Sing to the Beatles, tour historic homes, and run for beer. Check out these fun events and more this April and early May in New Braunfels.

April 21-30: Enjoy a musical

New Braunfels Performing Arts will be presenting “13 the Musical,” a coming-of-age play about a boy trying to fit into the social hierarchy of his new middle school. The musical is rated PG with adolescent themes and humor.

Showtimes vary.


NBPA Studio, 131 Gattuso Road, New Braunfels.

[email protected]

April 21-23: Swap your car parts

The 31st annual New Braunfels Area Car Club Swap Meet will be held on the Comal County Fair Grounds. Thousands of car parts and collectible items will be available.

Gates open at 8 a.m.

Free to the public. $5 (on-site car parking) $10 (for truck parking with trailers).

Comal County Fair Grounds, 701 E. Common St. New Braunfels.


April 22: Run for Beer

Runners will follow a 5k course winding through historic downtown New Braunfels which starts and ends at the New Braunfels Brewing Company. Participants can run, walk or jog and all ages are welcome. At the finish line, runners will find a craft brew from the New Braunfels Brewing Company and be able to choose from a collector’s pint glass or seasonal swag from the Brewery Running Series, which is hosting the event. Participants will have the opportunity to win door prizes and enjoy live music, games and giveaways.

Tickets range from $30 to $46.

11 a.m.

New Braunfels Brewing Company, 180 West Mill Street #100, New Braunfels.

[email protected].

April 22: Sing to The Beatles

Fans of The Beatles will have the opportunity to watch a tribute band for the popular group called Liverpool Legends. Louise Harrison, sister of The Beatles lead guitarist George Harrison organized the Liverpool Legends, who were nominated for a Grammy in 2012. The band has toured all over the world and has recorded in the famous Abbey Road Studios in London.

7:30 p.m.

Tickets range from $43- $73.

Brauntex Theatre, 290 W. San Antonio St, New Braunfels.


April 22: Tour historic homes

The New Braunfels Conservation Society will host its Historic Home Tour this April. Those attending will have the opportunity to tour seven structures built in the 1800s. Along with viewing the architecture of the buildings, visitors will be allowed inside the home where a docent will tell them more about the historic home. The tour begins at the Lindheimer House at 491 Comal Ave.

10 a.m. to 3 p.m.



April 25-27: Shop for Spring

Shop for handmade crafts, home decor, jewelry, accessories, children’s gifts, clothes and more at New Braunfels’ Spring Market. The Spring Market will be held at the New Braunfels Convention Center.

The market will be open on Tuesday from 4-8 p.m. and Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. On Thursday, doors will open at 10 a.m. and close at 6 p.m.

Tickets are $5 and are valid for both days. Children 12 and under are free.

Parking is free.

375 Castell Ave, New Braunfels.

April 29-30: Calling all kids

Join in on the fun at New Braunfels 11th Annual Kidsfest, which will be held at the New Braunfels Civic/Convention Center. Kids will have the opportunity to touch, feel and experience products while exploring over 50,000 square feet of engaging fun. There will be dozens of activity stations and over a hundred exhibitors. Kidsfest will have a magician, dancers, animal education and bouncy castles.

General Admission for adults is $10 and MIL/Seniors are $7. Children three years and younger are free.

Kidsfest will be held on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m..

375 S. Castell Ave, New Braunfels.

830- 488-7814.

April 29: Compete in a cardboard boat race

Thru the Chute Boat Race and River Expo, a cardboard boat race, will be held at the New Braunfels City Tube Chute. Participants will launch their handmade boats through the chute and have the opportunity to win different novice and expert awards. The Novice Awards include Most Creative, Team Spirit, Epic Fail and Overboard Advertising. Those competing for time can win first, second or third place. Boat check-in will be at 8:30 a.m. and first launch and activities will begin at 10 a.m. Those who are registering a team can register online or over the phone. Completed registration, waiver forms and payment must be taken to the Parks Office at 110 Golf Course Road prior to the event. Registration forms and waivers can be emailed to [email protected].

Free for spectators. $30 per boat ($45 after March 31).

100 Liebscher Drive, New Braunfels.


April 30: Safely play outdoors

The annual CycloViva! Open streets event will be held on West San Antonio Street between South Walnut Ave. and South Grape Ave. The area will be closed to vehicular traffic to allow residents to bike, walk, play and exercise safely. Several activity stations will be set up along the street and there will be live music. The family-friendly community event is hosted by the City of New Braunfels.


1-4 p.m.


May 6: Drink and Sing

All are welcome to drink and sing at New Braunfels’ Wein & Saengerfest (Wine and Singing Festival). The festival will have live music, family friendly activities, shopping, food vendors, wine and craft beer educational seminars and wine/craft beer tastings. Festival goers will have the opportunity to purchase wine and beer tasting and souvenir glasses. Proceeds from ticket sales will benefit the New Braunfels Downtown Association and the New Braunfels Parks Foundation for Downtown beautification and enhancement projects.


noon-10 p.m.

500 Main Plaza, New Braunfels.


[email protected].

May 12-13: See a ballet

The American Dance Company will host Sleeping Beauty at the Brauntex Performing Arts Theatre. The fairy tale classic features guest artists from Oklahoma City Ballet, Ballet San Antonio, Ballet Texas and a youth cast of fifty students across Central Texas. The performance is choreographed by CC Cummings.

The May 12 show is at 7 p.m.. On May 13 Sleeping Beauty will be at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.

Tickets range from $30-$60, including fees.

290 W. San Antonio St., New Braunfels.

May 13: Support survivors

The Pink Warrior Advocate’s Annual Gala will have a Roaring 20’s Speakeasy theme of The Secrets of Survivors. The nonprofit organization provides direct support for those diagnosed with breast cancer. The event will feature a silent and live auction.

Ticket prices vary. 6 p.m.-10 p.m.

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