Five Things to Do in New Braunfels This Weekend (April 15-17)

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. Enjoy Three Nights of Willie Nelson & Friends

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For three nights this weekend do not miss Texas legend Willie Nelson bring his signature country sound to the Whitewater Amphitheater. Nelson, an American icon, was inducted to the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1993 and continues to tour extensively into his early 80s. Originally, this show was supposed to be a legendary line up of Willie and Merle Haggard, but due to Haggard’s passing recently, two country stars are stepping up to fill in his place. On Friday and Saturday night, watch Ryan Bingham open the show with a little tribute to Merle. On Sunday, two openers will take over - Jamey Johnson and Shakey Graves - to mark this show as a special Texas weekend. Get your tickets while they are still available.

Where: Whitewater Amphitheater, 11860 FM 306

When: Friday and Saturday, 7:00 PM / Sunday, 6:00 PM

2. Watch a Theatrical Performance of Alice in Wonderland Jr.

The Performing Arts Academy of New Braunfels presents Alice in Wonderland, Jr at the Brauntex Theater. For the entire weekend, you can watch Lewis Carroll’s most famous work of surreal fiction and fantasy come to life. Bring the kids and reminisce on the story of Alice as she falls down the rabbit hole and encounters many interesting characters like Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum, the Cheshire Cat, and the tyrannical Queen of Hearts. Matinees are Friday-Sunday and evening shows are Friday and Saturday. Get your tickets now.

When: Friday Matinees at 10:00AM, Evening shows Friday and Saturday at 7:30PM, Sunday Matinee at 2:00PM

Where: Brauntex Performing Arts Theatre, 290 W San Antonio St

3. Support Landa Park’s 80th Anniversary

Landa Park is celebrating its 80th anniversary and you are invited! As a treasured icon of New Braunfels, Landa Park has endured time to still be a standing fixture of the town. The event is being hosted by the New Braunfels Parks Foundation to raise funds to revitalize the Landa Park Miniature Golf Course. The Moonlight Gala is an elegant evening on the dance slab, featuring dancing under the stars to Jazz, Blues and Diamonds. Dress up in your cocktail attire and enjoy some delicious food, drinks by Pavlock’s, a raffle, chance tables and more. Tickets are $80 a person and can be purchased online, in person at the Parks and Recreation Administrative Office, or over the phone at 830-221-4350.

When: Saturday, 6:30PM

Where: Mckenna Events Center, 801 W San Antonio St

4. Participate in the Masskrugstemmen

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It is nothing but blood, sweat, and beers at the bi-monthly meeting of Masskrugstemmen. Literally meaning, “beer stein holding”, Masskrugstemmen will take place on Saturday, April 16th at Friesenhaus. This traditional Bavarian endurance contest requires competitors to hold a one-liter stein of beer in one outstretched arm for as long as they can bear it. Filled to the brim with beer, participants must keep this five pound stein parallel to the ground at all times. No spilling. No sipping. Try to outlast everyone else and become the winner! More information on their Facebook page.

When: Friday, 6:00 PM-10:00PM

Where: Friesenhaus, 148 S Castell Ave

5. Go Outdoors at the English Faire Weekend

Looking for a kid friendly event to go to this weekend? Check out the English Faire weekend at Jellystone Park. The fair will provide activities and food for the whole family to enjoy all day. Friday kicks off at 7:00PM with a kid’s night out - dinner and a movie in Hill Country Hall. Saturday is full of activities and events like a hayride, an arts and crafts program, laser tag, bingo, a tea party, a water park, and much more. On Sunday, wrap up the fun with some traditional sports like volleyball, disc golf, and basketball. Prices for the events are listed on their information page on the website.

When: Starts on Friday at 7:00PM - Ends during the day on Sunday

Where: Jellystone Park, 12915 FM 306