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Dang it. More bad news about Hamilton Pool. The earliest swimming will be allowed this week will be Thursday. If you have reservations for today or tomorrow, you can go to the park, but no swimming will be allowed. If you have reservations for Thursday or Friday, be sure to contact the park to see whether swimming will be allowed during your reservation. If you have friends who have reservations, let them know.

Hooray! Saturday it will be time for the annual Riverfest in Bandera on the banks of the gorgeous Medina River. There will be a river rodeo, kayak races, an anything that floats flotilla, dog fetching competition, food and drinks, watermelons, a barbecue contest, and a whole lot more. When it gets too hot in the afternoon, you can go for a dip in the river. Have fun.

Good news — flows on the Nueces are higher than usual for this time of year. It is a good time to head over to Neal’s if you want to enjoy their beautiful swimming hole. Get there early, it will be crowded in the afternoon.

Don’t forget that tomorrow is Juneteenth. Time to celebrate. Have fun.

Saturday would be a good time to head over to Stonewall when organizers will be holding their annual Peach Fest. There will be a parade, a 42 tournament, muttin bustin, goat ropin, a rodeo, peach preserve and peach cobbler competitions, washer throwin, BBQ dinners, and then a big dance later at night. Have fun.

This week’s swimming hole pick is the gorgeous Landa Pool in New Braunfels. It is a fantastic spring-fed pool and you have to go there at least once. Go before noon to avoid the heavy weekend crowds.

This week’s pick for tubing is at the Lions Club on the San Marcos River in San Marcos. It is a lazy stretch of the river until you get to the three drops at Rio Vista. Have fun and get there before noon to avoid the heavy weekend crowds.

If you want to get outside without melting this weekend you should consider heading over to Guadalupe River State Park on Saturday. In the morning you can go for a guided hike over at Honey Creek and that afternoon you can go for a swim in the river. To make sure you get in, make sure to get online and reserve a spot.

Looking for a reason to go to Boerne? Here’s one — the big Burges Fest is happening this weekend. On Saturday there will be a big parade and afterwards there will be German music, dancing, dachshund races, carnival rides, sausages, arts and crafts, beverages and other activities. Have fun.

Flows on the Guadalupe below Canyon are at 267 cfs right now. Conditions should be OK for tubing. Depending on where you go there might be a little walking, but probably not much. Call your outfitter to get detailed information before heading out because conditions on the river will vary. Have fun and remember to hit the water before noon to avoid the crowds.

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