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: fifteen of the best fun things to do in New Braunfels this month are described below. Hopefully, this list will make planning a perfect Texas Hill Country outing a little easier!
1. Go to a Barbecue
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The VFW is hosting the 6th Annual BBQ Cook Off on the Guadalupe the first weekend in September! For $7, eat some of the best barbecue around cooked by your neighbors and friends. All proceeds from this event will go to local scholarships that the VFW gives each year. Find more information here!
When: Friday & Saturday, Sept 1-2
Where: VFW Post 7110, 915 Wood Meadows
2. Audition for a Show
If you have the acting bug and want to see if you’re made for stage performance, audition for the “Legends of the West” Dinner Show. This is an audition calling all actors, singers, dancers, stuntmen, and aerialists for shows that are seasonal and year-round. If you make it into the program, pay is $100 per show! Excuse me while I warm up my vocal cords.
When: Saturday-Sunday, September 2-3 (Begins at 1:00 pm)
Where: Legends of the West, 3220 Rolling Oaks Rd
3. Stretch it Out with SUP Yoga
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Love doing yoga and want to kick it up a notch? Head over to the Courtyard Marriott for a session of stand up paddleboard (SUP) yoga every Saturday morning and Thursday evening this month. For $45 (or $30 if you bring your own board), this limited spot class will provide you will all the tools you need to find your inner peace by stretching while floating on the water. Bring a swimsuit!
When: Every Saturday at 8:00 am, Every Thursday at 6:30 pm
Where: Courtyard Marriott River Village, 750 N I-35
4. Wine and Run on Labor Day
Use that day off of work wisely and go for a breezy run at Dry Comal Creek Vineyards. Register here and have a friendly competition against your friends to see who can run a 5K the fastest. Truth be told, everybody wins, because Dry Comal Creek will be serving up wines and sangria at the finish line.
When: Monday, September 4, 7:30 am
Where: Dry Comal Creek Vineyards, 1741 Herbelin Rd
5. Have a Family Fun Day
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Bring the family out to Fischer Park to enjoy loads of free family fun activities planned throughout the morning. On September 9th, every family member can learn the basics of archery. Knock the arrow, pull back the bow string, and try to hit the targets. Fun for all ages!
When: Saturday, September 9, 10:00 am
Where: Fischer Park, 1820 Old McQueeney Rd
6. Compete in a Golf Tournament
The 7th Annual Foss Golf Classic is happening this month and sponsors the Make-A-Wish CSTX Foundation. Enjoy a round of golf with some buddies while knowing that your contribution to the tournament is going toward a great cause. Registration and more information available on the website.
When: Monday, September 11th, 8:00 am
Where: Landa Park Golf Course, 180 Golf Course Rd
7. See Blink-182 Live
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This writer’s favorite band is playing in New Braunfels this month at the Whitewater Amphitheatre: Blink-182! A cultural icon for all late-90’s-angsty-teens, this band has defined a genre and risen to fame with songs like “All the Small Things,” “What’s My Age Again,” and “I Miss You.” Tickets are available here...and if you happen to see an all-too-happy writer jumping up and down to “The Rock Show” - it’s me.
When: Thursday, September 14th, 7:00 pm
Where: Whitewater Amphitheatre, 11860 FM 306
8. See a Business Trade Show
The 29th Annual Business Trade Show is taking place September 12th and 13th at the Civic Convention Center and features the theme “Great Films of Hollywood”. More than 10 New Braunfels businesses will show off products and services that warrant your attention. The sneak preview is on Tuesday night and has a silent auction, complimentary food and drink, and entertainment. Tickets available here.
When: Tuesday, September 12th, 6:00-9:00 pm
Where: New Braunfels Convention Center, 375 S Castell Ave
9. Have a Family Kickball Night
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Grab the whole family for a night of kickball out at Camp Comal Softball Fields. This free event is put on to have families get together and have fun as a community while competing against friends and neighbors in the spirited schoolyard game of kickball. The rules will be adapted so it can be competitive for all skill levels.
When: Friday, September 15th, 6:00 pm
Where: Camp Comal Softball Fields, 1901 Kuehler Ave
10. Go on a Moonlit Date
Looking for a romantic date to go on this Fall? Landa Park has a great idea for you and your significant other! Couples can go on a moonlit paddleboat ride around Landa Lake with a small box of finger foods, desserts, and non-alcoholic drinks. Contact (830) 221-4350 for your spot under the moon!
When: Friday, September 15th, 7:30 pm
Where: Landa Park Boat House, Landa Park Dr
11. Go Swing Dancing
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The San Antonio Swing Dance Society is putting on a “Women of Jazz” event at the Phoenix Saloon on Saturday, September 23rd. The floor will be open for a night of swing dancing by the Dirty River Dixie Band. Tickets are available at the door or cheaper if you buy them online.
When: Saturday, September 23, 9:00 pm
Where: The Phoenix Saloon, 193 W San Antonio St
12. Have a Kids Night Out
Saturday, September 16th, Landa Recreation Center is hosting a Kids’ Night Out. New Braunfels kids are welcome to come to a safe, supervised environment where there are games, sports, and friends! This is a great opportunity to go on a much-needed date while the kids get exhausted at the park. Register here!
When: Saturday, September 16, 6:00pm
Where: Landa Recreation Center, 164 Landa Park Dr
13. Play at the Waterpark
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Schlitterbahn is hosting a family night to benefit the Beyond Batten Disease Foundation. The Blastenhoff area of the waterpark will be open for this special private event which includes a fast pass, dinner, refreshments, and more! Tickets are available here.
When: Sunday, September 24th, 2:00 pm
Where: Schlitterbahn, 370 W Lincoln St
14. See a Ska Show
When was the last time you heard the word “ska”? If it was when you were skateboarding in 1996, then you are not alone! The Phoenix Saloon is hosting a free night of all things pop punk and ska so we can mosh our way through the weekend.
When: Saturday, September 30, 9:00 pm
Where: The Phoenix Saloon, 193 W San Antonio St
15. Visit the County Fair
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The Comal County Fair kicks off at the end of this month and is guaranteed to be a good time! This is an event that locals love to go to for its rides, rodeo, and of course, the chili cook offs. Your favorite Texas county fair events are all happening at the Comal County Fair (too many to list!) so make sure you go and make a day out of it!
When: September 26-October 1
Where: Comal County Fairgrounds, 701 Common St