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 February!
1. Attend a Super Bowl Party
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Everybody is going to be watching the Super Bowl this year, so skip trying to host your own party and head to the Freiheit for a free one! A 12-foot blow up projector screen will be up on the stage with plenty of tables available for big groups. Make sure to get there in time for the free shrimp boil, because there is only a limited amount! Food and drink specials are offered all night long, and the heaters will be available if it gets cold. For more options, click here for a list of cheer-worthy local sports bars that will be playing the big game!
When: Sunday, February 4th, 4:00 PM
Where: Freiheit Country Store, 2157 FM 1101
2. Eat and Support NBISD
The New Braunfels I SD Education Foundation is hosting Taste of the Town 2018 on Tuesday, February 6th at the New Braunfels Civic Center. Grab a plate and eat some delicious food while participating in raffles, silent auctions, and more. Proceeds from the event go towards the foundation, which funds programs that improve educational opportunities for students of NBISD. Tickets are available here.
When: Tuesday, February 6, 6:30 PM
Where: New Braunfels Civic Center, 375 S Castell Ave
3. Laugh at a Comedy Show
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What’s better than a night of laughing your buns off? The Sylver Spoon Dinner Theater is putting on an evening of stand-up comedy, dinner, drinks, and more. The first Wednesday of every month is set aside just for comedy, so make it a monthly tradition this year to check it out. Tickets are $5, and only 40 seats are available, so get them now!
When: Wednesday, February 7th, 8:00 PM
Where: Sylver Spoon Dinner Theater, 6700 N I-35
4. Get Artsy with Some Friends
Unlock your inner artist and get inspired at the Art Haus. Make your way to the Pour Haus and grab a drink while you check out a showcase of local artists around Central Texas specializing in ceramics, paint, glass, wood, metal, fiber, and much more. Guests can expect anything from live local music to the occasional film screening to fire spinning. Art Haus is a free event to promote the artist’s work, so make sure to visit!
When: Sunday, February 11th, 7:00 PM
Where: Pour Haus, 343 W San Antonio St
5. Celebrate Fat Tuesday
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Faust Hotel and Brewing Company always throws amazing parties, and this one is no exception. Alex Meixner is getting loud for a Fat Tuesday bash on February 13th at the Brauntex Theatre. If you aren’t familiar with the Alex Meixner Band, this show is a perfect way to be introduced to a New Braunfels icon. Hear them play the various genres they are proficient in, such as polka, zydeco, pop, rock, jazz, and country. Tickets are available here.
When: Tuesday, February 13th, 7:00 PM
Where: Brauntex Theatre, 290 W San Antonio St
6. Sample Some New Wines
The third Thursday of every month, the Grapevine in Gruene’s Historic District features a Texas winery and showcases three of their best wines alongside a craft brew picked by the Grapevine staff. Sample some fantastic local wines, snack on some finger foods, and enter to win some giveaways while you’re at it.
When: Thursday, February 15th, 5:00 PM
Where: The Grapevine in Gruene, 1612 Hunter Rd
7. Get Educated at Troutfest
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Troutfest Texas is a unique event put on each year to educate people who are interested in fly fishing and preserving cold water fisheries. The evening will features keynote speakers, fly fishing lessons, auctions, door prizes, craft beer, and much more. Click here for more information.
When: February 16-18, 4:30 PM
Where: Lazy L&L Campgrounds, 11699 River Rd
8. Run an Obstacle Course
Texas Ski Ranch is hosting their first annual Rugged Ranch Run this month on their extreme sports compound. The Rugged Ranch Run is a 3k filled with obstacles and an awesome way to have some friendly competition. The run benefits the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.
When: Saturday, February 17th, 7:00 AM
Where: Texas Ski Ranch, 6700 I-35
9. Buy Some Local Goods
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Gruene Market Days is an artisan market held in the Historic Gruene District every 3rd weekend of the month. All the vendors create the products themselves and are usually on-site to talk about their art. Several different mediums are on display from woodworking to homemade spices, and all are encouraged to dine at one of the many restaurants in the area while they shopping!
When: February 17-18, 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Where: Gruene Rd
10. Dance for a Cure
Grab your favorite dancing partner and make your way to the Knights of Columbus for a boot-scooting night of dancing. Broken Duck feet will be playing the dance music all night at the KC Hall to benefit the Relay for Life in Comal County. More information is available here.
When: Sunday, February 18th, 8:00 PM
Where: Knight of Columbus, 111 Landa St
11. Have a Game Night
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Did somebody say board games? Sylver Spoon wants everyone to get together over the board for some friendly fun on the third Wednesday of this month. Raffles enter you to win gift cards, wine, and more - and a chef is preparing a menu that consists of, you guessed it, wild game. Check out the website for more information.
When: Wednesday, February 21st, 5:00 PM
Where: Sylver Spoon Dinner Theater, 6700 N I-35
12. Run a 5K
Keep up with your New Year’s resolution to stay fit by running in the Gruene United Methodist Church’s 5K run. You’ll get to knock out that other resolution of being a better human because all the proceeds go towards several charities in the community. Go here for more information.
When: Saturday, February 24th, 8:00 AM
Where: Gruene United Methodist Church, 2629 E Common St
13. Have a Father/Son Nerf War
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This time, it’s war! Make your way to Torrey Park for a father and son Nerf war on Saturday, February 24th. You just bring the guns and the park will supply the ammo for a fantastic competition. Register now to compete!
When: Saturday, February 24th, 1:00 PM
Where: Torrey Park, 778 East Torrey
14. Go to a Costume Party
The New Braunfels German American Society is hosting their annual event: the Maskenball Dance. Show up to the Elks Lodge wearing your best costume (best costume wins a prize!), and make some new friends. Tickets are available at the NB Chamber of Commerce or the event.
When: Saturday, February 24th, 7:00 PM
Where: New Braunfels Elks Lodge #2279, 353 S Seguin Ave
15. Take the Toddler to the Museum
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Every fourth Tuesday of the month this Spring is Toddler Tuesday at the McKenna Children’s Museum. Children age 3 and under will get into the museum for free and enjoy daily activities in the Wonder Shop. No reservations required!
When: Tuesday, February 27th, 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Where: McKenna Children’s Museum, 801 W San Antonio St