Labor Day comes at the perfect time every year. You’re just getting into the routine of early-morning wake ups, packing lunches, and school carpool lines again. But thankfully, to help you adjust a little, we get a three-day weekend pretty early into the school year. It’s the perfect time for a quick getaway to fill the long weekend with tons of family-fun. Branson knows families, and Branson knows fun. Check out all of the events Branson has to do, and have the best Labor Day Weekend!
1. Chateau on the Lake Labor Day Celebration
The best way to end the summer season is with a spectacular fireworks display.! Visit Chateau on the Lake for their Backyard BBQ with live entertainment as well activities all weekend for the kids to enjoy. Bring the whole family along and enjoy the weekend and all that we have to offer.
2. Labor Day Picnic at Big Cedar Lodge
As we prepare to say farewell to summer, Labor Day weekend gives us one last chance to enjoy the high sun and late evenings. Bring the whole family and get your fill of summer warmth and fun before fall arrives. Enjoy fun games, contests, crafts and more! Come hungry and enjoy a menu of mouthwatering foods prepared by Big Cedar’s Culinary Team.
Offerings: Food & Beverage
Activities: Tye- Dye, Nitro Rides, Contest, Kayaking, Inflatables, Face Painting
Entertainment: Clay Self Band, Fly Over, Fireworks
3. Steel Magnolias
The Branson Regional Arts Council presents Steel Magnolias. The stage of the Historic Owen Theatre has transformed into Truvy’s Beauty Salon in Chinquapin, Louisiana, where all the ladies who are “anybody” come to have their hair done. Filled with hilarious repartee, the play moves toward tragedy when the spunky Shelby (a diabetic) risks pregnancy and forfeits her life. The sudden realization of their mortality affects the others, but also draws on the underlying strength-and love-which give the play, and its characters, the special quality to make them truly touching, funny and marvelously amiable company in good times and bad.
4. Southern Gospel Picnic at Silver Dollar City
How sweet the sound of Southern Gospel music! With more than 70 different groups and performers making their way to Silver Dollar City this fall, it’s no wonder that Southern Gospel Picnic is one of America’s Premier Southern Gospel events. For 12 days and nights, you’ll see back-to-back concerts from chart-topping and award-winning artists like Ernie Haase & Signature Sound, The Collingsworth Family and The Isaacs and many more of your favorite performers. Between shows, savor southern cooking at its finest at an all-you-care-to-eat feast at The House of Chicken & Fixin’s and explore one of America’s top theme parks. From the sound of sweet harmonies to the smell of fried chicken wafting through the air, you’ll feel like you’re back on grandpa’s front porch listening to the family sing hymn after hymn.
5. Tanger Outlets Ends of Summer Block Party
Labor Day Weekend Sidewalk Sales: Friday, August 30th – Monday, September 2nd
Food Trucks: Saturday, August 31st – Monday, September 2nd from 11 AM – 6 PM
Block Party: Saturday, August 31st from 12 PM – 5 PM. Root for the home team and score major league deals for the entire family! Bring your favorite people along to enjoy #1 brands and FREE family fun all in one place!
Friday, August 30th – Sunday, September 1st from 11 AM – 6 PM: Food Trucks Enjoy some of the area’s best food trucks like Kona Ice COMO, Big D’s BBQ Branson and London Calling Pasty Company! Saturday, August 31st from 12 PM – 5 PM: FREE Fun and Food Trucks. Experience the fun with food trucks, music, lawn games, face painting, balloon animals, and more!
6. Branson Landing Labor Day Weekend Sidewalk Sale
From August 30th to September 2nd, make sure you include the Branson Landing on your itinerary! To celebrate Labor Day Weekend, the Landing will be hosting a Sidewalk Sale – all the way from Friday through Monday!
7. Hughes Music Show Celebrates the American Worker
Get 1/2 off to the Hughes Music Show in honor of the American worker. On Labor Day, we celebrate the achievements of the American worker, and the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our country! Let us know you’re a hard-working American and we’ll give you 1/2 off your ticket. Dine with us before the show and we’ll pay your tip!
8. Select Branson.com Show Tickets are BOGO FREE
If you purchase tickets with dates August 30 – September 2 for Million Dollar Quartet, Reza | Edge of Illusion or the Amazing Acrobats of Shanghai, they’re all Buy One Get One FREE! Visit Branson.com/shows for more information, and call 1-800-785-1610 to receive your BOGO FREE tickets.