There’s plenty to do in New Braunfels to distract from the heat this July and August. The following 14 event suggestions take place throughout the coming months. This list is not comprehensive.


Parks and recreation month

The New Braunfels Parks and Recreation department will be celebrating National Park and Recreation Month with various activities throughout July at city parks, including a guided hike through Panther Canyon July 20. More parks events can be found on the city website.Legally Blonde: The Musical

When Elle’s boyfriend Warner dumps her to go to Harvard, she enrolls in law school and takes matters into her own hands, outsmarting her peers and realizing that law is her true calling.‘Twisters’ at Stars and Stripes Drive-In Theatre

A follow-up to the 1996 film “Twister” stars Glen Powell and centers around a group of storm chasers who risk their lives in an attempt to test an experimental weather alert system.Old Gruene Market Days

Gruene Market Days features nearly 100 artisans offering handmade items made by local artisans and vendors.
  • July 20-21
  • Free (admission)
  • Gruene Historic District in front of Adobe Verde, 1724 Hunter Road, New Braunfels
Puppy Pals Live!

The puppies from America’s Got Talent show off their stunts at the Brauntex Performing Arts Theatre.Val T. Webb in “That’s My Song!”

Val T. Webb, a recent standout contestant on “The Voice,” will perform some of her favorite songs at the Brauntex Performing Arts Theatre. Her performance of Deborah Cox’s “Nobody’s Supposed to Be Here” earned her a four-chair turn at the blind auditions.QuiltFest 2024: Peace, Love, and Flower Power

The quilt show will include more than 150 quilts, special presentations, demonstrations, vendors, a quilter’s thrift store (Emporium), boutique, and more.End of Summer Scavenger Hunt

The McKenna Children’s Museum will host a scavenger hunt to celebrate the end of summer season.
  • July 31, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
  • $8 adults and children 12 and over (event included with admission)
  • 801 W. San Antonio St., New Braunfels

Mark Cruz at Our Lady Bar & Patio

Mark Cruz has been a feature artist at guitar festivals across Texas and a guest director in All-City guitar events in Nevada, Oklahoma and Texas. Five of Cruz’s CDs have been featured on the nationally syndicated radio program, Classical Guitar Alive.Nightlife hike

A nature guide will take guests on a journey around the ponds and through the woods to discover what goes bump in the night. Preregistration required. Ages 3 and under are free and do not require registration. Children must be accompanied by an adult.Hill Country Conferences Presents: Sport and Outdoorsmen Show
  • The show features resources for hunting, boating, camping, power sports and fishing.
  • Aug. 4
  • $10 for ages 12 and up
  • New Braunfels Civic & Convention Center, 375 S. Castell Ave., New Braunfels
The Peddler Show

The Peddler Show travels to different Texas cities throughout the year with each show different from the last. Every show offers a collection of selected inspired designers, boutiques and other exclusive vendors from all over for that particular weekend and city.Doll House Camp

Alla Prima Art Studio and Gallery will feature a design camp where kids create, design and paint their own dollhouse. Kids will learn interior design principles, color schemes, balance and basic architect principles.
  • Aug. 12-16, 9 a.m.-noon; 2-5 p.m.
  • $260
  • Alla Prima Art Studio and Gallery, 1386 Industrial Drive, Ste. 100, New Braunfels
Dogust Birthday Bash

The Humane Society of the New Braunfels Area will host a dog adoption event at Pet Supplies Plus.