5 Things to Do in Boerne this Weekend

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!

Clown Around With Carson and Barnes Circus

This weekend, you have the opportunity to clown around withCarson and Barnes...the world’s biggest "big top" circus! Known for The Asian Elephants, the stars of the show, Carson and Barnes is the last big top circus to feature these majestic creatures. Overflowing with talent, the circus also includes exhibitions by Mexico’s Rosales Family (four generations of Circus tradition), the Dominguez Extreme Riders (who display motorcycling extremity), Miss Gabriella Cavallini with her sky high trapeze, and famous ringmaster Jairo Ojeda, who keeps the show moving at a rapid-fire pace. Along with these crowd favorites, The Carson and Barnes Circus features a myriad of other exciting activities. This show is a must see!

When: Friday, April 22, 2016 - 4:30pm & 7:30pm

Where: Kendall County Fair Grounds (1307 River Rd)

Take a Trip Back in Time at Hot Rod Night!

Image Courtesy of SATX Music

Hot Rod Saturday Nights are reminiscent of Old Fashioned Americana Street Parties. Come and show off your ride or check out the classics that are there for viewing. All rides are welcome- old or new! This is a public and free event for Boerne locals and visitors to link up with old friends and meet some new ones. Hosted by Soda Pops, this event will have vintage scenery, delicious burgers, and decadent milk shakes. Sit back and relax with some great food and delicious beer and wine, all while enjoying this Saturday’s show, which features The Blast Band on the patio!

*Seating is limited so make sure to bring chairs for prime viewing

When: Saturday, April 23, 2016 - 6:30pm

Where: Soda Pops (103 N. Main)

Sway Under the Full Moon at the Cibolo Nature Center

The full moon is in full swing, and the Cibolo Nature Center is taking this quite literally with a Moondance Concert! Dance the night away under beautiful oak trees and shining stars for a truly magical springtime experience. Make sure to bring your lawn chair, blanket, and picnic (if desired) and enjoy music by Strahan & The Good Neighbors and Summer Dean. Dress is casual, and both kids and (friendly) dogs on leashes are always welcome. Delicious food and drinks by Firehouse Fare food truck and The Paciugo Italian Gelato will be available to satisfy your cravings. Doors open at 7:00 PM, and music starts at 7:30 PM. Come join us for an evening of outdoor fun to support nature education and outreach programs at Cibolo Nature Center & Farm.

When: Saturday, April 23, 2016- 7:00pm

Where: Cibolo Nature Center (140 City Park Road)

Try Your Morning Yoga With a Twist

Shake up your Saturday morning routine with paddle board yoga at Boerne City Lake! Whether you're an advanced yogi or a beginner seeking a challenge, this class is open to all skill levels and the perfect activity to start your Saturday morning. This class will incorporate elements of vinyasa flow and breathing designed to balance you on and off the paddle boards. Paddle board yoga will help you engage your core, improve your balance, and refine your yoga technique- all while enjoying the splendor of hill country nature. Unify your mind and sprit together this Saturday morning at paddle board yoga.

When: Saturday 9:30 am

Where: Boerne City Lake (Hill Country Paddle Sports- Boerne City Lake boat ramp)

Savor Some Authentic Texas BBQ

For many the name "Texas" is synonymous with good barbecue! Get your Texas fix at Klein Smokehaus: one of the best-rated authentic BBQ joints in Boerne, Texas. The menu includes succulent smoked meats and sausages, hand-cut steaks and chops, exotic game, and oak-smoked bacon to surely satisfy any craving. What sets this smokehouse apart from the rest is the authentic history. German settlers who fell in love with the Hill Country found venison to be the prime meat for a tasty smoked dish, thus becoming a Boerne tradition since 1950. The delicious smoked meats and sausages are made in small batches with fresh products and aromatic smoke from native oak hardwoods. Do yourself (and your taste buds) a favor this weekend, and stop by Klein Smokehaus.

When: Friday 9AM–6PM & Saturday 9AM–3PM

Where: 342 N Main St