Brookside Mini Golf 417-334-1262    2925 Shepherd of the Hills Expressway Branson, MO 65616‏


2009 Branson Events

Jan 1 - 15 White Flight he Butterfly Palace & Rainforest Adventure.
White Flight features thousands of white butterflies fluttering like living snowflakes amid a rainforest sparking with thousands of twinkling lights. All of this while music fills the soul. Simply unforgettable! Also includes a stop in the3-D theatre, rainforest critter center, and Emerald Forest Mirror Maze.

Jan 17 Third Annual Ice Carving Event - The Titanic Museum
Come watch the world’s most celebrated ice sculptors chisel 250-pound blocks of ice into fantastic designs. This free one-day event is held in Titanic’s outdoor entertainment center (at the ship’s bow). 9am to 3pm.

Jan 28 Signing of the Vietnam Peace Accord - Branson Veterans Task Force
A moving ceremony marks the day in 1973 when America's longest and most controversial war came to an end. T

Jan 31 Masters Fishing Tournament - Lilleys' Landing Resort and Marina on Lake TaneycomoThe entry fee is $50 for each two-person team. The rules of the tournament require artificial baits only and it is catch-and-release tournament as well. Cash prices and trophies will be award to the top four teams. The teams with the heaviest brown and rainbow trout are awarded Big Trout Cash Prizes.


Feb 1-28 "Sweetheart Month" at the Titanic Museum
The entire month of February is Titanic's Valentine tribute to romance and the lasting love of devoted couples everywhere. Last year, 1,948 couples renewed their wedding vows during Sweetheart Month. Held in elegant style on Titanic"s Grand Staircase, every ceremony is presided over by the ship’s captain. Reservations are required. To keep the romance alive and steer clear of icebergs, we recommend immediate reservations! F

Feb 1 Four Chaplains Sunday - Location to be announced. A ceremony to honor the four chaplains of the U.S.A.T. Dorchester. The four heroic chaplains gave up their life jackets to the troops and stood arm in arm praying as the ship sank out of sight.

Feb 9 15th Annual Hot Winter Fun Big Show - Jim Stafford Theater at 7pm. This show features a wide variety of shows that are open throughout the year in Branson in one exciting night. Many shows and entertainers will be there to welcome you to Hot Winter Fun 2009!.

Feb 14 2009 Polar Bear Plunge - Stillwaters Resort
Registration at 12pm, the Plunge at 2pm. Plungers are asked to raise a “BEAR” minimum of $50 will all proceeds going to Special Olympics Missouri Southwest Area. Online registration has already begun. Be a Fan of “Freezin’ for a Reason!”

Feb 28 Team Trout Championship - Lilleys' Landing Resort and Marina
The entry fee is $50 for each two-person team. The rules of the tournament require artificial baits only and it is catch-and-release tournament as well. The teams with the heaviest brown and rainbow trout are awarded Big Trout Cash Prizes. Call to receive an entry form. 888-545-5397

March 2009
Thru Mar 31 Hot Winter Fun in Branson - visit our Hot Winter Fun page and see what's playing in Branson.

March 1-31 Titanic Salutes the Irish - The Titanic Museum
Celebrate the Irish and their Titanic legacy. 2009 marks the third year the Titanic Museum Attraction has used music and song to honor the memory of the Irish men and women who built and sailed the ship. A celebration of Gaelic traditions and music. Phone: 800-381-7670.

March 6-8 13th Annual Branson Tri-Lakes Building & Home Show - Branson Convention Center. For 13 years, this first class consumer show has been hosting the areas leading companies in one location to bring you everything from home improvement, remodeling, landscaping, home security, kitchen and bath and so much more!

March 11-19 NAIA Division II Men’s Basketball Tournament - Keeter Gymnasium at College of the Ozarks. The Division II Championship is a 32 team, single-elimination tournament featuring the champions of the Division II conferences, regional tournaments and at-large berths. .

March 12-15 Walmart FLW Bass Tournament - Table Rock State Park Marina
Registration: March 11, 2009 from 2-4pm. Pre-tournament meeting: 4:30pm at Branson Convention Center. Takeoff daily 7am; weigh in 3pm days 1 and 2 at Table Rock State Park

March 19-22, 26, 27 Family Spring Break Days - Silver Dollar City

March 27-29 Young Christian's Weekend - Silver Dollar City

April 2009
April 1 - May 31 Titanic Princess Tea Parties - The Titanic Museum
Seating is limited and reservations are required. Much to the delight of mothers and daughters, the most popular and successful of all Titanic special events returns for its third year—the Titanic Princess Tea Party. This celebration of proper etiquette, manners and style is modeled after the formal tea rituals of the Titanic era. Each young lady will receive a two-hour "crash-course” on the dos and don'ts of classic, social behavior.

April 4-May 3 Silver Dollar City's "World-Fest"
Come and celebrate America's largest international festival where entertainers from all corners of the world share their stories and traditions. Celebrate international diversity right here in the Heartland. See our Silver Dollar City page for details.
April 11 Persian Gulf War Cease Fire - This day commemorates the Official Cease Fire in 1991 of the Persian Gulf War and will be dedicated to the soldiers who served in Iraq during Desert Shield and Desert Storm.

April 11 Area '57 Cruise In & Drive-In Movie Night - Dick Clark's Area 57
AREA '57 is host to the "AREA '57 Cruise-In & Drive-In presented by American National Insurance" event, a cruise-in like no other in the Midwest. Our Cruise-In and Drive-In concept takes the ordinary, boring cruise-in to the next level! AREA '57 Cruise-In's & Drive-In's will feature all the activities the car enthusiasts have come to enjoy; games, music and great food, but with the bonus of a FREE Drive-In Movie for them to enjoy before heading home. The best part is this FREE event is open to both the owners of classic and custom cars AND those who enjoy them. AREA '57 will feature the "B” movie classics of the 60"s and 70’s as well as all your favorite car movies both past and present.

April 17-18 2009 Branson Collector Car Auction
This will be our 28th year as one of the region’s leading collector car auctions offering some of the finest classic, sports and exotic automobiles. The event is open to the public as well. If you would like further information on consignments, bidding or just general admission please .

April 18 3rd Annual Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest - Legends Theater
3:00pm; competition will begin at 7:00pm. Legends in Concert and Elvis Presley Enterprises are excited to announce the 2009 return date for the 3rd annual “Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest”. The Branson contest is one of only a select few tribute competitions sanctioned by Elvis Presley Enterprises, Inc. around the world. There will also be an Elvis Festival held April 16-18, 2009.

April 24-25 Great American Pie Show - Hilton Convention Center
Featuring exhibits, pie judging, and Taste of Home Cooking School
Billed as a two day gastronomical extravaganza with a special appearance by NBC's Al Roker Saturday, April 25; 10 to noon. There will be a book signing and question/answer session plus the announcement of the winners on the 25th.

April 30-May 3 Annual Missouri GWRRA District Rally - Location: Dick Clark's Area 57
GWRRA is the world's largest single-marquee social organization for owners and riders of Honda Gold Wing motorcycles, and, some would say, the world's largest family. Dedicated to our motto, "Friends for Fun, Safety and Knowledge", GWRRA members enjoy the freedom of belonging to a non-profit, non-religious and non-political organization.

May 2009
Thru May 3 Silver Dollar City's "World-Fest"
Come and celebrate America's largest international festival where entertainers from all corners of the world share their stories and traditions. Celebrate international diversity right here in the Heartland.

April 30-May 3 Annual Missouri GWRRA District Rally - Location: Dick Clark's Area 57
GWRRA is the world's largest single-marquee social organization for owners and riders of Honda Gold Wing motorcycles, and, some would say, the world's largest family. Dedicated to our motto, "Friends for Fun, Safety and Knowledge", GWRRA members enjoy the freedom of belonging to a non-profit, non-religious and non-political organization.

May 8-9 MOPARS In May Car Show - Dick Clark's American Bandstand's Area "57.

May 9-10 Branson Air Show - Branson Airport
The Branson Air Show celebrates the grand opening of the new Branson Airport. Highlights include: United States Air Force Demonstration Squadron -- better known as the "Thunderbirds"; U.S. Army Parachute Team "Golden Knights"; world-class aviation performers such as AeroShell Aerobatic Team, John Mohr, Michael Goulian, Gene Soucy & Teresa Stokes Wing Walking, Iron Eagles, Patty Wagstaff and more; Warbird demonstrations with pyrotechnics; static aircraft displays including: The Sea Fury, B-17, B-25, P-47, P-51, Ford Tri-Motor and Corsair and military demonstrations to be announced. Gates open at 8 a.m. Show begins at 10:30 a.m. Admission: Adults $16 in advance/$18 at gate; Military $10 with military I.D.; Children 6-12: $5 in advance/$6 at gate; children under 6 free.

May 11 Branson Airport Grand Opening - Branson Airport
With the arrival of the new Branson Airport, you can say goodbye to high air fares and that long lonesome highway. As the country’s first privately financed and operated commercial service facility, Branson Airport will offer visitors unparalleled hospitality and service steeped in the generous, welcoming spirit of the Ozarks.

May 13-31 Silver Dollar City's "Bluegrass and BBQ Festival"
See electrifying performances by some of the very best names in Bluegrass music today, from award-winning favorites to red-hot rising stars! Plus, special events hosted during the festival include the Annual Single Mic Championship and KSMU Youth in Bluegrass Band Contest. See our Silver Dollar City page for details.

May 11-17 Woman's Veterans Week - Branson Veterans Task Force
We encourage our women veterans' groups as well as the individual to plan their reunions to be here with us at this time to celebrate the "Woman Veteran".

May 14-17
8th Annual Branson Motorcycle Rally - Dick Clark's Area 57
Spectator admission is FREE! This year boasts a NEW registration fee - just $5.00!. For those who pre-register for the Rally we offer special discounts on Rally t-shirts, patches and pins and hotel rooms at the Ramada Hotel - headquarter hotel and located on the grounds of AREA '57 - you can park your bike on the Rally grounds and walk to your room! 3 Full Days dedicated to the motorcycle enthusiast! Guided Rides, a Drive-In Movie, Live bands on Friday and Saturday, Scavenger Hunts and Poker Runs, Freedom of the Road Riders Ride-In Bike Show, Great food and cold drinks, and 50/50 Raffles. Registered attendees are automatically entered into drawings to win cool prizes.


May 14-17 Compton Ridge Fiddler's Convention
Come and enjoy 3 days of fiddling jam sessions and concerts. Also join the fish fry and pig.

May 15-17 Plumb Nellie Days - Downtown Branson
36th Annual Hillbilly Festival & Craft Show. Crafters from around the Midwest join in this Ozarks heritage event that celebrates our tradition of fine hand-crafted products. Admission is free. For more details, call the Downtown Branson Main Street Association. Phone: 888-322-2786

May 16 Armed Forces Day - This ceremony is to honor and pay tribute to all branches of the military and to honor our nation's active duty military and their families. For more information contact 417-337-8387.

May 24 AREA '57 Cruise-In & Drive-In Movie Night - American Bandstand Theatre Complex - presented by ANPAC.com.
www.area57events.com

May 25 Memorial Day - Location & Time to be announced
Branson and the Branson Veterans Task Force, as well as other military associations put together hours of salutes and honors to celebrate this day. Phone: 417-337-8387

May 29-31 Branson Z Fest - Dick Clark's Area '57
Proud Datsun-Nissan Z drivers will be in Branson. Come see the hundred or so beautiful, sporty, pristine, and some “work in progress” Z cars at the car show. World class cruise routes through the scenic hills and valleys of the Ozarks and drivers who love to prove their Z is the fastest at the quarter mile drag strip.

May 31 AREA '57 Cruise-In & Drive-In Movie Night - American Bandstand Theatre Complex - presented by ANPAC.com. www.area57events.com

June 2009

June 6-Aug 9 Silver Dollar City's "Kids Fest"
Kids' Fest presents: The Magic of Peter Gossamer, Veggie Tales®, Kid Concoctions creativity center where kids can make their own Gooey Gunk or Splongee Balls, or learn to make a volcano, from the acclaimed Kid Concoctions books and television show and Championship cloggers. Get ready for the All-NEW Fun Family Ride coming to Silver Dollar City next spring. See our Silver Dollar City page for details.

June 19-21 Rods & Relics Rod Run -Held at Area 57, next to Dick Clarks American Bandstand Complex.
www.area57events.com

June 25 Packard Meet - Dick Clark's Area 57


July 2009

June 6-Aug 9 Silver Dollar City's "Kids Fest"
Kids' Fest presents an all-new show: The Magic of Peter Gossamer, Circus of the Century on Ice, a circus-themed show with a cool twist for summer - playful animals and clowns on ice. Also a Kid Concoctions creativity center where kids can make their own Gooey Gunk or Splongee Balls, or learn to make a volcano, from the acclaimed Kid Concoctions books and television show. See our Silver Dollar City page for details.

July 4 Spirit of 76
Independence Day celebrations are held in numerous park area of the town sponsored by the Golden Corral. Flags and ice cream are given free to the participants at each location. And don't forget about the other celebrations Branson has to offer with the support of all the other military organizations.

July 4 Fireworks Display - Dusk in downtown Hollister
Longest running fireworks display in the Ozarks. Phone: 417-334-3050

July 4 Fireburst - Kimberling City
Beautiful fireworks display over the waters of Table Rock Lake near the bridge. Phone: 417-739-2564

July 16 National Day of Atomic Remembrance
The 63rd anniversary of the first atomic explosion and recognition for all veterans who were exposed to radiation in the line of military duty. President George W. Bush declared July 16th as a National day for all military groups and veterans associated with the nuclear programs. For more information contact 417-337-8387.

July 23-26 HHRitage Nationals / Chevy HHR show - Area '57, American Bandstand Theatre Complex. Phone: 877-588-1957

July 26 Korean War Armistice Day
A ceremony marking the end of "The Forgotten War," remembering veterans who returned and those who did not. The ceremony will be held at the Ozark Memorial Park Cemetery, E. Hwy 76.

August 2009
Thru Aug 10 Silver Dollar City's "Kids Fest"
Kids' Fest presents an all-new show: The Magic of Peter Gossamer, Circus of the Century on Ice, a circus-themed show with a cool twist for summer - playful animals and clowns on ice. Also a Kid Concoctions creativity center where kids can make their own Gooey Gunk or Splongee Balls, or learn to make a volcano, from the acclaimed Kid Concoctions books and television show. See our Silver Dollar City page for details.

Aug 6-8 Super Summer Cruise - Shepherd of the Hills Homestead
The Super Summer Cruise is the premier car event in Branson, Missouri held annually during the second weekend in August. It features the Show'n'Shine with over 500 cars and trucks on display at The Shepherd of the Hills Historic Homestead. The event concludes with the Midnight Cruise, a three mile parade of vehicles down Highway 76 and The Shepherd of the Hills Expressway. Don't miss this fantastic weekend of fun! Phone: 800-653-6288

Aug 17-20 Military Reunion Planners Conference
For more information phone: 418-334-4084 and ask for Debbie Chesnokov or Lennie Neimeyer.

Aug 27-Sep 7 Silver Dollar City's "Southern Gospel Picnic"
See hundreds of performances from the top names in southern gospel music! The heavens will resound with the sweet sounds of your favorite southern gospel groups on stages throughout the park by day. See our Silver Dollar City page for details. (Park is closed Sept. 24-26.)

September 2009

Thru Sep 7 Silver Dollar City's "Southern Gospel Picnic"
See hundreds of performances from the top names in southern gospel music! The heavens will resound with the sweet sounds of your favorite southern gospel groups on stages throughout the park by day. See our Silver Dollar City page for details. (Park is closed Sept. 24-26.)

Sept 2 The End of World War II
A special ceremony will be held to commemorate the Formal Surrender of Japan aboard the Battleship Missouri on September 2nd 1945, which brought an end to WWII. For more information contact: Branson Veterans Task Force, 417-337-8387.
Sept 7 Model T Meet - Dick Clark's Area 57

Sept 11 9/11 "Branson Remembers" -
A special ceremony will be held in observance of the tragedy of the 9/11/01 terrorist attack on our country. For more information contact: Branson Veterans Task Force,

Sept 11-12 2009 Branson Car Collector Auction
This will be our 28th year as one of the region’s leading collector car auctions offering some of the finest classic, sports and exotic automobiles. The event is open to the public as well. If you would like further information on consignments, bidding or just general admission please contact us.

Sept 12-Oct 31 Silver Dollar City's "National Harvest Festival"
The Home of American Craftsmanship, Silver Dollar City welcomes over 100 visiting craftsmen, over 400 of the nation's finest musicians, and back by popular demand, our signature stage show Headin' West during the National Harvest Festival.

Sept 17-20 Compton Ridge Fiddlers Convention - at Compton Ridge Campground.
Come and enjoy 3 days of fiddling jam sessions and concerts. Also join the fish fry and pig roast. Phone: 800-233-8648 for more information.
Sept 15 POW-MIA Day. "Silent March"
A "Silent March" and a short commemorative service will be held for those who have not returned from WWII, Korea, Vietnam or Desert Storm. "Help bring them home."

Sept 23-27 Chrysler 300 Club - Dick Clark's Area 57

Sept 26 Hollister Grape and Fall Festival - Historic Downing Street in Hollister
Come and enjoy food, stage entertainment, crafts, and lots of fun activities in beautiful historic Hollister. Great for the whole family!

October 2009
Thru Oct 31 Silver Dollar City's "National Harvest Festival"
The Home of American Craftsmanship, Silver Dollar City welcomes over 100 visiting craftsmen, over 400 of the nation's finest musicians, and back by popular demand, our signature stage show Headin' West during the National Harvest Festival. See our Silver Dollar City page for details.

November 2009

Nov 1 - Dec 31 Branson Area Festival of Lights
Join the community-wide celebration as all of Branson is aglow for the holidays. Special holiday shows, drive through light displays and spectacular shopping and dining provide all the reasons to celebrate the holidays in Branson.
 
Nov 1 - Dec 31 Shepherd of the Hills Trail of Lights - Shepherd of the Hills Homestead.
Your drive through this magical Christmas Wonderland of the animated sights and sounds of Christmas ends at Inspiration Tower. Climb to the top, (or take the elevator) for a breathtaking site of the Ozark Mountains and Branson literally "lit up like a Christmas tree!"

Nov 1 - Dec 31 Enchanted Forest Light Display - Location: Indian Point Village
Beautiful free drive-thru on Indian Pointe Road, south of Silver Dollar City.

Nov 1 -Dec 31 Titanic Edwardian Christmas Celebration - The Titanic Museum

Nov 7 - Dec 30 "An Old Time Christmas" Silver Dollar City
Experience the magic of Christmas like never before when you visit this holiday season! Through the festival, the entire park is transformed into a breathtaking holiday Wonderland with millions of lights and festive decorations! Dickens' "Christmas Carol", Frosty The Snowman, The Living Nativity, Holiday Light Parade, the Tree Lighting Celebration, the 7-story Special Effects Christmas Tree, rides, shows, attractions .

Nov 5 - Nov 11 Veterans Homecoming
America's Largest Veterans Day Celebration, this seven-day tribute honors the veterans who have served as the stewards of freedom. For more information contact: Branson Veterans

Nov 11 75th Veterans Day Parade & Ceremony - Historic Downtown Branson Sponsored by local veterans’ organizations.

December 2009

Thru Dec 31 Branson Area Festival of Lights
Join the community wide celebration as all of Branson is aglow for the holidays. Special holiday shows, drive through light displays and spectacular shopping and dining provide all the reasons to celebrate the holidays in Branson. Contact the Branson Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce for more information.

Thru Dec 31 Shepherd of the Hills Trail of Lights - Location: Shepherd of the Hills Homestead.Your drive through this magical Christmas Wonderland of the animated sights and sounds of Christmas ends at Inspiration Tower. Climb to the top, (or take the elevator) for a breathtaking site of the Ozark Mountains and Branson literally "lit up like a Christmas tree.!"

Thru Dec 31 Enchanted Forest Light Display - Location: Indian Point Village


Nov 1 -Dec 31 Titanic Edwardian Christmas Celebration - The Titanic Museum

Thru Dec 30 "An Old Time Christmas" - Silver Dollar City
Experience the magic of Christmas like never before when you visit this holiday season! Through the festival, the entire park is transformed into a breathtaking holiday Wonderland with millions of lights and festive decorations! Dickens' "Christmas Carol", Frosty The Snowman, The Living Nativity, Holiday Light Parade, the Tree Lighting Celebration, the 7-story Special Effects Christmas Tree, rides, shows, attractions.

Dec 6 61st Annual Adoration Parade & Lighting Ceremony -
Historic Downtown Branson. Festive nighttime parade and Adoration scene lighting ceremony. Phone: Branson Chamber of Commerce at 800-214-3661 for more information.

Dec 7 National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day
Beginning with the Laying of the wreath on Lake Taneycomo, a special ceremony will commemorate "The day that will live in infamy".

Dec 26 - 31 City-Wide New Year's Festivities
New Year's shows, shopping and festivities abound as Branson rings in 2009!

 
 

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Branson, MO 65616‏