The following are just some of the events coming up for the rest of January and in February in New Braunfels.

Jan. 18 | Get motivated

Tarpon Blue Real Estate and Insurance is hosting a Better Than Yesterday motivational workshop with guest speaker Clint Rutledge at the New Braunfels convention center. The workshop will show those attending how to apply four principles to improve their daily lives. A daily planner to keep track of goals will also be provided to those who participate. 9 a.m.-noon. $25. 375 S. Castell Ave., New Braunfels. 830-401-4123.

Jan. 21-22 | Revel in Retromania

The Heritage Event Company is hosting the RetroMania comic con at the New Braunfels Civic/Convention Center. The comic con is a family friendly event that gives people a chance to explore comic books, video games, VHS, records, apparel, original art and a large array of toy selections. Vendors will also be selling products and collectibles from classics such as Godzilla, King Kong, Pokemon and Power Rangers. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. for early VIP access and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. for general admission. $25-35 (VIP tickets), $10-$12 (general admission), children 10 and under are free with the purchase of an adult ticket. 375 S Castell Ave, New Braunfels. 830-221-4011.

Jan. 21 | Experience Sinatra

The Brauntex Theatre will showcase Dave Halston, a tribute artist from Las Vegas who performs “The Sinatra Experience.” Frank Sinatra’s most popular songs will be performed in the authentic show featuring original music arrangements. 7:30 p.m. $62-$75 (tickets vary based on seating). 290 W. San Antonio St., New Braunfels. 830-627-0808.

Jan. 21 | Learn to shoot a bow and arrow

The Fisher Park Nature Education Center is teaching an Archery 101 class for those interested in safely learning how to shoot a bow and arrow. A certified instructor will show the beginner-level class the basic techniques of target archery and handling a compound bow. Children must be accompanied by an adult, and preregistration is required. 1-2:30 p.m. $10. 1946 Monarch Way, New Braunfels. 830-221-4378.

Jan. 29 | Run a half marathon

The Das Dreizehn.Eins half-marathon race through New Braunfels will take place for the first time this January. Beginning in Prince Solms Park, the course will take runners around the gazebo downtown before venturing through Landa Park and crossing over the Guadalupe River into the historic Gruene District, eventually returning to Prince Solms Park to cross the finish line. A celebration will take place following the race featuring food and music. The half-marathon is partnering with the charity Pink Warrior Advocates, a nonprofit that provides support to those who have been diagnosed with breast cancer. 7-11:30 a.m. $75-$95 (depending on when tickets are purchased). Prince Solms Park, 100 Liebscher Drive, New Braunfels.


Feb. 2 | Find a job

The New Braunfels Economic Development Corp. and the Seguin Economic Development Corp. are hosting an in-person job fair featuring positions in various industries from companies based in Cibolo, New Braunfels, Schertz and Seguin. Hiring representatives from participating companies, including Republic Plastics, Seguin ISD, Tyson Foods, Central States Manufacturing and more, will be on-site to discuss job opportunities. Those attending are encouraged to dress professionally and bring resumes to the event. McKenna Events Center, 801 W. San Antonio St., New Braunfels. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Free. 866-927-0905. www.facebook.comnewbraunfelsedc/events

Feb. 4 | Compete in a Chili Cookoff

Texas Ski Ranch in New Braunfels will be hosting its second annual Ring of Fire Chili Cook-Off during the annual Freezeride wakeboard competition. Those participating can make chili and bloody marys to be judged as first through third place or people’s choice. Ax throwing, wakeboarding, a full bar and more activities will also take place. 6:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Cost is to be announced. 6700 I-35, New Braunfels. 830-627-2843.

Feb. 5 | Prepare for your wedding

The 2023 Hill Country Wedding Show will be hosted by the Hill Country Wedding Specialist at the New Braunfels Civic/Convention Center and feature over 120 wedding vendors, food, a bridal fashion show, entertainment and more. Those attending have a chance to win prizes and be a “V.I.B,” or “Very Important Bride.” A lounge, games and prizes will also be available for grooms in attendance. 1-5 p.m. $5 (admission). 375 S. Castell Ave., New Braunfels.

Feb. 11 | Listen to a country artist

Country artist Collin Raye will be performing in New Braunfels on the The Brauntex Theatre stage. Featuring guest singer-songwriter Bret Graham; Collin Raye; and his trio of piano, fiddle/mandolin and bass will serenade the audience. Collin Raye has 24 top 10 records and 16 No. 1 hits, according to the Brauntex Theatre. 7:30 p.m. $54-$83 (tickets vary based on seating). 290 W. San Antonio St., New Braunfels. 830-627-0808.

Feb. 11 | Look at model airplanes

ModelFiesta, Texas’ International Model Contest for replica airplanes, ships, cars and more, will be held at the New Braunfels Civic/Convention Center. The event is one of the largest local scale model contests in the United States and attracts competitors and vendors from across the U.S. and Mexico. The contest averages over 120 vendor tables and has over 500 models entered into the contest each year. Raffle tickets are available for $5 for the chance to win model kits, paint sets, tools and books. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. $5 (admission). 375 S. Castell Ave., New Braunfels.

Feb. 17-18 | Dance with your daughter

The 18th annual Daddy Daughter Sweetheart Dance: To the Moon and Back! will take place at the McKenna Events Center in New Braunfels. Tickets include admission to the ballroom, dancing, refreshments and a keepsake for the daughters attending. Carriage rides are available for an additional charge. Tickets to the event must be purchased in advance. 7 p.m. (Feb. 17-18), 4 p.m. (Feb. 18). $30 (admission), $40 (admission and carriage ride). 801 W. San Antonio St., New Braunfels. 830-221-4370.

Live Music Calendar

Gruene Dance Hall 1281 Gruene Road, New Braunfels 830-606-1281 •


Jan. 21 | Josh Ward, 9 p.m.

Jan. 28 | Mike Ryan, 9 p.m


Feb. 4 | Austin Meade, 9 p.m.

Feb. 11 | Jon Wolfe, 9 p.m.

Feb. 17-18 | LeAnn Rimes: the story... so far tour, 8 p.m., 9 p.m.

Brauntex Performing Arts Theatre 290 W. San Antonio St., New Braunfels 830-627-0808 •


Jan. 19 | Ambrosia, 7:30 p.m.

Jan. 27 | Karla Bonoff, 7:30 p.m.

Jan. 28 | William Lee Martin, “The Cowboy,” 8 p.m


Feb. 2 | Rodney Crowell: Word for Word Tour, 7:30 p.m.

Feb. 3 | Sean McConnell, 7:30 p.m

Feb. 9 | Live From Downtown: Yesenia McNett, “Tribute to Carole King,” 7:30 p.m.

Feb. 10 | Basile, “The Greek,” 8 p.m.

Feb. 16 | Judy Collins, 7:30 p.m. January