People love Boerne for the small town atmosphere, Hill Country views, and quaint downtown scenery. 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: 15 of the best fun events to attend and businesses to visit in Boerne this month are described below!
1. Celebrate Summer with Kinematic Brewing Company
Does anything scream, “Celebrate Summer” quite like live music and local beer? Given the lineup for Kinematic Brewing’s season Summer event, we certainly don’t think so! From 2-5pm on Saturday, August 19th, the local brewery will showcase local artists, serve tasty food (for donations to local charities), and pour some hand-crafted beers! Kinematic is a “nano-sized brewery” with a tasting room/bottle shop where beer enthusiasts can share their passion over a pint.
When: Saturday, August 19: 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Where: Kinematic Brewing Company, 635 TX-46 E, Ste 207
2. Rock Out to a Kiss Tribute Concert
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Texas may be a country-music-lover’s paradise, but classic rock fans can rejoice at the upcoming KISS Tribute concert at The Roundup! Hailed as the world’s best KISS cover band (hand picked by KISS themselves!), Texas KISS -Destroyer is set to seriously rock out on Saturday, August 19th.
When: Saturday, August 19: 8:00 pm to 11:00 pm
Where: The Round Up, 531 FM 3351 N
3. Celebrate Cibolo Creek Brewing’s Anniversary
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Given Cibolo Creek Brewing Co’s beloved spot in our community, you’d assume this local staple has been around for years! However, the Cibolo One-Year Anniversary Partyis here to remind us just how quickly this little brewpub charmed the whole of Boerne with high-quality beers and fantastic food. This all-day event will start at 1:00 pm and stretch into the night, featuring live music, barbeque specials, and a special beer release (Whiskey Barrel-Aged Roased Coconut Stout!). Live artists will include the Aaron Patterson (3:00 PM), Corey Baum (6:00 PM), and the Harvet Thieves (8:00 PM).
When: Saturday, August 5: 1:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Where: Cibolo Creek Brewing Co, 448 S Main St
4. Clays Shoots at Joshua Creek
A classic Texas tradition, clay shooting is an activity that pairs skill with fun! And if you’re looking for a prime spot in the Boerne area, well-traveled shooters hail Joshua Creek Ranch as one of the best in the country. Guests can choose among several venues for shooting clays (including the wobble trap, and the triple trap wobbler). Go on your own or join an organized August events (Boerne Young Life Clays Shoot & King of the Hills Fun Shoot).
5. Peruse the Second Saturday Art Beat
Does art make your heart just a little bit faster? This is the question Second Saturday Art Beat is devoted to helping you answer! This colorful gathering is a monthly event devoted to helping you discover the vibrant local Boerne art scene. Participating local galleries will serve complimentary beverages and appetizers for you to enjoy while you peruse the fantastic artwork. And did we mention this event is free and open to the public? Participating galleries include Carriag e House Gallery and Texas Treasures Fine Art. Take the free "Shabby Bus" or walk to the locations!
When: Saturday, July
Where: Various Galleries in Boerne
6. Catch an Old-School Flick...in the Park!
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Ditch the typical weekend movie night and watch a classic flick under the stars instead! The City of Boerne is hosting their final Movie in the Park event on Friday, August 18th! You and your family can spread out under the Texas sunset and enjoy a free showing of the 1980’s classic sci-fi movie “Back to the Future.” The movie starts at dark, but you can head to City Park at 6:30 for pre-movie events: pick out a prime spot, grab a movie snack, and enjoy free entertainment. “Back to the Future” stars Michael J Fox as a small-town teen Marty McFly, who finds himself thrown back into the 1950’s by a kooky scientist’s DeLorean time machine. When Marty encounters his unsuspecting parents, hilarious chaos ensues!
When: Friday, August 18: Pre-movie activities begin at 6:30pm
Where: City Park, 106 City Park Rd
7. Find Treasures at Boerne Market Days
From totally classic vendors to quirky pop-ups, Boerne Market Days have always boasted a special touch of style and flair. Shoppers and culture-seekers trickle in from all over the Hill Country to peruse the classic market and all its charm. Stop by the Main Plaza as it transforms into a Texas Hill Country gem: a market that fuses art with business and music, featuring hundreds of booths selling artisan-made goods, from jewelry to leather to furniture to clothing. Even if you aren’t interested in buying any goods, Market Days is a perfect way to immerse yourself in the artistic Hill Country culture, all while enjoying live music and delicious food. Plus, the market is pet-friendly!
When: August 12th & 13th, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
Where: Main Plaza, 100 North Main
8. Ask Your Tech Questions to a Pro
Got a tech question? Need something fixed? As the pseudo-tech-hero “Teacup Techie”, Alicia Owens will be available at the Patrick Heath Public Library every Tuesday at 10:00 am and 6:00 pm to answer all your questions. Sessions last between 15 and 20 minutes.
When: Tuesdays, 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Where: Patrick Heath Public Library, 451 N Main
9. Sway Along at the Moondance
Nothing quite says “summer time” like the Cibolo Moondance Series! Gather with friends and neighbors, sway to music under the stars, and enjoy the Hill Country outdoors. This extremely casual event celebrates Hill Country vibes beautifully, and the proceeds help support nature education and outreach programs at Cibolo Nature Center & Farm. This month’s artist is the beloved Joe King Carrasco, a “Tex-Mex Rock-and-Roller” with a flair for upbeat fun! Firehouse Fare food truck and Kelani Yogurt will also be in attendance to serve up good eats and drinks. Gates open at 7:00 pm, and music starts at 7:30!
When: Saturday, August 5th: 7:00 pm
Where: Cibolo Nature Center, 140 City Park Road
10. Head to Hot Rod Night
If you’re feeling nostalgic this weekend, just head to Soda Pops Patio Grill & Bar for one of their famous “Hot Rod Nights”! Soda Pops is a classic restaurant reminiscent of a retro 50’s diner...combined with a cartoon-worthy ice cream parlor and soda shop with a novelty atmosphere. To add to the whimsy, the attached Ice Cream Parlor + Soda Shop offers homemade treats, tabletop bowling, checkers, coloring books, barrel-of-monkey, and lots of old school fun. During Hot Rod Nights, the town gathers together at Soda Pops to listen to special musical guests and enjoy juicy burgers, cold beer, and handspun shakes. This month’s musical guests are the classic rock & country groups Ricky Adams Band (August 5th) and Derringer Band (August 19th).
11. Get Your Literary Fix
Are you a lover of stories, fiction, and all things literary? Thankfully, the Patrick Heath Library has you covered for the month of August. On Monday, August 14, Food For Thought (a gathering of book lovers) will meet for their quarterly “Dine and Discuss” potluck. Pick up a copy of “The Time it Never Rained" (by Elmer Kelton) and share your thoughts! Your next chance will come on Tuesday, August 15 during the monthly meeting of Jane Austen and the Romantics as they discuss classic literature.
When: August 14 (Food For Thought) & August 15 (The Romantics): 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Where: Patrick Heath Public Library, 451 North Main
12. Enjoy the Sounds of Abendkonzerte
A local favorite, The Boerne Village Band boasts status as the longest continuously playing German Band in the world outside of Germany! Abendkonzerte (German for “evening concert”) is literally that: an enjoyable opportunity to head to the plaza and hear the traditional tunes of Boerne’s past. Concertgoers, remember to bring your own seating!
When: Thursday, August 1st: 7:30pm to 9:00pm
Where; Main Plaza, 100 North Main
13. Take a Flashlight Tour
Looking for a cavernous adventure? On the first friday of every other month, join Cascade Caverns for a “Flashlight Tour”! This tour invites participants to “go rogue” and explore the wondrous caves with a light of their own. The cost is $24.95 for adults and $15.95 for kids under 11 years old. Call the gift shop to reserve your spot today. This tour is limited to 12 people, so call soon!
When: Saturday, August 19th:, 8:00 pm
Where: Cascade Caverns, 226 Cascade Caverns Rd
14. Learn A Little More About Drones
The Cibolo Nature Center’s “Thirst for Nature” series aims to pair delicious cocktails with fascinating bio-themed discussions. This month’s event is themed, “Drones for Conservation”! Attend this event to learn from Justin Moore of Airborne Aerial Photography as he explains how he provides high-resolution, fine art images and video that helps companies and organizations view their world and tell their story in whole new ways.
When: Thursday, August 24: 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Where: Cibolo Nature Center, 140 City Park Road
15. Shop Local at the Farmers Market
Image Courtesy of the Farmers Market at the Cibolo
Vendors at the Farmer’s Market at the Cibolo offer up a wide variety of seasonal vegetables, herbs, and fruits, as well as gourmet sauces, fresh poultry, farm fresh eggs, artisan coffee, fresh kolaches, organic personal care products, and more! Every Saturday from 9:00 am -1:00 pm, head to the market to shop, enjoy live music, gardening and cooking workshops, and children’s crafts. Bonus tip: friendly dogs are always welcome!
When: Saturdays, 9:00 am -1:00 pm
Where: Herff Farm, 33 Herff Road