Five Things to Do in New Braunfels this Weekend (April 29 - May 1)

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. Watch a Performance of “Alone Together Again”

Get ready to laugh until you cry watching a performance of Lawrence Roman’s “Alone Together Again”. S.T.A.G.E. (Spotlight Theatre Arts Group Etc.) is producing this wonderful play for their 37th season as an acting and performance community. In this play directed by Julia Cammack, two parents have just successfully raised all three of their sons to adulthood and are now looking forward to having the house to theirselves. But the peace and quiet doesn’t last long when the couple’s parents show up unexpectedly and the two are forced to figure out how to win back their empty nest. Tickets are $18 Adults, $15 Seniors (62+) and $10 Students. Call 830-438-2339 for reservations or email at All information is available on their website or by phone.

When: Friday & Saturday 6:30PM Dinner, 8:00PM Show / Sunday 1:00PM Lunch, 2:30PM Show

Where: Krause House Theatre, 1300 Bulverde Rd

2.  Start the Weekend with Friday Afternoon Club

Going 18 years strong, Gruene Hall offers its traditional Friday Afternoon Club to hipsters, oldsters, suits, locals and drifters who want to mix it up and start the weekend fun and easy. Offering cheap drinks and good times, the afternoon club celebrates the warm Texas weather as it slides into the night with prize giveaways and music. KNBT 92.1 FM Radio New Braunfels broadcasts live every week and includes special interview guests that have included Ray Benson, Steve Earle, and Ray Wylie Hubbard. This is the place to be once work lets out on Friday.

When: Friday, 4:00-7:00PM

Where: Gruene Hall, 1281 Gruene Rd

3.  Eat Until You’re Stuffed at Crawfest

Crawfish is the sign that summer has arrived in Texas. Organizer of Crawfest New Braunfels, Ben Jones, has been putting on this event for over 14 years and now it has moved from his house out to the Comal County Fairgrounds. This is truly a family event, filled with fun things for everybody to enjoy. There are three stages of live music (featuring some massive acts like Pat Green, Wade Bowen, and more), a 5K Crawdaddy Dash, the “Battle of the Roux” Gumbo Championships, and an arts and crafts market. If you think you have what it takes, sign up for the washers tournament to try and win the $500 first prize. Back by popular demand, Crawfest will also be hosting a Splash Dogs competition to see who will advance to the National Championship in Las Vegas. But Crawfest would not be complete without a whopping 10,000 pounds of the best tasting mudbugs you have ever eaten. Our mouths are salivating just thinking about it all.

Tickets - (Online/Gate)

Two Day - $25/$35

Friday - $12/$15

Saturday - $17/$20

For the complete schedule and details, please visit their website.

When: Friday, 6:00PM - Saturday, Midnight

Where: Comal County Fairgrounds, 701 Common St

4. Compete in a Fundraising Volleyball Tournament

The Ranch at the Guadalupe Apartments is hosting an American Red Cross volleyball tournament on Saturday. For a $10 per person entry fee, bring a 4-man team to compete for a cause. There will be free beer while supplies last and is also BYOB friendly. Food plates are $3 each and a raffle will be held with wonderful prizes. 50% of the money raised will go to the winners and the rest will be donated to the American Red Cross. Bring a lawn chair and come support a great organization and have some fun!

When: Saturday, 1:00PM - 3:00PM

Where: The Ranch at the Guadalupe Apartments, 1355 Ranch Pkwy

5. Build a Cardboard Boat and Race It

Thru the Chute Boat Race is a hilarious and educational event held at the New Braunfels City Tube Chute. Competitors will build their best boat completely out of cardboard and launch it down the chute as crowds of spectators cheer them on. Registration is $45 for competitors but the event is free for spectators. For more information, please visit their website.

When: Saturday, 9:00AM for Boat Check-In, 10:00AM Launch

Where: New Braunfels Parks Department, 164 Landa