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For many of us, the best way to enjoy the new year is by always planning a trip. Travel makes itchy feet happy, and frequent fliers love to fall in love with vacation destinations all over the world. With that being said, if you’re planning an early 2020 getaway to Branson and a stay in one of our Sunset Nightly Rentals, we’d like to tell you congratulations on a great idea and offer this guide to February events in Branson. If this is your first time visiting, we guarantee that our mountain village will move to the top of your favorite places and your winter Branson getaway will be one to remember!


Branson’s Black Tie Gala Presented by Mercy, February 5th

January is the one month of the year our town takes a little breather, with many of the shows closing down for a few weeks as new ones prepare to be revealed. But as soon as the calendar page flips to February, the fun and games begin, and the Black Tie Gala Presented by Mercy starts the new year out with a bang! Held at the Chateau on the Lake and starting at 5:30, this formal event is the perfect opportunity to recycle your New Year’s Eve duds; no one in Branson saw you wearing them the first time!


Hot Winter Fun Big Show, February 5th

If formal isn’t your style, the Hot Winter Fun Big Show may be the casual event you’ve been dreaming of! Held on the same night as the Black Tie Gala, this show has been a crowd favorite for 26 years, offering some of the best performers in the nation! From your favorite country music to an impressive Elvis tribute performed by Jerry Presley, every minute of the show promises to be the perfect example of what makes Branson special!


Nathan Bryce and Loaded Dice, February 22nd 

Crazy Crag’s Cheeky Monkey Bar, located at 120 Montgomery Drive, is the only place to be at 9 PM on February 22nd! This bluesy rock band will bring you out of your seats and onto the dance floor as you celebrate travel, the new year, and the fact that Nathan Bryce and Loaded Dice is one hot band! Proving that a party only needs good music, refreshing beverages, and a crowd of people ready to rock, this event may end up being the highlight of your Branson getaway!


Make Your Reservations Today for Your Branson Getaway

Branson in the winter is an amazingly popular time, and you won’t want your favorite Sunset Nightly Rentals hideaway to go to some other winter traveler, so be sure to reserve your Branson getaway today in one of our!

There are 168 hours in a week, 168 hours that you may wonder how you are going to fill during your unforgettable Branson getaway. You’ve probably heard that this is THE place to watch shows performed by some of your favorite artists, but will that be enough to keep you occupied? You may have seen pictures of the beautiful landscape that includes three incredible lakes, but you won’t want to spend every hour exploring their beauty. But what you may never have heard of is our favorite amusement park, Silver Dollar City, and the variety of rides, activities, and events that are held there daily, including the Festival of Wonder at Silver Dollar City.


Festival of Wonder at Silver Dollar City is April 10 Through April 28

Silver Dollar City is often the star of the Branson shows, but during these three weeks in April, our 18th century themed amusement park outdoes itself, offering a selection of events, activities, and even foods that quite possibly will change your life! Featuring talented jugglers, skilled acrobats and artists, musicians, and pogo stunt teams that awe and amaze, you’ll wish you could spend every minute of your trip in the park soaking in the sights! Enjoy comedians that will make you laugh so hard you won’t need to do sit-ups ever again, plus the unique and amazing PaintJam featuring Dan Dunn; this popular artist creates masterpieces in a matter of minutes, right before your eyes! You’ll also find harpists that will give you a new appreciation for heavenly music and acrobats that reach new heights of amazing.

All of this and so much more makes the Festival of Wonder at Silver Dollar City an event you truly won’t want to miss. And as if that isn’t enough, they offer foods that comfort, foods that fill, and foods that will appeal to the inner daredevil you never knew existed, such as a shark or gator kabob!


As the Sun Sets on Another Perfect Day

Your time spent in Branson and at Silver Dollar City is even more special when you choose to stay in one of our Sunset Nightly Rentals vacation escapes. Comfortable, stylish, and designed to envelope you in peace and tranquility, our homes may be the highlight of your already extraordinary Branson getaway!

Everybody loves to celebrate, and those months when there are no special holidays or events can make us sad, but they also make us appreciate the month of March more than we would. Offering a bonanza of holidays in 2019, they add to the excitement of your already jam-packed Branson vacation experience! And because sometimes too much can be overwhelming, we’ve provided a guide to activities you can do at home in your Sunset Nightly Rentals holiday escape and to special events occurring in Branson at the same time!


Mardi Gras, March 5th

The theme of this dazzling holiday is gluttony, excess, and laissez le bon temps rouler (Let the good times roll!), but too much of a good thing may leave you feeling less than capable of enjoying your Branson getaway. So this year, we suggest staying in for the night.No, we’re not suggesting you skip the celebrations, but are offering alternatives to fighting the crowds! Beignets, beads, and booze are the three main ingredients necessary for a great Mardi Gras party, but we think cinnamon rolls from Grandma Ruth’s Cinnamon Rolls, 3000 Green Mountain Drive#108, your own set of pearls or any fancy costume jewelry necklace, and a Hurricane you blended yourself in your Sunset Nightly Rentals kitchen will get the party started out right!


Branson St. Patrick’s Day, March 17th

At 12:01 AM on March 17th a strange thing happens on the big globe on which we all live: Most of the world suddenly becomes Irish! We wake up speaking with an Irish brogue during Branson St. Patrick’s Day, wear only green, and see shamrocks and rainbows everywhere we turn. It truly is a magical occasion, and if you are visiting during this time, there will be tons of bars filled with leprechauns and serving green beer. If you want to get a jump on the celebration, the Hugh’s Music Show features The Luck of the Irish on March 16th! Offering limericks, jigs, and a pot of gold worth $1000 (you can buy a LOT of green beer and bangers and mash with a $1000), everything will come up shamrocks during your Branson holiday getaway!


Earth Hour, March 30th

Coming from humble beginnings, this small but impactful holiday is more about what you can do for the environment than drinking and dancing, but that doesn’t mean you can’t have a good time! From 8:30 PM until 9:30 PM, countries all over the world will be flipping the light switch from on to off, saving electricity, energy, and lessening light pollution. When you flip your own switch, you can use this time for a romantic fireside chat with the one you love most!


Branson St. Patrick’s Day, Mardi Gras, and More: Do the March Holidays Right

However you choose to celebrate the March holidays, from Branson St. Patrick’s Day to Mardi Gras every celebration will be a brighter one when you spend it in our Sunset Nightly Rentals vacation escapes! Reserve yours today and spend your Branson vacation in comfort and style.

Get ready for another exciting year of events in the Branson, Missouri area. This hotspot for vacation getaways plays host to some amazing events that can make your trip event better. Here are some Branson upcoming events we think you should check out:


Festival of Wonder at Silver Dollar City

Grab a front row seat to the best show in town during the Festival of Wonder. This stage show is full of fantastical acts and performances from artists that come from all over the world. Performances and artwork are not the only things to experience, as delectable delights will be prepared for each show. Enjoy the Festival of Wonder from April 10ththrough 28ththis spring.


Branson Elvis Festival

This year, the 11thannual Branson Elvis Festival will be kicking off for another exciting set of performances at the Dick Clark’s American Bandstand Theater. You will be dancing around Historic Route 76 after you hear all of the classic Elvis tunes performed by tribute artists who put on their best act. Enjoy this year’s Branson Elvis Festival from April 11ththrough 14th.


Branson Music Festival 2019

One of the biggest highlights in the Ozark Mountains each year is the Branson Music Festival, a much anticipated Branson upcoming event. This two-day event is packed with live music performances at the Welk Theatre. This year’s talent includes popular musicians Clay Cooper, Oak Ridge Boys, Jim Stafford, Million Dollar Quartet, and The Haygoods. This year’s festival is taking place on April 26th and 27th for a weekend of incredible entertainers.


Memorial Day Fireworks at Big Cedar Lodge

Enjoy a night under the stars during Memorial Day weekend with a firework display at Big Cedar Lodge. On Sunday, May 26th, you can find an array of exciting activities including games, crafts, and live entertainment before the event ends with a dazzling firework display in the sky. This is the best way to spend Memorial Day in Branson.


2019 Summer Concert Series at Silver Dollar City

Another exciting event put on by Silver Dollar City is the summertime Concert Series with two weekends of local concerts. Enjoy the popular band Blood, Sweat & Tears headlining this summer concert series along with other artists. The 2019 Summer Concert Series will start the weekend of June 7th, 2019.


Your 2019 Branson Getaway for These Fantastic Branson Upcoming Events

Now is the time to start planning for your Branson getaway this year. Our vacation homes are just around the corner from these exciting Branson upcoming events and so much more. Enjoy luxury amenities in these privately-owned vacation homes. Reserve your next vacation rental online today!


Live entertainment? Check. Delicious grub? You betcha. You name it, Branson has it! There are so many incredible shows to see and places to visit here in Branson, it really can feel overwhelming when trying to plan what to do on your next trip. Well, never fear; that’s why we’re here to help! Here are a few Branson attractions to add to your itinerary list :


Take in a World-Renowned Show

Branson didn’t earn the title “Live Entertainment Capital of the World” for nothing! If you’re planning on staying in Branson, there’s no question – you need to make sure to take in a show. From live country music jubilees to incredible tribute shows and everything in between, there’s truly something for everyone here in Branson. If you’re looking for the quintessential Branson show, however, we highly recommend Dolly Parton’s Stampede, which combines dinner with music, dancing, special effects, and so much more! This show will remind you of the pride and spirit of America and will leave you with lasting memories for a lifetime.


Visit Silver Dollar City – The 1880’s Theme Park

Feel free to take a step back through time to the 19th century and visit Silver Dollar City, Branson’s most exciting and unique thrill park! What truly separates Silver Dollar City from any other theme park you’ll find in the United States is their commitment to the 19th century theme, and this is exemplified by the unique craftsman you can visit. See world renowned artisans and master craftsman create life-like wood sculptures, breathtaking pieces of glass art, and more. Combine this with thrilling rides and roller coasters and you’ve got one amazing afternoon full of Branson attractions your family won’t soon forget!


Enjoy Some Local Eats That Can’t Be Beat and Enjoy Other Branson Attractions

Branson is home to a number of amazing local eateries for you to check out, regardless of what you may be in the mood for. Looking for some of the best BBQ west of the Mississippi for a delicious lunch? Then swing on by Danna’s BBQ and Burger Shop, who smoke their meats for 12+ hours over locally-smoked hickory wood to give you a melt in your mouth taste that is out of this world. Want to get the day off right with a hearty breakfast? Head on over to Grandma Ruth’s and snag one of her world-famous cinnamon rolls. If you’re craving it, Branson is sure to have it.

No matter how you choose to spend your time here in the Live Entertainment Capital of the World, we promise nothing but good eats and good times. And while you’re looking to stay in Branson, why not check out all of the amazing rental properties we have available here at Sunset Nightly Rentals? Our world class customer service team is ready to assist you in finding the perfect home to stay in on your next vacation, so don’t hesitate to reach out to us today!


If you’re looking to do something different this Halloween, why not consider a trip to Branson? Offering the traditional Halloween celebrations—as well as some non-traditional ones—and the opportunity to enjoy one of our town’s most beautiful seasons, Branson is a favorite vacation destination on all fronts. From the mild to the wild to the extra-frightening, there’s no better place to celebrate America’s third favorite holiday than right here in the Ozarks and our Missouri mountain hometown enjoying Branson’s attractions!


Where to Trick or Treat

For families traveling with young children, trick or treating is extremely important, and thankfully, not necessary to forego during your Branson Halloween vacation. Your little goblins have the choice between three different locations, and because at least one of those locations holds its Trick or Treating night earlier, the opportunity to get more candy will make your child extremely happy! This year’s dates haven’t been released yet, but Branson Landing and Branson’s Tanger Outlets traditionally have sponsored trick or treating on Halloween night, while Branson Park and Rec’s Halloween BOOnanza is generally held the Saturday before.


Want to Be Scared?

Every year we say we won’t scream at Branson’s Haunted Screampark, but of course, every year we fail. This Screampark is scary, featuring four different attractions guaranteed to test the strength of your heart! Billed among Branson attractions as the Biggest Halloween Event and located at 236 Wild Valley Way in Branson West, you’ll want to go back again and again and again—if you survive your first visit, of course!


Want to Be REALLY Scared?

Fake ghosts may get your heart pumping, but it’s the real things that will test your mettle, and Branson Ghost and Paranormal Tours offer the opportunity to show what you’re made of! As you walk along the darkened streets of Branson, your guide will take you to the spots where the most restless of spirits are doomed to spend their days and nights.


It’s So Obvious

We almost don’t want to bring up this last activity, but we just can’t help ourselves! You come to Branson for the shows, so why not take in a Halloween themed one? The Hughes Music Show is proud to present the Howling Fun Show, held on October 27th, a Halloween themed show where the guests are invited to wear their most original costumes!


Stay in and Binge Watch Scary Movies and Enjoy Other Branson Attractions

Some of our best Halloween memories occurred after the last goblins and ghouls were tucked in bed dreaming of their All Hallows Eve experiences; we’d “borrow” candy, pour ourselves a drink, and settle in for a long night of binge watching scary movies, just as you can do today in your Sunset Nightly Rentals vacation escape. Our homes offer state of the art electronics, plush furnishings, and a quiet place to binge watch your own favorite spooktaculars— contact us and reserve yours today!


We’d be lying if we said we weren’t excited about summer arriving. There’s always so much to do, and so many more hours to do it in. We still get as giddy as we did as kids on the first day of summer vacation! Staying up late, sleeping in even later, and knowing that we have the entire summer stretching out before us with nothing to do but play; it may not be exactly the same for us today, but a vacation in Branson offers the same kind of excitement. So, if you’re planning to visit us during the summer solstice, to make planning your trip even easier, we’ve created this list of the top Summer Festivals in Branson Missouri you would be crazy to miss during your stay!


Law Enforcement Recognition Week, June 12th through June 16th

Everyone is invited to participate in Law Enforcement Recognition Week, not just law enforcement officers! Honoring the sacrifices and dedication of the men and women who put their lives on the line for us every week, each day brings a new activity. From 5Ks to ice cream socials to shooting competitions to motorcycle training, the fun serves a purpose during this special week!


Choose Branson’s Lip Sync Clash & Concert, June 29th

One of our favorite Branson events in the Branson’s Lip Sync Clash and Concert! The singers may have truly horrible voices, but in a lip sync competition, all that matters is their style! Held at Branson Landing, your vote matters in this zany competition, and the concert that follows features all the songs you loved from the 80s, 90s, and even some of today’s top hits!


Greatest Tribute Bands on Earth: The Ultimate Michael Jackson Experience, July 8th

The world lost a great entertainer the day that Michael Jackson died, but watching Who’s Bad perform his greatest hits eases the pain a little! Starting at 8PM, you will lose yourself in the music, dancing and singing along to the songs you can never forget the words to, and for a brief moment in time, it will be as if the King of Pop is still around!


Moonlight Madness at Silver Dollar City, July 21st through August 5th

It seems strange to be talking about summer’s end when it has barely even begun, but we all know how quickly time passes when you’re having fun! The summer festivities begin to draw to a close as our favorite theme park stays open until 10 PM; ride the rides by moonlight or join the crowd in at the Street Dance that takes place every night at 8:30 and pretend that you never have to go home again!


2018 Ozark Empire Fair, July 26th through August 4th in Springfield, Missouri

Nothing screams summer louder than a day at the fair. Riding rides, eating cotton candy, and watching the rodeo from the uncomfortable bleachers at the Ozark Empire Fair exemplifies all that is wonderful about a good old-fashioned fair! Located just a short drive from your Sunset Nightly Rentals vacation escape, your summer vacation adventures will be amped up a degree or two when you spend time here!


Our Homes are Designed for Your Family to Enjoy Our Branson Events

Contact us to reserve yours today and take a vacation that everyone will be talking about for years to come. From movie nights to moonlit walks and mornings spent sleeping late, your Branson vacation will be a dream come true! Check out all our amusing rentals and choose the one you like the most!

The magic of summer doesn’t go away as we age, even if it may lose some of its shimmer. The days still stretch out ahead of us filled with the promise of something wonderful happening. Time flies a little faster, though, and because our summer vacations as adults tend to last no more than a week, it’s important that we fill those hours with as much fun and excitement as we can; the summer festivals in Branson allows visitors to do just that. If you’re planning where to go this summer, we suggest moving Branson to the top of your travel list. Check out these fun-filled summer festivals in Branson!


Shepherd of the Hills Smokin’ Summer Kick-Off BBQ Festival

Because we can’t wait to for the fun to begin, this BBQ Festival takes place on May 25th and May 26th. Costing $10 for adults and $5 for children under 12 (one ticket is for both days!), it’s a bargain for even the tightest vacation budgets! Featuring music, meat, a boat and RV show, and a kids’ zone that will be loved by the little ones in your group, planning your visit to coincide with this fun summer festival in Branson will be the best idea you’ve had all year!


Star Spangled Summer at Silver Dollar City

Silver Dollar City is more than just an amusement park with a lot of fun rides; it’s the starting point of nearly all our summer festivals! This one begins June 9th and offers special character meet & greets, breakfast opportunities with some of your children’s favorite characters, stunt dog shows, and music, laughter, food, and fun. Events change every day and most end in August, so check out their website at to discover what’s going on during the days you are visiting!


Summer Solstice Trop Rock Fest

Because summer and concerts seem to be a match made in heaven, this rock fest will—well, it will rock your world! Held June 21st through June 24th at the Rock Lane Resort, tickets cost $90 and cover all three days of the festival; a commemorative tee shirt is included in the cost as well, so you will have a souvenir of the magical weekend you spent in Branson in 2018 to hold on to for your entire life! This weekend is all about the music, so be prepared to dance in your seats and sing along to the music to which you know all the words. Over 25 musicians and groups will be here to perform just for you!


The Magic Continues

As the last notes die away and your tummy is comfortably full of all the good food you’ve consumed at each of these festivals, there’s no need to feel sad that the fun is over; your fun is just beginning, because you chose Sunset Nightly Rentals for your vacation accommodations! Sleep in late on cool sheets and comfy beds, take a few minutes each day to enjoy that fabulous Branson sun as it sets over the lakes that make the Ozarks even more beautiful, and stay up late, continuing the party under the glow of a Branson moon. Reserve your stay today and discover all the ways our vacation rentals will make your trip of a lifetime a magical one!

If there is a holiday rolling around, you can be sure that the city of Branson is getting ready to do it big. The community here really appreciates a good party, and they know how to celebrate. This is one of many factors that make this city a wonderful place to visit around Halloween. You will find some classic celebrations, as well as some that are unique to Branson. Here are a few reasons you should make down to celebrate Halloween in Branson.


Fun Trick or Treating for the Kids

There are endless opportunities for amazing trick or treating for the family. “Safe Street Trick or Treat” takes over the beautiful Branson Landing from 5 to 7 pm on October 31st. Your kids will find an abundance of candy and fun here. The Halloween BOOnanza is taking place from 5 to 8 pm in the Branson RecPlex on October 28th and is the best place to go for Halloween activities like mazes, hay rides, and costume contests.


Branson Halloween Fun for Adults

There are endless costume parties happening throughout the city during the days surrounding Halloween. One of the most exciting of these events is the Halloween Extravaganza at Copper Run Distillery. As this is an award-winning distillery, there is never a bad time to visit, but Halloween offers a very special occasion. A costume contest along with a first-hand look at the distillery and moonshine tastings make this a great way to spend a Halloween for the adults out there.


Seriously Haunted Houses

There are plenty of spooky opportunities to hit a haunted house in Branson. The most unique of all these opportunities is the one at the Castle of Chaos 5D Adventure. This is the place to go if you want to be transported inside the horror film as it is complete with a 3D video experience, cutting-edge special effects, motion, and more.


The Weather is Nice

The weather might not be suitable for a bikini model costume, but it really is a great time of year for the weather here. You can expect to find comfortable temperatures during the day in the 60s and beautiful, cool nights in the 40s. This offers ample opportunities to explore by day and hunker down by a fire by night.


Ghost Tours and Pumpkin Patches

There are many opportunities to explore some of the spookiest places in the historic area of downtown Branson. Paranormal experts give you incredible glimpses into the hauntings of classic venues like Owens Theater and many more. And of course, you got to love the endless patches of pumpkins throughout Branson!

A Branson Halloween has something for everyone during this spooky season, mostly because the area is home to almost every type of person. Regardless of how you like to spend this fun holiday, you can be sure it will be time well-spent in Branson. Contact us today to book one of our great vacation rentals!

The 4th of July is an amazing day in which cities across the United States come alive with amazing celebrations and tremendous national pride. Regardless of where you are, you are sure to find many exciting ways to spend your day and night. This is especially true in Branson, Missouri, where the people get extra excited and the festivities are particularly energized. Here are some of the best things going on for 4th of July in Branson MO!


Liberty Light Up Celebration

For the 9th year in a row, this amazing celebration will take over the beautiful area that is Branson Landing in the heart of the city. While it takes place on July 3rd, this is one of the best ways to celebrate this year, particularly if you enjoy great live music. This year’s celebration features a very special musical performance from a Journey tribute band. If you have ever seen these guys in action, then you know that this is as close to the real thing as it gets. After the show, the landing and the adjacent Lake Taneycomo come to life with light with the city’s premiere fireworks display. Stick around after the fireworks for an encore performance by the band.


Shepherd of the Hills 4th of July Show

If you are a fan of the theatre, then this is the place that you will want to find yourself. This show is one of those extravagant Branson traditions. Underneath the stars, you can enjoy this epic drama that delves into matters of love, the true meaning of life, struggle, power, and many other themes that connect with each and every visitor. The show is grandiose, employing 40 horses, over 80 characters, an amazing 1908 automobile, and the real-time burning of a log cabin. The celebration is completed by a fireworks display right after the show. Get discounted tickets by booking your spot early!


The Fireburst Celebration for 4th of July in Branson MO

This is the greatest celebration for those that love the outdoors. The real meat of the festivities begin around dusk, but since it takes place at Table Rock Lake, it is the perfect place to spend the whole day enjoying the warm weather and this beautiful lake. Wind down after a long day of frolicking around the lake by enjoying an absolutely breathtaking fireworks display over the waters of Table Rock Lake.


Regardless of how you choose to spend your Branson fourth of July holiday in our rentals, you can be sure that it will be time well-spent in Branson, Missouri this year.