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. Experience the whimsical acoustics of Mischievous Muse
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You’ve heard it before that Cave Without a Name offers swoon-worthy acoustics and a unique concert venue. But while most musical groups that come through the Cave’s signature “Throne Room” simply play a pre-existing set, the Axiom String Quartet is taking their performance a step further: Saturday’s performance of “Mischievous Muse” was specifically and uniquely designed for presentation in a cave. This musical story explores the concept of a muse: the source of inspiration for an artist. The evening’s music will flow from joyous to tragic to romantic with selections from Ernest Bloch, Paysages (Landscapes) for String Quartet; Bedrich Smetana, String Quartet No.1 From My Life; Leoš Janá?ek, String Quartet No. 2 Intimate Letters; and Ludwig van Beethoven, String Quartet op.59 No. 3. Featured musicians include Dominika Dancewicz and Ingrid Hunter on the violin, Nina Bledsoe on Viola, and Patrick Moore on cello.
The Axiom Quartet is a passionate and dynamic string quartet committed to presenting meaningful performances to wide audiences. The group specializes in experimentational music and unconventional venues...Cave Without a Name being no exception! Tip: arrive early! Food service will be available from Firehouse Fare before the show.
When: Saturday, 7:30pm
Where: Cave with out a Name’s “Throne Room”, 325 Kreutzberg Rd
2. Stock up on local produce at the Farmers Market
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The Farmer’s Market at the Cibolo is open for Springtime produce, farm fresh eggs, breads, jams, jellies, local honey artisan goods, and more. Market activities include live music, gardening and cooking workshops, and children’s crafts. Besides delicious food and fresh culture, the Farmers Market is located at the historic Herff Farm at the Cibolo Nature Center...listed on the National Register of Historic Places! Besides enjoying yourself and finding non-GMO, organic supplies for the week, the market allows you to support The Cibolo Nature Center and Farm. The CNC aims to ensure Boerne’s natural treasures are not only protected, but thriving...an important goal in this gorgeous town!
When: Saturdays, 9:00am -1:00pm
Where: Herff Farm, 33 Herff Road
3. Celebrate our heroes at the Memorial Day Concert
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On Saturday at 7:00pm, the Boerne Concert Band is giving you a chance to celebrate our heroes in a very musical way. The Memorial Day Concert, which will be held in the gorgeous Boerne Main Plaza, is free to the public and will feature one of the best performing groups in Central Texas. Originally formed in 1884 under the direction of Professor Hoepfenerter after he retired from the German army, the Boene Concert Band carries on the tradition today, boasting over sixty active musicians, including several students from Boerne and Champion High Schools. The band seeks to present music to the community by reaching out to local schools to inspire students of music and the general Boerne community.
When: Saturday, 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Where: Main Plaza, 100 Main Street
4. Enjoy a not-so-average movie night
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Tired of the same Friday night dinner-and-a-movie dance? Check out these two opportunities to experience a movie under the stars in the Summer air!
The Sisterdale General Store is now offering a weekly outdoor movie series on Fridays! This week, the series will feature The Big Lebowski, an indie film starring Jeff Bridges. The movie features some adult content, so viewer discretion is advised for children. Tote along your own blankets and chairs and grab a front-row seat by the 12-foot movie screen! Their on-site food trailer will offer a full menu, including burgers, popcorn and pizza. If you’re looking for less of a date night and more of a family-friendly flick, head to Boerne’s Main Plaza at 6:30 pm for “Sea Discovery- Movie in the Park”! The city will show “Surf’s Up”: a full-length feature film about a teenage penguine who loves to surf.
When: Friday, 8:00pm; Friday, 6:30pm
Where: Sisterdale General Store, 1143 Sisterdale Road; Main Plaza, 100 North Main
5. Wander through stacks of rare + used books
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This weekend’s weather is hinting at rainfall...and what better place to experience mellow weather than a bookstore? This weekend, pop into one of Boerne’s independent used bookshops and check out some well-loved stories. Wardrobe Books, a small retail bookstore located within the Boerne Emporium, specializes in new, used, remainder, rare and collectible books. The Bookshop Under the Windmill was created by The Friends of the Boerne Public Library and sells very gently used, top-quality books of all kinds for very low prices. Get lost in a book this weekend!
Hours: 10:00am - 5:00pm; 10:00am - 2:00pm
Where: 179 S Main St; 451 North Main St.