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Valentine’s Day Ideas in Austin | Things to do for Valentine’s Day

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Love is in the air, and it is time to make plans for Valentine’s Day this year! In Austin, Valentine’s Day is more than just a Hallmark holiday. It’s a fun and unique experience that Austinites enjoy and make the best of. Whether you’re going on a date with the love of your life, or you’re single and going out with friends, make it a night to remember and keep it local with these Austin festivities!

Valentine’s Day Events in Austin

Anti-Valentine’s Day Party

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621 Congress Ave #101, Austin, TX 78701

Love stinks, let’s drink. Meet up at Upstairs at Caroline for an Anti-Valentine’s Day Party! If you’re feeling very Valentine Schmalentine this year, Upstairs at Caroline is the place to be! Order the Tainted Love drink special, take more pics than ever before in our halo ring photo-booth and enjoy love bashing throwbacks from 8 pm-11 pm by DJ Alex!

Austin Steam Train Valentine’s Day Flyer

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401 E Whitestone Blvd C-100, Cedar Park, TX 78613

Climb aboard this special Hill Country Flyer to celebrate Valentine’s Day! Beer and wine will be available for purchase in our Cedar Park Car for this special event! Onboard the train, you will wind through the Hill Country, crossing the wooden trestle bridge over the South San Gabriel River and Short Creek Canyon. During your two hour layover in Burnet, you can enjoy lunch on your own, wine, shopping, or a stroll around the historic town square. Finally, relax and enjoy the ride as the train returns to our Cedar Park Depot in the afternoon!

A View For Two

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12129 Ranch Rd 620 N #401, Austin, TX 78750

This style class is perfect for date night! Each painter paints one side of a painting that pieces together to make one painting. The painting is designed to be hung together on a wall. Singles are also welcome to paint the same design on a single canvas. BYOB: your own drinks and food! They provide cups, bottle openers, and wine chill bags. They do not provide eating or serving utensils.

Bazaar Brunch: Valentine’s Edition

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1900 S 1st St, Austin, TX 78704

Stop by Bouldin Creek Cafe for a special Valentine’s Day brunch on February 9th from 10 am to 2 pm! This event will be hosted by Handcrafted and Vintage Market to help support local artists! Enjoy a lovely brunch and sip on a mimosa with your date or your friends and family. This event is free, family-friendly and the best part is that dogs are welcome! Not to mention that Bouldin Creek Cafe serves up one of the best Vegan and Vegetarian Brunches in Austin!

Blue Starlite Drive-In

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2103 E M. Franklin Ave, Austin, TX 78723

Enjoy the classic way of watching movies by sitting in your car with your date. From February 1st to the 15th, celebrate Valentine’s Day with Blue Starlite Drive-In for a romantic movie night out by watching The Princess Bride, Breakfast at Tiffany’s, Clueless, Say Anything, Grease, Casablanca, The Notebook, True Romance, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Roman Holiday, and 16 Candles! This will be a night you won’t forget!

Bob Schneider and the Moonlight Orchestra

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10 W Willie Nelson Blvd #1B, Austin, TX 78701

Treat yourself and your sweetheart to a romantic Valentine’s evening with Bob Schneider and The Moonlight Orchestra with special guests the Tosca String Quartet and more! This Valentine’s Day show will include Bob Schneider’s classic love songs as well as favorites from the Bob Schneider songbook!

Chateau Bellevue Valentine’s Open House

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708 San Antonio St, Austin, TX 78701

Join Chateau Bellevue on February 9th from 3 pm – 5 pm for their first-ever Valentine’s Day-themed Open House! Tour their beautiful and historic venue while sampling delicious food and sipping on a Valentine’s craft cocktail. This is also a wonderful opportunity to meet some fantastic local vendors! From DJs to Florists, they will have it all! Not to mention all the dessert vendors, so save room for some tasty sweets! Bring your friends and loved ones, but remember there is limited admittance, so don’t forget to RSVP today!

Crafturday: Valentine’s Day Pop-Up Cards

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651 N Pleasant Valley Rd, Austin, TX 78702

Crafturday is a free monthly arts and crafts workshop held at the Cepeda Branch of the Austin Public Library. Create lovely pop-up cards to let that special someone know you care! All ages welcome, and all materials provided! Please RSVP by registering and join them on Saturday, February 8th, for their Valentine’s Day workshop.

Cupid Cruises Valentine’s Day

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74 Trinity St, Austin, TX 78701

Treat your valentine by enjoying a lovebird’s “cruise” on Lady Bird Lake at Congress Avenue Kayaks this Valentine’s Day! Limited reservations are available for a one-hour open paddle in a two-person kayak at 2 pm on February 14th and the 15th. This is an amazing date for couples who love the outdoors and adventure!

Cupid’s Race and Fun Run

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Georgetown Square

Join the City of Georgetown for the 25th annual Cupid’s Chase 5K Run and Walk; which has now become a community tradition! The 5k race is a flat-and-fast course showcasing the downtown Georgetown area, as well as Southwestern University and local parks.

Crush’N You – Nothing But The Feels

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807 E 4th St, Austin, TX 78702

Crush’N You – Nothing But The Feels brings the best live R&B artists to the romantic stage, has jazzy decor and visual art, couple’s shoots, and your host, DJ Yo Colombo live until 2 am! Originating in LA, DJ Yo Colombo founded the movement and relocated to Austin, where he has decided to continue the brand’s legacy! Whether you’re celebrating love or celebrating life, do it at THE FIRST Austin, TX Crush’N You Party this Valentine’s Day!

Crux Climbing Date Night

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121 Pickle Rd #100, Austin, TX 78704

Start your afternoon on South Congress for Crux’s monthly Date Night. You and your belay buddy can enjoy 2 for $32 combo price, including day pass (gear included) for Crux and two drink tickets for Cosmic Coffee + Beer Garden!

Dancing at Broken Spoke

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3201 S Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78704

Start your afternoon on South Congress for Crux’s monthly Date Night. You and your belay buddy can enjoy 2 for $32 combo price, including day pass (gear included) for Crux and two drink tickets for Cosmic Coffee + Beer Garden!

Date With Bollywood

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13376 Research Blvd #505, Austin, TX 78750

Dress in your best Bollywood or Cocktail attire and attend a Dance Social designed for you to show-off your Bollywood Dance Skills as a couple. A perfect pre-dinner Valentine activity! Join Monsoon Dance for a glamorous dance social at the beautiful Ben Hur Shriner Ballroom. There will be wine, finger food, a photo booth, and couple games that are all included in the ticket price of $45 per couple!

Delysia Chocolatier

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2000 Windy Terrace #2c, Austin, TX 78726

Delysia Chocolatier offers award-winning artisan confections that take chocolate to new horizons and push culinary boundaries in the most deliciously creative ways. Every product is handmade using the finest quality with chocolate, and the freshest ingredients so you can enjoy chocolate near perfection! Join them for their complimentary chocolate tastings from 12 to 5 pm every weekend! Walk-ins welcome, no reservations or tickets necessary.

HeartByrne Valentine’s Day

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310 E 3rd St, Austin, TX 78701

This year, HeartByrne is having their Valentine’s show at The Sunset Room, a swanky and intimate downtown venue. Enjoy two sets of high-energy Talking Heads classics, the perfect wrap up to your Valentine’s date night! HeartByrne pays tribute to Talking Heads and David Byrne, who fused pop, funk, art rock, and African rhythms into perhaps the most adventurous, danceable, and timeless music to emerge from the new wave movement.

Love Is A Funny Thing!

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617 Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78701

Celebrate Valentine’s Day with your loved one and the fanciest improv comedy in Austin. Or just the improv if you’re single this year. The Hideout Theatre invites you for a charming evening of improv games, scenes, musical numbers, chocolate, and flowers that will fuel the fire of your love or ease the pain of lovelessness! Their cast of experienced, professional, award-winning improv performers is sure to provide you with a hilariously entertaining evening! The Hideout is conveniently located in the heart of Austin, so enjoy a romantic dinner at a restaurant before or after the show!

Love & Laugh Valentine Day Bash

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16912 N Interstate Hwy 35, Austin, TX 78728

Hanovers 2.0 is bringing you the best of both worlds with live band R&B and a comedy show for a great night of entertainment! This is the perfect date night if you love music and comedies! There are couples packages available if you are celebrating that special occasion. It can also be a great night out with friends and family. Hanovers 2.0 will be featuring the funniest comedians out of Houston, including Lil Darrell and MC Lotto. Live music with be performed from Distinguished Soundz Band and Chris Trailor from Dallas.

Name a Cockroach After Your Ex

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If you’re still hurting after an ex broke your heart, there’s a new way to get back at them: Name a cockroach after them. You can unleash your petty side with Hemsley Conservation Centre’s new “name a cockroach” program. In addition to naming a cockroach, participants will get a certificate! For those who are interested in participating in the campaign, you can add the “Name A Cockroach” option to your cart on Hemsley’s website.

Plant Night: Valentine’s Day Special

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440 E St Elmo Rd, Austin, TX 78745

Dig, drink, and be merry! Choose from a selection of glass planters and decor options to craft your own one-of-a-kind succulent garden! Bring the one you love and make sure to use the code YAYAUSTIN at checkout for $5 off every ticket!

Valentine’s Date Night On Lake Austin

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3825 Lake Austin Blvd, Austin, TX 78703

Spend your Valentine’s Day lakeside with Mozart’s Coffee Roasters! Perfect for a romantic date with your loved one or a night out with the ladies! They are turning our lakeside deck into a curated candlelit Valentine’s Day dessert and coffee experience just for you. Come hungry for a 3-course dessert tasting with specially crafted Valentine’s Day special desserts and coffee pairings with each dessert. There will also be live music by Sarah Hall and Chloe Youtsey!

Valentine’s Date Night Pretzel Party

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709 E 6th St, Austin, TX 78701

Learn how to make Easy Tiger’s signature soft pretzels in their 6th Street Bakery classroom! This 3-hour class will take you and your partner through the process of shaping and twisting pretzel dough. Their bakers will demonstrate how to dip, salt and bake pretzel; no experience necessary, all you knead is love! Bring the one who ties your heart in a knot; this Pretzel Party is for lovers! The evening includes food, drinks, and one dozen of your pretzel creations to take home!

Valentine’s Day at W Austin

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200 Lavaca St, Austin, TX 78701

Join W Austin in the Record Room and Tequila Bar for all the sugary, fun, candy necklace making with some surprise pop-up samples and ways to treat someone special for Valentine’s Day. Show them your Bumble app for a complimentary cocktail, meet your match on the app, and get another complimentary cocktail for your plus one or for your new crush! Hallmark overrated? You can also go to the Secret Bar filled with piñata hearts to smash and notes to pass across the bar! W Austin is the perfect place for couples or heartbroken singles!

Valentine’s Day Eve Singles Mingle for Austin Singles

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305 W 6th St, Austin, TX 78701

So you’re single. Rather than spending Valentine’s Day Eve staying in and watching a Lifetime movie of the week, why not go out on what is the biggest night of the year in Austin and line yourself up a date for Valentine’s Day? Harsh but true reality: Valentine’s Day is actually one of the best nights to go out in the city because you’re almost 100% guaranteed the “singles” you’re meeting are legitimately single!

Valentine’s Day Truffles + Beer Flight

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61 Rainey St, Austin, TX 78701

Join Craft Pride for their 7th Annual Valentine’s Day Truffles + Beer Flight collaboration with Krystal from Intero! Come experience the fun and unique discovery of flavor with chocolates made specifically to pair with each beer in the flight. Artisanal truffles, craft beer, live music, and Via 313 for dinner make for a perfect night out on the town!

Valentine’s Day with Drinks and Axe Throwing

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812 Airport Blvd, Austin, TX 78702

Love and Axes are in the air! Spice up your Valentine’s Day with Drinks and Axe Throwing! There’s nothing more exciting than a first date, a first kiss, or throwing your first bullseye together! $50 gets you an hour of axe throwing for two and a glass of sparkling wine each to keep you hydrated (BYO beer and wine after that). You’ll be sharing a lane with up to 4 other axe throwing romantics, so you’ll have time in between throwing to enjoy the drinks.

Valentine’s Pop Up Party

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1023 Springdale Rd building 6b, Austin, TX 78721

Join The Paper + Craft Pantry for a Sunday Funday filled with all of their favorite things just in time for Valentine’s Day! They’ve rounded up some incredible small businesses that will be popping up in their studio for the afternoon. In addition to picking up the perfect card and stationery from their shop, you’ll be able to pick up flowers to baked goods and locally made bath goodies to on-the-spot custom poetry for the loves in your lives!

Valentine Sunset Dinner Cruise

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208 Barton Springs Rd, Austin, TX 78704

Spend Valentine’s Day on a sunset dinner cruise for 2 hours on the Lone Star in downtown Austin from 6 to 8 pm. A perfect view of the skyline as the suns sets and soft music playing as we cruise river while you enjoy dinner. For dinner, there will be awesome fajitas, plus all the extras and dessert too! Non-alcoholic drinks included; BYOB for all alcohol.

You Make My Heart POP-UP

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1211 E 11th St #201, Austin, TX 78702

You Make My Heart POP-UP is an interactive and immersive balloon experience in the heart of Austin. This event was created by fellow Austinite and local small business owner Starr of Texas who has been styling balloons all over this wonderful city. Starr knows what people expect from an interactive and immersive event and the photos you want to create and share, her pop-ups bring all the creative content vibes alive. Make it a date day or grab your favorite galentines; you’re not going to want to miss this sweet event.

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