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 weekend is no exception; there are a variety of different “things” happening in and around town. No need to research, five of the best fun things to do in New Braunfels this weekend are described here. Hopefully this list will make planning a perfect Texas Hill Country weekend a little easier!
1. Marvel at the Artwork That Is The New Braunfels Historic Outdoor Art Museum.
You’ve probably seen them if you’ve ever been out and about in downtown New Braunfels – the murals painted on the walls of historic buildings. But, have you ever taken the time to really look at them? The six historic building murals that you may or may not have seen make up the New Braunfels Historic Outdoor Art Museum. With a mission of “teaching and celebrating local history and heritage through art while enhancing New Braunfel’s historic district,” this outdoor “museum” was founded in 1996. Since then images depicting the history of the city, from Native Americans, to small children wearing lederhosen and dirndls, commemorate the rich heritage that New Braunfels is known for. So grab a map, and head downtown; these incredible masterpieces are not something that should be passed by- go take a closer look!
Where: Along various building exteriors in the Historic Downtown District. **A good place to start is West San Antonio Street and Castell Avenue one block from the main plaza.
2. Prost with Bauernhaus Series Tap Takeover at the New Braunfels Brewing Company
Since 2010 this local brewing company has been making craft wheat beer with a few sours, give or take, thrown in. Located in historic Downtown New Braunfels, the brewery, owned by native New Braunfels-ites, crafts their beers to reflect the community, refresh the palette, and offer up fun. This Saturday will feature three of their Bauernhaus series beers on tap for the first time. You’ll have your pick between Blondine, a farmhouse Hefeweizen, Schwartz, a farmhouse Dunkelweizen, and Uber, a farmhouse Weizenbock. Come sip these farmhouse style sours and let them know what your favorite is!
When: Saturday, 1:00 pm 7:00 pm
Where: 180 W Mill St Suite 100
3. Catch Tracy Byrd at Conway's Dance Hall
Another Downtown New Braunfels venue, Conway's Dance Hall is great for a night out on the town. This weekend, country star Tracy Byrd comes to grace the stage with hits like "Holdin' Heaven" and "Ten Rounds with Jose Cuervo", both Number One Billboard Hot Country Singles. Byrd has charted more than thirty hit singles, nine studio albums, and two greatest-hits albums in his career, with four gold certifications and one double-platinum certification from the RIAA. Come get your boots scootin’ and enjoy the music!
When: Saturday, 10 pm
Where: 262 W Jahn Street
4. Find Yourself Bewitched at Into the Woods
Into The Woods has seen huge success and now The Brauntex showcases the twisted fairytale as The Brothers Grimm goes Broadway. Catch Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Jack (and his beanstalk), and the Witch as they enrapture the audience with this whimsical story. In the story the once beautiful witch, a baker, and his wife, whom are all without children, venture into the woods to find the ingredients that will reverse the spell that left them childless and restore the witch's beauty. Searching for a milk-white cow, hair as yellow as corn, a blood-red cape, and a slipper of gold, the three meet Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Rapunzel and Jack, each one on a quest to fulfill a wish. Will they all live happily ever after or will they have a fate far less lucky? You’ll have to go see to find out!
When: Show Times: 1/15 @ 7:30p; 1/16 @ 2p & 7:30p; 1/17 @ 2p.
Where: The Brauntex Performing Arts Theater, 290 W San Antonio St.
*Some of the works that will be available at Art Haus 4. See artist here.
5. Check out Local Artists at Art Haus 4
Are you itching to see some art but don’t want to spend your time inside a museum or at a traditional art show? The Pour Haus in New Braunfels has created an event just for you! Located in the heart of New Braunfels, The Pour Haus features live music, an outdoor patio, washers, giant Jenga, and was voted the best bar in New Braunfels. This weekend the Pour Haus hosts “Art Haus”, an event showcasing local artists and featuring live painting, live music, and the usual offerings of the Pour Haus. Stop by the Pour Haus this Sunday to check out local art and kick back for a few hours!
When: Sunday from 8pm to 12am.
Where: The Pour Haus, 343 W San Antonio St, New Braunfels, TX