The article below is for 2015
“As the Fourth of July grows closer, a common question we are asked is, ‘Where’s the best place to see 4th of July fireworks displays?'” said Annette Wood, the Director of Sales and Marketing for the Branson Tourism Center. “Which one is the ‘best’ is an individual choice, but one thing is for certain, starting with the College of the Ozarks’ “Honor America” on June 28, Branson visitors will have an unrivaled variety of quality displays to pick from,” she added.
The reason quotes are used in mentioning the “4th of July” fireworks is because some of the most popular have, historically, been on a day other than the 4th of July. Although that is the case this year for two of the events, with July 4 falling on a Saturday, the other three will be on the 4th of July.
Here is a list of five of Branson’s major “4th of July” fireworks displays along with contact and other information:
Name: College of the Ozarks “Honor America”
Place: College of the Ozarks
Date/Time(s) /Comment(s): June 28 starting at 6:00 p.m. with concerts by Kimberly Patrick, Red, Hot and Blue, and AYO, Voices of Glory with a Patriotic Program beginning at 8:30 p.m. followed by a spectacular fireworks display.
Branson Landing’s 8th Annual Liberty Light Up
Place: Branson Landing Town Square by Fountains
Phone: Branson Landing – 417-239-3002
Date/Time(s) /Comment(s): July 3, concert featuring the incredible Sandi Patty, the Springfield Symphony Orchestra, Dino and Cheryl Kartsonakis, Denver and the Mile High Orchestra, Cor Captis, and Cadence followed by fireworks.
Hollister’s 62nd Fourth of July Fireworks Celebration
Place: Historic Downing Street in Hollister
Phone: City of Hollister – 417-334-3262
Date/Time/Comment(s): July 4 at dusk. Good Viewing Area: Along Business Hwy 65 in Historic downtown Hollister. Areas oldest fireworks display.
Fireworks at Chateau on the Lake
Place: Chateau on the Lake just north of Table Rock Dam on State Highway 165/265
Phone: Chateau on the Lake – 417-334-1161 or 888-333-5253
Date/Time/Comment(s): July 4 at dusk. Easily and conveniently viewed for free from Table Rock Lake via boat or park in loop just south of new overrun floodgates on Table Rock Dam or the Chateau’s public areas.
28th Annual Fireburst Fireworks Display
Place: Kimberling City
Phone: Table Rock Lake Chamber of Commerce – 417-739-2564
Date/Time/Comment(s): July 4 at dusk. Good Viewing Area: Right on Route 13 in downtown Kimberling City, near Kimberling City Shopping Mall, about 6 miles south of Branson West. It can also be viewed very well from Table Rock Lake near the north end of the bridge.
Branson Tourism Center’s Wood reminds those planning to see one of the fireworks displays that the 4th of July period is one of the busiest times of the year in Branson, that the displays are very popular and suggests planning to arrive, except for “Branson Landing’s 8th Annual Liberty Light Up,” at least an hour before dusk and to bring your own chairs etc. Although Branson Landing has limited seating at the fountains, it is advisable to bring your own if you want to be sure of having someplace to sit and, especially with the concert lineup this year, to plan to arrive at least by 5 p.m. for the best viewing and hearing positions at the fountain. The fireworks will not take place until after the concert.
Wood also recommends making advance reservations for lodging, attractions and shows and offers the services of the Branson Tourism Center (BTC), one of Branson’s largest and most respected vacation planning services, to provide information or assist with reservations for lodging, shows and attractions as well as ticketing. Please contact the Branson Tourism Center either through their toll free number 1-800-785-1550 or their website www.BransonTourismCenter.Com.