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!
Watch a Performance of High School Musical 2
The Brauntex Performing Arts Theatre is putting on a three-day showing of High School Musical 2 this weekend. Not familiar with it? Here's the plot: On the last day of junior year, the East High gang can’t wait to get the summer started - they’re ready for summer jobs, money for college and to have fun. Troy gets all of his friends jobs at the Country Club, and Sharpay’s plot to steal Troy’s heart from Gabriella intensifies. Don’t miss out on all of the drama and music that will unfold at the Brauntex this weekend! Tickets and info here.
When: Friday (10AM, 7:30PM), Saturday (2PM, 7:30PM), Sunday (2PM)
Where: Brauntex Performing Arts Theatre, 290 W San Antonio St
Listen to Rockin’ Blues at The Phoenix Saloon
The Rockville Blues Band featuring Adam Johnson + David & The Victors take the stage at our local watering hole and live music provider, the Phoenix Saloon on Friday night. RBB is a seasoned Austin band ready to get the people of New Braunfels up on their feet. Opening the show is the sweet surf band David & The Victors. Don’t miss out on this wild night!
When: Friday, 9:00PM
Where: The Phoenix Saloon, 193 W San Antonio St
Attend a Benefit for the Pet Shelter
The New Braunfels Jaycees (a young professionals organization composed of aspiring leaders aged 18 to 40) and the Humane Society of the New Braunfels area are teaming up to host the inaugural Big Bets for Homeless Pets fundraiser. With a $40 entry fee, enjoy a fun casino night with games like slot machines, blackjack tables, Texas Hold’em, craps, money wheels, roulette, and chuck-a-luck. Even though this is a benefit, at the end of the night you can cash in your winnings for some great door prizes. The night benefits the Jaycees to help out in their philanthropic and volunteering efforts as well as raising funds to support the animal shelter in caring for the homeless and at-risk animals in the area. Complimentary beer and hors d’oeuvres are included in the ticket price, and you’ll receive $1,000 in casino chips at the door. Ticket purchasing and more information here.
When: Saturday, 7:00-11:00PM
Where: McKenna Events Center, 801 W San Antonio St
Drink Craft Beer on the Hill Country Brew Tour
Looking for a way to taste all of the local flavor? The Hill Country Brewery Tour is one of the best ways to try out all of the beers that are brewed right in our area. Start things off by filling your stomach with Underground Pizza and head over to the first stop at New Braunfels Brewing Company. A German inspired brewery, NB Brew Co has eight taps with selections ranging from light to dark. They are currently running a Sour Series, and you can learn more about what makes a beer sour. After that, visit Middleton Brewing, in Wimberley, and Guadalupe Brewing (be sure to try their Honey Ale and Scotch Ale). The tour will wrap up at Patek’s Craft Beer Bar, an exciting place to try new and interesting beers. Tickets are available here and include an OffRhodes Belgium Taster Glass and beer tastings at all three breweries, lunch at Underground Pizza, photos of the trip, and safe transport throughout the whole tour.
When: Saturday, 11:00AM - 6:00PM
Where: Underground Pizza, 911 River Hill Rd
Grab Some Fresh Food at the New Braunfels Farmer’s Market
Come to the Farmers Market on S Castell to take your pick at the wonderful food available to you. With more than 75 vendors every Saturday, this might be your only grocery stop all week. Farmers pick produce on Friday to bring to market on Saturday. Other than fruits and vegetables, you can find grass-fed meats, eggs, bacon, home necessities and skin care items, as well as hot food to eat while you shop. Spend the morning picking out fresh foods while listening to live music and enjoying the day with friends and family.
When: Saturday, 9:00AM-1:00PM
Where: New Braunfels Farmers Market, 186 S Castell