New Braunfels April To-Do List offers events from a daddy/daughter dance to a Nerf gun war

Father/Son Nerf War. (Courtesy New Braunfels Parks and Recreation Department)
Father/Son Nerf War. (Courtesy New Braunfels Parks and Recreation Department)

Father/Son Nerf War. (Courtesy New Braunfels Parks and Recreation Department)

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Rising Stars of New Braunfels Gala. (Courtesy New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce)
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Hill Country Craft Beer Festival. (Courtesy Rotary Club of New Braunfels)
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Hill Country Craft Beer Festival. (Courtesy Rotary Club of New Braunfels)
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Landa Lake Date Night. (Courtesy New Braunfels Parks and Recreation Department)
The month of April offers a wide variety of events and activities in and around New Braunfels. Below is a noncomprehensive guide to a number of those events.

On-Going Events


February 6-December 25 - Senior Saturdays


Meet with other active seniors every Saturday at the Headwaters at the Comal Nature and Convention Center for outdoor activities. Masks, temperature checks and social distancing are required before participants can enjoy card games, board games, line dancing, stretching, nature walks and more. Free. 9 a.m.-12 p.m. Headwaters at the Comal, 333 E. Klingemann St., New Braunfels. www.playinnewbraunfels.com


April Events

April 3 - Special Needs Family Easter Event

Families with children with special needs can participate in a socially-distanced Easter event hosted by Tree of Life Church. Pre-registration is required, and arrival times will be staggered beginning at 10 a.m. Tree of Life Church, 5513 S. IH 35., New Braunfels. 830-625-6375. www.treeoflifechurch.org

April 9 - Alice in Wonderland

Presented by the New Braunfels Performing Arts Academy, Alice in Wonderland will feature songs from the classic Disney film and will follow Alice’s adventures. Audience capacity will be limited, and social distancing measures will be observed during the 1:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. showings. $12 per person ages two and older. New Braunfels Civic/Convention Center, 375 S. Castell Ave., New Braunfels. 830-609-7768. www.nbperformingarts.com

April 9-25 - The Amorous Ambassador

The Circle Arts Theatre presents The Amorous Ambassador, a comedy focused on lies, excuses and mistaken identities. The show is recommended for ages 16 and up and will have nine showings throughout the month. 2 p.m. (April 11, 18 and 25) or 7:30 p.m. (April 9, 11, 17, 23 and 24). $20.10 per person. 124 Elizabeth St., New Braunfels. 830-837-6172. www.circleartstheatre.org

April 10 - Father/Son Nerf Gun War

Bring your own Nerf gun and participate in an action-packed competition with ammunition and snacks supplied by the New Braunfels Parks and Recreation Department. All children must be accompanied by an adult and a face covering will be required for participants aged ten and older. Battles begin at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. $5 per person. Torrey Park, 776 E. Torrey St., New Braunfels. 830-221-4350. www.nbtexas.org/signup

April 12 - Daddy Daughter Dance

Fathers and daughters of all ages are welcome to attend 5 Stones Artisan Brewery’s first Daddy Daughter Dance. The event will include dancing, food and non-alcoholic beverages. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Free. 11335 FM 1863, New Braunfels. 210-382-4311. www.5stonesbrewery.com

April 16 - Landa Lake Date Night

Couples can spend the evening exploring Landa Lake on a paddleboat for a relaxing outdoor date night. The New Braunfels Parks and Recreation Department will give each couple a bluetooth speaker and a boxed dinner for their night out. 7:30-8:30 p.m. $40 per couple. 110 Golf Course Road, New Braunfels. 830-221-4350. www.playinnewbraunfels.com

April 17 - Hill Country Craft Beer Festival

Hosted by the Downtown Rotary Club of New Braunfels, this festival will feature more than 100 beers from over 20 Texas breweries. Beginning at 12 p.m., attendees can enjoy beer samples, live music and food. Proceeds from the event will be donated to the Pink Warrior Advocates. $30 (in advance), $35 (day-of purchase) or $85 (VIP package for early access to the event). Rockin ‘R’ River Rides, 1405 Gruene Road, New Braunfels. www.hccbf.com

April 17 - Saturday SEAM: Wild World of Weather

Students in Kindergarten through third grade can learn about spring weather patterns in South Texas through science experiments, crafts and other activities. Participants will be required to adhere to COVID-19 safety guidelines and at home program kits are also available for those who prefer not to attend in person. 2-3 p.m. $5 (per child) or $4 (per child of a Headwaters member). Headwaters at the Comal, 333 E. Klingemann St., New Braunfels. 830-608-8937. www.headwatersatthecomal.com

April 18 - Doggie Dip Day

Bring your water-loving canine friend to enjoy the springfed pool at Landa Park for a two hour time block. Each human must purchase a ticket and may bring up to two dogs with proof of current rabies vaccine. 12-2 p.m. or 2-4 p.m. $8 per person. 350 Aquatic Circle, New Braunfels. 830-221-4350. www.playinnewbraunfels.com

April 25 - Earth Day Workshop

Children aged 5-12 can celebrate Earth Day through activities like making wildflower seed balls, planting seeds to take home and making an enivironmentally friendly birdfeeder. 1:30-3 p.m. $5 per child. Fischer Park, 1964 Monarch Way, New Braunfels. www.parksonline.nbtexas.org

April 24 - 5th Annual Chuck Wagon Extravaganza

In partnership with the Homegrown & Homespun MarketFest, the extravaganza will celebrate and showcase local artisans, musicians and food vendors. All ages are welcome to the free outdoor event hosted at the Gruene River Outpoast Lodge from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Cost for food and goods will vary. 1273 River Terrace, New Braunfels. 830-625-7772.

April 30 - Rising Stars Gala

The 2020 class of New Braunfels Rising Stars will be honored by the New Braunfels Jaycees and Chamber of Commerce at this year’s gala. The evening will include a dinner, presentations of plaques commemorating the awardees and the announcement of the winner of the 2020 Distinguished Young Leader Award. 7-9 p.m. $100 (open seating) or $125 (table sponsorship). Old Mill Resort & Events Center, 1554 Gruene Road, New Braunfels. www.nbjaycees.com/risingstars

April 30-May 2 - New Braunfels Area Car Club Swap Meet

Car lovers from around Central Texas are invited to join the San Antonio Gear Grinders and the New Braunfels Area Car Club to view vehicles entered into the car show and shop a variety of goods from vendors. 8 a.m. April 30-12 p.m. May 2. Free admission, $5 parking fee per car. Comal County Fairgrounds, 801 E. Common Street, New Braunfels. 830-708-1372. www.newbraunfelsareacarclub.com

Live Music

Brauntex Performing Arts Theatre

290 W. San Antonio St.

830-627-0808

www.brauntex.org

April 15 - Drew Kennedy, Josh Grider and Walt Wilkins

April 23 - The Bellamy Brothers

Gruene Hall

1281 Gruene Road

830-629-5077

www.gruenehall.com

April 3 - Kody West

April 10 - William Clark Green

April 16-18 - Wynonna Judd

Phoenix Saloon

193 W. San Antonio St.

830-643-1400

www.thephoenixsaloon.com

April 10 - 3 Man Front

April 16 - Soul Ethos

April 23 - Floyd Bauler
By Lauren Canterberry

Reporter, New Braunfels

Lauren joined Community Impact Newspaper as a reporter in October 2019. After graduating with a degree in journalism from the University of Georgia in Athens, Georgia, Lauren was a freelance journalist and worked as a college English teacher in China. At CI, Lauren covers education, local government, transportation, business, real estate development and nonprofits in New Braunfels.