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. New Braunfels is full of heritage and this week’s events showcase the best of what the town has to offer as the holiday season begins. 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 more simple!
Gruene Turkey Trot
Want to beat the carbs this year? The Gruene Turkey Trot will help you meet your goal. The Gruene Turkey Trot provides opportunities for all skills. The race is a 5k run/walk through the Gruene Historic District, and includes an opportunity for kids to chase a turkey mascot! The race begins and finishes in front of historic Gruene Hall, providing the perfect backdrop! If that’s not enough, the race benefits Comal Cops for Kids Foundation. Start Thanksgiving off on the right track this year with The Gruene Turkey Trot!
When: Thursday, Race begins at 8:30am
Where: Gruene Hall, 1281 Gruene Rd, New Braunfels, TX 78130
Small Business Saturday
The perfect opportunity to explore local businesses, Small Business Saturday began in 2010 in order to encourage business owners and shoppers alike throughout the country to support local small businesses. The event was specifically chosen for the holiday season as a way to begin a holiday shopping tradition. As a town with many small businesses to offer, The New Braunfels Chamber proudly supports the event this year. Small Business Saturday provides the perfect opportunity to check out a local gem like the Wildflower Barn, which features a variety of unique items from pine furniture to scarves and jewelry. If that isn’t what you’re looking for another great choice is the downtown antique mall, which houses over 40 dealers selling various antiques! No matter which stores you visit this weekend, make sure to stop by and support one of our local small businesses!
When: All day Saturday.
Where: Small Businesses throughout the area.
Mother/Son Glow Golf and Ice Cream Social
New Braunfels is a town built on community. The city consistently provides opportunities for families to have a good time and create memories. This weekend is no different as New Braunfels hosts a glow golf and ice cream social event geared specifically toward mothers and sons. The Mother/Son Glow Golf and Ice Cream Social will include a riveting game of glow in the dark mini golf followed by the best Ice Cream Social around! It’s commonly noted that young boys make the strongest connections and bonds when engaging in activities with others. Bring your son along this weekend and create a great memory!
When: Saturday from 7pm to 9pm.
Where: Landa Park Mini Golf, 192 Landa Park Dr, New Braunfels, TX 78130
New Braunfels Farmers Market
Thanksgiving evokes a desire for fresh fall foods, family, and fresh air. Each of those items and more can be found for sale at the New Braunfels Farmers Market. Local producers offer a variety of locally grown foods along with arts and crafts, unique goods, and musical performances. Not only does the market provide top quality goods, but the opportunity to meet those who produce them. Combining the outdoors with new experiences, the New Braunfels Farmers Market is the perfect outdoor activity for the whole family. Don’t miss out on a great Saturday morning!
When: Saturday from 9am to 1pm.
Where: 186 S Castell Ave, New Braunfels, TX 78130
Mckenna Children’s Museum
Not open on traditional weekends, the McKenna Children’s Museum is perfect for a week with the kids out of school. Home to an interactive water table full of levers and toys, a space exploration exhibit, and a camping exhibit the museum is sure to please children with a variety of interests. The museum provides for all age groups with these exhibits and more that provide both learning and fun. The museum exists to help children discover art, creativity, science, culture, history, and health and does not disappoint!
When: Monday through Friday 8:30am to 5pm.
Where: 801 West San Antonio Street, New Braunfels TX, 78130