Community Calendar

River Retreat: A Total Eclipse on the River

April 4, 2024 1:00pm to 10:00pm

Have you ever wanted to go back in time and relive the bygone eras of music; camp with your best friends; dress up in your best vintage & thrift store outfits; and float the Guadalupe River before everyone else in Texas? Then River Retreat is the contextualized music and camping adventure through the decades you're looking for to accomplish all these desires in one magical weekend!

River Retreat is a music & camping festival showcasing the music birthed from the 60's, 70's, 80's, AND 90's (new addition to 2024). With nightly costume pageants & contests, cleverly curated decorations, and live entertainment, River Retreat has all the nostalgia needed to enjoy the weekend camping alongside the pristine Guadalupe River. Your days will be filled with food and beverage and unforgettable moments with your friends and neighbors splashing about in the river listening to tunes from a different time. As the sun settles, we bust out the bingo, trivia, and live music and carry on into the late night hours.

Each year, we try to add some new elements to the festival and this year is no exception with a pair of gamechangers. Firstly, River Retreat 2024 will see the addition of music and culture from the 1990's. From Ace of Base to Jay Z, we're going to blast those classic jams up and down the river on Saturday. Secondly, and much more intensely, there is a Total Solar Eclipse (more information below) occurring on Monday April 8th and we are offering front row seats to view it on The Lawn at KL On The River. For the first time ever we are offering an Add On that allows you to stay at River Retreat until 3:30 PM Monday, April 8th to view the Total Solar Eclipse.


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5455 River Rd
New Braunfels , Texas 78132