To-do list - Here's what's going on in New Braunfels this March and April

(Courtesy New Braunfels Parks and Recreation Department)
(Courtesy New Braunfels Parks and Recreation Department)

(Courtesy New Braunfels Parks and Recreation Department)

Nature Camp – March 9-13

Hosted at Fischer Park, children ages 6-10 can learn about nature and experience the great outdoors during the New Braunfels Parks and Recreation Department’s spring break camp. 7:30 a.m.-6 p.m. $120.

110 Golf Course Road, New Braunfels

830-221-4350

www.nbtexas.org/parks


Through the GI Tract – March 13

Community members can learn how food becomes fuel and what foods to eat for optimal performance at Das Rec’s informational event. 12:30-1:30 p.m. Free (to Das Rec members and Day Pass holders, call for nonmember pricing).

345 Landa St., New Braunfels

830-221-4170

www.dasrec.com

Herbs 101 – March 14

The Comal County office of the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will teach participants how to create an herb garden, including for those with limited space. 9-11 a.m. $15 (per person).

325 Resource Drive, New Braunfels

830-620-3440

www.comal.agrilife.org

Community Breakfast – March 14

The New Braunfels Downtown Rotary Club will serve breakfast before the opening of the time capsule. 9:30-10:45 a.m.

Landa Park Dance Slab, 110 Golf Course Road, New Braunfels

www.since1845.com/

Time Capsule Opening – March 14

Buried in 1970 during the city’s 125th anniversary celebration, the time capsule contains items from the city’s past. Join the community to witness the opening of the time capsule at the Landa Park Dance Slab at 11 a.m.

Landa Park Dance Slab, 110 Golf Course Road, New Braunfels

www.since1845.com/

‘80s Murder Mystery Dinner – March 15

Join Sylver Spoon for an 1980s-themed murder mystery dinner party. Guests are invited to come dressed in ‘80s attire for a three-course meal and an opportunity to solve a mystery, 6-8 p.m. $50, with child care available ($8 per hour per child).

6700 N. I-35, New Braunfels

210-865-3711

www.sylverspoon.com

St. Patrick’s Day Pub Crawl – March 17

Join the New Braunfels Firefighters Pipes and Drums members for their annual St. Patrick’s Day Pub Crawl. The event will include performances by the pipes and drums firefighters at several pubs throughout New Braunfels. Beginning at 5 p.m.

[email protected]

www.facebook.com/events/1424732077685672/

Fischer Park Dog Rodeo – March 21

Canines and their owners can be part of the Fischer Park Dog Rodeo and participate in a costume walk, agility trials and more. 10-10:30 a.m. (registration), 10:30-11:40 a.m. (competitions), 11:45 a.m. (awards). Free.

1820 Old McQueeney Road., New Braunfels

830-221-4378

www.nbtexas.org/parks

Founders Day Parade – March 21

Every 25 years the city hosts a Founders Day Parade. This year the parade will include the Founder’s Trail Ride, the Kindermasken parade, floats, live music and more. The parade will line up at 8 a.m. and travel through the Main Plaza and on to Landa Park.

www.since1845.com/

Foster the Vine – March 26

Participate in the second annual food and wine tasting event benefiting New Braunfels Angels and its work to support children and caregivers in the foster care system. 6 p.m. $50, with event sponsorships available ($500-$2,500).

The Chandelier of Gruene, 1924 Bretzke Lane, New Braunfels

512-289-9753

www.newbraunfelsangels.org

Texan of the Year – March 26

Come celebrate Apollo 16 astronaut Brig. Gen. Charles Duke as he is honored as the 2020 Texan of the Year at a reception before the 54th Texas Legislative Conference. 7-9 p.m. $55.

New Braunfels Civic/Convention Center, 375 S. Castell Ave., New Braunfels

830-625-2385

www.chamberinnewbraunfels.com/texas-legislative-conference

Historic Cemetery Tour – March 28

Join Spass Walking Tours for a guided, all-ages tour through two historic New Braunfels cemeteries: Comal Cemetery and New Braunfels Cemetery. Learn about the city’s founders and the challenges they faced while building the city. 5-7 p.m. $20.

Comal Cemetery, 422 Peace Ave., New Braunfels

830-660-7263

www.spasswalkingtours.com

Mother and Me Pajama Party – March 28

Moms and daughters are invited to enjoy an evening of games, crafts and more in their pajamas at the Landa Recreation Center. Pizza and refreshments are included. 5-8 p.m. $13.

164 Landa Park Drive, New Braunfels

830-608-2160

www.nbtexas.org/parks

Folk Fest – April 4-5

Folk Fest is an annual festival that celebrates 19th-century culture and heritage. The weekend includes reenactments, pioneer crafts, food and drinks. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Free (active-duty military and their families), $2 (children 12 and under), $5 (adults).

1370 Church Hill Drive, New Braunfels

www.since1845.com/

5 Stones 5K Beer Run – April 4

Join 5 Stones Artisan Brewery for a 5K Beer Run that starts and ends at 5 Stones. Runners will receive a beer tasting in a finisher glass and enjoy food trucks and brewery tours. Proceeds benefit the Phoenix Project. 8-11 a.m. $50 (through March 22), $60 (until race day), $65 (race day).

11335 FM 1863, New Braunfels

210-627-4402

www.runintexas.com

Aqua Egg Hunt – April 4

Visit Das Rec’s Leisure Pool for the second annual underwater egg hunt. Children will hunt for eggs, receive a goodie bag and do a small craft. 3-3:30 p.m. (age 4 and under), 3:45-4:15 p.m. (ages 5-7), 4:30-5:15 p.m. (ages 8-10), 5:15-5:45 p.m. (ages 11 and over). $8 (in advance), $12 (day of).

345 Landa St., New Braunfels

830-221-4170

www.dasrec.com

Hill Country Comicon – April 4-5

Spend the weekend exploring the world of comics at Hill Country Comicon. Comic books, games, artwork and apparel will be available, and attendees can hear from guest creators and visiting celebrities. Beginning 10 a.m. (Sat.)-6 p.m. (Sun.). All ages welcome. Prices vary.

New Braunfels Civic/Convention Center, 375 S. Castell Ave., New Braunfels

830-221-4011

www.hillcountrycomicon.com

Race at the Ranch – April 4

Run in either a 1-mile fun run or a 5K to benefit the Kinder Ranch Elementary School PTA. A vendor fair, sponsor expo and silent auction will take place during both runs. 7:30 a.m. (packet pickup), 8:30 a.m. (1-mile fun run), 9 a.m. (5K), 10 a.m. (awards). $15 (fun run), $20 (5K).

Kinder Ranch Elementary School, 2035 Kinder Parkway, New Braunfels

830-885-8900

www.krespta.org/raceattheranch

Wonderful World of Weather at Headwaters – April 11

Children can learn about the science behind weather at Headwaters at the Comal’s Saturday SEAM Series. Participants will trap a cloud in a bottle, make a bag fly with the power of the sun and more. 10-11 a.m. $4 (members), $5 (nonmembers). 333 E. Klingemann St., New Braunfels

830-608-8937

www.headwatersatthecomal.com

Wine Not Adopt? – April 11

Enjoy an afternoon of live music, food and wine with the opportunity to play with adoptable dogs hosted by Alamo City Pit Bull Rescue at Dry Comal Creek Vineyards and Winery. Noon-4 p.m. Free.

1741 Herbelin Road, New Braunfels

830-885-4076

www.alamocitypitbull.org
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.