5 Things To Do in New Braunfels This Weekend (July 15-17)

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. Cut Footloose at Circle Arts Theatre

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Have you been working so hard, punching your card? Do you have this feeling that times are holding you’ll hit the ceiling or tear up this town? Sounds like you’ve gotta cut loose: Footloose, to be exact. (See what we did there?) After a long nine-to-five week, unwind and let your hair down with the classic music and contagious choreography of Circle Arts Theatre’s rendition of Footloose! Based on the hit ’80s movie, the musical Footloose tells the story of a small, conservative Midwestern town that has outlawed dancing and rock music. When young newcomer Ren McCormack comes to town, he decides to fight the system with some music and moves. The musical itself has been nominated for four Tony Awards, including Best Original Score and Best Choreography!

Founded in 1968, Circle Arts Theater has spent over 40 years dedicated to the pursuit of excellence in the performing arts and the affirmation and growth of the human spirit.

When: Thursday, Friday, and Saturday at 8:00pm, Sunday matinee at 2:00pm

Where: Circle Arts Theatre, 124 Elizabeth Avenue

2. Fangirl Away at the Sports Collectibles Show

Are sports your jam? Do you contract immediate anxiety when your team starts losing? Do you effortlessly memorize random stats connected to your favorite players? If any of these describe you, you absolutely can’t miss this weekend’s New Braunfels Sports Collectibles Show. Every type of sports enthusiast can appreciate something at this second annual event! Offering over 40 different vendors (including JSA and Beckett), this event will also feature famous players like Ricky Williams (Former Texas Longhorn and NFL Star), Alvin Robertson (Former San Antonio Spur, 1986 Defensive Player of the Year, 1984 USA Gold Medalist), Warren Moon (Former Houston Oilers superstar and NFL Hall of Famer), and more. Your entry will give you the opportunity to meet these celebrities in person. Tickets are a mere $12 for a two-day pass. Head to the Civic Convention Center on Saturday to meet your heroes!

When: Saturday at 10:00am - Sunday at 4:00pm

Where: New Braunfels Civic Convention Center, 375 S Castell Ave

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. Keep the Tradition: Old Gruene Market Days

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Is it already the third weekend of the month? This month is flying by, but we aren’t complaining because Old Gruene Market Days is upon us! This community favorite has taken place almost every month for more than thirty years...and it’s no surprise. The Market Days gathering features over 100 unique artisan booths selling goods of all kinds. Browsing the booths, you’ll find specialty food and drink and dry goods, including jewelry, novelty items, furniture, decor, and far more. If you aren’t already impressed, consider the fact that to participate in the market festivities, your goods must be handmade! Shopping doesn’t get more authentic Hill Country than this. Free parking and live entertainment top off the list of reasons you don’t want to miss Gruene Market Days.

When: Saturday, 10:00am - 5:00pm

Where: Gruene Historic District

5. 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 into 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, here are fourteen live music experiences happening this weekend in our very own New Braunfels!

Ghostland Observatory at Whitewater Amphitheater

Gruene Hall’s Friday Afternoon Club

Happy Hour with Junior Nash

Sean McConnell at Gruene Hall

Blackbird Sing + PK Gregory

Greg Harris & The World Famous Bandini Brothers at Gruene Hall

Zack Walther Band at Freiheit Country Store

Chris Knight at Gruene Hall

Manzy Lowry Band at The Phoenix Saloon

Jeffrey Ryan Vaughn’s Sunday Music Matinee

Slightly Stoopid at the Whitewater Ampitheater

Garrett Lebeau at Gruene Hall

Lucas Taylor’s Sunday Evening Songfest

Turnpike Troubadours at Whitewater Amphitheater