From Juneteenth celebrations to Fourth of July festivities, there is plenty to do this June and July in New Braunfels.

June 17-18: Attend a gun show

Premier Gun Shows will host the New Braunfels Gun Show at the New Braunfels Civic and Convention Center.

• 9 a.m.-5 p.m. (June 17), 10 a.m.-4 p.m. (June 18).

• Free (parking, children age 11 and under, uniformed peace officers); $10 (general admission, military discount at gate); $15 (two-day pass)

• New Braunfels Civic and Convention Center, 375 S. Castell Ave., New Braunfels

• 817-732-1194

June 17: Go for a run

The New Braunfels Parks Foundation will host its 12th annual Dos Rios Splash and Dash 5k. Participants will run from Cypress Bend Park to Prince Solms Park and back to Cypress Bend Park. For the chute challenge, participants will pick up a tube and float the river through the tube chute when they reach Prince Solms Park then continue the run. Tubes will be provided. There will be a post-run celebration with tacos, music, swimming, vendors and games.

• 8-10:30 a.m.

• Ticket prices vary

• Cypress Bend Park, 503 Peace Ave., New Braunfels

June 17: Come together with your community

The City of New Braunfels will host its second annual Juneteenth Celebration. The free and family-friendly event is a come-and-go celebration and will feature a variety of activities designed to bring the community together to learn more about the Juneteenth holiday. The event will include arts and crafts, guest speakers, childrens book readings and a historic display from the Sophienburg Museum and Archives. Live music and food trucks will also be at the celebration.

• Free

• 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

• Westside Community Center, 2932 S. I-35 Frontage Road, New Braunfels

June 19: Celebrate Juneteenth

The seventh annual NB Juneteenth Jubilee, hosted by former New Braunfels Council Member George Green, will feature live music and lunch. The event will celebrate the end of the Civil War when Union troops arrived in Galveston Bay, Texas with news of freedom on June 19, 1865. The Jubilee will feature guest speaker Dr. Richard A. Johnson III, Director of the Booker T. Washington Initiative “Infinite Hope: The Future of Black Texans.”

• Free

• 10 a.m.-1 p.m.

• VFW Post 7110, 600 Peace Ave., New Braunfels

• 830-730-3559

June 23: Par-tee on the range

The New Braunfels Parks Foundation will hold its second annual Golf Fore Parks Tournament at the Landa Golf Course. Teams of four can enter.

• 9 a.m.-noon

• $125 per person

• 180 Golf Course Road, New Braunfels

• 830-625-5401

June 23-25: Get tatted

Ink Masters Tattoo Show will host its sixth annual New Braunfels Tattoo Expo at the New Braunfels Civic and Convention Center. Indulge in a full weekend of live tattooing by over 160 award-winning tattoo artists. The show will also offer piercings, temporary and airbrush tattoos, food and more.

• 11 a.m.

• $25 (single day), $35 (three days)

• New Braunfels Civic and Convention Center, 375 S. Castell Ave., New Braunfels

• 714-787-8169

June 29-30: Watch an Elvis musical

The New Braunfels Performing Arts Center will be performing the musical “All Shook Up!” Featuring the music of Elvis and loosely based on Shakespeare’s “Twelfth Night,” those attending can hear classics including “Heartbreak Hotel,” “Hound Dog,” “Jailhouse Rock” and “Don’t Be Cruel.”

• 7 p.m.

• $18-$25

• New Braunfels Civic and Convention Center, 375 S. Castell Ave., New Braunfels

• 210-241-9720


July 2: Attend a tribute show

The Brauntex Theatre is presenting Will Hearn’s “The Grand Ol’ Americana Show,” a tribute that aims to celebrate culture, comedy and music that defines the nostalgia of Americana. The show features internationally touring Americana group Blue Water Highway as well as locals The Dirty River Jazz Band.

• 6 p.m.

• $33-$60

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

July 4: Attend a patriotic parade

Celebrate America’s birthday by watching the early morning parade around downtown New Braunfels. The parade route will begin at Castell Avenue and Bridge Street before moving to San Antonio Street around the Main Plaza and disbanding at Seguin and Zink streets. The parade is followed by a short patriotic musical program by the New Braunfels Community Band on the Main Plaza.

• 9:15 a.m.

• Free

• 830-629-1572

July 4: Fill up on hot dogs

A hot dog-eating contest in which participants have a set amount of time to eat as many hot dogs as possible will take place at the Silos at Freiheit Village. The contestant who consumes the most hot dogs within the given time limit will be crowned the champion and take home the top prize of $200. Other prizes, including gift cards and Silos merchandise, will be given to other top participants.

• 5-10 p.m.

• $10 (to participate)

• Silos at Freiheit, 2064 Central Plaza, New Braunfels

• 830-837-5600

July 4: Celebrate Independence Day

The annual Fourth of July Fireworks Spectacular can be seen in the New Braunfels skies this Independence Day. Those attending are encouraged to come early and tune in to KGNB 1420 AM to listen to the live broadcast of patriotic music timed to accompany the fireworks display. The J Abram Band will perform at 7 p.m. on the Dance Slab.

• 9:15 p.m. (fireworks show)

• Free

• Landa Park, 164 Landa Park Drive, New Braunfels

• 830-221-4000

July 7-30: See a musical

The Circle Arts Theatre will be performing the musical “Grease”. The play is about good girl Sandy Olsson and greaser Danny Zuko falling in love over the summer before discovering they are in the same high school. The show is for age 12 and up. Showtimes vary.

• $25

• Circle Arts Theatre. 124 Elizabeth St., New Braunfels

• 830-837-6172

July 9: Play at Marketplatz

An evening of family-friendly events will take place at Play at the Platz, which will feature live acoustic music, games and food trucks.

• 4-8 p.m.

• Free

• Market Plaza, 292 Tolle St., New Braunfels

• 800-572-2626