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For the first time ever, the Harlem Globetrotters are performing in Branson, MO. Visitors will have the chance to watch these basketball superstars perform this summer at Silver Dollar City during a six-week run. It’s all part of a Star-Spangled Summer at Branson’s premier theme park.

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The legendary team has been entertaining families for almost 90 years. Before, families might get one chance to see them perform at a nearby arena. Now, though, with a permanent showcase at Silver Dollar City it’s easy to watch these talented athletes perform. Their skills are put on display during a 30-minute set, during which high-flying dunks, ball handling, aerial jumps and classic Globetrotter comedy are featured.

This is the first time the Harlem Globetrotters have performed a production show, and the first time they’ll headline the same venue for this length of time. Utilizing a four-story video screen, effects and a specially-designed half basketball court, The Globetrotters Experience is a unique addition to the family-friendly summer festival at Silver Dollar City. Catch the show now through July 19, 2015.

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During a Star-Spangled Summer, Silver Dollar City Branson has extended hours, educational entertainment, cartoon character meet and greets with SpongeBob Squarepants, Scooby-Doo, Dora and others, as well as live music.

Purchase Silver Dollar City tickets to be a part of the summer fun! Branson vacation packages are available too, so you can add tickets to White Water, Dixie Stampede, Jonah and more to your itinerary.


Ashley is Reserve Direct’s travel expert, visiting Branson to find the best travel tips, money-saving deals and insider information. With over 10 years of experience in first-hand-travel adventures, she shares her stories, advice, and current events to help you stay in the know.

WW-NightWaterlogoSplash into the Night with White Water on select days in July and August in Branson. The Night Water event lets guests play all day and stay past dark, with park hours extended to until 10pm each night.  With the park opening at 10am, that means you can splash and play for a total of 12 hours! 

Take your family rafting at Ohana Falls as the daylight fades. Then dare to drop 75 feet in the dark on Kalani Towers. Or plunge into the night on Raging River Rapids. You can ride your favorite water rides and experience them like never before at Night Water! Plus on select Thursday nights, catch a Dive-In Movie on the new Surf’s Up Wave Big Screen.
Discount White Water tickets are currently on sale for the great price low price of $40.  Want to visit for two days?  Pay only $5 more!
Wave PoolDuring your visit, take advantage of these exclusive Night Water deals (5pm-close):
  • $5 Meal Deals (Includes your choice of hamburger, cheeseburger, hot dog, chili dog or grilled chicken sandwich. All meals served with fries)
  • $4 Ribbon Fries
  • $3 Nachos
  • $3 Pretzel with Cheese
  • $3 Soft Frozen Lemonade
  • $2 Cotton Candy
  • 20% off all Regular Priced Swimwear


Night Water is available on the following dates: July 3-5, 10-12, 17-19, 24-26, July 31-August 2, August 7-9, 14-16, 21-22.


Ashley is Reserve Direct’s travel expert, visiting Orlando to find the best travel tips, money-saving deals and insider information. With over 10 years of experience in first-hand-travel adventures, she shares her stories, advice, and current events to help you stay in the know.

july_eventsCheck out these dazzling Branson events happening July 2015:

July 1-September 30: Branson Landing Summer Concert Series
All summer long the Branson Landing hosts concerts featuring some of the area’s finest tribute bands and regional artists. Details here.

July 1-July 19: Star-Spangled Summer at Silver Dollar City
Celebrate an all-American summer at the Midwest’s premier theme park! New entertainment, special shows and the best in family fun will be available.

July 3-August 22: Night Water at Night Water
Enjoy all 13 acres of White Water slides and activity pools until 10pm every Friday and Saturday, July 3 – August 22. Plus enjoy great specials at the park after 5pm.

July 3: Liberty Light Up Concert at Branson Landing
The 7th Annual Liberty Light Up Concert will feature Journey Resurrection – A Tribute to Journey. The concert begins at 8pm in front of the Branson Landing fountains. A fireworks display will light up the skies over Lake Taneycomo after the concert at approximately 10pm.

July 4: 4th of July Celebration at Chateau on the Lake
Enjoy BBQ, live music, and fireworks at Chateau on the Lake. Book your room early to guarantee a reservation and a great place to watch the fireworks light up over the lake.

July 18-August 2: Moonlight Madness at Silver Dollar City
Your favorite Branson theme park will be open late during Moonlight Madness with special shows and exclusive events. See the all-new country music show, GAC Country Nights in Echo Hollow and participate in Street Dances at 9pm each evening. Park closes at 10pm.

Branson, Missouri will be celebrating our nation’s Independence Day with a variety of fireworks displays and special events. Celebrate the 4th of July in Branson, MO with events that light up the night, and make for a memorable Americana celebration.

Fireworks_iStock_000002102379XSmallCelebrate America College of the Ozarks – Honor America – June 28

College of the Ozarks celebrates America with their annual Honor America event on Sunday, June 28. The event begins with a picnic at 4:30pm, with entertainment beginning at 5pm, followed by a patriotic program and concert at 8:00pm. The Fireworks Finale will occur slightly thereafter. Organizers of the event create an atmosphere that reminds one of old-fashioned patriotic celebrations, especially with the cast of Red, Hot and Blue performing classics from the 40s, 50s and 60s.

Fireburst 2015 Celebration – June 30

The annual Fireburst at Table Rock Lake, hosted by the Table Rock Lake Chamber of Commerce, takes place in the center of Kimberling City overlooking the lake. The fun starts at 4pm, with vendors, kids’ activities, food and live music.  Viewing spots include the Kimberling City Shopping Mall and near the north end of the bridge over Table Rock Lake.

4th of July ThinkstockPhotos-522914147Liberty Light Up Celebration – July 3

The 8th annual Liberty Light Up Celebration is scheduled forJuly 3 at the Branson Landing. The Liberty Light Up Concert will feature the incredible Sandi Patty, the Springfield Symphony Orchestra, Dino and Cheryl Kartsonakis, Denver and the Mile High Orchestra, Cor Captis, and Cadence and is followed by a dazzling fireworks show over Lake Taneycomo.

Chateau on the Lake Fireworks Display – July 4

Chateau on the Lake Resort celebrates Independence Day with an outdoor BBQ event, complete with live entertainment. There will also be a grand Fireworks Finale at dusk.  You can view the display by boat on Table Rock, near Moonshine Beach and from the Chateau’s public areas.

Hollister 4th of July Celebration – July 4

The 62nd annual Hollister 4th of July Celebration is the oldest fireworks display in Taney Country. The celebration is presented by the City of Hollister Fire Department. Fireworks are scheduled for dusk.

Two young boys sitting in wagon with American FlagsShepherd of the Hills 4th of July Show – July 3 & 4

At The Shepherd of the Hills Outdoor Theatre, Harold Bell Wright’s epic story of love, loss, power, hardship, and the true meaning of life is immortalized every night on our star-lit stage. It takes over 80 actors and actresses, 40 horses, a flock of sheep, several guns and rifles, an actual burning log cabin, and a vintage 1908 DeWitt automobile to make the live action performance what it is today. Purchase your Shepherd of the Hills tickets today to save $6.  Get your tickets for a great fireworks display Sunday July 4th! Fireworks begin right after the show!

Big Cedar Lodge Fireworks Display – July 4

Big Cedar Lodge will light-up the night sky with a spectacular fireworks display at dusk. Bring your lawn chair or blanket. The fireworks display can also be seen by boat on the lake. A patriotic picnic will be held from 3-9pm, with activities and entertainment.  Wristbands are $30.

Reserve your Branson vacation today to enjoy all of the festive 4th of July fun that’s available in the Ozarks.

Ashley is Reserve Direct’s travel expert, visiting Branson to find the best travel tips, money-saving deals and insider information. With over 10 years of experience in first-hand-travel adventures, she shares her stories, advice, and current events to help you stay in the know.

Car_iStock_000003397182XSmallThe Shepherd Super Summer Cruise will rev its engines in Branson August 6-8, 2015.  Branson’s premier car event will feature a Show ‘n Shine with over 500 cars at the Shepherd of the Hills Homestead, as well as a Midnight Cruise and best in show awards.

The Midnight Cruise is the highlight of the event. It is scheduled for Saturday night, August 10, and will being at the corner of The Shepherd of the Hills Expressway and Hwy 76 and continues down to Roark Valley Road. Spectators being reserving their spot along the cruise route early so don’t delay if you plan on seeing some hot rods rev up their engines!  Click here to see a map of the cruise route.
The full schedule of events for the 2015 Shepherd Super Summer Cruise:
Thursday, August 6, 2015
Car Show ThinkstockPhotos-1442347927:00am – 5:00pm: Vehicle Registration – Gates Open for Registrants
8:00am – 5:00pm: Vehicle Show & Shine at The Shepherd of the Hills
9:00am – 5:00pm: Judging of Vehicles
9:00am – 5:00pm: Pictures taken of Vehicles at Trails End Gift Shop
Friday, August 7, 2015
7:00am – 5:00pm: Vehicle Registration – Gates open for Registrants
8:00am – 5:00pm: Vehicle Show & Shine at The Shepherd of the Hills
9:00am – 5:00pm: Judging of Vehicles
9:00am – 5:00pm: Pictures taken of Vehicles at Trails End Gift Shop
8:30pm:  The Shepherd of the Hills Outdoor Drama: Car Show Registrants have free voucher
Saturday, August 10, 2015
Car_1792532067:00 am – 1:00 pm: Vehicle Registration – Gates open for Registrants
8:00 am – 5:00 pm: Vehicle Show & Shine at The Shepherd of the Hills
8:30 am – 11:00 am: Judging Concludes
8:30 am – 11:00 am: Pictures of Vehicles at Trails End Gift Shop Concludes
4:00 pm – 5:30 pm: Best in Show Awards at Pavilion Theatre and Driver’s Briefing for Cruise
MIDNIGHT – Shepherd of the Hills Super Summer Cruise 2015
Make sure to reserve your Branson hotel rooms now for the car show.  Reserve a room on the Shepherd of the Hills Expressway for the best car show viewing spots.  Some of the best hotel options include Lynina Inn, Southern Oaks Inn, Cascades Inn, Honeysuckle Inn, Whispering Hills and Angel Inn

Ashley is Reserve Direct’s travel expert, visiting Branson to find the best travel tips, money-saving deals and insider information. With over 10 years of experience in first-hand-travel adventures, she shares her stories, advice, and current events to help you stay in the know.