5 Things To Do in New Braunfels This Weekend (Aug 12-14)

There’s always something happening in New Braunfels! Though the small-town atmosphere is alive and well in New Braunfels, the local calendar is anything but sleepy. This weekend is no exception: you have your choice of multiple events, deals, and happenings in and around town. No need to are five of the best fun things to do in New Braunfels this weekend!

1. Get Your Country On At Lazy L&L Dance Hall

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Think Lazy L&L is just for campers? Wrong! The attached dance hall offers the perfect open-air facility for line dancing, two-stepping, people-watching, and just overall weekend-ing. Whether you’re staying at the campground or not, head on out on Friday evening to join in on the country music fun. This Friday will be your last chance to participate in Lazy L&L Dance Hall’s summer live music weekends! Doors open at 7:00pm, and the band will perform from 8:00pm through the midnight hour.The attached Grill will offer delicious burgers with fresh beef, pulled pork sandwiches, beer, wine, sodas, tea, and lemonade. Admission is free if you are staying at the campground; otherwise, entry fee is just $5 per person.

Lazy L&L Campground prides itself on family pride, excellent service, and a clean and family-oriented campground. Situated on 25 acres of with beautiful riverfront property, Lazy L&L offers a scenic Texas Hill Country views and relaxed vibes. Never crowded and always welcoming, Lazy L&L promises: “You won't see a "no vacancy" sign hanging on our gate.”

When: Friday, 7:00-11:00pm

Where: Lazy L&L Hall, 11699 River Road

2. Score Sweet Deals at the City-Wide Garage Sale

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This Saturday, across the city of New Braunfels, families, couples, and businesses alike will be cleaning house with a classic weekend garage sale! Organized by the Herald-Zeitung, this event will be your chance to score deals on everything from children’s clothes to glassware to antiques to collectibles to whatever else you could possibly want. Check this weekend’s edition of the Herald-Zeitung to see a map and guide to area vendors. Whether you’re a serious bargain hunter or just out for a neighborhood stroll, this city-wide garage sale is a great chance to get outside and hanging with the community!

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3. Stock up on Fresh Produce at the Local Farmers Market

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Have you managed to make your way to the New Braunfels Farmers Market this month? The New Braunfels Farmers Market is your local hotspot for farm-fresh eggs, breads, jams, jellies, local honey artisan goods, live music, and more...and what better place to enjoy a gorgeous summer morning than at the Saturday morning market! You’ll find fresh produce, meats, cheeses, skin care products, leather goods, jewelry, and so much more. It’s the perfect atmosphere for kids, dogs, families, couples, and everything in between. Whether you’re looking to stock your fridge or want more of a social event, this market is for you. To boot, you can shop while enjoying live music from our local area entertainers.

When: Saturday, 9:00am-1:00pm

Where: 186 S Castell Ave

4. Take Advantage of the Local Live Music Scene

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As stated in our most recent blog, (Austin’s New Entertainment Rival? A Look at the New Braunfels Music Scene): “Those of us who live in Hill Country can often get tired of making the trip to Austin to see great live the meantime, New Braunfels has quietly stepped up its game and is providing central Texas with some unstoppable music experiences that will rival the live music capital of the world.” To prove it, The NB Scene has compiled a list of over 20 area live music events happening this weekend in our very own New Braunfels! Check ‘em out, folks.

5. Welcome To The Gun Show...Literally

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Interested in getting up close and personal with some serious ammo? This weekend’s Liberty Gun Show will allow you to see the latest in gun technology and gear at the New Braunfels Convention Center. Both large exhibit halls promise to be packed with wholesale gun vendors offering competitive prices on firearms, ammo, knives, outdoor equipment, tactical gear, hunting and sporting equipment, and more. The mission of Liberty Gun Shows is to provide result-oriented advertising, public relations, and marketing designed to create an event that exceeds the expectations of both the general visitors and exhibitors.

When: Saturday, 9:00 AM - Sunday, 5:00 PM

Where: New Braunfels Convention Center, 375 S Castell Ave