Free Date Nights in Austin, August 27 – September 2, 2019

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Needing a day or night out without the kids? You’ve come to the right place. Here are the best FREE date ideas in Austin this week.

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Tuesday, August 27 through Monday, September 2

Hill Country Galleria Hosts Ladies Night Out
Tuesday, August 27 | from 5 to 9 p.m. | Hill Country Galleria, 12700 Hill Country Boulevard
A night of beauty, shopping, happy hours and more, Hill Country Galleria is hosting Ladies Night Out Tuesday, August 27 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. This event starts at Lure by Y&F where guests can check in to receive their “stroll map” detailing all of the special offers available to them throughout the evening. The first 50 ladies that check-in will receive a VIP swag bag that includes make-up and beauty products from Dillard’s, accessories, workout passes, and more! Everyone who attends the event will receive a complimentary beverage from Shiner while supplies last. Enter to win giveaways like a shopping spree, spa gift basket, and a high-fashion leather clutch. This event is free and open to the public. 

Hispanic Heritage Celebration
Wednesday, August 28 | from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. | APL Twin Oaks Branch, 1800 South 5th Street
Bring the whole family to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month at the Twin Oaks Branch with local school ballet folklorico and mariachi groups, the band Los pinkys, food, crafts, a selfie station and more! All ages welcome!

Bee Well with Bumble
Wednesday, August 28 | from 6 to 9 p.m. | Fareground One Eleven, 111 Congress Avenue
Join Bumble for a Summer Sweat Social at Fareground at One Eleven on the Plaza Hosted by Bumble and Ellis. Bring a date or friend from Bumble or arrive solo to meet new friends, all are welcome! We’ll start the evening with a 1 hour Butt, Legs & Core Bootcamp workout led by Kim LaBruzza of E E Fitness alongside tunes from DJ Cassandra. Mix and Mingle after class with complimentary bites and specialty cocktails from Ellis. Must show your Bumble App (in any mode) to attend. Don’t have the app? Download it here.

Bumble X Sour Duck Happy Hour
Wednesday, August 28 | from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. | Sour Duck Market, 1814 E Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard
Don’t cry because the summer is over, smile because Sour Duck has partnered with Bumble to get you delicious, free drinks! Enjoy a drink on us when you show your active Bumble profile at the door. Drinks available while supplies last, so make sure to show up early to snag a cold beverage and plenty of awesome merch!

Unplugged at the Grove
Thursday, August 29 | at 8 p.m. | Shady Grove, 1624 Barton Springs Road
Join Austin City Limits Radio in celebrating 26 years of ACL Radio’s Unplugged at the Grove with free live music every Thursday evening at the iconic Shady Grove on Barton Springs Road! It’s 23 consecutive weeks of the best live music, food, and fun you’ll experience under the clear, warm skies of Austin, Texas, with absolutely no cover charge! All ages are welcome to attend, and folks 21+ can enjoy $4 Ziegenbocks. The live music kicks off at 8 p.m. This week’s artist is Bob Schneider.

Music in the Park (Pflugerville)
Friday, August 30 | from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. | Pfluger Park, 515 City Park Road

Music in the Park is an outdoor concert series hosted at Pfluger Park on Friday nights from 7:30 – 9:30 pm. The series host a variety of different music acts. Light refreshments will be available for purchase. Dogs, picnics and alcohol (no glass bottles) are allowed.

Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope Free Outdoor Screening
Friday, August 30 | from 7:30 to 11:30 p.m. | Community Cinema & Amphitheater, 9301 Hog Eye Road

Mobile Loaves & Fishes invites you to a free movie night at our Community First! Village. Grab chairs and a blanket, bring family and friends, and enjoy this special screening. Come explore Community First! Village, pick your spot, and enjoy your favorite movie snacks from the Community Grille. Burgers, french fries, snacks, and drinks will be available for purchase (cards only, cash no longer accepted). The event is free, however a $5 donation would be highly appreciated. Donations can be made via donation bucket at the venue.

Mesmerize Tunnel Vision Dance Party
Friday, August 30 and Saturday, August 31 | from 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. | Native Hostel, 807 East 4th Street

FREE EVENT! VIP Available!Are you ready for the next Mesmerize!?
Join us for TUNNEL VISION // two back to back nights of experiential art & dancing in an immersive environment filled with psychedelic experiences!
We’ll be transforming every corner of Native hostel just for you, and best of all both nights are FREE SHOWS!

Soco Farmers and Makers Market
Saturday, August 31 | from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. | 1511 South Congress Avenue

Set in the heart of the South Congress Ave. action, the SOCO FARMERS & MAKERS MARKET is Austin’s own little Etsy shop come to life. Spend an afternoon browsing dozens of select local vendors selling high quality, hand-crafted jewelry, functional & decorative pottery, yummy candles, funky planters, exciting wall art, vintage clothing and more. You can find this slice of retail heaven nestled under the huge oaks at the corner of South Congress & Monroe (next to the South Congress Hotel) every Saturday from 11a-5p (weather permitting :). Then make your way down South Congress Avenue to catch live music, cold drinks and more of Austin’s best local shopping opportunities.

H-E-B Free First Sunday
Sunday, September 1 | from 12 to 5 p.m. | Bullock Texas State History Museum, 1800 Congress Avenue

Enjoy FREE exhibition admission all day during Free First Sundays, held the first Sunday of every month. You can explore the Story of Texas through three floors of exhibitions that showcase artifacts from around the state.

Free Monday Tango
Monday, September 2 | from 8 to 11 p.m. | Native Hostel, 807 East 4th Street

Everyone is welcome to a fun Tango Night at Native Hostel and Bar & Kitchen. Evening starts with an intro lesson to authentic Argentine Tango (no experience or partner needed) and follows with two hours filled of social dancing. This is a great way to extend the weekend! This event is 100% free.

Check out the Free Fun Calendar for even more ways to fill your week with fun Austin events.

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Dani Dudek
Dani Dudek is an Emmy-winning marketer who has been active professionally in the entertainment industry for two decades. She has mastered the art of celebrity spotting across the country, but does so best in Austin, where she runs the website ATXGossip.com. With a special eye for even the most minor of celebs, she is basically Shazam and IMDB together in human form.
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