Branson celebrates Fourth of July with multiple fireworks displays

One of many beautiful aerial fireworks
displays that will be seen.

Branson, Missouri “the Live Music Show Capital of the World,” will be celebrating America’s Independence Day and the Fourth of July with a number of fireworks displays and celebrations. Although most will be on July 4, some start as early as June 28.

Paul Miller, General Manager for the Branson Tourism Center advises people planning to attend these events to bring their own chairs unless they are assured of some other seating and to arrive as early as possible. He also reminds people that the Fourth of July weekend is an extremely busy time in Branson and suggests they allow a little extra time to travel from point to point and to book shows and lodging as far in advance as possible.

The major Fourth of July celebrations and fireworks displays are listed below. A contact phone number is provided for each.

Name: Honor America
Place: College of the Ozarks by Lake Honor
Phone: College of the Ozarks – 417-334-6411 or 800-222-0525
Date/Time(s) /Comment(s): June 28, Picnic 4:30 p.m., Entertainment 6:00 p.m., Patriotic Concert by Springfield, Symphony 8:30 p.m. followed by Fireworks. Bring your own chairs and come early.

Name: Liberty Light Up
Place: Branson Landing – Town Square by Fountains
Phone: Branson Landing – 417-239-3002
Date/Time(s) /Comment(s) July 3, Concert by “Chain Reaction, A Tribute to Journey” at 8:00 p.m. followed by Fireworks.

Name: Branson Spirit of 76 Independence Day
Place(s) Two locations: Branson Landing and Stockstill Park
Phone: Branson Veteran’s Task Force – 417-337-8387
Date/Time/Comment(s): July 4, 9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. (Simultaneously both locations) Show your patriotism on Independence Day by wearing Red, White and Blue and join the celebration with free Ice cream and flags.

Name: Fireburst Fourth of July Fireworks Show
Place: Kimberling City
Phone: Kimberling City Table Rock Chamber of Commerce – 1-800-595-0393
Date/Time/Comment(s): July 4, 6:30 p.m. Entertainment in Summer Fresh parking lot, Fireworks at dark. Good Viewing Area: Right on Route 13 in downtown Kimberling City, near Kimberling City Shopping Mall, about 6 miles south of Branson West. It can be viewed very well from Table Rock Lake near the north end of the bridge.

Name: BBQ and Fireworks at Chateau on the Lake
Place: Chateau on the Lake – North of Table Rock Dam on State Highway 165/265
Phone: Chateau on the Lake 417-334-1161
Date/Time/Comment(s): July 4, Paid BBQ event, complete with live music will be followed by fireworks display which is easily and conveniently viewed for free from Table Rock Lake via boat or park in loop just south of new overrun floodgates on Table Rock Dam or the Chateau’s public areas.

Name: Hollister’s 56th Fourth of July Fireworks Celebration
Place: Historic Downing Street in Hollister
Phone: City of Hollister- 417- 337- 8315 or Hollister Chamber of Commerce- 417-334-3050
Date/Time/Comment(s): July 4/ Dusk. Good Viewing Area: Along Business Hwy 65 in Historic downtown Hollister.

Name: Rockaway Beach 4th of July Celebration and Fireworks Display
Place: Downtown Rockaway Beach
Contact: – Rockaway Beach Chamber of Commerce – 417-561-4280
Date/Time/Comment(s): July 4. Family activities start at 1:00 p.m. and Fireworks start at 9:00

Name: Big Cedar Fireworks Display
Place: Big Cedar Lodge
Location: Off State Highway 86 in Ridgedale, MO
Phone: Big Cedar – 417-335-2777
Date/Time/Comment(s): July 4/ Dusk. Good Viewing Area: In front of Registration Building or from Table Rock Lake.

Names: Show Boat Branson Belle Cruise
Place: Show Boat Branson Belle
Contact: Show Boat Branson Belle – 417-338-2611
Date /Time/Comment(s): July 4, 8:00 p.m. dinner cruise. No guarantees and you take your chances, but the 8:00 PM Dinner Cruise has been known to anchor and watch the Chateau on the Lake’s Fireworks display as part of the cruise. Branson Tourism Center’s Miller, points out that this cruise is generally sold out so the further in advance reservations are made the better.

Name: Shell Knob Fire & Thunder Fireworks Display
Place: Shell Knob, MO, 1 mile S. of Bridge
Contact: Shell Knob Chamber of Commerce – 417-858-3300
Date/Time/Comment(s): July 4/Dusk. In case of rain event will be rescheduled for July 5.

Name: Cape Fair Fireworks Display
Place: Cape Fair Marina
Contact: Cape Fair Chamber of Commerce – 417-538-2222.
Date/Time/ Comment(s): July/4 Dusk.