Branson Events Calendar 2002
Major events scheduled in Branson for 2002.

August 2002
15-18 Aug - Cruisin' Branson Lights. Over 2,000 classy, customized, restored and hot rodded vehicles as they converge on Branson, Missouri. Cruisin' down the Branson Strip during the midnight cruise on 17 August. See

15-17 August - Pepsi-Cola Collectors Show. Honeysuckle Inn. Phone: 673-449-7497

17 Aug - 14th Annual Oldtime Fiddle Contest. Taneycomo Lakefront, Downtown Branson. The 15th Annual Oldtime Fiddle Contest. Held on the Taneycomo Lakefront. Playoffs begin at 10:00 a.m. Final rounds at 6:30 p.m. Fiddlers from all over the United States compete for more than $3,500 in cash and trophies. Downtown Branson Main Street Association: 417-334-1548.

September 2002
19-22 Sep - 29th Annual Autumn Daze Craft Festival. Downtown Branson at Awbery Parking Lot behind Dick's 5 & 10. Over 150 crafters. Hours 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Admission is free. Call Downtown Branson Main Street Association, 417-334-1548.

October 2002

November 2002

1 Nov - 31 Dec -  Branson Area Festival of Lights. The Branson Area celebrates Christmas with holiday-themed shows, special Christmas events, great shopping values, and spectacular lighting displays.
4-11 Nov - Veteran's Homecoming. America's Largest Veterans Day Celebration, this seven day tribute honors the veterans who have served as the stewards of freedom. See
9 Nov - Paralyzed Veterans Of America (PVA) Walk, Run, Roll & Remember. North Beach Park in historic downtown Branson at 9:00 AM.
11 Nov - 68th Annual Veterans' Day Parade & Ceremony. Parade begins at 11 a.m. with a ceremony honoring veterans in historic downtown Branson. Sponsored by local veterans' organizations.

December 2002
1 Dec - 54th Annual Adoration Parade & Lighting Ceremony. Historic downtown Branson. Festive night-time parade and Adoration creche lighting ceremony starting at 5:30 PM. Over 70 marching units and floats, decorated in lights and holiday themes.
7 Dec - National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day. A special ceremony will commemorate "The day that will live in infamy." Contact: Branson Veterans Task Force - Phone: 417-337-VETS (8387).

January 2003

February 2003

March 2003
14-31 Mar -  Seventh Annual Film Festival. Ozarks Discovery IMAX Theater. New and classic films presented on a screen five times larger than movie theaters with 44 speakers surround sound. Call for tickets and info:

April 2003
8-12 April - Branson Fest 2003. Lawrence Welk Champagne Theatre. Spring in the Ozarks and the quasi start of the Branson theatre Season with a five-day showcase event. Features area theatres and attractions, arts, cultural displays and business expo, and fabulous food and fun for all. Admission is free, afternoon shows require ticket purchase. Phone: 800-214-3661
16-20 Apr -  Kewpiesta 2003. Bonniebrook, Ramada, Dixie Stampede, Home Cannery Restaurant. The Festival for those loving Kewpie Dolls. Events scheduled at Dixie Stampede, Ramada, Hime Cannery Restaurant. Bonniebrook Home & Museum: Phone: 417-561-1509.
18-19 Apr - The Ozarks 100. Shadow Rock Park, Forsyth-Branson, MO. Share in this memorable, fun and worthwhile weekend! This exciting one-day road cycling event is for people with various cycling experience, offering 3 different routes that go through the beautiful Mark Twain National Forest. Phone: 417-335-2634 ext.225,
25-27 Apr - Branson Collector Car Auction. Mel Tillis Theatre. Collector Car Auction for antiques, classics, special interest, collectibles, exotics, and street rods. 1-800-335-3063. See

May 2003
2-4 May - Cedrick Benoit Presents Mardi Gras In May. Ramada Inn Festival Grounds, 1700 W. Hwy.76. A Louisiana Celebration, succulent Cajun foods, arts and crafts, Cajun Dancers and Cajun and Zydeco Bands from Louisiana. 1-888-556-3378. See .
15-18 May -  2003 Branson Motorcycle Rally. Various locations within Branson. Annual Branson Motorcycle Rally combines rides through the beautiful Ozark Mountains, Branson's unique vacation experience, and Bikers Special Events for a totally unique vacation experience. See
23-26 May -  Branson Remembers. A Memorial Day Tribute. Special tributes in remembrance of those whom we have lost. Join our  community in sharing our special memories during these meaningful ceremonies that recognize duty, honor and country. A true celebration of life!
27 May -  National Moment of Remembrance. Veterans Park at Branson City Hall at 3:00 PM. Branson remembers and honors America's Veterans as a template city in the National Moment of Remembrance. Join the City of Branson and the Veterans Task Force as we lead the nation in honoring those true American heroes that gave their lives for our freedom.

June 2003
14 June - Flag Day. American Legion Post 220 will conduct it's annual Flag Day Services on June 14 at the Post pavilion at 12 noon. All unserviceable flags will be retired with full Honors. The National Flag Foundation will hold a ceremony at the Eagle War Memorial. For further information, please call 417-334-2296.

July 2003
1-4 July - Spirit of '76. An old fashioned 4th of July Independence Day Celebration with food, music and fireworks saluting America's freedom. Branson Veterans Task Force - Phone: 417-337-VETS (8387).
18 July -  Branson 2000 T-Bucket Run. Various Locations in Branson, MO. A T-bucket is a highly modified and modernized Model T. Over 100 of them are expected to appear for "the run" which will include special shows and a parade down 76 Country Boulevard.

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Updated 12 August 2002