Free Date Nights in Austin, April 16-22, 2019

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.

The City of Austin has temporarily banned public gatherings. Please stay home. The Free Fun in Austin calendar is only for live digital events at this time.

Tuesday, April 16 through Monday, April 22

pFarmer’s Market (Pflugervile)
Tuesday, April 16 | from 3 to 7 p.m. | The Green Red Barn in Heritage Park, 901 Old Austin Hutto Rd.
The Pfarmers Market brings fresh, locally grown and prepared foods to the Pflugerville community. Vendors sell a variety of seasonal produce including tomatoes, cucumbers, beans, squash, okra, garlic, melons, peaches and grapes; artisan baked goods; honey; flowers; eggs; free-range meats; jarred salsas, pickles and jams; fruits and plants. Craft items are often available for purchase, and live music is on site on selected dates. Remember, when you shop at the Pflugerville Pfarmers Market, you are supporting local farms and small businesses. Cash is preferred. Credit card purchases depend on the vendor’s capability.

Easy Tiger: Sit Down, Laugh Awhile Free Comedy Showcase
Tuesday, April 16 | from 8 to 9:30 p.m. | Easy Tiger, 709 E 6th St.
Join for a comedy showcase hosted by Easy Tiger beer slinger Zach Morrow! Free laughs courtesy of the talented line-up and $4 St Elmo Carls all night! Featuring Irielle Wesley, Rob Gagnon, Brett VerVoort, Robert Segovia, and Jon Mendoza (“Funniest Person in Austin 2018”).

Free Kickboxing at Republic Square
Wednesday, April 17 | from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. | Republic Square, 422 Guadalupe
Join KNOCKOUT at Republic Square for a FREE cardio kickboxing event series unlike any other workout you have experienced. Jab, cross, hook and kick to the beat of the music then get ready to hit the ground for a killer core section. Giveaways from Under Armour and Massage Sway. One lucky winner will go home with an entire days’ worth of food from SNAP Kitchen and 5 class pack from KNOCKOUT! No equipment needed! Towel or yoga mat suggested for core work. Athletic shoes and clothes are highly recommended. Learn more and RSVP here.

Bike Night at the DAC
Wednesday, April 17 | from 7 to 9 p.m. |  Dougherty Arts Center, 1110 Barton Springs Rd.
Celebrate Austin’s vibrant cycling community with the DAC and local bike nonprofits including the Hill Country Ride for AIDS, and Social Cycling Austin. Learn how to transform kitty litter buckets into bike baskets with Bikes Across Borders, and enjoy a screening of the short film “Like Riding a Bike.” Make old things new again with Ghisallo Cycling Initiative who will lead crafting projects using upcycled bike parts. Bikers and bike-enthusiasts of all skill levels are welcome to join!

ACL Radio Unplugged at the Grove
Thursday, April 18 | from 8 to 10 p.m. | Shady Grove, 1624 Barton Springs Rd.
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. and we always reserve VIP parking for the first ten Subarus, courtesy of Austin Subaru. Kicking off the concert series on April 18 is Ray Wylie Hubbard!

Sound in Sculpture
Friday, April 19 | from 6 to 7:30 p.m. | Zlotnik Family Ballroom, Robert B. Rowling Hall (RRH), 300 W Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd.
Sound in Sculpture returns for a fifth year, once again as part of the dynamic, city-wide Fusebox Festival! This event invites students from the Butler School of Music to write and peform music inspired by work in the Landmarks collection. This year, all 6 composers will compose original music inspired by the same work of art, a 4,000 square-foot mural by Brooklyn-artist José Parlá. Events are free and open to the public. Sound in Sculpture is a partnership between Landmarks, Texas Performing Arts, the Sarah and Ernest Butler School of Music, and Fusebox Festival

Celis Brewery 80s Night Music Bingo
Friday, April 19 | from 8 to 10 p.m. | Celis Brewery, 10001 Metric Blvd.
80s Night at Celis! Free Music Bingo! Hear your favorite 80s jams, mark your cards, sing-along and win! Door prizes for wearing your 80s fashion! Taproom prizes!

Earth Day at Austin Flea
Saturday, April 20 | from 12 to 5 p.m. | Hops & Grain, 507 Calles
The Austin Flea is rockin’ with our friends on Saturday, April 20 from 12 p.m. until 5 p.m. for an Earth Day Flea! As always, the Flea features all local handmade items and vintage wares from some of Austin’s most amazing and talented vendors. Find one-of-a-kind gifts for everyone and anyone including jewelry, bath/body products, vintage, original artwork, paper goods, textiles and so much more!

UMLAUF Public Docent Led Tour
Saturday, April 20 | from 1 to 4 p.m. | UMLAUF Sculpture Garden & Museum, 605 Azie Morton Rd.
Join on the third Saturday of every month at 1 p.m. for a docent-led tour through the Garden. Our highly trained docents will lead small groups through the UMLAUF creating a unique and memorable experience rich in history. The tours are free with admission and registration is not required. Come see the garden from a whole new perspective!

Hill Country Galleria Saturday Night Concert Series
Saturday, April 20 | from 7 to 11 p.m. | Hill Country Galleria, 12700 Hill Country Blvd.
Hill Country Galleria is excited to announce the return of its spring Saturday Night Concert Series. This free 10x music series hosted by Austin City Limits Radio features local favorites such as Nakia, Dale Watson and Fastball. The concerts take place in the Central Plaza and guests are encouraged to bring a blanket to lounge on the grassy lawn during the show. Admission is free and dogs are welcome.

Easter Hunt Painted Pony Bunny Party
Sunday, April 21 | from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. | The Little Darlin’, 6507 Circle S Rd.
Join for an Easter celebration for the whole family. Featuring: Easter Egg Hut, Pony Rides, Painted Ponies, Easter Bunny Appearances, Cotton Candy, Face Painting, Easter Drink & Food Specials, and more!

5th Annual Earth Day
Sunday, April 21 | from 1 to 4 p.m. | Radha Madhav Dham, 400 Barsana Rd.
They will have the ​5th ​Annual Earth Day with fantastic booths, petting zoo, ladybug and seed ball release, Home Depot, ​ACC Traveling Science Experiments, ​face painting, henna, Earth friendly products, bees, snakes, arts and crafts, and much much more.

Bluegrass Night at Radio
Monday, April 22 | at 8 p.m. | Radio Coffee & Beer, 4204 Manchaca Rd.
Weekly gathering of the best pickers currently residing in Central Texas! Every Monday, see Grammy-winning (and nominated!) bluegrass for free! Starts at 8 p.m.! Bring a lawnchair! Dog and kid friendly!

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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 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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