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. Get your (local) travel fix with a Hill Country Passport
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In case you needed even more of a reason to explore historic sights in the Texas Hill Country, the Texas Hill Country Trail is now offering a “Texas Hill Country Passport” to local adventurers. This passport program is designed to help you enrich your knowledge of the area AND win prizes! Grab a friend or round up your family and start collecting stamps. If you mail in your passport with 18 of the 24 total stamps, you can win event tickets, outdoor adventure packages, tours, and more!
Where: Pick up your Hill Country Passport at any of these places
When: Completed passports must be received by December 31, 2017
2. Taste Some New Brews at Kinematic Brewing Co
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Boerne’s craft beer scene has been experiencing something of a revival lately. With the recent addition of Kinematic Brewing Co (and the soon-to-be-unveiled Cibolo Creek Brewing), local beer enthusiasts are in for a treat! Kinematic Brewing Company is a small, “nano-sized brewery” that offers a tasting room and bottle shop. Their self-proclaimed relaxed and unpretentious atmosphere allows both experienced and novice beer-drinkers the opportunity to gather and learn more about the local brews. Much like the rest of the Boerne community, Kinematic values quality, community and passion in their craft. Their goal is to produce hand-crafted artisan beers with a deep respect for the land upon which our brewery is founded. Sounds perfect for Boerne! Head to the tap room this weekend to taste.
When: Tap Room Hours: Fridays 5-9 PM, Saturdays 12-6 PM
Where: 635 Highway 46 East, Boerne, TX
3. Re-vamp your New Year’s Resolutions at Get Fit Boerne
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Are you ready to re-vamp your New Year’s resolutions? If you’ve fallen off the gym bandwagon since January, this is your second chance to get in shape for Summer! “Get Fit Boerne” is a fitness incentive that stretches the entire month of April, giving you the chance to participate in free classes that will help you get moving and stay on track. “Get Fit Boerne” is now in its third week! Friday’s opportunities include Barre, Lesmills Body Combat, Group Cycle, Trekking, Silver Sneaker Yoga Stretch, Essential Pilates, Beginning Ballet, and Stand Up Paddle Boarding, among others. Saturday continues on with Boot Camp, Beginners Crossfit, several hours of Kids Camp, and Christ Centered Yoga. Check out the calendar!
Where: Classes are mostly held at Boerne YMCA, Specialized Fitness Boerne, and Athletic Republic Boerne, with several specialty locations like Currey Trailhead, Crossfit Boerne, etc.
When: Check this week's calendar for times!
4. Enjoy BBQ and Blues at Cave Without a Name
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We’d be willing to bet that when you think “blues music venue”, “an underground cavern” isn’t exactly the first thing that comes to mind...but maybe it should be! The Throne Room, located in Boerne’s own Cave Without a Nave, offers acoustics that intensify any musical experience. On Saturday night, the Blues Underground Review (a group comprised of some of the best south-central Texas blues artists) will be performing a variety of blues selections and New-Orleans-style brass band tunes. Though they will be playing the blues, you’ll leave energized and full of soul. Plus, if you arrive early, you can enjoy Smoke iI The Hills barbecue at 5 PM!
When: Saturday, 8:00pm
Where: “Throne Room” of Cave Without a Name: 325 Kreutzberg Rd
5. Experience plenty of engine-revving fun at a Car Show
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Apparently it’s engine-revving season in Boerne! This weekend, The Texas Corvette Association’s (TCA) 24th Annual Open Car Show will take place in downtown Boerne, drawing in over 350 entrants just as many spectators...and the event doesn’t stop at gorgeous cars. The Car Show offers activities and a “fiesta” for the entire family! Plus, general admission is free, so you can experience all the luxuries of a Corvette without paying a dime.
When: All Day on Saturday, April 16
Where: Downtown Boerne
Bonus:...a Polaris Slingshot Demo at Random on Sunday afternoon
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If you thought Boerne would stop at Corvettes for your weekend car fun, well...you were wrong. Local favorite live music and food truck venue Random Beer Garden is hosting a Slingshot Demo on Sunday afternoon, complete with live music! The Polaris Slingshot is a futuristic-looking “three-wheeled motorcycle” manufactured by Polaris Industries (view a video here). At this Sunday’s demo, you’ll get the chance to actually experience the Slingshot in all its adrenaline-inducing glory! Call 210-696-2000 (ext 144) to schedule a ride!
Where: Random Beer Garden, 11 Upper Cibolo Creek Rd
When: Sunday, 1:00pm-6:00pm