experience this one-of-a-kind race in person, for free, along Lake Taneycomo! Powerboat Nationals Formula Light Series is an entertaining Championship Event filled with a minimum of 10 of the world's newest, fastest, sleekest inshore powerboats, all racing along Lake Taneycomo on the Branson waterfront. You'll have several opportunities to see these amazing boats race as you watch from Branson Landing or other spots along the Landing Boardwalk: Round #1: May 14-15, 2022Round #2 is June 18-19, 2022Round #4 is July 23-34, 2022Round #6 and North American Championship is Sept 10-11, 2022 Testing begins at 10 a.m. on Saturday. Time trials begin at noon, and the race heats are from 1-5 p.m. On Sunday, Testing begins at 10 a.m. and racing begins at noon. The awards…
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Enjoy Memorial Day Weekend 2022 in Branson

Enjoy Memorial Day Weekend 2022 in Branson

Downtown Branson
Summer is finally here! A warm Memorial Day Weekend in Branson is a great way to start your summer, and Downtown Branson is bustling with excitement and things to do! And join us as we also pay tribute to those who made the ultimate sacrifice. The Ozarks is the best place to start your summer... Downtown Branson being the best of all! The free Branson Landing Summer Concert Series kicks off on Saturday, May 28th at 6:30 with Bad Mojo & Jason Pritchett right in front of the Branson Landing Fountains. Wings Over The Ozarks Air Show and Festival New this Memorial Day Weekend is an air show festival full of hair-raising aerobatic thrills that will benefit lives of area youth. The free event will be held Sunday, May 29th…
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Spring is the Time to Enjoy Downtown’s Parks

Spring is the Time to Enjoy Downtown’s Parks

Downtown Branson
North Beach Park adjacent to the Branson Landing north parking lot. There's never been a better time to get out and enjoy the amazing Spring weather, and in Downtown Branson our outdoors are truly wonderful! And why not let Sparky help get you there? Here is a list of some of the best parks in Downtown Branson ... all conveniently located within walking distance of Sparky stops. Each one features something unique: fountains, bathrooms, disc golf, outdoor stages and more. Pack a picnic and a book and enjoy some natural relaxation! North Beach Park, 401 Eastlake St. Located about 200 yards from Trolley Stop #7 A total of 4.2 acres featuring walking paths, horseshoe pits, lake access, two fishing docks, picnic tables, and BBQ grills. Epps Park, 201 Long St.…
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Branson Car Auction Returns to Downtown April 22 & 23, 2022

Branson Car Auction Returns to Downtown April 22 & 23, 2022

Downtown Branson
The region's top event for auto enthusiasts and collectors is taking place in Downtown Branson April 22 and 23. Jim and Kathy Cox are back once again with Downtown Branson’s twice-a-year Branson Auction. Undoubtedly the region’s top event for viewing (and buying) unique vehicles. Admission is $15 per day of $25 for a 2-day pass. Bidders must register and be pre-approved before the auction. More information is available at BransonAuction.com More than 180 vehicles are up for bid at this Spring's auction, including this 1980 Triumph Spitfire. Explore Downtown Branson on Sparky Attendees can explore downtown on the Sparky Trolley, which stops on Sycamore Street directly outside the Convention Center.
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