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Your guide to summer fun in Boerne

Discover what Boerne, TX has to offer this season.

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There’s fun for the whole family waiting for you in Boerne.

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You don’t have to leave the Lonestar state for your next getaway. Head to Boerne — about two hours from Austin.

Whether you’re a solo traveler or getting away with friends or family, the area is filled with fun, seasonal day trip activities. Explore Boerne’s charming downtown, take a step back in time and learn about its rich history, and more during your visit.

Here’s what we’re adding to our itinerary:

🌻 Browse local bites, blooms, and produce

Boerne now boasts two different farmers markets:

  • A Day at the Farm | If it’s homemade, handmade, or fresh and tasty, get it at the weekly Farmers Market at the Cibolo every Saturday.
  • Boerne Farmers Market | Visit this weekly Tuesday market just steps from the Hill Country Mile for a wide selection of handmade + homegrown goods from local farmers, artisans, and producers.

🪡 Get creative

You can’t visit Boerne without adding some Lone Star charm to your wardrobe. Schedule time to add some sparkle and sass to your outfit with a hat from The Pearl Antler. Or, head to J. Forks to customize a hat and shop Southwest-inspired jewelry. Pro tip: Ask about their complimentary whiskey bar so you can sip while you shop.

Feeling crafty? Head to The Downtown DIY, home to all-inclusive creative experiences, classes, workshops + more. Visitors can expect different daily specials, like a candle bar, a kids’ corner, customizable textiles, and more, to cater to creatives of all kinds.

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There’s no denying that the Texas Hill Country is an ideal year-round destination for Texans seeking to hit the road for an adventure.

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🌳 Head outdoors

Get in touch with local flora and fauna at The Cibolo, a 100-acre park that covers a variety of ecosystems. It also has lots of programming and monthly Moondance concerts in the summer.

Need a nighttime activity? Old Tunnel Bat Cave is nearby and makes for a good evening adventure.

River Road Park recently underwent a major restoration and renovation. It’s easily accessible while enjoying the Hill Country Mile, Boerne’s historic arts and shopping district.

Get out on the water at Boerne City Lake Park with water craft rentals and sailing options available to visitors. Pro tip: The Random Beer Garden is right next door.

⭐ Explore Boerne’s history + heritage

Deepen your knowledge of the area with a DIY Walking Tour (featuring 100+ historic properties), get locked up in a historic jail cell at The Old Jail Museum, or see blacksmith demonstrations at The Agricultural Museum & Art Complex.

For history buffs, take a tour of the Kuhlman-King Historical Complex, a historic Boerne home that dates back to the 1880s, and learn about the German family that once lived there, every second and fourth Saturday.

🎶 Catch a concert

There are plenty of opportunities to grab a drink and enjoy live music throughout the summer in Boerne. Here’s a rundown of our top concert picks:

  • Black Rifle Block Parties | This old-fashioned block party features live music, great food, and a car show.
  • Moondance Concerts | Grab your lawn chairs, coolers, and friends, and head over for some enjoy live music from local bands under the oak trees at the Cibolo.
  • Abendkonzerte | Join the Boerne community and the Boerne Village Band, the longest continuously playing German band outside of Germany, for an Abendkonzert (evening concert) on the lawn at Main Plaza. They will enchant you with traditional German music and tales of Boerne’s historic past.
  • Summer Concert Series | Catch a free concert at Free Roam Brewing Co. each Wednesday (starting today) this summer.

🍷 Wine and dine

During a trip to Boerne, there are many opportunities to eat in locally-owned restaurants. There’s something for every type of tastebud or mood, from contemporary casual and brewpubs to hometown bakeries and stylish continental — and everything in between.

Beverage connoisseurs can explore several craft breweries in town and wineries in the area. Cheers, Austin.

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