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. Try Out a Modern-Day Treasure Hunt
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Have you ever wondered what it would be like to discover buried treasure? For wannabe pirates and outdoor explorers alike, geocaching has become a favorite pastime. This “real-world, outdoor treasure hunting game” utilizes the wonders of digital mapping and GPS devices to help participants navigate their way to a set of coordinates. Hidden at this particular location is a container holding any number of things. Whatever your experience with this type of outdoor quest, you and your friends or family will love participating in the Boerne city-wide Spring Break Geocaching event, featuring 7 caches to seek out and contribute to! Once you find a cache, your name will be entered to win various prizes. This event is free to the public! If you’re in need of a GPS-enabled device, you can check one out from the Boerne Parks & Recreation department. Learn more here!
When: March 11, 8:00 AM?-?March 21, 8:00 AM
Where: Boerne Parks & Recreation, 402 E Blanco Rd
2. Track Down 15,000 Eggs at the Annual Easter Egg Hunt
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Are you ready for Boerne’s Annual Easter Egg Hunt? This classic event will challenges egg-hunters to collect over 15,000 stuffed eggs! Boerne Parks and Recreation always does this hunt right (in partnership with Boerne Police Officer Association, Boerne YMCA, and Living Hope Church). Besides the usual egg-gathering festivities, kids and parents alike can snap a photo with the Easter Bunny, navigate an inflatable obstacle course, and participate in face painting and crafts! Food trucks and vendors will be available at this event to supplement your morning diet of fun-sized candy bars.
When: Saturday, 10:30am
Where: Boerne City Lake Park, 1 City Lake Rd
3. Buy Your Groceries Locally at the Farmers Market
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Longtime farmers market fans will rejoice to know that Farmer’s Market at the Cibolo has reopened for the season! After their usual Winter hiatus, this weekly market 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!
4. Enjoy the warmer weather at City Lake Park
Image of City Lake Courtesy of the City of Boerne
Spend some time at City Lake Parkthis weekend! Boerne’s abundant well of natural beauty (along with the city’s impressive conservation efforts) mean you don’t have to travel outside city limits to find fresh air. Amenities at City Lake Park include a fishing pier, picnic units with grills, a playground, volleyball court, walking and jogging trails, 9-hole Disc Golf Course, bird observation blind, boat dock, and butterfly garden! If you’re really feeling the summertime vibes, you can head out on Lake Boerne for swimming, fishing and non motorized boating. All 189 acres of this park deserve to be explored! Head over early for your morning run, take the kids for an afternoon of fishing, or bring a picnic meal and watch the sunset over the water.
Where: 1 City Lake Road
When: 7 Days a Week, 5:00am-10:00pm
5. Literally “Jump In” to a Great Sunday Afternoon with Nineteen:Ten Church
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Are your kids tired of the same old Sunday afternoon activities? Are you looking for something to spice up your weekend routine? Head to the Main Plaza on Sunday afternoon to join Nineteen:Ten Church for their annual “Jump In” event! You can’t miss it. The Main Plaza will be chock full of inflatable fun...from bouncy castles to games to whatever you can imagine. All ages can enjoy this bounce-fest: mini-moon bounces will be available to smaller children, and huge obstacle courses will entertain older kiddos and parents. Oh, and did we mention free food? Eat a light lunch and head to Main Plaza at 2:30pm!
Led by Pastor Jason Brown, Nineteen:Ten Church is about developing a community of Christ followers who have been noticeably affected by an authentic encounter with God.
When: Sunday, 2:30pm
Where: Main Plaza, 100 North Main