People love Boerne for the small town atmosphere, Hill Country views, and quaint downtown scenery. What’s going on this month? No need to research! We've handpicked 15 of the best area events in Boerne in April.
1. Have a Drink at BierFest
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Boerne Bierfest is kicking off its inaugural event on Saturday, April 1st at the Main Plaza. For $30, sample 10 beers in a commemorative sampling stein from over 20 of the top craft breweries in the Lone Star State. Of course, Bierfest will be hosting German-themed bands, games, food, and more to keep everyone entertained throughout the day. Proceeds from the event go to the Boerne Village Band, the “Oldest Continuously Organized German Band in the World Outside Germany Itself” Purchase tickets here or at the gate.
When: Saturday, April 1 - 1:00-6:00 PM
Where: Main Plaza, 100 N Main St
2. Jump Around the Main Plaza
Looking for something to do on a Sunday to get the kids exhausted and ready for the next school day? Nineteen:Ten Church is hosting the annual “Jump In” event, a free day of jumping around and going wild! The Main Plaza will be filled with things like moonbounces and giant obstacle courses for the whole family to enjoy. Get some food, fun, and fellowship on the first Sunday of April.
When: Sunday, April 2 - 1:00 PM
Where: Main Plaza, 100 N Main St
3. Discover Native Plants
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The Cibolo Nature Center is hosting its 27th annual “Mostly Native Plant Sale,” a community event designed to get residents familiar with the plant life native to us. Find yourself a true Hill Country plant to add to your garden, yard, or home. Meet professional growers and learn via demonstrations and presentations that will occur throughout the day.
When: Saturday, April 1 - 9:00 AM-3:00 PM
Where: Kendall County Fairgrounds, 1307 River Rd
4. Be a Diva
We’ve all got a bit of an inner diva, right? On April 13th, head downtown to flaunt what you got! Diva Night kicks off at 5:00 PM and will entail shopping, music, dining, and more sponsored by local businesses offering special discounts. Don’t forget to stop by the selfie station on Main Street! Check their Facebook page for more info.
When: Thursday, April 13 - 5:00 PM
Where: Downtown Boerne, Hill Country Mile
5. Watch a Bollywood Performance
The final performance of the Boerne Performing Arts season in 2017 will happen on Friday, April 7th with Taj Express. This show is full of the sights and sounds of India, complete with all the exciting and vibrant things that have come out of the Bollywood entertainment world over the past few generations. Fused with film, dance, music, and more, this show is a high-energy expression of beauty and joy. Find tickets here for the last show of the season!
When: Friday, April 7 - 7:30 PM
Where: Champion High School Auditorium, 201 Charger Blvd
6. Celebrate Art in Boerne
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The Boerne Professional Artists (BFA) is putting on the 21st Annual Parade of Artists the weekend of April 8 and 9. This wonderful weekend is designed to get art enthusiasts in front of some local art in Boerne. Go out on a self-guided tour of galleries, studios, and pop-up shops along Hill Country Mile in the arts district of downtown Boerne.
When: Saturday, April 8 - 10:00AM-8:00PM
Where: Various galleries in Boerne
7. Go Way Back on a Museum Tour
Right behind Boerne City Hall is the Kuhlmann-King Historical House, an 1880’s gem built by an original German immigrant in Boerne. Go back to the past for an afternoon to see what things looked like in our little town back in the day.
When: Saturday, April 8 - 10:00 AM-3:00 PM
Where: Kuhlmann-King House, 402 E Blanco
8. See a Car Show
The Texas Corvette Association’s 25th Annual Open Car Show is happening the weekend of Saturday, April 22 in downtown Boerne. More than 300 vehicles will be on display for car enthusiasts to admire!
When: Saturday, April 22 - All Day
Where: Downtown Boerne
9. Grab Fresh Food at the Farmer’s Market
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Shop for fresh produce grown locally and ready to eat at the Farmer’s Market at the Cibolo Nature Center. There will be live music, gardening classes, crafts for the children, and wonderful cooking demonstrations. Make the best meal of the week for the family by buying locally grown produce from your neighbors in Boerne.
When: Saturdays, 9:00AM-1:00PM
Where: Herff Farm, 33 Herff Road
10. Learn How to Make Tinctures
On April 27, head over to the Cibolo Nature Center as they do a class on tonics and tinctures made from locally grown plants and how to properly prepare them for use. Texas Hill Country offers many medicinal plants, some of which can help you in a pinch! This is certainly the most natural form of healing and medicine.
When: Thursday, April 27 - 7:00 AM-9:00 PM
Where: Cibolo Nature Center, 140 City Park Rd
11. Enjoy a Movie in the Park
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Grab a snack, some chairs, plenty of refreshments, and head to the Main Plaza Park for the Earth Day feature of this year’s Movie in the Park series: “Pete’s Dragon.” Pre-movie entertainment will be provided before the film gets going, so get there early and pick your spot!
When: Friday, April 28 - 6:30 PM
Where: Main Plaza Park, 100 N Main St
12. Ride Horses on the Trail
The 17th Annual "Trail Ride and Horsin’ Around" is happening the weekend of April 29th, and all proceeds go towards keeping the Triple H Equitherapy Center doors open. Bring your own horse or rent one and head out on the trail to find some hidden treasures along the way. Live music and lunch provided! More information on the website.
When: Saturday, April 29 - 9:00 AM-4:00 PM
Where: Triple H Equitherapy Center, 789 Backhaus Rd
13. Run Around at Pet Fest
At the end of April, the 2nd Annual Pet Fest will take place at Joshua Springs Park. Bring out the whole family for fun, food, shopping, and more! The animal shelter will be open for pet adoptions, and the new dog park will be open with agility equipment for training your furry friend. Don’t forget to go to the Parks & Rec Department booth to take a photo of you and your pet!
When: Saturday, April 29 - 10:00 AM-2:00 PM
Where: Joshua Springs Park and Preserve, 716 FM 289
14. Visit the Tractor Pull
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The Tri-County Antique Puller Association will host their antique tractor pull on April 29th in Boerne City Park. The event will feature 30 to 40 tractors, all made before 1960! Get a guided tour of the museum and see some demonstrations of blacksmithing. This is a family fun event, and all are welcome!
When: Saturday, April 29 - 10:00 AM-4:00 PM
Where: Ag Heritage Museum, 102 City Park Rd
15. Hunt Some Easter Eggs
Boerne Parks & Rec, Police Officer Assn., YMCA, and Living Hope Church are partnering to put on the annual Easter Egg Hunt on Easter weekend. Festivities begin at 10:30 for kids to get a picture with the Easter Bunny, play some games, make crafts, and more. At 11:15 AM sharp, the egg hunt is on! Food will be available on site, so get out and enjoy a day of hunting.
When: Saturday, April 8 - 10:30 AM
Where: Boerne City Lake Park, 1 City Lake Rd