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July, 2015 Branson Events

No matter what time of year you come, Branson has a lot to offer in addition to the shows.
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Moonlight Madness 2015 at Silver Dollar City

July 18, 2015 thru August 2, 2015

New! Expanded Moonlight Madness dates for 2015 – July 18 through August 2, 2015.

Silver Dollar City stayed open late in 2008 for its first Moonlight Madness. It went so well that Moonlight Madness is now in its 8th season in 2015!

Great stuff:

  • Rides will be running in the DARK – try out the roller coasters, the Giant Swing, the rides in the Grand Exposition, and the water rides like Tom & Huck's RiverBlast and the American Plunge, and Outlaw Run!
  • The park's country music show, GAC Nights in Echo Hollow is FREE to Silver Dollar City guests, the show begins at 7:00 p.m. Wednesdays through Mondays
  • There will be special deals on meals and shopping. Bring your friends!

Moonlight Madness happens during Silver Dollar City's National KidsFest. There will be nightly street dances at 9:30 pm (Macarena, Electric Slide, The Chicken Dance, Cotton-Eyed Joe) at the Town Square and lots of fun!

Rides will be running until 10:00 pm!

The park will be open during Moonlight Madness from 9:30 am to 10:00 pm. If you arrive after 5 pm, admission is only $25!

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1st Annual International Adopted Child Reunion

July 18, 2015

The Incredible! Acrobats of China featuring the New Shanghai Circus has been hosting an Adopted Chinese Child Reunion for more than 10 years in both Branson, Missouri and Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. This year, in recognition of the loving generosity of American families who have opened their home, arms, and hearts to children from all over the world, the reunion is expanded to include all families with internationally adopted children.

The International Adopted Child Reunion activities will be held at the Yakov Smirnoff Theatre in Branson, Missouri on July 18, 2015, beginning with activities for the whole family including international games, crafts, and demonstrations. Lunch will be provided at the theatre and there will be more activities after lunch, culminating with the Acrobats of China featuring the New Shanghai Circus Show at 3:00 pm.

There is a block of rooms reserved at the Branson Towers Hotel. The rate of $65 per night plus tax, for 2 adults and up to 3 children per room will be available for Friday, Saturday and Sunday, July 17 -19, 2015. For room reservations call Misty Mulkey at the Branson Towers at 417-336-4500. Be sure to say you are with the International Adopted Child Reunion.

To register your family or for more information please email Brandi Chen at or call 417-336-8888 x 7984


Another FREE Swim Day at the Branson AquaPlex 2015

July 15, 2015

at The Branson AquaPlex, 500 Branson Hills Parkway

Date: Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Time: Noon to 7:00 pm

The Branson Parks & Rec Department is offering a day at the pool – FREE for everyone! Keep in mind that it's first-come, first-serve and the Branson AquaPlex does have a maximum person occupancy.

Hot tip: this FREE event happens on a Wednesday and the pool opens at arrive early!

Bring money if you want to purchase snacks or drinks; otherwise all you need is your swimsuit and a towel.

One more thing, admission is FREE – but you must also bring 1 non-perishable food item per person to donate.

Sponsored by State Park Marina

Extra cool: There are 2 FREE Swim days this year! The second date was Wednesday, June 24, 2015. See More Events here.


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Trace Adkins - A Branson Limited Engagement

July 5, 2015

Appearing at the Andy Williams Moon River Theatre, 2500 W. Highway 76

A Branson Limited Engagement!

Trace Adkins comes to Branson in 2015 for the first time!

One Branson show only for country music star Trace Adkins on Sunday, July 5, 2015 at 7:00 pm.

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28th Annual Fireburst 2015 on Table Rock Lake

July 4, 2015

A fabulously FREE 4th of July Event!

The 28th annual FIREBURST event takes place on beautiful Table Rock Lake!

Date: Saturday, July 4, 2015 (rain date TBA)

Time: 9:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Location: Near the Kimberling City Bridge on Hwy 13

The 30-minute Fireworks Show on Table Rock Lake begins promptly at 9:00 pm. You can watch the show from a boat anywhere near the Kimberling City Bridge or from a car by parking at the Kimberling City Shopping Center, Harter House Supermarket or in the field just north of Harter House. Tune in to Hometown Radio KRZK KOMC to listen to the music that goes with the fireworks show.

What to bring: blanket, lawn chair, suncreen (alcohol not permitted)


Big Cedar Lodge's Fourth of July Celebration - 2015

July 4, 2015

Location: 612 Devil's Pool Road, Ridgedale, MO 65739

Time: 3:00 pm till after dark (Events subject to change due to weather)

Patriotic Picnic – at the Swimmin' Hole Lawn. Saturday, July 4th, 2015 from 3:00 pm - 9:00 pm. Enjoy games, contests, crafts, entertainment, pony rides and more. Come hungry and enjoy a menu of mouth-watering foods prepared by the Big Cedar Culinary Team. Tickets and all-you-can-play wristbands available at the ticket booth.

Clay Self Band Performance FREE! After enjoying the Patriotic Picnic, stick around for a special performance by the Clay Self Band at the Swimmin' Hole Lawn on Saturday, July 4th, 2015 from 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm, weather permitting.

Sunset Fireworks Cocktail Cruise on the Lady Liberty Relax on this one-of-kind boat as it takes you on a cruise of Table Rock Lake and then back into Cedar Hollow cove to watch the Independence Day Fireworks show. $99.95/all ages 4+). Saturday, July 4th, 2015 from 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm, weather permitting. Reservations Required

Fourth of July Fireworks - FREE! – Open to the public. The sky will light-up with spectacular fireworks! Bring your lawn chair or blanket. At the Swimmin' Hole Lawn on Saturday, July 4th, 2015 at dusk. Weather Permitting.

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62nd Annual 4th of July Fireworks Show in Hollister, Missouri

July 4, 2015

A FREE event!

You read that right – 62 years of fireworks in Hollister! This is Taney County's oldest, longest-running fireworks spectacular.

This is a hand-lit fireworks show by Pyrotechnic Don Klein, the Hollister Parks Department and Western Taney County Fire Protection District personnel. They have completed training in safety and show technique to allow them to put on this annual show. {verifying this info for 2015}

Fireworks begin at dusk.

Extra cool: Enhance your "bright sky" experience with a pair of 3-D glasses (get yours by making a nominal contribution to the Fireworks Fund). Purchase at the Town Hall or from a boot passer the night of the 4th.

Radio station KRZK 106.3 FM will be playing patriotic music during the Fireworks Show, so bring a portable radio, lawn chairs, blankets and non-alcoholic drinks and snacks...AND your family and friends. Enjoy the show!

Food and drinks available for purchase from Hook & Ladder Pizza; also kids jump in the YMCA Bounce House!

Location: Chad A. Fuqua Memorial Park, Hollister, MO

Schedule of Events:

  • 5:30 pm: Check in for "Little Miss Firecracker Pageant"
  • 6:00 pm: Contest begins for "Little Miss Firecracker Pageant"
  • 8:00 pm: New Premiere Dance Academy Performance
  • 9:30 pm: Countdown from Mayor Tate on FM 106.3 KRZK

Direction tips: Hollister is located 35 miles south of Springfield on Highway 65 & it's only 11 miles North of the Arkansas State Line on Highway 65 in the Southwest corner of Missouri. To get to Hollister from Branson, just drive across the Taneycomo Bridge near The Branson Landing and you're in Hollister. Turn right and continue down the highway to go to downtown Hollister (the Train Depot is there).


visit the City Of Hollister Website

London Calling – Gourmet Pasty Company visits Titanic Branson

July 3, 2015 thru July 5, 2015

London Calling, a Traditional London Pasty Company, sets up their mobile restaurant in the Titanic Branson parking lot where you will be able to eat traditional London fair.

Come out to try bangers & mash, pasties and chips, and more tasty offerings!

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8th Annual Liberty Light Up Fireworks Show at the Branson Landing

July 3, 2015

Notice the date – Friday, July 3rd, 2015 – the celebration begins at The Branson Landing! This is a fun event for the whole family. Enjoy shopping, great restaurants, an evening concert and a choreographed fireworks show.

The concert begins at 6:00 pm in front of the Branson Landing Fountains featuring Sandi Patty, the Springfield Symphony Orchestra, Dino and Cheryl Kartsonakis, Denver and the Mile High Orchestra, Cor Captis, and Cadence – LIVE IN CONCERT!

After the concert, the choreographed Liberty Light Up Fireworks Display Show takes place (produced and provided by Gateway Fireworks Displays out of St. Louis). Watch for Gateway's Signature Grand Finale. Awesome!

A spectacular fireworks display with Lake Taneycomo as the background for breathtaking reflections. Don't miss it!


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Shepherd of the Hills July 4th Celebration 2015

July 3, 2015 thru July 4, 2015

The Shepherd of the Hills Outdoor Drama – 8:30 pm show, July 3 and 4

Just stay in your seats – a spectacular Fireworks Show lights up the sky immediately following the evening show.

A favorite Branson tradition!

Uncle Buck's Bull Blast at Big Cedar

July 3, 2015

Uncle Buck's Bull Blast!

Friday, July 3, 2015 at Thunder Ridge Arena at the Outdoor Academy

Celebrate our nation's independence at the all-new Thunder Ridge Arena at the Bass Pro Shops Outdoor Academy! This one night only event kicks off with live music at 7:00 pm, followed by a thrilling showcase of bull riding with a stunning backdrop of the Ozark Mountains.

Former Professional Bull Riders, Luke Snyder and Dusty LaBeth, have handpicked local talent to compete to be crowned champion of the event.

After an evening of bull riding, enjoy live entertainment from Grammy Award winner, Billy Dean and the Steel Horses followed by an aweinspiring fireworks show overlooking Table Rock Lake.

Food and drinks will be available for purchase.

Parking is available on-site at the Outdoor Academy. 


  • Adults: $49.95
  • Children (4-12 years): $24.95
  • Children three and under are complimentary

Gates open at 7:00 pm and bull rides begin at 8:00 pm

No outside food or drink or fireworks will be allowed

Contact Big Cedar Guest Services to purchase your tickets!

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Price Cutter $30 Tuesdays at White Water

July 1, 2015 thru July 31, 2015

Visit select Price Cutter, Country Mart, Ramey, Smitty's, Summer Fresh and Bistro Market locations in Missouri and purchase a one-day Adult ticket to White Water for just $30 plus tax (ages 12+). Tickets can be purchased any day, but can only be used on any one Tuesday the park is open now through August 11, 2015.

Plus, upgrade your ticket to a 2015 White Water Season Pass before you leave the park for just $45 + tax and enjoy 2 million gallons of fun all season long!

Please note: This offer is valid 5/26/2015 - 8/11/2015. Not valid with any other offer, discount or on previously purchased tickets. Tickets must be purchased at locations listed above. Limit 6 admission tickets per transaction. After 3pm, next day free does not apply.

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Star-Spangled Summer 2015 at Silver Dollar City

June 6, 2015 thru July 19, 2015

One of the nation's best celebrations for families, kids, and the summertime – Star-Spangled Summer – begins June 6 and runs through July 19, 2015. Formerly called Kids Fest, the Star-Spangled Summer festival features Silver Dollar City's two dozen themed rides offering thrills for the whole family! There are high-speed roller coasters and mega-splashing water rides, and even an area with smaller rides for smaller kids. Don't forget about the Trailblazer Pass. It's a pass you can purchase that lets you go to the FRONT of the line for up to 8 of your favorite rides, or to the front of the line of your favorite ride up to 8 times! Choose from the NEW RiverBlast, PowderKeg, WildFire, The Giant Swing, Thunderation, Fire-In-The-Hole, Lost River and the American PlungeOpen Daily. Festival highlights include:

  • NEW! The Globetrotter Experience – the world premiere of an all-new show from the Harlem Globetrotters! Have a blast with their basketball wizardry in a fun and entertaining new show.
  • New! Fireman's Landing Area (new in 2015) – a new $8 million themed area with 10 family adventures. Look for 6 family rides and 3 interactive play zones for kids and families.
  • The $7 million ride adventure Tom & Huck's RiverBlast (new in 2010), the super-soaking, super-fun water raft ride
  • Wacky Science with David Willey – presenting science fun with fire and explosions!
  • Back by popular demand! Meet-and-greet's with favorite characters like SpongeBob Squarepants, Dora The Explorer, Scooby Doo, The Backyardigans, Tom and Jerry and more
  • Championship Cloggers – some of the nation's most talented dancers present a high-energy show on SDC's Gazebo Stage. Dates and schedule to be announced.
  • Moonlight Madness – for nighttime fun at Silver Dollar City from July 18 through August 2, 2015. During Moonlight Madness, rides will be open till 10:00 pm!
  • Half Dollar Holler, a million-dollar play area for kids, with treetop fun houses and climbing nets, box crawls and slides, mini-wave swings and Silver Dollar City's hand-carved Carousel with whimsical woodland creatures to ride
  • The Grand Exposition – a 2-acre area featuring 10 family rides and games of skill
  • Of course, the 40 themed and fantastically fun rides like PowderKeg, American Plunge, the GIANT Swing and the Silver Dollar City Steam Train

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