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Branson Events in May 2010

See the World in Branson – No Passports Needed
May 1 – May 31
This springtime event highlights the vast amount of Internationally inspired – and American – entertainment, attractions, and cuisine available to visitors in the Branson area. See The World In Branson will allow visitors the opportunity to enjoy multiple cultural and International experiences in entertainment and tradition without actually having to travel abroad. It will be possible to experience most every continent and catch a glimpse of many various cultures within a single visit to Branson. Local theaters, hotels, restaurants, and retail venues will be representing countries from all around the world during this month long International festival.WorldFest
May1 – May 9
Silver Dollar City
Each spring international performers from around the world gather in America’s Heartland. It’s a celebration of global proportions where laughter and music are universal languages! See traditional favorites and terrific new groups as you discover the beauty of cultures from continents away at World-Fest, America’s Largest International Festival! Come hungry for a taste of international cuisine. Try new savory specialties and taste-tempting desserts from around the globe at Tastes of the World. Or take a class at the Culinary & Craft School during World-Fest for recipes with an international flavor.

Giddy Up Duck!
May 1 – May 31
Ride The Ducks

Grab your pardner and hang on as your trusty duck bucks right into the lake on this adventure fit for all cowpokes! Cowboy up and Splashdown as you see the Ozarks western style. Instead of a horse, your trusty mount for this adventure is a duck that travels on land and bucks right into the lake where you can take the reins and drive if you want. Pin on a sheriff’s star, try your hand at a trick rope and discover cowboy memorabilia in our special exhibit area. As always, your Captain will be full of tall tales and have you quacking Happy Trails as you experience the ride of a lifetime. Hang onto your hat.

“Tribute to Vietnam Veterans” Opening Ceremony
Friday, April 30, 1:00 – 4:45 pm
Branson Mall
“Tribute to Vietnam Veterans” Opening Ceremony and Registration at Branson Mall on W. Hwy. 76. FREE entertainment. Special appearances by local entertainers throughout the event. From 4:00 pm to 4:45 pm meet the stars and reception.

The 3rd Annual MOPARS in May Rally
May 7 – May 8
Dick Clark’s Area 57
This years theme is Drag Racing and Drive-Ins. MOPARS in May starts on Friday at noon with a show and shine at AREA ’57 in Branson on May 7. At around 5pm we will take a Power Cruise to Ozark Raceway Park in Rogersville Missouri (about 40 miles) and run your MOPAR at the 1/8 mile track for bragging rights and prizes. You do not have to run your car on the drag track – you can just watch. Saturday May 8th we start off at 9am with the show and shine, with awards and door prizes handed out around 7pm and the Drive-In move – Heart Like a Wheel – starting at dusk (around 8:30pm). Your $35 registration includes Friday Night drag race at Ozark Raceway Park in Rogersville MO, a dash plaque, a Special MOPARS IN MAY DVD plus discounts to area shows, attractions and eateries, door prizes and all activities that weekend at the show including the Drive-in Movie Saturday night.

Mother’s Day Brunch
Sunday, May 9
Chateau on the Lake
Our special Holiday Brunches have earned a mark of distinction. Celebrate Mother’s Day with our signature Champagne Brunch. Executive Chef Doug Knopp and his culinary team are preparing a menu specially for Mom. Adults – $40 Children 4 to 12 – $20 and Children 3 and under free with an adult. Reseravtions are required.

Bluegrass & BBQ Festival
May 13 – May 31
Silver Dollar City
See electrifying performances by some of the very best names in Bluegrass music today, from award-winning favorites to red-hot rising stars! Watch the website for updates about our 2010 performer lineup and special events hosted during the festival, including the Annual Single Mic Championship and KSMU Youth in Bluegrass Band Contest. Try the nation’s most popular flavors at The House of BBQ. From Memphis dry rubs and sweet and tangy Carolina vinegars to smoky Texas-style tastes and the Midwest’s own Kansas City-style. Come hungry and sink your teeth into this smokin’ all-American pastime.

Compton Ridege Fiddler’s Convention
May 13 – May 16
9th Annual Branon Motorcycle Rally
May 20 – May 23
Dick Clark’s Area 57
2010 will mark the 9th year for the Branson Motorcycle Rally and its fourth year at Area ’57. Branson will rumble with excitement May 20-23rd as the Branson Motorcycle Rally throttles up as one of the nations fastest growing motorcycle rallies. Make plans to attend this rally. You will enjoy some of the best roads, curves, and rides that the beautiful Ozarks countryside has to offer. We will rock the rally stage with lrenowned live bands such as The Underground Blues Division, the Belairs out of Columbia Missouri, and our Saturday night headliner Wes Jeans from Austin Texas will entertain you. You will also enjoy an outdoor sanctioned boxing match, arm wrestling contests, Moto-X extreme jumps and stunts, an amazing metric stunt bike show, lots of stage giveaways, door prizes, guided and self guided rides, poker runs and much more fun. For your “out of the saddle” enjoyment you will find the grounds filled with vendors, great eats, cold drinks, the Rally Ally Tavern beer tent. One of the best features of the Area 57 festval complex is the on site hotel. After a full days of riding, partying, eating, drinking, and shopping, simply roll down to your room at the 300 room Ramada Branson.

Plumb Nellie Days
May 21 – May 23
Ray Price at the Tri-Lakes Center
Saturday, May 22, 7:00 p.m.
Ray Price, singer and songwriter known as the Cherokee Cowboy – a member of the Grand Ole Opry since 1952. His string of number one hits includes “Crazy Arms”, “My Shoes Keep Walking Back to You”, “Release Me” and many more.

65 South – Live in Concert
Friday, May 28, 8 pm
Branson Landing
Join us as we kick off our Summer Concert Series with a special performance by the amazing group – 65 South! Fresh from opening-act performances for Three Dog Night, Rick Springfield, Creedence Clearwater Revisited and BB King, high-energy 65 South will bring its special brand of Classic Rock to the Branson Landing stage. This five-member band is sure to bring the crowd to its feet with a mix of rock, Motown and R&B – so mark your calendars for Friday, May 28th at 8pm and join us for this unforgettable concert series opening event.

John Michael Montgomery and Lee Greenwood – Memorial Day Weekend’s Sunday concert and fireworks
Sunday, May 30
Black Oak Mountain Amphitheater
The Black Oak Mountain Amphitheater’s great design established it as an extraordinary venue with a history of bringing together the biggest names in music with enthusiastic concert goers under the Ozark stars, and made it a hot popular destination spot for thousands of concert attendees and hundreds of top named performers alike since 1983. Now, after a 10 year hibernation, the renovated 7,000-seat amphitheater will once again come to life with high-quality entertainment.


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