The month of May is a fabulous time to pack your bags and hit the road for a Texas Hill Country vacation. The weather is perfect and local attractions like the Guadalupe River and Historic Downtown Gruene are significantly less crowded when compared to the summertime. Not to mention, there are tons of fun and entertaining events happening all over the city! Keep reading for a few of our favorite things to do this May in New Braunfels, Texas.
Things to do – May 2022
ARMADILLO RACES – KRAUSES CAFÉ
Come out to watch the Armadillo Race to see which of the state animals wins the race and takes home the gold! Join Krause’s Cafe for family-friendly and professionally monitored races. There will be a set of two races every 30 minutes for those interested in participating. Armadillo handlers will be onsite to help participants get set up with gloves and pick an armadillo. In between races, the handlers will also speak on armadillo education and answer any armadillo-related questions. We will be having LoneStar Beer specials! Tickets are $5 for spectators 12 and older.
MAY 5 – THINGS TO DO IN NEW BRAUNFELS ON CINCO DE MAYO
Texas Ski Ranch
Free to Attend! Be ready for covers of your favorite Hits, Country, and Tejano music all night! Come hungry, Tamale Kings food truck and Ironside’s bar will be keeping the party going into the night
Join Pour Haus in celebrating the 160th anniversary of Cinco De Mayo! We are going to commemorate the day with Mexican cuisine, drinks, and a mariachi band!
Tejano Highway 281 at Krause’s Café
Head to Krause’s Cafe for live music by Tejano Highway 281. Originally from the Rio Grande Valley, Texas, each member has well over 20 years of experience, ranging from Tejano, Conjunto, Top 40, Texas Country, and Rock. They have created a unique style of Tejano/Conjunto music. 2012 & 2013 Tejano Music Award Winners. 2018 Tejano Music Hall of Fame Award Winners. 2018 Tejano Roots Hall of Fame Inductee Chris Rodriguez. 2020 All-Star Music Awards Winners.
MAY 6, 15
NEW BRAUNFELS CRAFT BEER TRAIL
Welcome to the Hill Country Craft Beer Trail by Rockin’ R! Join us for a 4 – 5-hour craft beer extravaganza, for just $30.00 per person (ride only). This tour is designed to give you a taste of the New Braunfels – area craft beer scene. We have several local breweries and eclectic craft beer/specialty bars planned for your group to enjoy!
NEW BRAUNFELS SPORTS & OUTDOORSMEN SHOW
LIFE’S BETTER OUTSIDE!! Bring your whole family out to this unique NB Sports & Outdoorsmen Show bringing Wildlife and Sports activities together under one roof, one weekend in the Central Hill country. A show created for the Hunter, the Fisherman, The Camping enthusiast, and many other hobbies and interests. YOU ARE ALL INVITED!!!
HOST – @HillcountryConferences
DATE & TIME – May 21-22, 2022
Sat 10-5pm & Sun 11-4pm
LOCATION – New Braunfels Civic Center
LIVE MUSIC AT RIO GUADALUPE RESORT
There’s something about listening to live music on the Guadalupe River that just feels right! Tickets are $20 each. Call (830) 964-3613 to secure your ticket before we sell out. Limited quantities available!
RECURRING EVENTS IN NEW BRAUNFELS MAY 2022
SYLVER SPOON FRIDAY AND SATURDAY LIVE THEATER
Casual fine dining restaurant and event venue overlooking the beach at Texas Ski Ranch. We offer lunch, dinner, and live entertainment on weekends. Friday and Saturday at 9 pm we offer live theatrical performances! Sylver Spoon features modern theatre and original and award-winning plays! See you spoon!
LIVE MUSIC EVERY NIGHT AT POUR HAUS
With an indoor and outdoor bar, daily drink specials, and live music 7 nights a week, it’s no wonder the Pour Haus was voted the best bar in New Braunfels. Located in the heart of historic downtown, you can find locals playing cornhole, giant Jenga, or just relaxing in the courtyard and listening to some great music while enjoying great cocktails or cold beers from an impressive beer selection.