Valentine’s Day Ideas in Austin
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 but a fun and unique experience that Austinites enjoy. Make it a night to remember and keep it local with these Austin festivities!
Best Things to do for Valentine’s Day in Austin:
- Love Stinks at Antonelli’s
- Delysia Chocolatier
- Blue Starlite Drive-In
- EVOLVE Valentine’s Day Party
- Valentine’s Day with Carousel Lounge
- Bob Schneider and the Moonlight Orchestra
- Bazaar Brunch: Valentine’s Edition
- The Birdcage Valentine’s Day Feast
- Proof and Cooper Date Night
- Grey Rock Valentine’s Day Buffet Dinner
- Heartbyrne Valentine’s Show
- Oasis Sweetheart Dinner
- Valentine’s Day at TRIO
- Date With Bollywood
- Dancing at Broken Spoke
- Ratchet Valentine’s Day Party
- Cupid Cruises Valentine’s Day
- Cupid’s Race and Fun Run
- Paramount Break-a-Leg Run
- Lonely Hearts Club
- Valentine’s Gay
- Veg Speed Dating
Whether you’re single and love stinks, or you’re so cheese-y in love that it stinks, Antonelli’s Cheese Shop is celebrating Valentine’s Day by sharing their favorite stinky and funky cheeses with you! They’ll be featuring seven kinds of cheese and four food pairings along with the cheese such as fresh bread, olives, and nuts. You can purchase wine or beer from their Cheese Shop or bring your own ($4 set up fee). Make sure to sign up quickly, so you don’t have to be on the waiting list!
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 on February 10th! Walk-ins welcome, no reservations or tickets necessary.
Enjoy the classic way of watching movies by sitting in your car with your date. This Valentine’s Day join Blue Starlite Drive-In for a romantic movie night out by watching The Princess Bride, Breakfast at Tiffany’s and 16 Candles! This will be a night you won’t forget!
EVOLVE will be hosting their Valentine’s Day party from 8 to 10 pm on February 10th! Live music by the noted pianist Vincent Wiley and nationally acclaimed neo-soul songstress, Melsoul Tree will captivate you while you enjoy dancing to their beautiful songs! Then continue your romantic night after 10 pm as their special guest from LA, DJ Jeremy Roberts, holds it down and keeps you rocking on the dance floor! A portion of proceeds goes toward JUMPUP inc., an education affirmation program benefiting students of Caribbean descent in need.
Carousel Lounge is a quirky and spacious lounge with a circus motif theme and attracts Austinites with its jukebox, frequent live music and cheap beer and wine! They will be hosting a special Valentine’s Day concert on February 10th featuring Ready Betty, Mother Rukkus, and The Stone Robots! If you want to have a weird and fun Valentine’s Day, then come to Carousel Lounge!
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!
Stop by Bouldin Creek Cafe for a special Valentine’s Day brunch on February 11th 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!
This Valentine’s Day, come and celebrate the day with this classic comedy starring Robin Williams and Nathan Lane at Alamo Drafthouse Lakeline! While watching the movie, waiters will serve up with a four-course wedding feast style dinner! The menu will include Bay Scallop mango ceviche, Mofongo with chicken garlic sauce, blackened Mahi-Mahi with rice and black beans and chocolate coffee flan for dessert!
Join Proof and Cooper for a Valentine’s Day date! Start your evening off with one of their famous cocktails, local draft beers, or a glass of wine. Their beautiful banquet room will be fully decorated for the event to make your night more romantic! Sit back and relax with your sweetheart during dinner while being served a gourmet dinner with sparkling white wine, appetizers, salad, ribeye steak or seared chicken breasts, and ends with chocolate cake or strawberry cheesecake!
Looking for a place to have Valentine’s Day Dinner with that special loved one? Plan a special Valentine’s Day dinner overlooking Grey Rock’s beautiful Hill Country views with your date! Call or email Grey Rock to RSVP a spot before the event fills up! Grey Rock Golf and Tennis members are $25 per person, and non-members are $30 per person.
HeartByrne makes their long-awaited return to the legendary Antone’s Nightclub for a very special Valentine’s Day performance! The band fused pop, funk, art rock, and African rhythms into the most adventurous, danceable and timeless music! So make dinner plans and then slide over to Antone’s at 9 pm to cap off a fantastic Valentine’s day! This one is not to be missed!
Enjoy a romantic prix-fixe menu for two on Valentine’s at the Oasis’s Annual Sweetheart Dinner! Watch the Texas sunset while enjoying a delicious dinner! They will be serving Filet mignon, Yukon potato risotto, pan seared sea bass and parmesan gratin potatoes! Reservations are required for this event, so make sure to RSVP by calling or emailing the Oasis.
Look no further than James Flowers’ rock roots for the inspiration behind the 2018 Valentine’s Day dinner menu. Each course is inspired by rock legends such as Jimi Hendrix (Egg Yolk Ravioli) and the Rolling Stones (Coffee and Sugar-Rubbed Rib Cap Steak)! And Executive Pastry Chef Amanda Pallagi Naim added to the playlist-on-a-plate with two dessert options for the evening!
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 $40 per couple!
There ain’t nothin more romantic than two-steppin the night away together. Check out their website for new updates on the Valentine’s dance event!
If you don’t want to have a traditional Valentine’s date, then come to the 1st annual ratchet Valentine’s Day party hosted by Vulcan Gas Company! DJ Versus, Lady Versus, and DJ Twist will be playing some of the best upbeat music from the past to today in the mix! There will also be a special mix from Stefan on the drums with DJ Versus. This party is free for adults 21 and up and $10 for 18-20 and will be held on February 10th from 9pm to 2am!
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 from 12 pm to 4 pm on Valentine’s Day. This is an amazing date for couples who love the outdoors and adventure!
Join the City of Georgetown for the 23rd 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.
The Paramount Break-a-Leg 5K runs through downtown Austin and supports the historic Paramount and Stateside Theaters. The Paramount is thrilled to be partnering with Austin Marathon and Half Marathon and honored to be the beneficiary of the Austin Marathon 5K. This race is an ideal marriage of two Austin icons; the Paramount Theatre and the Austin Marathon and Half Marathon.
Join the Lonely Hearts Club and Eastside Pop Up for an afternoon of shopping and socializing on the patio at Shangri La. If you need to find something for that special someone, or yourself, they’ve got you covered! Baton Creole will be opening at 2 pm, so make sure to come hungry and thirsty for drinks!!! They will also be hosting a raffle and accepting donations for Planned Parenthood (Shangri La will be donating 100% of their profits).
The Volstead is a classic vintage cocktail lounge with a little bit of east side dive bar vibes. Inspired by old-world New Orleans, The Volstead serves everything from traditional and seasonal house cocktails to European wines and your favorite tall boy beer. This Valentine’s day the Volstead is twisting things up and will be hosting a Valentine’s Gay night will a lot of dancing and music! So grab your date or a friend and enjoy a fun Valentine’s night!
If you’re tired of online dating, exhausted by meeting someone only to discover they’re nothing like their profile, speed dating is an alternative! CU29 Cocktail Bar is putting together comfortable and chic venues with a cosmopolitan sensibility for vegetarians and vegans! Unparalleled service and personable hosts will create an environment just for your speed. This is a great event to find the perfect person who has something in common with you!
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