Can you believe it’s already February? Cupid is right around the corner and you’re not alone if you’ve found yourself wondering, “are there places to go for Valentine’s day near me this year?” The answer is, YES! Whether you’re single, a couple, or a family with kids; there are a wide variety of events for Valentine’s Day in Austin. Read on for all of the ways you can celebrate the day of love, whether you are looking to get out-and-about or would prefer to cozy-up at home. And the best part is that these fun events don’t have to break your bank!
Here is our guide to Romantic and Other Fun events for Valentine’s Day 2021 in Austin
ROMANTIC EVENTS FOR COUPLES AND SINGLES:
Looking for a Valentine’s day concert experience like no other? Talking Heads tribute band, Heartbyrne, will be preforming at ACL Live at The Moody Theater on February 20th for a high energy night of pop, funk, art rock, and African rhythms. Socially distanced ticket prices vary, depending on your selected location within the performance hall. Even the most reserved concert-goer will be hard pressed not to get on their feet and dance to the timeless classics of David Byrne.
Why do we celebrate Valentine’s Day? Because it’s an excuse to eat chocolate! That’s why. This year, Antonelli’s Cheese Shop is hosting a virtual cheese and chocolate experience- a match made in heaven. Tickets start at $50 per plate, each including 7 cheeses and 7 chocolates available for pick-up prior to the event. If you’re looking to experience a romantic night out, in the comfort of your own home, this event hits the mark.
Celebrate love over 3 courses at the renowned Eddie V’s Steakhouse. They will be offering a French-inspired Prix Fixe dinner, as well as a special Black Tie Marketplace Box to share. Your choice can be in the ambience of the restaurant’s dining room or picked up for preparation at home. If you’re wondering how to celebrate Valentine’s Day the old-fashioned way, this is it.
If you’re wondering, “what valentine’s day events near me offer dinner and a show,” Hamilton Pool Vineyards and Farm will be hosting a three course dinner followed by live comedy from Dean Stanfield. Tickets are $85 and wine will be available for purchase. They say laughter is the key to the heart…
What says romance more than oysters and wine!? This year, for $70, Austin Winery and Austin Oyster Co. have teamed up to create an enjoy-at-home package that includes one or two dozen oysters, garnishes, one of three paired wine bottles, shucking knife and gloves. It’s a great deal and is sure to be a great time!
Love isn’t just for couples! If you’re looking to celebrate with girlfriends (or just your pro-gal friends), one of the best places for Valentine’s Day in Austin will be online with the ladies of Women in Television & Film Austin. Join them for a night of rom-com trivia while sipping a cocktail created from one of their recipes specific to the event. You’ll have a chance to win gift cards to local shops and eateries and the event is FREE!
Enjoy a special dinner with your special someone. The menu that include lobster, crisp duck, and more was created by Edna Lewis, one of the greatest of American chefs and the African-American woman known for almost single-handedly reviving the almost forgotten art of refined Southern cooking. You’ll pick up tips while you enjoy your meal, as chefs show you how to make each dish. The event is $75 per person and come with wine pairings.
EVENTS FOR FAMILIES AND EVERYONE ELSE:
Explore Science and Technology through this free virtual event hosted by Girlstart! Activities include trying to pump water as fast as your heart, using gummy bears to discover the science behind osmosis, exploring the precision and accuracy with Cupid’s arrow, and a heart cup stacking engineering challenge. Activity materials will be posted in advance
Why not snuggle up with your loved ones and let Nate’s Baked Goods make you “Breakfast in Bed.” This Valentine’s Day, they will be offering a meal that features items like handmade quiche, heart-shaped biscuits with cinnamon butter, and chocolate-dipped local strawberries!
Love is in the air at Austin’s own Blue Starlight Drive-In Theater. Celebrate Valentine’s Day, under the stars, watching your favorite films. There will be a variety of showings offered throughout the week, both single and double features, so you can make it a date night or a family affair. The choice is yours!
If you’re looking for an amazing Valentine’s Day Weekend, Fredericksburg is the place to be! This kid and pet friendly event will include live music, helicopters, hot air balloons, fireworks, vendors, cocktails, oysters, and of course- champagne. Admission spaces are limited so you will want to purchase tickets early.
High 5 Lakeway will be hosting a Valentine’s Day family party that includes bowling, food, drinks, and of course- fun! Packages range from $69.99 – $117.99 depending on how many are in your group.
The Domain Northside property will be spreading all things love this month. Highlights will include a selfie wall made up of candy hearts, a 30-foot long LED heart tunnel, and a number of art installations. Tag yourself in a photo and you’ll have a chance of being featured on the center’s Instagram!
Join your kid(s) for a craft workshop full of Valentine’s Day themed projects. Admission is $55, suggested ages is 6-12, and a list of easy-to-find materials will be provided prior to the class. Your littles will have a blast making papercraft cards and the perfect Valentine’s day gift for their friends and family.
Not into Valentine’s day events? Check out our list of other fun things to to in Austin this week!