Guide: 12 July and August events in and around New Braunfels

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Parks and rec month

To celebrate National Parks and Recreation Month, the New Braunfels Parks and Recreation Department offers buy one, get one free admission during July at Landa Park on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays. 164 Landa Park Drive, New Braunfels. 830-221-4350. www.nbtexas.org

July 15-31
Parks and rec month

To celebrate National Parks and Recreation Month, the New Braunfels Parks and Recreation Department offers buy one, get one free admission during July at Landa Park on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays. 164 Landa Park Drive, New Braunfels. 830-221-4350. www.nbtexas.org

July 15-28
Rec n’ Roll contest rolling

Snap a photo of activities Saturdays in July at Rec n’ Roll events and upload it to Instagram with the hashtag #GameOnNB. Prizes and rule information available on the website. Events are July 20 at Haymarket Park, 705 Comal Ave., 9-11 a.m. and  July 27 at Kraft Park, 1620 Anna Lee Drive, 9-11 a.m. 830-221-4350. www.nbtexas.org

July 19
Take in a classic musical

“Singin’ in the Rain” runs Fridays through Sundays through July 28. Based on the 1952 classic, the musical is presented in the theater, founded in 1968. 8 p.m. (Mon.-Sat.), 2 p.m. (Sat.). $22. Circle Arts Theatre, 124 Elizabeth St., New Braunfels. 830-620-4848. www.ctxlivetheatre.com

July 19 through 21
Golf for Make-A-Wish

The ninth annual Foss Golf Classic with Stephen Foster from ESPN San Antonio’s “Laying Down the Law” is a fundraiser for Make-A-Wish Central and South Texas. Noon. $100. Landa Park Golf Course, 180 Golf Course Road, New Braunfels. www.fossgolfclassic.com

July 19 through 20
Come see a local artist

“Impressions: Life in Color” by artist Alison DeArruda will be at the Greater New Braunfels Art Council. 10 a.m. (Fri. opening), 6 p.m. (Sat. reception).  2339 Gruene Lake Road, New Braunfels. 830-358-3480. www.playinnewbraunfels.com

Music fest continues

Rock the Bahn, a live music series at Schlitterbahn held Saturdays during the summer, continues with Gio Chamba on July 20, Two Tons of Steel on July 27, Bethany Becker on Aug. 3 and Henry + The Invisibles on Aug. 10. Free with park admission. 830-625-2351. www.schlitterbahn.com/new-braunfels (via Courtesy Schlitterbahn Waterparks & Resorts)

July 20
Music fest continues

Rock the Bahn, a live music series at Schlitterbahn held Saturdays during the summer, continues with Gio Chamba on July 20, Two Tons of Steel on July 27, Bethany Becker on Aug. 3 and Henry + The Invisibles on Aug. 10. Free with park admission. 830-625-2351. www.schlitterbahn.com/new-braunfels

July 20
Stars & Stripes races

Several races take place including a kid’s K, a 5K competitive walk, a 5K, a 10K, a 10K and a half marathon. Enter by July 19. Start times vary. $15-$85. Stars & Stripes Drive-In Theatre, 1178 Kroesche Lane, New Braunfels. www.athleteguild.com

Market days are here again

Old Gruene Market Days, which features artisans and their handmade crafts and Texas foods, takes place in historic Gruene. Specialty shopping, wine tasting, unique dining, live entertainment, river rides and other events will be part of the festivities. 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Free. Gruene Historic District, 1724 Hunter Road, New Braunfels. 830-832-1721. www.gruenemarketdays.com (via Joe Warner/Community Impact Newspaper)

July 20-21
Market days are here again

Old Gruene Market Days, which features artisans and their handmade crafts and Texas foods, takes place in historic Gruene. Specialty shopping, wine tasting, unique dining, live entertainment, river rides and other events will be part of the festivities. 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Free. Gruene Historic District, 1724 Hunter Road, New Braunfels. 830-832-1721. www.gruenemarketdays.com

July 26-28
Peddlers come to town

The New Braunfels Peddler Show will offer a market with designers, artisans, creators and craftsmen selling women’s and children’s fashion, totes, jewelry and home decor. noon-6 p.m. (Fri.), 9 a.m.-6 p.m. (Sat.), 11 a.m.-4 p.m. (Sun.) Free (under age 12). $5. New Braunfels Civic & Convention Center, 375 S. Castell Ave., New Braunfels.  512-358-1000. www.peddlershow.com

August 4
The final chapter is here

The third and final part of the One Two Tri Triathlon Series includes a 300-meter swim, a 14-mile bike ride and a 5K run. After the race, participants will have food, beer and music. 7:30 a.m. $65. 6700 N. I-35, New Braunfels. www.athleteguild.com

August 10
Just one kiss is all it takes

“The Sleeping Beauty” is coming to the Brauntex Theatre. 2 p.m. $19 and up. 290 W. San Antonio St., New Braunfels. 830-627-0808. www.brauntex.org

August 17
All in all you’re just another brick in the wall

The Pink Floyd Laser Spectacular features a light show set to the original master recordings.  7:30 p.m. $44 and up. Brauntex Theatre, 290 W. San Antonio St. 830-627-0808. www.brauntex.org

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Joe Warner
Joe Warner is managing editor of the nine Austin-Central Texas editions of Community Impact Newspaper. He previously served as senior editor of the flagship Round Rock, Pflugerville and Hutto newspaper. He came to Central Texas from Metro Detroit, where he was editor and general manager of several daily and weekly publications. He is the former president of the Michigan Press Association and was on the MPA board of directors for nine years.
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