From musicals to water parks, there is plenty to do in New Braunfels in June

Dos Rios Splash & Dash 5K Run (Courtesy New Braunfels Parks and Recreation Department)
Dos Rios Splash & Dash 5K Run (Courtesy New Braunfels Parks and Recreation Department)

Dos Rios Splash & Dash 5K Run (Courtesy New Braunfels Parks and Recreation Department)

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NB Home & Garden Show (Courtesy Hill Country Conferences)

As summer rapidly approaches, events and activities are becoming more abundant in the New Braunfels area. The following list details events happening from June to early July.

June 1-11 - Adult pickleball league registration

Adults ages 16 and older can participate in a six-week pickleball ladder league that is open to all skill levels. Registration closes June 11 with the season beginning June 21 and final matches on July 26. Due to coronavirus restrictions, no spectators will be allowed in the facility. $35 per person. Monday nights from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Das Rec, 345 Landa St., New Braunfels. 830-221-4170.

June 5-6 - NB Home and Garden Show

The second annual NB Home and Garden Show, hosted by Hill Country Conferences, will offer attendees to meet experts in landscaping, home remodeling, home building and more. The show will take place at the New Braunfels Civic/Convention Center and will also feature workshops, speakers and demonstrations focused on home improvement projects. $8 per adult and $4 per child over the age of two. June 5 from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and June 6 from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. New Braunfels Civic/Convention Center, 375 S. Castell Avenue, New Braunfels.

June 7-18 - German Language Camp

Students age 6-14 can learn beginner German through songs, games, activities and conversation during German Language Camp. Hosted by the German American Society of New Braunfels and The Heritage Society of New Braunfels, attendees will learn and practice introductory German words and phrases. $120 per child. June 7-18 from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. daily. New Braunfels Conservation Society, 1300 Church Hill Drive, New Braunfels. 830-660-0437. [email protected]

June 11-13 - Matilda: The Musical

New Braunfels Performing Arts will bring a version of a story by Roald Dahl to the stage with Matilda: The Musical. The performance follows Matilda who has extraordinary abilities and dreams a better life for herself. Limited capacity requirements will be in effect to allow for social distancing. $15 per person over the age of two. June 11 at 1 p.m. and 6:30 p.m., June 12 at 1 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. and June 13 at 2 p.m. New Braunfels Civic/Convention Center, 375 S. Castell Avenue, New Braunfels. 830-609-7768.

June 12 - Art & Yoga at Das Rec

Relax and get creative during an Art and Yoga class hosted at Das Rec. Participants will enjoy a guided yoga session before engaging in a painting lesson. All art supplies will be provided and participants can take home their creations. All ages welcome, $25 per person. 7:30-9:30 a.m. Das Rec Bak Lawn, 345 Landa St., New Braunfels. 830-221-4170.

June 12 - Living History

Visit the Museum of Texas Handmade Furniture on the second Saturday of each month to watch living history events. Demonstrations may include blacksmithing, weaving, woodworking, sewing, cabin life and weaponry. Free. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. 1370 Church Hill Drive, New Braunfels. 830-629-6504.

June 17 - The World’s Largest Swimming Lesson

Join this one-day global event supported by aquatic facilities, water parks and swim schools around the world where participants will learn about the importance of teaching children to swim to prevent drowning. All ages are welcome to participate in the event hosted by Das Rec. Free. 2 p.m. Das Rec, 345 Landa St., New Braunfels. 830-221-4170.

June 18-20 - New Braunfels Tattoo Expo

More than 160 award winning tattoo artists will participate in the sixth annual New Braunfels Tattoo Expo hosted by Ink Masters Tattoo Show. During the three-day expo, attendees can receive tattoos, piercings, temporary tattoos or airbrush tattoos and two free tattoos will be given away each day. $20 (single-day entry) or $35 (full weekend pass). June 18 from 1-11 p.m., June 19 from 11 a.m.-11 p.m. and June 20 from 11 a.m.-9 p.m. New Braunfels Civic/Convention Center, 375 S. Castell Avenue. 714-787-8169.

June 19 - Annual Dos Rios Splash & Dash 5K Run

Float and run in the annual Dos Rios Splash & Dash 5K. Runners participating in the 11th annual event will begin at Cypress Bend Park and will continue through Prince Solms park where racers will float the river through the tube chute before finishing the race. $25 (race price until June 6), $25 (virtual race price), $10 (per child until June 14), $15 (per child after June 14), $30 (late registration June 7-18) or $40 (race day registration). Packet pick up is at 6:30 and the race will begin at 8 a.m. Cypress Bend Park, 503 Peace Avenue, New Braunfels.

June 21-25 - Water Watchers Summer Camp

During this five-day Headwaters at the Comal camp, students in fourth through sixth grade will learn about how the water resources in Texas Hill Country work and preservation efforts. Young scientists will engage in lessons about watersheds, georgraphy, the water cycle, erosion and more. Hands on activities will include water testing, microorganism sampling and watershed and aquifer modeling. $20 (per Headwaters Member child) or $25 (non-member child). 9 a.m.-12 p.m. Headwaters at the Comal, 333 E. Klingemann Street, New Braunfels. 830-608-8937.

June 24 - Visiting storyteller

Touring poetic storyteller Oba William King will visit the New Braunfels Public Library on June 24. The performance will include stories, songs and drums for viewers of all ages. King has previously performed at the National Storytelling Festival, the Kennedy Center for the Arts and the George H.W. Bush Presidential Library. 10:30 a.m. Free. New Braunfels Public Library, 700 E. Common Street, New Braunfels. 830-221-4300.

June 26 - Kayaking 101

Explore the waters of Fischer Park and learn the basics of kayaking. Instruction will include proper boat entry, launching and paddling. Open to participants aged nine and older, pre registration required. 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m. $10 per person. Fischer Park Nature Education Center, 1946 Monarch Way, New Braunfels. 830-221-4378.

July 3 - Founder’s Day Parade

As part of the postponed events celebrating the 175th anniversary of the founding of New Braunfels, this year’s Founder’s Day Parade will be held in conjunction with the Sophienburg’s Fourth of July Parade. Those who entered to participate in the planned 2020 event will be included in this year’s parade and attendees will see floats from visiting towns, school organizations and historical groups, as well as marching groups and bands. Free. 9:30 a.m. Route to be announced.

Live Music

Brauntex Performing Arts Theatre

290 W. San Antonio St., New Braunfels


June 3 - Neal McCoy

June 10 - Moe Bandy & Joe Stampley

June 17 - Urban Cowboys Ride Again

June 19 - Donny Edwards

Whitewater Music Amphitheater

11860 FM 306, Ste. 1, New Braunfels


June 4 - Aaron Watson

June 5 - Wade Bowen

June 6 - Travis Tritt

June 12 - Grange Smith

June 19 - Charley Crockett

June 25-26 - Ryan Bingham

Gruene Hall

1281 Gruene Rd., New Braunfels


June 4 - Larry Joe Taylor

June 5 - Paul Cauthen

June 10 - Randy Rogers, Brady Black & Geoffrey Hill

June 11-12 - Reckless Kelly

June 25 - The Cadillac Three

Downtown Social

386 W. San Antonio St., New Braunfels


June 11 - Sun Valley Station

June 26 - Statesboro Revue

By Lauren Canterberry
Lauren began covering New Braunfels for Community Impact Newspaper in 2019. Her reporting focuses on education, development, breaking news and community interest stories. Lauren is originally from South Carolina and is a graduate of the University of Georgia.


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