15 Things to Do in New Braunfels in April

New Braunfels residents love that the town provides so much to see and do while still maintaining a great culture and small town feel. This month is no exception! No need to research: We've handpicked 15 of the best things to do in New Braunfels this month. Hopefully, this list will make planning a perfect Texas Hill Country weekend a little easier!

1. Create at Kids Fest

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The 6th Annual Kids Fest is happening the first weekend of April at the Comal County Fairgrounds. Benefitting the non-profit Callen Hughs Foundation, this hands-on creative festival is designed to have kids interact and create at dozens of activity stations and over 150 exhibits. Let the kids open up their imagination this weekend at Kids Fest!

When: Saturday, April 1st, 9:00 AM-5:00 PM

Where: Comal County Fairgrounds, 701 Common St

2. Take a Wine Class

Now is the time to sign up for another year of classy learning of Winery U at Dry Comal Creek Vineyards. This weekend, the class is titled, “10 Wine & Food Pairings That Will Knock Your Socks Off.” Dry Comal Creek is known for fun classes filled with delicious information. Plus, you can drink wine during class, and when could you ever do that before? Register here!

When: Saturday, April 1, 10:30 AM-12:30 PM

Where: Dry Comal Creek Vineyards, 1741 Herbelin Rd

3. Rock-N-Roll with the Kids

This first weekend in April is full of many fun things for the kids, including the 15th Annual Rock N Roll Kids (benefiting Communities in Schools). Get over to the New Braunfels Civic Convention Center and enjoy some great food, entertainment, and a silent and live auction. This is a great opportunity to support the 3100+ at-risk youth in the Communities in Schools program.

When: Saturday, April 1 - 6:00-10:00 PM

Where: New Braunfels Civic Convention Center, 375 Castell Ave

4. See The Avett Brothers Live

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The Avett Brothers are back on the road this spring. One of rock-and-roll’s most raucous live bands is returning to the Whitewater Amphitheater in April. In support of their latest album “True Sadness,” The Avett Brothers are coming to New Braunfels to bring their live energy show that has only gotten better as the years go on. Opening the show is rock band St. Paul and the Broken Bones, so be sure to get your tickets and get there early! Tickets can be purchased here.

When: Friday, April 1 - 7:00 PM

Where: Whitewater Amphitheater, 11860 FM 306

5. Learn the Jitterbug

For the next eight weeks, Swing Junction is hosting a class on the “Jitterbug Swing”! Work with professional dancers each week in a progressive series on how to step, move, turn, and eventually add all the flair you want to the dance floor. Do it with a partner, the family, or go solo! Register here and check back for updates.

When: Tuesday, April 4 - 6:30 PM

Where: Swing Junction, 540 Porter St

6. Participate in a Golf Challenge

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On Wednesday, April 5th, Landa Park Golf Course is hosting a Masters Par 3 Challenge. Individual players throw in $40 to try and sink the holes in just three strokes. Break up the week with a little fun in the evening with some golf, heavy appetizers, and beer for all who join!

When: Wednesday, April 5 - 6:00 PM

Where: Landa Park Golf Course at Comal Springs, 180 Golf Course Rd

7. See a Broadway Play

You have probably heard of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s famous play “Hamilton” or his new movie “Moana,” but one of his first great successes was Broadway’s “In the Heights,” an adaptation which will be performed at the Brauntex Theatre this April. It’s the story of a group of Manhattan residents and the trials of love and life. Tickets are available on the Brauntex website, so get them before they sell out!

When: Friday, April 7 - Sunday, April 9

Where: Brauntex Performing Arts Center, 290 W San Antonio St

8. Visit Folkfest

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Head on over to the Museum of Texas Handmade Furniture to experience FolkFest, a weekend of New Braunfels heritage and culture. Located on 11 acres of beautiful Texas land, this festival is full of entertainment, craft beer and wine, food, shopping, and educational segments for the whole family to enjoy. Bonus Tip: If you come dressed in a period costume, you get free admission!

When: Saturday, April 8 (10a-6p) - Sunday, April 9 - (12p-5p)

Where: Museum of Texas Handmade Furniture, 1370 Churchill Dr

9. Learn to Be a Leader

Ever wondered what it takes to be a great leader? This month, the Alamo Drafthouse will be simulcasting a leaderships seminar called “LeadershipLab” on screen. Learn the essentials of character, humility, wisdom, and more with great speakers like Patrick Lencioni (Best-Selling Author), Jimmy Johnson (Super Bowl Champion), and Robyn Benincasa (World Champion Adventure Racer). Tickets can be purchased here.

When: Wednesday, April 12 - 9:00 AM

Where: Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, 651 TX-46

10. Hop in the Water at TSR

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Texas Ski Ranch is opening up the weekend of April 8-9th for their annual Spring Demo Days. Get out on the water and try out over 90 kayaks, test out stand up paddleboards, and participate in clinics hosted by professionals throughout the day. Be sure to pack a lunch if you want to stay out all day. Oh, and did we mention this event is free?!

When: Saturday, April 8 - Sunday, April 9

Where: Texas Ski Ranch, 6700 I-35

11. Head to Schlitterbahn

Over Easter weekend, our favorite water park will host “Schlitterbahn Lite” days, in which the park will open up the Blastenhoff section for families to come enjoy a preview before the full summer season. Grab a tube, grab a friend, and head over to Schlitterbahn before the park gets packed full for the summer with tourists.

When: Friday, April 14 - Sunday, April 16

Where: Schlitterbahn Blastenhoff, 588 S Union Ave

12. See a Music Legend

Whitewater Amphitheater is hosting Texas country legend Willie Nelson for TWO nights on April 21-22. Ol’ Willie is dropping a new album soon entitled “God’s Problem Child” and will be performing new as well as classic tunes at the show. For every pair of tickets purchased, you will receive a copy of Willie’s new album! Get your tickets here before they sell out!

When: Friday, April 21 - Saturday, April 22

Where: Whitewater Amphitheater, 11860 FM 306

13. Get an Early Taste of Wurstfest

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Wurstfest is hosting its 3rd annual Craft Beer Festival this April! Head on over to the Wurstfest grounds to enjoy over 80+ craft beers from several breweries. Live music will keep the train rolling throughout the day, and there will be plenty of beer to go around. It’s hard to be so far away from Wurstfest, so this is a great opportunity to live it like Christmas in July! Tickets are available here.

When: Saturday, April 22 

Where: Wurstfest Grounds, 120 Landa St

14. Bring the Kids to Playtime

Roly Poly Playtime is happening at the New Braunfels Recreation Center every Monday from 10:00AM-Noon. Children ages 6 months - 5 years can participate in activities like obstacle courses, imagination play, sensory play, music, and arts and crafts. It is $8 per child, and kids under 12 months get in free!

When: Mondays, 10:00 AM-Noon

Where: Landa Recreation Center, 164 Landa Park Dr

15. Go to Crawfest 2017

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Live music, fresh crawfish, and more are happening at this years Crawfest. A carnival for the kids, some crawfish races, a 5K Crawdaddy Dash, a Gumbo Competition, and a washers tournament is all going down the last weekend of April. Buy tickets here!

When: Friday, April 28 - Sunday, April 30

Where: Comal County Fairgrounds, 701 Common St