Branson Veterans Week
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Honor our Nation’s Heroes during Branson Veterans Week

Join Branson, Missouri in honoring our nation’s heroes during Branson Veterans Week, November 5-11, 2018. The event is America’s largest veterans celebration and welcomes men and women from all branches of military. The seven day tribute includes many special events and festivities to honor the brave men and women in uniform.

Branson Veterans Week: What to Expect

The entire seven day event features activities such as reunions, memorial ceremonies, entertainment, and free food.

Start your Branson Veterans Week off with the Opening Ceremony show performed by vets for vets. In 2018, the appropriately named “Vets for Vets Celebration Show” begins at 2:00 pm on November 5th at the Mansion Theater. The production is modeled after a USO-style celebration and boasts several military veteran entertainers and USO alumni. This year, Branson performer Yakov Smirnoff is the featured guest. Additional entertainers include Branson classic performers such as:

  • Ventriloquist/Singer, Jim Barber
  • Barbara Fairchild with Roy Morris
  • Brandon and Megan Mabe of the Baldknobbers
  • The Bretts, Gordy and Debbie
  • The Sunshine Dancers, with Vietnam Vet Norvin Breek
  • Broadway performer Peggy Lee Brennan
  • The Golden Sounds of the Platters with Vietnam veteran Eddie Stovall

A special Branson Veterans Day Parade is also on the schedule. The parade marches through downtown Branson on November 11th and is a long standing Branson tradition. The annual parade begins at at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month. It is a memorable end to Branson’s Veterans Homecoming Week.

Branson Veterans Week Schedule of Events

The Branson Veterans Week schedule includes:

November 5, 2018

  • Vets for Vets Celebration – 2:00 pm at the Mansion Theatre.
  • Shindigs Welcome Home Show – 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm at the Jim Stafford Theatre.
  • WWII Mini Reunion – 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm at the Jim Stafford Theatre.
  • Veterans Village hosted by the Branson Veterans Task Force – 9:00 am to 4:00 pm at the Ballparks of America complex.

November 6, 2018

  • POW/MIA Service of Remembrance – 8:00 am at the Welk Resort Theatre.
  • IMAX Military Film Fest – Begins at 8:00 am at Branson’s IMAX Entertainment Complex.
  • Veterans Village hosted by the Branson Veterans Task Force – 9:00 am to 4:00 pm at the Ballparks of America complex.

November 7, 2018

  • Sandbox Party – 8:30 am to 10:00 am at Mel’s Hard Luck Diner.
  • The Global War on Terrorism Memorial Groundbreaking – at College of the Ozarks.
  • IMAX Military Film Fest – Begins at 8:00 am at Branson’s IMAX Entertainment Complex.
  • Veterans Village hosted by the Branson Veterans Task Force – 9:00 am to 4:00 pm at the Ballparks of America complex.

November 8, 2018

  • 4th Infantry Division Hospitality Room – 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm at the Savannah House.
  • IMAX Military Film Fest – Begins at 8:00 am at Branson’s IMAX Entertainment Complex.
  • Medics, Nurses & Combat Vets Mini Reunion – 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm at the Westgate Resort.
  • Navy Memorial Service – 9:00 am in the Grand Pavilion at the Westgate Branson Woods Resort.
  • Tree Lighting – 5:00 pm at the Westgate Branson Woods Resort.
  • Korean Veterans Day of Honor – 9:00 am to 3:00 pm at the Veterans Village at Ballparks of America, Building Four.
  • Veterans Village hosted by the Branson Veterans Task Force – 9:00 am to 4:00 pm at the Ballparks of America complex.

November 9, 2018

  • Korean War Veterans Mini Reunion – 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm at the Stone Castle Hotel.
  • Rose Petal Ceremony & Women Veterans Appreciation – 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm at the Clarion Hotel.
  • Time for Prayer – 10:00 am at Westgate Branson Woods Resort.
  • Homefront Heroes/Spouses Luncheon – 11:00 am to 1:00 pm at the Shoppes at Branson Meadows.
  • IMAX Military Film Fest – Begins at 8:00 am at Branson’s IMAX Entertainment Complex.
  • Veterans Village hosted by the Branson Veterans Task Force – 9:00 am to 4:00 pm at the Ballparks of America complex.

November 10, 2018

  • 22nd Annual Military Gala and Banquet – At Chateau on the Lake. Reservations required. Call (417) 336-4232 for reservations.
  • Veterans Village hosted by the Branson Veterans Task Force – 9:00 am to 4:00 pm at the Ballparks of America complex.
  • Walmart Tribute – 8:30 am to 11:00 am at the Mansion Theatre. Lunch follows.

November 11, 2018

  • Veterans Day Parade – 11:11 am in Downtown Branson

Take Part in Branson Veterans Week

Make plans to be in Branson during this unique event honoring the courage, service, commitment and sacrifice of the men and women who have fought for our freedom. The Branson Veterans Task Force website provide a full list of Veterans Week events, as well as additional details for attendees. Be sure to reserve your Branson hotel room in advance as Branson Veterans Week is a very popular event.


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