15 Fun Things to Do in New Braunfels: March 2018 Edition

The town of New Braunfels offers the charming sensibilities of a rich cultural heritage, along with the amenities of a lively modern city! Accordingly, New Braunfels offers a variety of local events that showcase both. Leave the research to us: check out this list of the 15 best things to do in New Braunfels this March!

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1. Support a Dance Competition

The New Braunfels Civic Center is playing host to the 2018 Legacy Dance Competition this month. This dance competition is unlike any other, as it is designed to strengthen the dancer's skills, as well as the teachers and choreographers that put in just as much work.

When: March 2-4th

Where: New Braunfels Civic Center, 374 S Castell Ave

2. See a Big Band Orchestra

The Glenn Miller Orchestra is coming to the Brauntex Theatre this March to play all the American favorites you know and love. This band was formed in 1937 and has continued to play shows even after Miller’s death in 1944, with a rotating cast of players to keep the music alive. Get your tickets here for this magical and nostalgic event.

When: Thursday, March 1, 7:30 PM

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

3. Watch a Hilarious Play

Geezers, a dramatic comedy play, is being performed at the STAGE Theatre the first weekend of March. The story revolves around Jack, a shy 27-year-old, as he starts working at a retirement home... but it seems that the “geezers” are the ones who end up helping Jack with his own life. This is a funny and heartwarming play that you won’t want to miss! Tickets are available here.

When: March 1-4th, See ticket information here!

Where: STAGE Inc, 1300 Bulverde Rd

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4. Eat at a Cook-Off

Comal County is having a Cook-Off at the “Rocking R River Rides” location in Gruene. Teams will enter for three types of meat: brisket, spare ribs, and chicken, and (of course) chili. There are also events for margaritas, beans, and cook’s choice for teams to win prizes. Plus, washer and corn hole tournaments will give everyone else the chance to win big. Just looking to hang out? General admission is $15 a day and includes food and drinks.

When: March 2-3rd

Where: Rockin R River Rides, 1405 Gruene Rd

6. Listen to Some Great Soul Music

Living in the Texas Hill Country, we get to hear a lot of country and rock music, but it isn’t often that we get to enjoy the greatness of R&B and Soul music. The Villa at Gruene is putting on a night of Soul Sessions, with a unique mix of Central Texas R&B, Soul, and Funk musicians.

When: Sunday, March 4, 4:00 PM

Where: Villa at Gruene, 1190 Gruene Rd

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5. Run (or Walk) a 5K

The Gruene Historic District is kicking off the Kinderschuhe 5K Run & Walk on Saturday, March 3rd. All proceeds from the race to go help Communities in Schools purchase shoes for low-income school children. For more information visit the website!

When: Saturday, March 3, 8:30 AM

Where: Gruene Historic District, Gruene Rd

7. Catch Shooter Jennings Live

Shooter Jennings is taking the stage at the Historic Gruene Hall on Friday, March 9th. The son of country icons Waylon Jennings and Jessi Colter, Shooter brings an intense amount of passion and skill to his outlaw country music. What better way to catch country royalty than at one of the most iconic country halls in the world! Get your tickets here before they sell out!

When: Friday, March 9, 7:00 PM

Where: Gruene Hall, 1281 Gruene Rd

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8. Make a Splash at Schlitterbahn

Schlitterbahn is opening up the Blastenhoff section of the park for Spring Breakers to have a little fun before Summer gets here. From March 10-18th, The park will be open, and guests can ride the award-winning “Master Blaster,” among many others! Tickets and information are available on the website.

When: March 10-18th

Where: Schlitterbahn, 370 W Lincoln St

9. Compete in Family Kickball Night

Family Kickball Night is back at the Camp Comal Softball Fields and teams are ready to play! What was everyone’s favorite playground activity can now be a fun family event. Rules are adapted to allow everyone of any skill level to participate and still make it competitive. Click here to sign up.

When: Friday, March 9, 6:00 PM

Where: Camp Comal Softball Fields, 1901 Kuehler Ave

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10. Taste Some New Wines

The Grapevine is having another great wine sampling night on Thursday, March 15th. A featured Texas winery will showcase three of their newest released, top selling, or hardest to find wines, as well as wines available from the Grapevine staff. These complimentary tastings are held on the patio and are for guests to get familiar with the Grapevine and all they have to offer.

When: Thursday, March 15, 5:00 PM

Where: The Grapevine at Gruene, 1612 Hunter Rd

11. Attend a Business Breakfast

The New Braunfels Hispanic Business Alliance is hosting their Buenos Dias Breakfast at the Chamber in Honors Hall on Friday, March 16th. Enjoy a light breakfast and hear some HBA updates and how the community and businesses in New Braunfels can benefit each other. Free for HBA members, and $5 for non-members!

When: Friday, March 16, 8:00 AM

Where: Honors Hall, 390 S Seguin Ave

12. Get Some Goodies at Market Days

Gruene Market Days is back for its second time this year and is ready for new friends to come check out all they have to offer. All of the artists at Market Days create the products themselves, from woodworking to jewelry to fibers and more. Spend the whole day listening to live music, eating, and shopping for great products!

When: March 17-18

Where: Gruene Historic District, Gruene Rd

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13. Play Some Board Games

The third Wednesday of every month is Wild Game Night at the Sylver Spoon Dinner Theater! Come and play board games and poker, participate in raffles, sip wine, and so much more! Of course, the chef will be preparing a menu that consists of wild game. How clever! Make reservations now to ensure you get in on this Wednesday night of fun.

When: Wednesday, March 21, 5:00 PM

Where: Sylver Spoon Dinner Theater, 6700 N I-35

14. Sign Up For Art Camp

Sign up for a relaxed and creative weekend in the Texas Hill Country learning different types of weaving skills. Choose from four 2 1/2 day sessions consisting of pine needle baskets, tassels, Chinese thread books, and weaving photographs on silk, as well as several mini evening sessions. Sign up today and make some new friends!

When: March 23-26

Where: John Newcombe Country Club, 625 Mission Valley Rd

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15. Get Wild at an 80’s Dance Party

The Phoenix Saloon knows how to party, and the proof is in the pudding: this legendary dance hall will put on an 80s Dance Party this month, featuring a special reunion of Digital Hair! This band is the real deal, so get your hair as high as it can go and get down to the Phoenix Saloon for a night of lights and magic.

When: Saturday, March 24th, 9:00 PM

Where: The Phoenix Saloon, 193 W San Antonio St