Looking for something to do the rest of May and early June in New Braunfels? Use Community Impact's to-do list to mark your calendar for these upcoming events and activities in your community. See the list of events below. This list is not comprehensive.

Events in May

May 16 | Learn about water conservation

The Comal County Conservation Alliance will host a presentation with Robert Mace from the Meadow Center for Water and the Environment at Texas State University on conservation efforts that private landowners might consider to help protect land and water for future generations. The presentation will delve into creative solutions, what is happening now and what can be expected in the future.

• 6-7:30 p.m.

• Free.

• McKenna Events Center, 801 W. San Antonio St., New Braunfels.


May 19-21| Rock the weekend away

Booker-E-Entertainment will host Hill Country Rockabilly Weekender 2023 at the Gruene Outpost River Lodge. On May 19, there will be a nautical pool party, a food truck, live music, dance lessons and an Elvis Presley look-a-like contest. On May 20, there will be a poolside fashion show by Glitz Glam & Rebellion and vendors. The weekend event will conclude May 21 with more food trucks and vendors.

• 3-11 p.m. (May 19), 8 a.m.- 10 p.m. (May 20), 8 a.m.-noon (May 21).

• 1273 River Terrace, New Braunfels.


May 20-21| Gear up for the outdoors

The New Braunfels Civic & Convention Center is hosting its second annual New Braunfels Sports & Outdoorsmen Show. The two-day show will have over 100 exhibitors related to hunting, fishing, camping and boating. Attendees can find hunting apparel, tree stands, blinds, camping gear and more.

• 10 a.m.-5 p.m. (20), 11 a.m.- 4 p.m. (May 21).

• Free (age 3 and under), $5 (children), $7 (MIL/seniors), $10 (adults).

• 375 S. Castell Ave., New Braunfels.

• 830-488-7814. www.hillcountryconferences.com

May 20 | Raise money for veterans

The Legendary, Legionary 5K Bier Run and 1K will take place in New Braunfels to raise funds to support the Walton F. Hoffmann American Legion Post 179’s efforts in aiding veterans. The race is chipped, and runners will have the opportunity to compete in age group categories. The race begins and ends at Post 179.

• 7:30 a.m.

• $40.

• Walton F. Hoffmann American Legion Post 179, 410 W. Coll St., New Braunfels.

• 210-428-6255. www.personalbestevents.com

May 27 | Learn to kayak

Learn to kayak while exploring the waters of Fischer Park. Individuals will learn the basic techniques of entering a boat, launching from a pier and paddling. Equipment is provided, and participants should expect to get wet. Preregistration is required.

• 9-10:30 a.m.

• $12.

• 1946 Monarch Way, New Braunfels.

• 830-221-4378. www.newbraunfels.gov

Events in June

June 2 | Tap into your inner artist

Explore the texture of glass in transparent watercolor with a three-day workshop at the New Braunfels Art League. The workshop will be led by artist Monika Pate. Attendees must be age 18 or older.

• 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

• $460 (NBAL members), $495 (nonmembers).

• 239 W. San Antonio St., New Braunfels.

• 830-629-8022. www.thenewbraunfelsartleague.com

June 3 | Support child literacy

The Friends of the New Braunfels Public Library will host its annual Children’s Book Sale at the Friends of the Library bookstore. Funds will benefit programming at this library. The nonprofit organization provides support to the public library primarily through book sales.

• 9 a.m.-noon.

• Free.

• 700 E. Commons St., New Braunfels.


June 3 | Tour a cemetery

The city of New Braunfels will host a guided, interactive tour of two historic cemeteries. Attendees will listen to stories about the city’s founders and use dowsing rods to find unmarked graves.

• 6-8 p.m.

• $20.

• Comal Cemetery, 301 Peace Ave., New Braunfels.

• 830-221-4370. www.parksonline.newbraunfels.gov

June 3 | Sweat with your fellow yetis

The nonprofit Comal Trails Alliance is hosting the fifth annual Sweaty Yeti Trail Run, the only trail run in Comal County. Each year different trails are highlighted, and this year the run will take place on the Dry Comal Creek trail.

• 8 a.m.

• Dry Comal Creek at the Baseball Fields, off Loop 337, New Braunfels.

• Early Registration before May 25, $25.

• 512-787-9324. www.comaltrails.org/yeti