Memorial Day in Branson
Memorial Day weekend is a special time of year in Branson as the beginning of the summer season. Branson welcomes summer with a number of special events and festivals, sales at many of the shopping centers, and more. The summer season also brings a number of outdoor recreational activities on the area lakes. If you're planning on enjoying your extended holiday weekend in Branson this Memorial Day weekend, here's what you can expect.
Take some time to remember the reason for the holiday with the Memorial Day Remembrance at the Springfield National Cemetery. This moving tribute celebrates those who lost their lives fighting for our freedoms and security. This event takes place on Memorial Day, and the event time will be posted soon. The Springfield National Cemetery is a short thirty minute drive from Branson, and includes graves of soldiers dating as far back as the Revolutionary and Civil Wars.
Memorial Day weekend is also a popular time for shopaholics to find great bargains. Branson's Tanger Outlet hosts its annual Memorial Day Sidewalk sale, giving you great discounts from such stores as Banana Republic, Nike, and dozens of others. You can also shop at the Bass Prop Shop and other fine stores at Branson Landing near the lake, the Branson 76 Mall, or any of the other popular stores and shopping centers in the area.
Your family will love the thrills and live shows at the famous Silver Dollar City theme park and nearby White Water water park. These two family parks can fill your whole day (or even two or three days) with great family memories on thrill rides, live musical performances as well as kid-friendly shows, shops, and even a tour of the Marvel Cave.
Golf enthusiasts will love taking in the warmth of the early summer sun and views of the Ozarks while golfing on the area's many popular golf courses. .Both the Branson Creek Golf Course and the Thousand Hills Golf Course provide you with a challenging round of golf on a well-maintained public course. These are both highly popular courses, so make your tee time reservations early.
Spend a day relaxing and playing at the lake. Lake Taneycomo sits in the heart of Branson and offers picnic areas as well as opportunities for fishing and boating. At Table Rock Lake, you can enjoy fishing, boating, swimming, canoeing, and other water sports. Or take a family of Branson on the Showboat Branson Belle or the always fun Ride the Ducks tour.
You can't visit Branson without taking in a show or two. Your family will love a down-home Southern-style dinner and en epic show featuring a North versus South battle at the Dolly Parton's Stampede. Or check out Noah the Musical at the famous Sight and Sound Theatre. This unique production tells the bible story of Noah and his ark in a vivid way, with live animals and stunning special effects. You can also catch a live performance of the world famous musician Shoji Tabuchi at the Shoji Tabuchi Theatre. This Broadway-style show is sure to be a family favorite with a variety of music and great choreography.
These and other shows, events, and attractions are waiting for you in Branson. Make plans to enjoy your extended holiday weekend enjoying the sights and sounds of Branson on Memorial Day!