Branson, Missouri has plenty to celebrate in 2012, the biggest of which is their Centennial Celebration honoring Branson turning 100. 100 Ways to Celebrate will be feature April – July.
Date: February 25
Location: Branson Convention Center
Time: Cocktails begin at 5pm; Dinner 6pm; Program at 7:15pm
The Annual Black Tie Celebration serves as the Branson /Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce & CVB annual meeting. Black Tie has become the area’s premiere social event of the year. The annual community awards are also given out at this event. In 2012, in honor of Branson’s Centennial, the entire community is invited, not just chamber members. Please note the dress code requires formal attire. Contact the Branson Chamber of Commerce for reservations.
Date: April 14
Location: Titanic Museum Branson
The centennial anniversary of the night the world lost Titanic, April 14, 2012, is sure to be the Branson Titanic attraction’s most historic night. Re-live Titanic’s maiden voyage via storytelling, re-enactments and interactive ceremonial events. In memory of the ship’s 2,208 passengers and crew, the museum attraction will host a special commemorative candlelight ceremony featuring choral groups and the lighting of the Titanic Eternal Flame. Distress fire rockets will be launched, bringing a solemn end to a once-in-a-lifetime event, not to return for 100 years.
52nd Annual Plumb Nellie Days
Date: May 17-19
Location: Historic Downtown Branson
The 52nd Plumb Nellie Days Art & Craft Festival, May 17-19, 2012 will celebrate the home-spun and artistic side of Historic Downtown Branson. As 2012 is Branson’s Centennial, activities that were attractions during the first few years of Plumb Nellie Days will highlight the historical event, such as a Reuben Branson Look-Alike Contest. The city was named after Reuben Branson who was postmaster and store owner here in the 1880s. The DBMA will announce more about the contest in February. The Plumb Nellie Days stage will host a notable line up of entertainers throughout the event, plus a special booth where performers can meet and greet their fans. A very popular feature of Plumb Nellie Days is its Friday night street dance with a live band, 6:30-9:30 p.m. The three day event is in downtown Branson on Commercial Street at the corners of Commercial and Main streets, an entire city block.