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Night Water is happening this Friday at White Water. Along with White Water’s rides, guests can drop of the near vertical 70-degree plunge and two story rider free fall in the dark on the new $1.7 million drop-floor thrill slide, KaPau Plummet. Night Water will be featured Friday’s and Saturday’s starting July 3rd to August 22nd. “Dive In” movies will be on-site on select Friday nights from July 24th to August 7th at 7:45 PM featuring animated hits, “Planes, Fire, and Rescue,” “The Lego Movie,” and “Big Hero 6.” Movies are shown on a 10-foot screen above the Surf’s UP Wave Pool as you float below. White Water features more than a dozen rides and attractions and two million gallons of water fun. To see White Water’s full summer schedule go to bransonwhitewater.com.

Mark you calendars because Our Lady of the lake is hosting an Annual Arts and Crafts Festival on October 9th, 10th and 11th. Inside booths will be on site along with outside booths featuring unique gifts, handcrafted items, special occasion gifts and early Christmas shopping. Three days of shopping will be completely free. For more information on this upcoming event call 417-230-6060.
Business After Hours is coming up on July 16th from 5- 7 PM, which means you can join your Chamber members for a laid back evening of networking. Enjoy food, drinks, and prizes at this Chamber member property. The event is sponsored by The Branson Convention Center as well as the location. Remember to bring plenty of business cards and to register at members.bransonchamber.com.

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You have one more chance to catch Prince Ivan for free at the Branson Landing Fountains as they perform for free starting at 7:30 PM on Tuesday, June 30th. Prince Ivan is a young, local group here in Branson with members Brydon Brett, Garon Brett, and Aaron Ellsworth. This band does covers of top 40 songs as well as writes their own original songs such as “Lean and Sway” which you can find the official music video on YouTube. You can find this group on facebook.com/princeivan. Also during this summer you can see the group perform at Dick Clark’s American Bandstand Theatre on Wednesday’s at 7:30 P.M. and Friday’s at 10:30 P.M. through Saturday, September 5th. Dick Clark’s is located at 1600 Hwy 76, call 417-339-3003 for more information.

The Fourth of July Celebration at Morningside is going on now thru July 5th. This event is filled with a gospel concert, food, rides, and fireworks. Some special guests will include Tom Horn, Bobby Conner, and John Kilpatrick. To see the full list of guest speakers and to read their bio visit jimbakkershow.com The location is Morningside Church on Hwy 13 and 86 in Blue Eye. For additional information on this ongoing event, visit jimbakkershow.com

Another Chamber event coming up in July is the New Business Showcase, welcoming the AT&T Store at their new location on Branson Hills Parkway. Join your fellow Chamber members as they welcome and celebrate all that AT&T has to offer the Branson community on July 21st. There will be great networking opportunities, food, and prizes. Admission is $5 for Chamber members. The event is from 5 PM to 7 PM. Registration must be paid in full prior to the event.

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