There’s always something happening in New Braunfels! Though the small-town atmosphere is alive and well, 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 research...here are five of the best fun things to do in New Braunfels this weekend!
1. Size Up the Competition at Family Dodgeball
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Are you competitive? Do you enjoy team bonding and spending time with family? Whatever the reason, round up your troops and head to the Landa Park Recreation Center on Friday evening for a round of family dodgeball! This popular family event is sure to be a fun and active evening. Call 830-221-4370 to register your family! The event is free with a facility card...Also, while this Friday’s event is specifically oriented towards family teams, singles can be on the lookout for an adult Dodgeball League in the near future!
When: Friday, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Where: Landa Park Recreation Center, 164 Landa Park Dr
2. Get Schooled on Sparkling Wine at Winery U
If your level of wine connoisseur stops at, “Well, the label is pretty!”, you certainly aren’t alone. While we love to read about tasting notes and regional flavors, the details can get a bit muddled (especially after a glass or two). If you’re interested in upping your wine IQ, you might want to invest in some “formal education” at Dry Comal Creek’s “Winery U”. This weekend’s two-hour class will focus on sparkling wines. But Winery U doesn’t stop at teaching you the complexities of wine...you’ll also have the opportunity to taste a variety of wines firsthand, from France, Spain, Italy, and beyond. Sign up today!
Dry Comal Creek Vineyards is the pride and joy of the Houser family. Started in the 1970s, Comal Vineyards started as just over 100 acres of land just outside of New Braunfels, full of wild mustang grapes and dewberries. Today, the Black Spanish grape vines have made the vineyard a well-renowned pioneer in Texas winemaking.
When: Saturday, 10:30am-12:30pm
Where: Dry Comal Creek Vineyards: 1741 Herbelin Rd
3. Get Artsy with a Classic Fairy Tale
If you’ve ever wanted to try out the whimsy concept of Painting with a Twist, there’s no better time than this Saturday! The studio is offering a free Disney-themed event sure be totally magical. Gather with friends and family, create a stunning canvas from the iconic children’s movie, “Beauty and the Beast”, and try your luck at a raffle giveaway. Seating is limited, so we recommend reserving online! While all ages are welcome, Painting with a Twist recommends at least one adult be available to help for anyone younger than 6 years.
Painting with a Twist (formerly Corks N Canvas) is widely regarded as the single largest employer of aspiring artists in the US. The franchise’s concept fuses art with friendship, wine, and a sense of community.
When: Saturday, 12:00pm-2:00pm
Where: Painting With a Twist, 1551 N Walnut Ave, New Braunfels
4. Let Your Pup Loose At The Pool
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Let your pup cool off in the pool this weekend! The bi-annual Doggie Dip Day will be held at the Landa Park Aquatic Complex this Sunday, inviting friendly dogs to join for a special swim at the Springfed Pool. Admission for each pooch is $5, and all dogs must have proof of current rabies vaccinations. Please note that dogs must wear a collar they can swim in. Call 830-221-4350 for more information!
The Springfed Pool is a historic body of water fed by the Comal Springs! It remains at a constant temperature of 72 degrees year-round. Built in the early 1900s, it is regarded as one of the oldest and most historic bathing pools in Texas. This pool varies in depth from 0 to 9 feet, so you can keep your canine friend at a depth that makes you both feel comfortable.
When: Sunday, 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Where: Landa Park Aquatic Complex, 350 Aquatic Circle
5. Experience a Live Performance at Circle Arts Theater
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Founded in 1968 and dedicated to the pursuit of excellence in the performing arts, Circle Arts Theatre continues to bring compelling stories and local talent to the forefront in New Braunfels. This weekend, the theater presents “Inherit The Wind”, a powerful courtroom drama that brings the "Scopes Monkey Trial" to life. Watch as a small-scale trial against schoolteacher Bertram Cates quickly evolves into a nationwide debate. This gripping story (appropriate for all ages) debuted in 1955 and has since been adapted for both the small stage and screen. Matthew Harrison Brady is played by W. T. Henderson, E. K. Hornbeck by Joseph Urick, Bertram Cates by Nick Ivons, and Rachel Brown by Erin Polewski. Reserve your tickets online today!
Where: Circle Arts Theatre, 124 Elizabeth Avenue
When: Friday & Saturday at 8:00pm; Sunday Matinees at 2:00pm