Sophie Says | Spectacular Summer Selections!
May 15, 2023
photo credit: New Braunfels Convention & Visitors Bureau
You may have heard New Braunfels calls itself The Official Home of Summer.
With two crystal-clear rivers for floating and frolicking, the World’s Best Waterpark, and weather perfect for an outdoor concert, swimming all day, and having a drink and dinner on a patio, it’s hard to dispute that claim.
There’s so much to do in New Braunfels; I’d suggest making a vacation of your visit to this area. And I’m sure you don’t mind me mentioning the perfect place to stay – Sophie’s Gasthaus.
This summer in New Braunfels, you and your family, friends, or yourself have a million options.
New Braunfels doesn’t need much of an excuse to get together. That’s evidenced by the number of events on the calendar. Here are just a few of them:
Farmer’s Market | Every Saturday, 9am-1pm, Krause’s Cafe
Gruene Market Days | Every 3rd full weekend, Gruene Historic District
First Friday | Every first Friday, Downtown New Braunfels
Play at the Platz | June 11, July 9, August 13, 4-8pm, Downtown New Braunfels
Heads & Tails Crawfish Boil hosted by Stalekracker | June 3, Texas Ski Ranch
Patriotic Parade and Program | July 4, Downtown New Braunfels
Fireworks Spectacular | July 4, Landa Park
North American Jewelry & Gift Show | July 21-23, New Braunfels Civic/Convention Center
NB Home and Garden Show | August 5-6, New Braunfels Civic/Convention Center
Find a complete schedule of this community’s live music, golf, tastings, happy hours, and plenty of other events at playinnewbraunfels.com/events.
Seriously, there’s live music in any number of places in New Braunfels every night of the week. Here’s a Live Music Best Of List and Live Music Calendarto help you build out your itinerary. Below are a few venues to give you just a taste of what’s in store and on stage in New Braunfels.
This outdoor concert venue is situated right on the beautiful Guadalupe River, making it an amazing setting for a more amazing show. This summer, Whitewater Amphitheater is currently featuring:
Billy Currington | June 17
Randy Rogers Band | July 2
Kolby Cooper | July 8
Josh Abbott Band | July 15
Read Southall Band, Tanner Usrey | July 22
Ryan Bingham with the Texas Gentlemen | July 28 & 29
Shane Smith & the Saints | August 5
Charley Crockett | August 25
For up-to-date concert information and tickets, visit whitewaterrocks.com
The oldest dancehall in Texas has been the birthplace of dozens of music careers. Every artist wants to play on this legendary stage, and every visitor to New Braunfels wants to watch. Check out this summer’s current lineup.
Randall King | May 28
Red Shahan | June 3
Rodney Crowell | June 17
Gary P. Nunn | July 8
Cooder Graw | July 22
Bob Schneider | August 5
Gruene Hall is constantly adding new shows. See those and purchase tickets at gruenehall.com.
The Brauntex has been an anchor in downtown New Braunfels since opening as a movie theatre in 1942. It was resurrected as a performing arts venue in the year 2000 and has earned a spot in the National Register of Historic Places and the title of “The Jewel of Historic Downtown New Braunfels.”
Jimmy Vaughn & The Tilt-a-Whirl Band | June 9
Will Hearn’s Grand Ol’ Americana Show | July 2
Q, The Music of Queen | August 4
Already Gone: A Tribute to THE EAGLES | August 26
John Tesh | September 7
The Brauntex also offers a Summer Cinema Series featuring movies most of us grew up with. For complete info and tickets, click on brauntex.org.
There’s so much to do in New Braunfels; you’ll need a beautiful, luxurious, comfortable, well-stocked place to unwind after the best day ever. After all, you’ll want to be rested up for another best day ever. Luckily that exact place is located right in the heart of downtown New Braunfels and within easy walking distance to plenty to do. Yep, you guessed it, that place is Sophie’s Gasthaus. Book your room online or give us a call. We can’t wait to host you.