15 Things to Do in New Braunfels in March

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! No need to research: we’ve handpicked 15 of the best things to do in New Braunfels this month. Hopefully, this list will make planning a perfect Texas Hill Country weekend a little easier!

1. Celebrate Texas’ 181st Birthday

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Texas is turning the big 181 this month, and you better believe New Braunfels is throwing a Texas-sized celebration! Free music will be going on at the Grapevine and Gristmill, and beers will be just 181 cents at Gristmill, Mozie’s Cantina del Rio, and the Grapevine. Many other places will also have discounts, deals, and everything Texas to get you out a to celebrate almost two centuries of independence.

2. Grab Some Killer Espresso

Wicked Voodoo Espresso is opening their doors this month, offering New Braunfels a taste of fresh espresso! This family-owned business serves only organic, fair trade coffee and uses only the best ingredients to make the perfect latte. They also just partnered with Voodoo Doughnuts to bring everyone a special dessert. Coffee up!

When: March 8, 4:30 PM

Where: Wicked Voodoo Espresso, 513 S Business I-35

3. Try a New Spin on an Old Cafe

This month, New Braunfels is refreshing an old favorite. Krause’s Cafe is newly renovated with a fresh look, while still maintaining the historical touches of the original location. Enjoy breakfast, lunch, and dinner in the Biergarten or dining room, and enjoy 70 drinks on tap, including both German and American fare. The official reopening is March 9th at 5:00 PM!

When: March 9, 5:00 PM

Where: Krause’s Cafe, 148 S Castell Ave

4. See Loretta Lynn Perform at Gruene Hall

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Country legend Loretta Lynn is taking the stage at the Historic Gruene Hall this weekend, and you won’t want to miss it! Loretta has garnered 52 “Top 10” hits and sixteen #1 singles in her 50-year career, along with many other prestigious awards and honors. Lynn is country music’s best, and she is performing for two nights at Gruene Hall. Get your tickets here!

When: March 3-4

Where: Gruene Hall, 1281 Gruene Rd

5. Go to a Community Mixer

The McKenna Events Center is hosting a STEPS Awareness Mixer on Friday, March 10. STEPS (Solutions That Equip People for Success) is impacting lives in our own community. Light refreshments will be served, so please be sure to register by Monday, March 5!

When: March 10, 9:00 AM

Where: McKenna Events Center, 801 W San Antonio St

6. Take Swing Dancing Lessons

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Gruene Hall has a lot of fun events planned this month…including swing dancing lessons on March 14! During the evening, you can learn simple East Coast Swing steps. Get ready to swing your way into a good time!

When: March 14, 6:00 PM

Where: Gruene Hall, 1281 Gruene Rd

7. Go Crazy at Two Ton Tuesday

The month of March was made for music! Gruene Hall is hosting an array of iconic events this month. “Two Tons of Steel” will be back for its 5th Annual Spring Break Show! For just $5 at the door, take all those swing dancing tips you just learned in your class and use it on the dance floor to really ‘wow’ the crowd. This is a family fun night for all!

When: March 14, 8:30 PM

Where: Gruene Hall, 1281 Gruene Rd

8. Do Some Wine Tasting

Texas South Wind Vineyard and Winery is the featured winery in the monthly “Come and Taste It” showcase. They will offer up their newest, top-selling, and rarest wines alongside a Texas craft brew picked by the Grapevine staff. The tastings are complimentary, and you can sample food that will be for sale as well. Learn about wine from the best!

When: March 16, 5:00-8:00 PM

Where: The Grapevine, 1612 Hunter Rd

9. Enter a Golf Tournament

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Head over to Landa Park Golf Course for a one-person scramble on St Patrick’s Day. Play 9 holes of golf on a beautiful course, then follow it up with a green keg of beer and heavy appetizers. $40 gets you entry, a golf cart, and access to the beer and food are the tournament. Spend the greenest holiday of them all on the green! Register here.

When: March 17, 5:30 PM

Where: Landa Park Golf Course, 180 Golf Course Dr

10. Paint with the Kids

The folks at Painting with a Twist have partnered with Eric Carle (the author of “The Very Hungry Caterpillar”) to bring the people of New Braunfels a special night of painting fun. Bring the kids down to paint a perfect picture for you to bring home! All ages are welcome, but ages 6 and up might enjoy it the most. Space is limited, so reserve your seat now!

When: March 19, 12:00 PM

Where: Painting with a Twist, 1551 N Walnut Ave, Suite 20

11. Enjoy Craft Beer for St Patty’s Day

Looking for somewhere special to spend the glorious Irish celebration of St Patrick’s Day? Patek’s Craft Beer and Wine Bar is your go-to spot this year. Serving several craft beers, Patek’s can ensure that anything you drink will be mighty delicious.

When: 4:00 PM-Midnight

Where: Patek’s, 494 N Union Ave

12. Have a Garage Sale

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Is it time to clean out the garage? Gather your friends and family and put together a yard sale to get rid of all the clutter in your lives. Or, if you’re on the opposite end of the spectrum, go cruising around to find some neighborhood sales to find some sweet new items for your house!

13. Run a 5K

Join Calvary Baptist Church in the inaugural AmazinGrace 5K Family Fun Run. Every runner will get a t-shirt and finisher’s medal. so you can go at any pace you would like! Awards will be given out to winners in various age groups. Sign up here now! Be sure to register by March 11.

When: March 25, 8:30 AM

Where: Landa Park (Pavilion 16), 164 Landa Park Dr

14. Go See a Movie

Alamo Drafthouse has totally revolutionized the movie-going experience, inviting you to eat, drink, and watch a movie at the same time! And we aren’t just talking about the conventional soda-and-popcorn routine. Check the calendar to see what’s playing! Bonus Tip: In honor of spring break, the Drafthouse will hosting a kids camp - showing movies the kids will love during their week off of school.

Where: Alamo Drafthouse, 651 Texas 46 Business

15. Go to Schlitterbahn on Spring Break

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Schlitterbahn is opening up just in time for spring break! On Schlitterbahn Lite days, the Blastenhoff section of the waterpark will be open for students looking to enjoy the warm weather in a safe and fun environment. This is the first of many days Schlitterbahn will open its doors prior to the summer, but some of us just can’t wait to jump in and have fun!

When: March 11-19

Where: Schlitterbahn Blastenhoff, 588 S Union Ave