People love Boerne for the small town atmosphere, Hill Country views, and quaint downtown. However, Boerne also has far more to offer visitors and residents alike than many realize! Boerne is known for rich heritage, great location, and an active community, all of which are showcased by local businesses. No need to research, five of the best fun events to attend and businesses to visit in Boerne this week are described below. Hopefully this list will make planning a perfect Texas Hill Country weekend a little easier!
1. Enjoy Plenty of Live Music at the Biergarten
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If you’re craving some live music this weekend, fear not: Drink Texas Biergarten has recently claimed the title of “music capital of Boerne”...and we are inclined to agree! Between Friday and Saturday, you have the chance to head down to this outdoor music venue for any of three live shows. On Friday night, listen to Bleu Kathedral jam out with a few progressive rock and classic rock tunes. Start your Saturday afternoon off with Buddy Boy Vargas, a singer/songwriter partial to Americana and Texas Country music. Born in Kansas City, Vargas’ music is for fans of classic voices like Zane Williams and George Strait. Finally, on Saturday evening, funk out with the Eetwo Band, a blues-rock group led by Emmanuel and Elyssa Tomes. They’ve come to be known by their “eclectic fusion of blues-rock and funk.” Come for the music, stay for the wide selection of craft beer and wines!
When: Friday at 8PM (Bleu Kathedral) Saturday at 3PM (Buddy Boy Vargas) and 8PM (Eetwo Band)
Where: Drink Texas Biergarten, 265 S Main St, Boerne, Texas
Explore the Art at COSAS’ Fiesta Open House
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Ever heard of COSAS? As one of the widest collections of museum quality Mexican Folk Art, textiles, and artisan goods, the COSAS warehouse is a colorful gem in the heart of Boerne, TX. With art originating in Mexico, Guatemala, Peru, and Ecuador, COSAS is truly a place to find something unique. Their new warehouse is opening this Saturday, and COSAS is inviting you to join for an afternoon of fun and refreshments as you explore the art!
Founded by Bob and Amy Niederhauser, COSAS harbors a distinct passion for Mexican culture and superior taste. Each piece is hand-selected by the owners, including many one-of-a-kind pieces. According to COSAS, you'll encounter “the famous pineapples, folk art nichos, copper top furniture, wearable art, unique wrought iron wall hangings and sconces, beautiful blown glass, wood carvings and all kinds of ceramic art.” You can’t miss this special afternoon of culture at COSAS!
When: Saturday, 11 AM - 5 PM
Where: Cosas Mexican Art, 39360 Interstate 10 West
Drink Lemonade, Empower Future Entrepreneurs
Whether have a hankering for lemonade or just a desire to support your local youth, head out to Lemonade Day Boerne this Sunday! Lemonade Day is a nationwide educational program that focuses on “empowering today’s youth to become tomorrow’s entrepreneurs”. Lemonade Day, which encourages skills like financial literacy, economics, career readiness, and personal development, teaches kids how to start, own, and operate their own lemonade stand. Though this may seem like a small, insignificant “rite of passage” in modern day America, understanding the basics of business and entrepreneurship can propel kids forward to become leaders and advocates in their own community! Lemonade Day is officially on Sunday, May 1st from 1-4pm! Stands will be located throughout Boerne. You can also head to the “Best Tasting Lemonade Contest” on Friday evening at 5:30PM in the Main Plaza!
When: Sunday, 1 PM - 4 PM
Where: Various locations throughout Boerne
Enjoy a Movie in the Park + Honor Our Heroes
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This Friday, the city of Boerne is kicking off their summer “Movie in the Park” series by giving you a chance to remember and honor our heroes in the armed services. “Honoring Our Heroes: Movie in the Park” will feature a screening of the movie “Max: Best Friend, Hero, Marine”, which follows the adventure of a dog named (you guessed it!) Max as he assists U.S. Marines in Afghanistan. The film is rated PG and pre-movie activities begin at 6:30pm. Come out early, stake your spot, and grab a movie snack!
When: Friday, April 29, 2016 - 6:30pm
Where: Main Plaza, 100 North Main
Support Local Firemen with a Crawfish Boil:
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Are you thankful for your local volunteer fire department? Do you love a good old fashioned crawfish boil? We’re going to assume the answer is yes and suggest you head down to The Roundup this weekend for the Bergheim Volunteer Fire Department’s first Crawfish Boil & Fundraiser! Throughout the day, this event will feature a silent auction, live music, fire trucks on-site for children and families, a moonbounce, games, face painting, and more!
When: Saturday, 12PM - 10PM
Where: The Roundup Beer Garden & Food Park, 531 FM 3351 N