Each year during the week of November 5-11, Branson has the honor of hosting America’s largest celebration of veterans. Branson Veterans Week recognizes men and women from all branches of military and honors them with a variety of special events and festivities including reunions, memorial ceremonies, entertainment, a day room, free lunches, and a Traveling Vietnam Veterans Wall. Find out more about this special celebration and start making plans to attend today!
Take some time before or after Branson Veterans Week to explore all of the fun and exciting activities the region has to offer. Be sure to visit our Things to Do page.
Don’t Miss These Events During Branson Veterans Week
The Branson Veterans Week Opening Day Celebration kicks off the week with the fifth annual Vets for Vets Celebration Show. Beginning at 2 p.m., you can enjoy music performers such as The Platters, Gordy & Debbie from the George Strait Tribute Show, and many other entertainers who are veterans.
The show is held at Baldknobbers Theater and tickets are free to veterans and their families. Donation boxes are available throughout the theater to benefit the Branson Veterans Task Force.
The culmination of the Branson Veterans Week is the Annual Branson Veterans Day Parade. This popular tradition takes place on Friday, Nov. 11 at 11 a.m. in downtown Branson.
Other highlights from the Branson Veterans Week include:
November 5: Veterans Sporting Clays Shoot
Enjoy some friendly clay shooting with fellow veterans beginning at 8:30 a.m. at the Ozarks Shooter Complex. The registration fee includes 100 targets, lunch and entrance into a drawing for door prizes.
November 5-7 & 9-10: Veteran Mess Hall Lunch
The Mess Hall lunch will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. November 5-7 and 9-10 at the Ballparks of America. The lunches are free to all veterans and active personnel. A $6 donation is required for non-military individuals.
November 7: Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall
The opening ceremony for the Vietnam Memorial Wall will be held November 7 at 10 a.m. at the Welk Resort. This formal outdoor event is free to attend.
November 8: Annual Tribute to Women Veterans & Rose Petal Ceremony
The Annual Tribute to Women Veterans takes place on November 8 from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. at the Radisson Hotel. The Tribute includes a Rose Petal ceremony and Women Veterans Appreciation gathering. Both are FREE to women veterans. There is a $10 fee for the luncheon for non-female active military/veterans or non-veterans.
November 9: P.O.W. Network 20th Annual Military Gala & Banquet
Get ready for an unforgettable evening of elegant dining and celebration in honor of our veterans. Some of the evening’s highlights include a cocktail hour, POW/MIA Candlelight Service, firework display during intermission as well as delivery of the P.O.W. NETWORK’S Patriotism Award. Advance reservations are required.
November 10: Wal-Mart Tribute to Veterans
Walmart, in association with Branson Veterans Events & Reunions and Blue Star Mothers, will host a Tribute to Veterans on November 10 at the Mansion Theatre. Enjoy fun, fellowship, and lively performances from your hosts, Barbara Fairchild & Terry Sanders.
November 11: Morning Flag Raising/Wreath Laying Ceremony
The College of the Ozarks will host a morning flag raising and wreath laying ceremony on the Chapel Lawn on November 11 at 7 a.m. There will be a reading of the names on the Missouri Vietnam Veterans Wall throughout the day at the Alumni Lawn.
Book with Amazing Branson Rentals for Branson Veterans Week
Be sure to take part in this incredible opportunity to celebrate America’s veterans during Branson Veterans Week. And be sure that your accommodations are as enjoyable as the celebration! Visit Amazing Branson Rentals and create a truly special experience. We offer luxuriously appointed rentals with the best amenities to make your trip unforgettable. We are eager to accommodate you, so contact us today to book! Also, if you’re still looking for ideas for your trip to Branson, check out our Things to Do Page. Trust us! We’re the experts.