things to do for valentines day in austin

Whether you’re looking to find a date, celebrate your loved one, or show kids what V-Day is all about, ATX On Budget has you covered! We’ve looked for events for couples, singles, and people with kids so there’s a little something here for everyone.

Check out our list of Things to Do for Valentine’s Day in Austin:



Celebrate Not Celebrating Valentine’s Day

Punch Bowl Social is hosting an anti-Valentine’s Day party for those who are single, curious, taken, or unsure! As long as you are ready to not-celebrate, this is the party for you! They’ll also be serving up their featured punch, Shot Through the Heart, with no strings attached. This arcade and party spot has no cover charge, just pay for your food, drinks, and activities!

Puppy Love Valentine’s Day

Haymaker is having a special Valentine’s celebration for those who love four legged friends! Enjoy a happy hour with the possibility of puppy adoptions. Dogs and puppies will be on site, available for adoption into their fur-ever homes. They will have drink specials all day long, plus $1 from every themed cocktail will go back to Lucky Lab Rescue. There is no cover charge but hopefully you take home a doggy! This event runs from 5 – 7 pm.

A View for Two

Part of the fun at Painting with a Twist is that you each paint the same scene but the works turn out so differently! This local painting party location is BYOB and BYOF- bring your own food! You will be taught how to paint a particular picture, with your wine glass by your side. Classes are $40 per person.

Kick Axe Valentine’s Day

Hatchet Alley is a fun, interactive bar where you can learn axe throwing! You’ll get an overview of what to do, plus delicious brews. Tickets are $18 per person and includes 90 hours of axe-throwing. Or, you can purchase a package for couples, three people, or more!

This Is How We Do It

The Upside Rooftop Bar is hosting a Junior High-themed Valentine’s Dance. There’s no cover, plus they will have drink specials and a live DJ. The party starts at 9 pm!

Valentine’s Day Dinner Cruise

This Sunset Dinner Cruise is the perfect way to romance someone. Get a perfect view of the Austin skyline, two hours on the water, fajitas and fixins, and you can even BYOB! Tickets are $64 per person with tax and tip included.

Valentine’s at Pinballz Arcade

This local funplex is making a special offer for lovers and friends on V-Day! Enjoy a $20 game card, one large pizza, and two soft drinks for just $30 per person- that’s a steal! It’s a great way to steal someone’s heart! Best of all, you don’t even have to RSVP or bring a date, just show up with a friend!

Valentine’s Day Acoustic Show with Wild Child

Cactus Cafe is hosting this free, live show with acoustic sounds by Wild Child. There is no cover charge, just pay for your food and drinks. The music starts at 8:30 pm.

Galentine’s Day Comedy Show & Trivia

Rosewood is hosting this fun, no cover event for singles, gal pals, and friends! The comedy show starts at 6:30, trivia will be right afterward. Be sure your phone is fully charged, you will need it!



Valentine’s Day Pop Up Shop 

Caffe Medici is hosting a pop up shop where you can pre-order flowers, shop hand made water color prints, Oatly ice cream Sundaes, cookies from Teddy V., take pictures at the photo booth, and much more. This event is family-friendly and happening from 11 am to 3 pm.

Valentine’s Day Sing-A-Long with Miss Ariel

The Toybrary is a local event venue for kids and they’re hosting a special Love Day party for kids and families! Pay regular admission at $12 per child and get a chance to play, sing a long, make crafts and cards, and more.

Yawp Valentine’s Exchange

This free event is happening at Pease Park. All you do is bring a box and at least 40 Valentine’s Day cards to pass out. You don’t want to be late or the kids will not get as many Valentine’s Day cards and they’ll be sad. Do bring a snack to share! The event starts promptly at 12 noon- get there early!

BOGO at the Blanton Museum of Art

Celebrate the day of love with a tour of the local museum! For one day only, they are offering a buy-one, get-one on admission. Just pay for your ticket and your date is free! You can also purchase online with the code IHEARTBLANTON.

Parent’s Night Out Valentine’s Edition

Code Ninjas is an after school, educational camp, and fun class facilitator for kids who are interested in STEM! Bring the kids for three and a half hours of interactive games, card decorating, a racing Cupid contest, and more. Admission is $45 per child for nonmembers.


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