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 weekend is no exception; there are a variety of different “things” happening in and around town. No need to research, five of the best fun things to do in New Braunfels this weekend are described below. Hopefully this list will make planning a perfect Texas Hill Country weekend a little easier!
1. Experience the cute-fest that is the Kindermasken Parade
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There might not be anything more adorable (or more quintessentially “New Braunfels”) than the traditional Kindermasken Parade set to take place this weekend! This parade invites your kids to dress up in traditional German garb (or really any costume...) and celebrate the upcoming May season. Appropriately set on the historic downtown streets of New Braunfels, Kindermasken is the town’s oldest heritage tradition. Originally created by Hermann Seele in the the 1850s, this costumed extravaganza was created to help children of all ages celebrate their German heritage. It’s kind of a big deal...some local families have participated in the parade for seven generations! If you’d like to participate in the festivities, be sure to line up at Saints Peter and Paul Catholic Church parking lot at 11:00 a.m. The parade begins at 11:30 a.m. and ends at Main Plaza.
When: Saturday, 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Where: Downtown New Braunfels
2. Taste all the fine details of Wein & Saengerfest
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We know how much Hill Country folks love good quality craft beer and fine wine! After all, Texas has been recently acclaimed as the next Napa Valley by Southern Living. To celebrate the area’s heritage of vineyards and breweries, the 13th Annual Wein & Saengerfest will be held in historic downtown New Braunfels on Saturday. The festival will feature many culinary-inspired activities like wine and craft beer tasting, food seminars and a Chef’s Showdown. Other entertainment includes live music, an artisan market, activities for kids, and a street dance at Main Plaza! By participating in the Wein & Saengerfest, you won’t only be benefitting your own taste buds: all proceeds will go towards the New Braunfels Parks Foundation and the New Braunfels Downtown Association. By participating in this important piece of New Braunfels culture, you’re bettering New Braunfels itself...and did we mention general admission is FREE? If you’d like to splurge, wine tastings ($15 for 5 tastings and a commemorative wine glass) and craft beer tastings ($15 for 4 tastings and a commemorative glass) will be available. And, to keep everyone safe and happy, a round-trip shuttle service will be provided from the Landa Plaza parking lot on Landa Street beginning at 11 a.m.
When: Saturday, 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Where: Downtown New Braunfels
3. Learn the great game of golf on a top-tier course
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Interested in learning to golf? Whether you’re an old timer behind the learning curve or a young newbie looking to acquire some skill, join The Bandit Golf Community for a 5-week introductory course “Introduction to Golf”! Put in some time now and “learn the game for a lifetime.” These courses introduce (or reintroduce if you’re looking to brush up on your skill!) golfers to the game for only $139. The final course of the Spring session will begin on Saturday at 4pm! Throughout the next 5 weeks, participants can choose to attend throughout the week at various time (Monday at 5:30pm, Thursday at 5:30pm, and Saturday at 4pm).
Classes will include Fundamental Basics, Etiquette, Chipping, Pitching, Full Swing Irons, Full Swing Driver, and more. For more information or to sign up for a session, contact The Bandit at (830) 609-4665
Saturday, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Where: The Bandit Golf Club, 6019 FM 725
4. Celebrate Mother’s Day Brunch at Faust Brewing
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Holiday traditions can be a bit confusing. Why do we put out a tree at Christmastime? What do eggs and bunnies have to do with Easter? Well, there’s no such confusion surrounding the delicious tradition of Mother’s Day Brunch! After all the hard work our mothers have put into feeding our families, what better way to celebrate them than with a delicious meal. One such delicious opportunity lies at the Mother’s Day Brunch at Faust Brewing. From artisan cheeses and bagels to boursin risotto, the available food spread will leave your foodie heart nothing to be desired. Enjoy roasted red potatoes, spaghetti squash with green beans & grape tomatoes, bacon & sausage, scrambled eggs, garlic parmesan shrimp crepes, red pepper & feta frittata with chimichurri drizzle, herb crusted roast beef with au jus & horseradish cream...and let’s not forget the assortment of desserts.
The Faust, located in historic downtown New Braunfels, offers an elegant look into the past. The gorgeous building hails back to the 1920’s was built in 1929 and offers guests a step back in time to a period of simplicity and elegance. Celebrate your mom starting at 10:00am on Sunday!
When: Sunday, 10:00AM
Where: 240 South Seguin Avenue
5. Admire the beauty of the Texas Watercolor Society Exhibition
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Each year, the Texas Watercolor Society hosts an exhibition to showcase and celebrate work from our great state’s finest watercolor artists. Now in its 67th year, the Texas Watercolor Society Exhibition continues to remind locals and critics alike of the beauty of this particular medium. Hosted by the New Braunfels Art League, this exhibition is open for public viewing. You can view some of the pieces online here before you head to the gallery. We highly recommend basking in the incredible beauty these displays have to offer!
Where: 239 West San Antonio Street
When: Gallery open 10:00am - 5:00pm