15 Things to Do in New Braunfels in July

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; 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 day a little easier!

1. Celebrate the 4th of July

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One of our favorite events out of the year is the 4th of July parade happening in the Main Plaza in downtown New Braunfels. The Sophienburg is hosting this classic parade, beginning in the morning with a flyover from the Commemorative Air Force and ending with a patriotic program at the plaza. Bring your flag wave it around as we celebrate freedom with friends and family.

When: Tuesday, July 4 - 9:15 AM

Where: Main Plaza

2. Go Spiderman Crazy

The Stars and Stripes Drive-in Theatre is premiering the new movie, “Spiderman: Homecoming” on July 7-8 from 6:00-8:00 PM. Bring the whole family and enjoy a movie like old times! As an added bonus, free face painting is available, and Spiderman himself will be there to greet the kids. Click here to purchase tickets!

When: Friday & Saturday, July 7-8 - 6:00 PM

Where: Stars and Stripes Drive-In Theatre, 1178 Kroesche Ln

3. Get a Tattoo

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This month, the New Braunfels Convention Center is hosting the Ink Masters Tattoo Show for the 2nd year. It will be a weekend full of art, food, family fun, and (of course) tattoos. If you’ve ever been interested in getting a tattoo or piercing professionally done by master artists from all around the world, this is the weekend to go. More details on the website!

When: Friday-Sunday, July 7-9

Where: New Braunfels Convention Center, 375 Castell Ave

4. Get Your Tween Out of the House

Stop the video-gaming and snap-chatting for a week or so this summer by enrolling your tweens in a fun camp put on by the city. Camps focus on sports, cooking, survival tactics, camping, creative projects, fashion, and even Star Wars. Sign up here, and may the force be with you! Times and locations vary depending on the camp.

5. Check Out a Free Concert in the Park


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The Parks and Recreation Department is hosting musical groups throughout the summer at the Landa Park Dance Slab. Grab some food, a chair, and maybe your outdoor dancing shoes and come out for a free concert each Thursday night this month! The month of July will feature Roadside Libby, Slim Bawb and the Fabulous Stumpgrinders, Pepper’s Blues, and Grissomhill.

When: Thursday nights, 7:30 PM

Where: Landa Park, 110 Golf Course Rd

6. Get Some Summer Produce at the Farmers Market

Summer is in full swing, and that means summer seasonal fruits and veggies are back at the New Braunfels Farmers Market. Every Saturday from 9:00 AM-1:00 PM, the farmer’s market hosts loads of vendors selling fresh produce. There is always something good to grab here, so make sure to get there early.

When: Every Saturday, 9:00 AM-1:00 PM

Where: Farmer’s Market, 186 S Castell Ave

7. Watch Ghostland Observatory at Whitewater Amphitheater

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Austin electro-rockers Ghostland Observatory are getting together during their hiatus to perform at the Whitewater Amphitheater this month. The duo was one of the biggest bands in Texas in 2007, soaring into the national spotlight soon after, acquiring thousands of fans at each tour stop around the country. They have been named the Austin American-Statesman’s “Band of the Year” and are ready to rock out at this Hill Country venue. Tickets available here.

When: Saturday, July 15 - 7:30 PM

Where: Whitewater Amphitheater, 11860 FM 306

8. Catch a Summer Musical

The Circle Arts Theatre is setting the stage this month for Big River, the Adventure of Huckleberry Finn. Big River is a musical play based on Mark Twain’s classic 1884 novel and features musical numbers in the bluegrass and country styles to stay true to the novel. Tickets can be purchased here.

When: June 29-July 23, showtimes vary

Where: Circle Arts Theatre, 124 Elizabeth Ave

9. Go to a Social Club

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New to downtown New Braunfels is the Downtown Social, a neat spot for family and friends who want to go out together. Have dinner, watch a sporting game, go bowling, hang out at the bar, and play bar games in this brand new entertainment club. There is so much to do, but you should check it out for yourself! More information is available on the website.

When: Open every day

Where: Downtown Social, 286 W San Antonio St

10. Shop Crafty at the Peddler Show

At the end of this month, The Peddler Show is making its way to New Braunfels to let patrons come and shop for the latest trends and fashions in apparel, jewelry, accessories, home decor, and more from talented designers and artisans. Get some Christmas shopping out of the way six months early this month at the convention center! Purchase tickets here.

When: Friday-Sunday, July 28-30

Where: New Braunfels Convention Center, 375 Castell Ave

11. Catch a Summer Film

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The Alamo Drafthouse always has an amazing lineup of brand new and classic films, as well as great food and drinks while you watch. This summer on the Drafthouse screen: Despicable Me 3, Baby Driver, Cars 3, The Iron Giant, Trolls, and plenty more. Get your tickets on the Alamo Drafthouse website.

When: Showtimes vary

Where: Alamo Drafthouse, 651 Texas 46 Business

12. Sign Up for Summer Camp

Camp Minnehaha is happening all summer with several week-long sessions going on throughout the month of July. Campers will come together to do arts and crafts, sports, learn about nature and science, performing arts, cooking, and so much more. Register here to get in on the fun.

When: Sessions vary

Where: Landa Park, 110 Golf Course Rd

13. Join a Book Club

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The New Braunfels Public Library is hosting book clubs all month for those who love to read and discuss their summer reads. This July, “Waiting“ by Ha Jin will be discussed on July 12th at 1:30 PM, and “The Life We Bury” by Allen Eskens will be discussed July 20th at 3:00 PM.

When: Times vary

Where: New Braunfels Public Library, 700 E Common St

14. Let the Kiddos Play Sports

The Little Athletes is a series for the preschoolers who want to get introduced to sports. Coaches will help each child work on the fundamentals of the sport to get them ready for league play. Sports include gymnastics, tennis, basketball, soccer, baseball, and more. Sign up here to get started.

When: Times and locations vary per sport

15. Join a Sports League

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Why do kids get to have all the fun in the summer? This year, sign up for a sports league for a fun way to exercise and meet new friends. Sports include softball, volleyball, football, and soccer. And if sports aren’t your thing, maybe try the paddle boat nights for couples. More information and registration can be found on the website.

When: Times and locations vary per league