Check out these nine events happening in New Braunfels in January and February.

Watercolor Collage Workshop

The New Braunfels Art League will host award-winning artist Vie Dunn-Harr for a watercolor collage workshop. Dunn-Harr will do group demonstrations and work with each participant. A $100 deposit for the class is required.
  • Jan. 19-21, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • $450 (league members), $490 (nonmembers)
  • New Braunfels Art League, 239 W. San Antonio St., New Braunfels
Texas Trout School-Guadalupe Tailwater

The School of Zen Fly Fishing will host this half-day clinic that will give warm water anglers the skills to be better at trout angling. The clinic will teach individuals about various flies and rigging techniques, casts that catch fish, when and how to mend effectively, and how to set up and manage your drift. The clinic will also teach participants how to read water and find fish.
  • Jan. 27, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
  • Tickets range from $100-$120
  • Summit Vacations & RV Resort, 13105 River Road, New Braunfels
Retromania Collectibles Show 2024

The show will have a floor filled with toys, games, comics, apparel, video games and more. Kids 10 years old and younger receive free admission, and parking is free.The Texas Annual Leadership Ball

Texas Emerging Leaders is hosting the event with dinner, drinks and live music with The Tiffiny Dawn Band. Yitzchak Pierson will be a guest speaker at the event. Tickets for sponsorships or tables range from $500-$1,000. Doors open at 5:30 p.m., and dinner will be served at 6 p.m.
  • Jan. 27, 5:30 p.m.
  • General Admission is $50
  • Schumann Hall at First Protestant Church of New Braunfels, 172 W. Coll St., New Braunfels
Model Fiesta 2024

The International Plastic Modelers’ Society will have 120 vendor tables and over 500 models entered into the contest.Chili Cook Off 2024

Doors will open at 7 a.m., and cooking will begin at 9 a.m. There will be “Traditional” and “Wild West” categories. At 3 p.m., judge samples must be turned in. An award ceremony will commence at 5 p.m. First and second place winners will receive cash prizes, and runner ups will receive swag, gift cards or activity vouchers.Freeze Ride 2024

This is an annual event that will follow World Wakeboard Association rules. Freeze Ride 2024 is for professional and amateur wakeboarders.Fat Tuesday Masquerade at the Villa

The Villa in Gruene will host a Mardi Grass celebration that features a Cajun buffet, contests, beads, themed cocktails and live music by the Soul Wagon Band.