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Thousands of Shriners Return to Downtown Branson in August

Thousands of Shriners Return to Downtown Branson in August

Downtown Branson, Events
Downtown Branson is honored to welcome the Central States Shrine Association back to Branson this August! The Branson Convention Center is the site for the organization's annual convention August 22-25, and downtown will be chock full of fellowship, fun and fezzes! It's also a great opportunity for Branson's locals and visitors to watch a truly unique circus parade on Saturday, August 25th. Kids especially love the Shriners' clowns, music and the miniature vehicles as they zip around and cause an uproar of giggles, pointing fingers and lots of "Look, Mom!" The parade begins August 25th at 8 am and goes till 10 am. The route begins on College Street and goes along Commercial Street and around to the Branson Landing Boardwalk.      Branson and downtown have so much to…
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Celebrate Independence Day in Downtown Branson

Celebrate Independence Day in Downtown Branson

Downtown Branson, Events
Around Branson we have a deep love of the outdoors, fishing, food ... and a good time ... We also definitely know how to celebrate our Independence! Here's how Downtown Branson plans on marking July 4th this year. July 3rd, 7:00-9:30pm, Branson Landing. Billboards Top 40 Nashville artist Jason Pritchett and The Steel Horses will be performing lakeside on the Landing. Following his performance will be a spectacularly choreographed fireworks display over Lake Tanecomo. July 3rd-4th, Main Street Lake Cruises. With an early reservation (tickets go quickly) you and the family can enjoy the fireworks show above the Lake from the decks of either the old world classic Lake Queen paddle boat or the ultra luxury Landing Princess Yacht. July 4th, 7:30am-9:30am, 18th Annual Firecracker 5000. A 5k/10k/mile fun run…
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Boat Trips and Dinner Cruises on Lake Taneycomo

Boat Trips and Dinner Cruises on Lake Taneycomo

Downtown Branson, Shows and Attractions
Ozark summers are unsurprisingly hot and humid. Luckily, respite and excitement can be found on the chilly waters of the gorgeous Lake Taneycomo. Of course at several marinas you can rent a boat for fishing, paddling or just floating along leisurely. But if you're in the mood to let someone else steer, consider these three popular options to get out on Downtown Branson's breathtaking lake. Main Street Lake Cruises 9 South Boardwalk Branson Landing 417.239.3980 Dine in your choice of old world style or ultimate luxury on Lake Taneycomo with Main Street Lake Cruises. You'll enjoy a fresh lunch or dinner as you cruise past the Landing and watch the famous Branson Landing Fountains and their masterfully orchestrated show from one of the viewing decks. Main Street Lake Cruises operates…
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Get Out On the Water In Downtown Branson

Get Out On the Water In Downtown Branson

Downtown Branson, Shows and Attractions
The summer season in our beautiful neck of the woods is a great time to find cool opportunities for relaxation and entertainment. Right along the shores of Historic Downtown Branson we've got the coolest spot in the region: Lake Taneycomo. Even in the heat of summer, the lake stays amazingly cold and creates a zone of "air conditioning" along its shores. Lake Taneycomo became a cold water lake in 1958 following the completion of Table Rock Dam. The dam releases the chilly water from the depths of Table Rock Lake, not from the warm surface of that lake. As a result Lake Taneycomo is a frigid, 48 degrees year-round. The consistently cold waters create the ideal breeding ground and habitat for trout. Taneycomo now boasts some of the finest trout fishing in…
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Branson Honors Law Enforcement With Special Week

Branson Honors Law Enforcement With Special Week

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] Again this year Branson is hosting National Law Enforcement Week, which honors the hard work and dedication brave men and women of law enforcement have given our communities. Law enforcement officials from across the county will be in Branson for these special events. If you see them around town this week, please thank them for everything they do. The events begin June 9th with a 5k/10k Trail Run and closes out the 16th with a Collectors Show followed by a dinner dedicated to those who are serving and have served. This wonderful yearly event is for active and retired law enforcement and their families. Some of the events honoring our…
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Memorial Day Weekend and Summer Fun in Downtown Branson

Memorial Day Weekend and Summer Fun in Downtown Branson

Downtown Branson, Events
Memorial Day is the day Americans remember and honor those who have sacrificed, many with their lives, to protect the things we hold so dear. Flower arrangements, fireworks, and gatherings with friends and family over food are just a few of our favorite traditions. Memorial Day weekend is also the official start to summer in Branson! The weather is warmer (nay, HOTTER!), and there are literally hundreds of fun things to do here! Downtown has some wonderful events planned for this big weekend. Here is a roundup of downtown Branson Memorial Weekend events, along with a few other notable events in the area. Great Sales at Downtown stores This weekend is a great time to explore Historic Downtown Branson's many stores. There's specials and sales everywhere, so you never know…
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7 Great Picnic Spots in Downtown Branson

7 Great Picnic Spots in Downtown Branson

Dining, Downtown Branson
[caption id="attachment_515" align="aligncenter" width="1000"] Lake Taneycomo at Branson Landing is popular for recreation like boating, fishing and kayaking.[/caption] It's no secret that the Midwest has some of the best summers in the country. Lakes and rivers to camp near and fish, national parks to hike and explore, and plenty of parks if you can't get to far out of the city. Sitting on the banks of picturesque Lake Taneycomo, Downtown Branson is particularly blessed in this regard. So pack a lunch, take a leisurely walk and ride Sparky to some of these great picnic spots. North Beach Park, 401 Eastlake St. About 200 yards from Trolley Stop #6 A total of 4.2 acres featuring walking paths, lake access, 2 fishing docks, picnic tables, and BBQ grills. Epps Park, 201 Long…
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Beautiful Parks You Can Find With Sparky’s Help!

Beautiful Parks You Can Find With Sparky’s Help!

Downtown Branson
The Ozarks has always been known for its beauty. Lush deciduous forests, expansive lakes and myriad snaking rivers and streams are everywhere you turn, so it's easy to see why tourists come from all over to experience the scenery of the area. For those visiting, planning to — or for locals — here is a list of some of the beautiful parks that are accessible from Sparky's convenient stops in the historic Downtown Branson area.     From Stop #1 you can reach Lakeside RV Park. With 160 sites, all with hookups, it's the largest camper park in the area. It really is lakeside, with fishing docks on Taneycomo Lake just steps from the campsites. The park also features a leash-free dog park, free wireless internet and cable hookups, clubhouse, shower…
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When and Where To See Classic Cars in Downtown Branson

When and Where To See Classic Cars in Downtown Branson

Downtown Branson
[caption id="attachment_680" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] A 1967 Austin Healey is one of the classic cars at the Spring 2018 Branson Auction.[/caption] This year's Classic Car Auction is almost here! April 20th and 21st bring car enthusiasts, collectors, mechanics, and everyone in between. Hundreds of classic, new, and custom built cars are lined up and ready for your garage. Some of the featured show stoppers on the block this year are a 1941 Cadillac Coupe Convertible, series 62,  and a 1966 Cherry Red Ford Mustang GT Fastback. But that is barely the tip of this gigantic car shaped iceberg! The collection features other stunning vehicles! A quick peek at the website, BransonAuction.com, revealed a black Aston Martin almost identical to the one Agent 007 had in Casino Royale! Except, this one may…
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Branson Farmers Market Begins in April

Branson Farmers Market Begins in April

Downtown Branson, Shopping
[caption id="attachment_666" align="aligncenter" width="1200"] The Branson Farmers Market runs from April through October in the south Branson Landing Parking Lot.[/caption] NOTE: The Branson Farmer's Market has moved locations for 2018. The market is now in the north Branson Landing parking lot and conveniently accessed via Trolley Stop #6. With Spring comes flowers, barbecues and spending time along Downtown Branson's gorgeous Lake Taneycomo waterfront! Another great thing about Spring is that starting April 24th the Branson Farmers Market opens for another season of locally raised meats and produce as well as handmade artisan goods. Envision your first cookout of the year including a skewer of locally raised meats and fresh Missouri peppers and other veggies! The farmers market has so much more than just produce, herbs and meats from local farmers…
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