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, 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 weekend a little easier!
1. Learn About Growth in the Area
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Our town has been growing a lot...but where do we go from here? Several organizations in New Braunfels have partnered up to facilitate group discussions with residents, businesses, and community leaders of Comal County. A panel of expert speakers will also present their thoughts and ideas on the subject. This event is designed to involve the whole community, so show up and make your voice heard! Registration required either online or at the event.
When: Thursday, February 2 at 1:00 PM - Friday, February 3 at 5:00 PM
Where: McKenna Event Center, 801 W San Antonio
2. Watch Some Musical Theatre
Throughout the month of February, the Circle Arts Theatre is putting on a performance of The Drowsy Chaperone. This play is a musical within a comedy: fun for people of any age. For anyone who is a fan of hilarious plays, musicals, and local theater - this is a no brainer. Tickets are available here and at the door.
When: All month, Friday & Saturday - 8:00PM, Sunday - 2:00PM
Where: Circle Arts Theatre, 124 Elizabeth St
3. Get in a Game Day Run
The Super Bowl LI will take place on first Sunday of the month, so (naturally) Rockin’ R figured it would be a good time to put on a fun run! Wear your favorite football jersey and run a 5K, then stick around for some tailgating. If you don’t have any plans, head to Mozie’s after to watch the game!
When: Registration is February 5 - 7:30 AM
Where: Rockin R, 1405 Gruene Rd
4. Taste the Town Flavors
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The New Braunfels Civic Center is hosting “A Taste of the Town” on Tuesday night to benefit the NBISD Education Foundation. Attendees can munch on menu samples, bid on auction items, and enjoy live music. Fill your belly and help a good cause in the process!
When: February 7th, 6:30 PM
Where: New Braunfels Civic Center, 375 Castell Ave
5. Peruse the Doll Expo
The Hill Country Doll Show began 25 years ago and has now attracted 60-75 dealers! Vendor space always sells out, and attendance is always amazing. This show brings in a mixture of antique and modern collectible dolls, bears, books, fabrics, and more, as well as hourly door prizes! Contact Dorothy Meredith at 830-606-5868 for more information.
When: February 11, - 9:00 AM-4:00 PM
Where: New Braunfels Civic Center, 375 Castell Ave
6. Enter a Poetry Contest
The Greater New Braunfels Arts Council is hosting its 35th Annual Poetry Contest this month! Residents of the area are encouraged to write a poem on any subject and any form. Both experienced poets and beginners are invited to participate!
The entries will be divided into four age groups, each of which will award podium prizes and a grand prize. More details are available on their website.
When: February 15th - March 31st
Where: Greater New Braunfels Arts Council
7. Get Your Karaoke On
Karaoke may have originated in Japan, but it’s definitely become a Hill Country pastime. And while several local joints offer great karaoke, our favorites have got to be either the Phoenix Saloon for rock and roll jams or the Freiheit Country Store for vintage country tunes. Times and locations vary.
8. Enjoy a Romantic Valentine’s Day Dinner
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Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, and if you don’t have any plans - look no further! The Faust Hotel & Brewing Co is opening up its historic grand ballroom for a delicious dinner, as well as music by pianist Fred Coons. For $39.95 per person, enjoy a romantic 3-course meal with that special someone. Make reservations now online or call 830.625.7791.
When: February 14th
Where: Faust Hotel & Brewing Co, 240 S Seguin Ave
9. Dress Fancy for Charity
The Comal County Habitat for Humanity is hosting a Parisian-themed evening filled with champagne French cuisine, and a silent auction. After dinner, enjoy the classic 1958 film “Gigi” with some popcorn! Advance registration is required, and more information can be found on the website.
When: Friday, February 17th, 5:30 PM
Where: Brauntex Theater, 290 W San Antonio St
10. Go Fly Fishing on the Guadalupe
The Guadalupe Chapter of Trout Unlimited presents TroutFest! TroutFest is a family event that celebrates fly-fishing and cold-water conservation, offering food, music, casting games, fly tiers extraordinaire, movies, auctions, and more! If you love the river and great New Braunfels fun, this event is for you. More details can be found on the website.
When: February 17-19th
Where: Lazy L&L Campgrounds, 11699 River Rd
11. Wakeboard at Texas Ski Ranch
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Our Texas January may be mild, but Texas Ski Ranch is still putting on their Freeze Ride for the 13th year straight! Compete in some wakeboarding fun for all skill levels and ages, then party afterward at Wahoo’s. The cable lake is going to have some new structures to shake things up a bit. Be sure to register in advance and be ready to shred!
When: February 18th, 8:00 AM-10:00 PM
Where: Texas Ski Ranch, 6700 N I-35
12. Attend a Wine and Cheese Pairing
Dry Comal Creek has done wonders in the Boerne area, educating and entertaining our community through the world of wine. This event is no different! Taste ten wine and cheese pairings as you learn the concepts of how to properly pair the two. These classes are very popular and tend to fill up quick, so make sure you register on the website before you go!
When: February 18th - 10:30 AM
Where: Dry Comal Creek Vineyards, 1741 Herbelin Rd
13. Have a Ball at Mardi Gras
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Celebrate the great Louisiana holiday of Mardi Gras down at the McKenna Events Center on the last Saturday of the month! This ball will benefit the Hope Hospice, featuring live music (Slim Bawb & the Fabulous Stumpgrinders), an open bar, auctions, and a Cajun-inspired dinner. Purchase your tickets here for the party of the year!
When: February 25th, 6:00 PM
Where: McKenna Events Center, 801 W San Antonio St
14. Celebrate Johnny Cash
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Celebrate a country legend! The Phoenix Saloon will host a big Johnny Cash Birthday Bash all weekend at the Phoenix Saloon, featuring bands like Big Bad Billycatz, Manzy Lowry Band, and Opie Hendrix. Johnny Cash is a world-renowned singer/songwriter, and there are plenty of songs to go around this weekend. Don’t miss ‘em!
When: Friday & Saturday, February 24-25th
Where: The Phoenix Saloon, 193 W San Antonio St
15. Hang Out at the Park
Get outside! Landa Park is perfect for walking around next to the water and enjoying some nice quiet time in nature. Go alone or take some friends and have a picnic near the river! There is so much to do and so much beauty to experience at Landa Park.
When: Park hours are 5:00 AM-10:00 PM
Where: Landa Park, 164 Landa Park Dr