4th of July falls on a Thursday this year, and we all know what that means: a four-day weekend and the opportunity to travel! We Americans love any excuse to get away, and if you’re planning a 4th of July escape from reality, we hope your wanderings bring you our way. Branson is fun every day of the year, but during holidays we think it’s extra special! This guide to the fabulous 4th is our way of bribing you with all the wonder you can expect in our all-American town!


Firecracker 5000, Branson Landing

While not everyone wants to run a 5K or 10K while on vacation, many runners take their hobby very seriously. Starting at Branson Landing at 7:30am, the Firecracker 5000 offers a variety of races for people of all ages and skill levels, including a 1-mile walk/stroll that allows even the littlest travelers a chance to participate! This special event is a local treasure and has taken place for over 19 years! The small cost attached goes to charity, so you’ll be doing a good deed as you do good things for your body. Register here today.


Star Spangled Summer Festival, Silver Dollar City

There are so many good things about this special event, but one of the best is that it starts on July 1st and lasts through the 21st, giving our guests multiple chances to keep the party going! Doesn’t America deserve a celebration that lasts more than a day? She’s going to be 243, after all! The Star Spangled Summer Festival offers an all-American buffet filled with your favorite foods, plus live entertainment that includes magicians, dancers, live music, and fun-filled stage shows. This is one event you’ll want to attend more than once, just to make sure you get to experience it all!


Landing Princess Fireworks Cruise, Lake Taneycomo

Anyone can view the fireworks from a lawn chair on the ground, but if you want to add a little extra panache to the show, the Landing Princess Fireworks Cruise is just what you need! Float around Lake Taneycomo in a 100-foot luxury yacht while watching the skies light up with the color of thousands of fireworks. This night will be about as perfect as it can get!


And Still It Gets Better

There’s no sense of letdown when this year’s 4th of July show ends, because your night gets better when you head to the comforts of our Sunset Nightly Rentals vacation properties! Comfortable, cool, stylish, and designed for today’s traveler’s needs, a stay with us can be the highlight of your patriotic celebration in Branson. Reserve yours today!