All-Year Festivals in Silver Dollar City
Silver Dollar City is one of the most visited vacation destinations in the Midwest where many different festivals are held all year round. Many of the entertaining shows in Branson can be found in this fascinating place. From spine-tingling rides to kid-friendly fun, Silver Dollar City’s rides and attractions offer adventures to suit every member of your family. Some of the world-class festivals and events that you can enjoy at Silver Dollar City include the newest The Festival of Wonder, Bluegrass & BBQ, Star-Spangled Summer, Moonlight Madness Street Dance, Southern Gospel Picnic, Country Music Weekend, Wild West Show, and National Crafts & Cowboy Festival.
The Festival of Wonder which is set to open from April 6 to 30, 2017 will grace Silver Dollar City’s grand stages this spring season. Don’t miss the many fascinating acts of curiosity and larger-than-life performances that you will see in this new show. See the most amazing entertainment show with the world’s longest playable stringed instrument stretching the length of Red Gold to the stunning footwork and acrobatic artistry of the seven Flamenco Kings and many more. Even your taste buds will be fully satisfied with the new and innovative flavors and gratifying meal during this all-new festival. With this fantastic show experience, you need to prepare to be amazed.
Scheduled to open May 4 to 29, 2017, Bluegrass & BBQ Festival at Silver Dollar City has been named Bluegrass Event of the Year by the International Bluegrass Music Association in 2011. The Bluegrass portion of the festival features more than 50 bands performing hundreds of shows throughout the 25-day fest. Bluegrass musicians and singers coming from around the country to perform a great show in Branson. Bluegrass is about traditional music influenced by the ancestors of early American settlers. The Irish and Scots influenced the fiddle music, whereas the music rhythms portray an African influence.
Come hungry and indulge yourself into all-American barbecue flavors. Don’t miss the impressive menu of Silver Dollar City’s signature barbecue specialties at The House of BBQ in Red Gold Heritage Hall. Plus, the All-You-Can-Eat Rib Feast in Reunion Hall that serves up family-style mouth-watering barbecue from 3 pm to park closing each day. Whether you’re a food connoisseur or just a passionate barbecue lover, you must visit Bottle Neck Bros. Sauce Shack located on the square. Here you can purchase a favorite flavor of your choice or sample more than 150 different barbecue sauces, including Silver Dollar City originals.
Set to open on June 3 to July 16 2017, Star-Spangled Summer at Silver Dollar City is packed with family fun and entertainment shows you won’t find anywhere else. This show includes the return of The Harlem Globetrotters in their Final Season at Silver Dollar City. Plus, the great fun and excitement of over 40 thrilling rides and attractions including the 10 family adventures of Fireman’s Landing and The world’s Most Daring Wood Caster – Outlaw Run. Star-Spangled Summer also includes All-New Buffet in the Reunion Hall designed just for kids featuring their very favorite foods.
The Moonlight Madness Street Dance at Silver Dollar City is scheduled to open on July 15 to 30, 2017. The last blast of summer at Moonlight Madness at Silver Dollar City stays up past bedtime to ride into the night with extended ride time until 10pm on over 40 rides & attractions. Be at the City’s Square each night during Moonlight Madness for a Street Dance featuring all of your favorites including the Electric Slide, the Chicken Dance and the Cotton-Eyed Joe. The fun time includes Nightly Street Dances, Special Deals at Select Shops & Eateries, Hits from The Hollow featuring a Fireworks Finale presented by Humana nightly (weather permitting ), Midnight Madness until park’s closing time, and Cartoon Character Meet & Greets.
The Southern Gospel Picnic is one of America’s Premier Southern Gospel Events which is set to open on August 24 to September 4 at Silver Dollar City in Branson. Southern gospel music is always heard in the Ozarks, from country churches to grand stages and even in backyards during family get-togethers. When you attend one of America’s Biggest Southern Gospel events at Silver Dollar City, you will once again enjoy that Southern Gospel music. In this musical event, you can have the opportunity to savor southern cooking at its best at The House of Chicken & Fixin’s on the City’s square. Enjoy your favorite styles of chicken and a choice of succulent Apple-Glazed Chicken, Hickory-Smoked Chicken or the famous Southern Fried Chicken with all the dishes.
Country Music Weekend is a special event with three great shows to be held on September 8 to 10, 2017 at Silver Dollar City. See the Restless Heart as they set to perform at Echo Hollow Amphitheatre for concert performances with classic country stars. This group has recorded four gold albums and topped the charts with six number one singles including “The Rock Won’t Roll,” “I’ll Still Be Loving You,” and “The Bluest Eyes in Texas.”
Diamond Rio is another great show to enjoy during Country Music Weekend on September 9. This group is a 4-time CMA Group of the Year and 13-time Grammy Award Nominees. Diamond Rio have hit #1 with singles including “One More Day,” “Beautiful Mess,” and “I Believe.” Another show to enjoy during Country Music Event is the Lonestar where its nine # singles in 1955 “Amazed” has reached the top of the Billboard Hot 100 – the first country song to have done so in more than a decade.
The National Crafts & Cowboy Festival at Silver Dollar City which is scheduled on September 13 to October 28, 2017 will celebrate fall in Branson with over 125 visiting craftsmen along with authentic cowboy cooking, art, music, and more. During the festival, you will be amazed as more than 100 demonstrating craftsmen create unique works of art right before your eyes such as blacksmithing, glass blowing, candy making and more. The blacksmiths at Silver Dollar City make everything from fireplace sets and kitchen utensils to tools such as nails and shovels. See the wonderful works of these blacksmiths at the Wilderness Road Blacksmith Shop.
You will also see master glass blowers at Silver Dollar City transform fire, sand and water into beautiful works of art. See these artisans demonstrate their skills at Hazel’s Blown Glass Factory. With candy making, you’re sure to be entertained and amused by lively, interactive demonstrations of fudge making and brittle making. While you’re being entertained by their great craftsmanship, don’t forget to sample the candies being demonstrated.
National Harvest Festival at Silver Dollar City is one of the biggest events in Branson celebrated during fall season. Music and crafts of all kinds are featured in the National Harvest Festival at Silver Dollar City in September through October. The festival presents live music performances featuring western, country, and gospel. Craftsmen and artisans show their skills in glassblowing, basket weaving, natural wood dying, fabric weaving, painting, and barn wood birdhouses. The visiting craftsmen of 125 join together with 100 resident craftsmen in Silver Dollar City to create and demonstrate craftsmanship in the largest festival in the country.
Silver Dollar City offers many entertaining shows and different festivals all throughout the year, and if you attend at any of the events, you’re sure to enjoy world-class performances and great food.