Boerne is known for its big city amenities and small town charm. If you are seeking an outdoor experience with an unforgettable atmosphere, look no further than this treasure of the Texas Hill Country. Boerne has a quaint yet historic setting, complete with great shops and limitless entertainment. Spend this weekend engulfed in culture and scenic adventure!
1. Get Your Shopping on at Market Days + Sidewalk Sale
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From totally classic vendors to quirky pop-ups, the 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. Vendors travel to this event from all over the state of Texas, so you won’t be disappointed by the variety!
When: Saturday & Sunday, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Where: Main Plaza, 100 North Main
Additionally, the Hill Country Mile is hosting a Sidewalk Sale this weekend with specials galore! This sale is mutually beneficial for merchants and shoppers: you help shops clear out the back room and prepare to stock up for fall, and they give you unparalleled prices.
When: Saturday, 10:00am - 6:00pm
Where: Hill Country Milke, 100 N Main
2. Daydream to Classical Music at the Cactus Pear Music Festival
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Searching for some culture on a Sunday afternoon? Look no further than the Cactus Pear Music Festival! Founded in 1996 by a former concertmaster of the San Antonio symphony, this classical concert has earned incredible praise year after year for both programming and artistry. This festival will feature a program titled “Passions Old, Passions New”, with pieces by Johannes Brahms and Domenico Scarlatti. Cactus Pear is committed to significantly contributing to the musical education of South Texas young people, not only during the summer festival but also throughout the year...And, if classical music isn’t your thing, you’re still in luck: catch more live music at La Cascada or at Random Beer Garden or at The Roundup!
When: Sunday, 2:00pm
Where: 205 James Street, First United Methodist Church
3. Sip Wine & Admire Art at 2nd Saturday
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It’s almost the middle of the month, which means Second Saturday Art & Wine must be approaching! Sure enough, this Saturday is the local evening devoted to helping you discover the art scene of Boerne. Participating local galleries will serve complimentary beverages and appetizers that you can enjoy while simultaneously enjoying the fantastic art. Whether you want to travel by foot or in the “Shabby Bus”, Second Saturday is always a treat. Better yet, this event is free and open to the public! Participating locations include Carriage House Gallery, JR Mooney Galleries, and Texas Treasures Fine Art among others. Austin Monthly Magazine recently named it on their list of fun things to do in the area!
When: Saturday, 5:00pm to 8:00pm
Where: Various galleries in Boerne
4. Splash Into a Free Pool Day
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As summer temps climb towards the triple digits, many families are looking to beat the heat this weekend!. It seems the City of Boerne anticipated the need to stay cool, offering a Free Pool Day on Friday evening! Spend an admission-free evening in the water, complete with activities and games for all ages.
When: Friday, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Where: Boerne Municipal Pool: Boerne City Park, 106 City Park Road
5. Watch a Movie Under the Stars
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Ditch the movie theater and experience a movie under the stars. You and your family can breathe in the Summer air and enjoy some visual storytelling on Sunday evening at The Roundup. Besides free admission, the evening will include free popcorn and hot dogs for kids, and drinks and food trucks will be on-site for everyone else. This week’s movie will be a showing of the modern-day classic Toy Story! As the first in a long line of successful Pixar/Disney collaborations, Toy Story was released in 1995 and immediately became a favorite among kids, adults, and critics alike. The movie starts at sunset!
When: Sunday, 6:00pm
Where: The Roundup, 531 FM-3351 N