4th of July in Branson: Where to Celebrate

May 27, 2022

Crackling bonfires, cookouts, and lakeside fun signal summertime in the Branson area. This warm and welcoming midwest metropolis honors America every 4th of July.

Follow along to discover the very best events to celebrate Independence Day in Branson.

Jam out to live 80s rock music, soak in a fireworks spectacular above Table Rock Lake, or stuff yourself silly with BBQ. Shop til you drop at Branson Landing or cozy up at a rustic lodge with an ice-cold brew. 

Plenty of patriotism, outdoor activities, and Ozark mountain beauty make Branson an ideal locale for your July 4th.

Read on to explore the very best of Branson’s 4th of July events this year.

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Branson Activities

Before the sky lights up with an explosion of red, white, and blue, make the most of your time in the Live Music Capital of the World. Revel in the fresh mountain air with an exhilarating zipline tour, or admire the skill of artisans, craftsmen, and more at Missouri’s favorite theme park. 

Feel the power of the world’s fastest, steepest, tallest spinning coaster at Silver Dollar City. Then, embrace the charm of 1880s America when you spend a full day riding roller coasters, sampling taffy, and touring Marvel Cave. 

Want to celebrate a star-spangled holiday with the Queen of country herself? Dolly Parton’s Stampede Dinner is packed full of equestrian feats, canine capers, and a fabulous four-course feast. Chow down on pork loin, roast chicken, buttery corn on the cob, and apple turnover.

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Begin your 4th of July with some breathtaking views when you zip your way through the tree-lined canopy of the Ozarks. The Zipline Canopy Tour at The Shepherd of the Hills is a soaring aerial adventure that features unique tree suspended platforms. 

Music, comedy, and dancing! What could be more festive than a showboat cruise through sparkling Table Rock Lake? Soak in the lakefront scenery and unmatched entertainment of a four-piece band when you spend 2 hours dining and sailing with the Showboat Branson Belle

branson belle on the Table Rock lake at sunset in Branson, Missouri, USA

Showboat Branson Belle

Fourth of July Celebrations

Branson Landing’s 15TH Annual Liberty Light Up Concert and Fireworks - July 3rd, 2022

Perfect that air guitar, and get ready to rock! Mark your calendar as one day before Uncle Sam’s birthday, Branson Landing will be lighting up the night with live music. Join your fellow rockstars and revelers for the annual Liberty Light Up Concert featuring Damsel and the Dirty Saints.

Voted best cover band by 417 Magazine, the Dirty Saints play well-loved favorites from Journey, Van Halen, Styx, and more. After hours of 80s music stylings, guests will be treated to an incredible choreographed fireworks display above the skies of Lake Taneycomo. Head to the Landing early, as the Beer Garden will open its doors at 6:30 pm. 

photo credit: Branson Landing via Facebook

Branson Landing - July 4th, 2022

Searching for the perfect frock for your July 4th celebrations? Or perhaps you just want to stroll the promenade and snack on a Cinnabon before the fireworks. All July 4th, holiday sales will be going strong at Branson Landing.

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Take advantage of these sizzling deals, and don’t forget to return on Labor Day for equally arresting discounts. 

Fireburst in Kimberling City - July 1st, 2022

Hop in that car and speed away to Kimberling City for a momentous fireworks display. This yearly event is hosted by the Table Rock Lake Chamber of Commerce and promises professional fireworks and plenty of Yankee Doodle fun. For over 30 years, the community has come together to view this searing spectacular sponsored by local businesses and donations.

Savor the pyrotechnics above the recently renovated Kimberling City Bridge, and be sure to bring a lawn chair for the most comfortable viewing. Take in the sights from the rocky lakeshore, a resort deck, or from the water! 

photo credit: T & G Branson Getaway via Facebook

Treasure Lake Firework Display - July 2nd, 2022

Get ready to congratulate our Nation for another year well spent when you start the celebrations early. On July 2nd, 2022, at 10:00 pm, prime your peepers for an electrifying show of lights with the Treasure Lake Firework Display. Pack a picnic and bring your lawn chair,  as the best views for this patriotic performance can be found in the mini-golf parking lot.

Big Cedar Lodge Firework Display - July 4th, 2022

Burgers, hot dogs, and hundreds of mini flags. Fully embrace the sweet scents of summer and our Nation’s birth with  Big Cedar Lodge. Pint-sized patriots will be in heaven with games, inflatables, an air show, and more.

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While the rest of the family can dine al fresco on an All American menu of picnic faves on the Swimmin Hole Lawn, catered by Big Cedar’s Culinary Team, this mouthwatering event is free for hotel guests or open to the public for a $20 fee.   

photo credit: Clayton Evan Schneider via Facebook

Honor America Day at College of the Ozarks - Sunday, June 26th, 2022

Not available on the Fourth? Or just dying to kick off the lazy days of summer a little early? Pay your respects to American Independence and take part in plenty of BBQ, fireworks, and family fun with the Honor America Celebration at the Keeter Center.

Each year at the College of the Ozarks, visitors and locals alike come together to rep the red, white, and blue. Face painting, arts and crafts, military salutes, and more come together for one enchanting evening. Please note that this is a paid event that requires reserved seating. Children under three may enter for free. 

photo credit: College of the Ozarks via Facebook

Bluegrass music, cruises around Lake Taneycomo, and plenty of swimming, fishing, and sparklers. Nothing screams Independence Day like a Branson, MO getaway. 

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Witness the rustic Ozark Mountain beauty as you zip through a verdant forest. Or plan to spend the day dancing away on a Showboat tour. Make unforgettable memories at Big Cedar Lodge, or express your creativity through arts and crafts with Honor America Day.

From fiery firework bonanzas to rousing rock music concerts, There are endless ways to cheer on America in Branson this July.

Tell Us, What’s Your Favorite Way to Spend the 4th of July in Branson?

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A New York native, Isis-Maya spent most of her professional life working in TV production until a vacation whisked her away to Central America and her love o ...

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