A tribute to Johnny Cash, gun show and 5K: 5 things to do in New Braunfels this weekend, Feb. 23-26

The Water Oriented Recreation District of Comal County will host a free fishing event Feb. 24 at Camp Hueco Springs for kids ages 3-16.

The Water Oriented Recreation District of Comal County will host a free fishing event Feb. 24 at Camp Hueco Springs for kids ages 3-16.

From celebrating an American music icon to a free kids fishing event, here are a few activities to keep families busy in New Braunfels this weekend.


Feb. 23-26
Johnny Cash Birthday Bash Weekender
The Phoenix Saloon, located at 193 W. San Antonio St., will host a four-day birthday celebration in honor of American music legend Johnny Cash that will feature a series of free live music sets. Larry Dial will take the stage Feb. 23 from 5-7 p.m., followed by the Ryan Ross Band at 9 p.m. Texas T & the Shine Runners will perform Feb. 24 at 9 p.m. Feb. 25 will feature The Bucksnort Boogie Boys at 3 p.m. and Lucas Taylor at 7 p.m. The series will conclude Feb. 26 with a special happy hour performance by Junior Nash called "Nash plays Cash" from 5-7 p.m. 830-643-1400. www.thephoenixsaloon.com





Feb 24-25
Liberty Gun Show
Liberty Gun show provides a safe environment to buy, sell or trade guns legally. Guests may bring in unloaded firearms to be appraised or fitted for accessories. Admission is $7, and active or retired military and police officers receive a $1 discount. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. New Braunfels Civic/Convention Center, 375 S. Castell Ave. 839-221-4011. http://libertygunshow.com





Feb. 24
5th annual Run Feed Love 5K Run/Walk
This annual race donates 100 percent of proceeds to local food ministries in the New Braunfels area. Registration costs start at $15. Online registration is closed. Registration at the event begins at 6:30 a.m., and the race starts at 8:00 a.m. Gruene United Methodist Church, 2629 E. Common St. 877-806-3987. https://www.facebook.com/events/133259840725134/





Feb. 24
Maskenball Dance
The New Braunfels German American Society encourages guests to wear costumes to this annual dance for a chance to win prizes. Tickets cost $12 and are available at the New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce or at the door on the evening of the event. 7-10 p.m. New Braunfels Elks Lodge #2279, 353 S. Seguin Ave. 830-625-5217.





Feb. 25
22nd annual Fun Fish Event
The Water Oriented Recreation District of Comal County will host a free fishing event for kids ages 3-16. More than 2,000 trout will be stocked the day of the event, which is the largest kids fishing event in Texas. All registered participants will receive a free shirt, loaner fishing pole, bait, tackle, lunch and a chance to win trophies and cash prizes. Registration takes place on-site the day of the event. 10:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Camp Hueco Springs, 4150 River Road, New Braunfels. https://www.facebook.com/events/2007844869499062/


By Rachel Nelson
Rachel Nelson is editor of the New Braunfels edition of Community Impact Newspaper. She covers local business, new development, city and county government, health care, education and transportation. Rachel relocated to Central Texas from Amarillo in 2009 and is a graduate of Texas State University's School of Journalism and Mass Communication.


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