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.
Free Fun In Austin continues to highlight Austin area locations and activities that may not be available at this time. We encourage you to take all safety measures to keep yourself and your neighbors safe. It is our hope that the stories and features on this site will help inform your plans in the future.
Tuesday, June 12
Date Night With Bumble
Tuesday, June 12 | from 6 to 8 p.m. | Prohibition Creamery, 1407 E 7th St.
Bring a date, friend or fly solo to Date Night with Bumble. Hear from real-life Bumble Austin success stories while enjoying unique Prohibition Creamery cocktails & boozy ice cream. First 50 people to arrive and show their active Bumble apps will get a free scoop of Prohibition Creamery’s Vietnamese Boozy Ice Cream and a complimentary special drink created by Revolution Spirits. Must be 21 to attend.
Summer Sunset Series Free Yoga
Tuesday, June 12 | from 7: 30 to 8:30 p.m. | Republic Square, 422 Guadalupe St.
Free yoga live music every Tuesday this summer, June 5 through August 21. Yoga by Wanderlust Yoga, juice power by Southern Pressed Juicery and hosted by Republic Square.
Wednesday, June 13
Avery Brewing Company at Lavaca Street
Wednesday, June 13 | from 6 to 8 p.m. | Lavaca Street Bar, 11420 Rock Rose Ave.
Test your basketball skills with a pop-a-shot tournament at Lavaca Street Bar Rock Rose and Avery Brewing Company. On June 13 and June 27, Lavaca’s Rock Rose location will be serving up $5 Go Play IPA and White Rascal’s from 6-8 pm from Avery Brewing Company and giving away prizes to pop-a-shot champions.
We Are Blood at Blues on the Green
Wednesday, June 13 | from 6 to 10 p.m. | Zilker Park, 2100 Barton Springs Rd.
We Are Blood, the sole provider of blood to Central Texas hospitals, returns to Blues on the Green this summer with We Are Blood’s Front Yard at Blues on the Green. Concert-goers can enjoy water bottle refilling stations, photos in front of the Wall O’ Records, doggie pools, seating areas, yard games and more. Plus, escape the heat and lounge in the air-conditioned Bloodstream trailer!
Thursday, June 14
2nd Street Social
Thursday, June 14 | from 5 to 8 p.m. | 2nd Street District, 214 Guadalupe St.
Join up downtown and sip on refreshing beverages while shopping in-store specials from a variety of homegrown and national brands, including La Condesa, Toy Joy, Austin Rocks, and more. In addition to offerings throughout the 2ND Street District, Jo’s Coffee, an Austin staple for high-quality coffee and other delicious treats, will provide a prix fixe dinner special during the community-wide event. 2ND Street Social happens on the second Thursday of every month.
It’s Showtime Outdoor Movie Night
Thursday, June 14 | from 7:30 to 10 p.m. | Austin Humane Society, 124 W. Anderson Ln.
Grab your picnic basket and load up your pack for a family-friendly movie night at the Austin Humane Society. These once a month events will feature an animal-themed movie fit for the entire family. Plus, thry’ll have concessions, games, and kid’s activities, too. Movie nights will be held outside on the AHS lawn. The movie will start at sundown. Well-behaved, leashed dogs are welcome to join the fun! (In the event of rain, the movie will be shown inside the AHS Auditorium).
Unplugged at the Grove
Thursday, June 14 | from 8 to 9:30 p.m. | Shady Grove, 1624 Barton Springs Rd.
Join 93.3 KGSR in celebrating 25 YEARS of KGSR’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.
Friday, June 15
Concert in the Park (Cedar Park)
Friday, June 15 | from 7 to 9:30 p.m. | Elizabeth Milburn Park, 1901 Sun Chase Blvd., Cedar Park
FREE concert in the park. Bring your lawn chair/blankets as there is plenty of space. You are welcome to bring your own picnic/ice chest. Please no glass containers. This week’s band: Austin Party Band.
Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the Black Pearl Free Outdoor Screening
Friday, June 15 | from 8 to 11 p.m. | The Community Cinema at Community First! Village, 9301 Hog Eye Rd.
Mobile Loaves & Fishes invites you to a FREE movie night at Community First! Village. Grab chairs and a blanket, bring family and friends, and enjoy this special screening. Get there early to explore Community First! Village, pick your spot, and enjoy your favorite movie snacks. Hot dogs, milkshakes, popcorn, candy and drinks will be available for purchase (cash preferred). The event is free, however a $5 donation would be highly appreciated.
Saturday, June 16
Taste of North Austin
Saturday, June 16 | from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. | Century Oaks Terrace area at The Domain
Calling all foodies! Restaurants from The Domain and North Austin are teaming up again for Taste of North Austin on Saturday, June 16. Returning to its original location on Century Oaks Terrace between Macy’s and Neiman Marcus this year, the 11th annual all-day family food festival will feature delectable tastes, beverage sampling, free live music, children’s entertainment, and of course, fabulous shopping. Guests opting for the limited-availability VIP experience will receive a goody bag, complimentary drinks and access to the VIP lounge.Aromas of the various cuisines will fill the Domain’s open-air corridor, enticing guests to sample fares from local restaurants. Complimentary children’s activities throughout the day will also include balloon twisting, glitter tattoos, crafts and more. Taste tabs will double as “votes” for a restaurant’s partner charity. The winning charities will receive a Simon Giftcard donation.
Old Town Summer Nights (Leander)
Saturday, June 16 | from 6 to 9 p.m. | 100 N. Brushy, Leander
Leander Old Town Summer Nights is a concert series, a small town shopping experience, a farmers market, dining, the Leander Car Show, and other small businesses in our regional area, hosted in partnership with the City of Leander & the Leander Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Center. The 3rd Saturday of the month from June-October, 6 to 9 p.m.
Sunday, June 17
Lone Star Farmer’s Market
Sunday, June 17 | from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. | Hill Country Galleria, 12700 Hill Country Blvd., Bee Cave
Every Sunday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Hill Country Galleria hosts The Lone Star Farmers Market in their Central Plaza. Enjoy a beautiful summer day this Sunday, June 17 on the grassy lawn. This farmers market has over 40 great vendors, face painting and live music all at the Hill Country Galleria.
Hartman Foundation Concerts in the Park
Sunday, June 17 | from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. | Long Center, 701 W. Riverside Dr.
These free ensemble concerts take place at the Hartman Concert Park in front of the Long Center City Terrace, and each Sunday a different ensemble of the ASO will be featured. A variety of music will be performed, from jazz and light classical to pops selections and film scores. Concertgoers are encouraged to bring a picnic dinner and blanket and make it a group outing.
Monday, June 18
Mean Movie Monday
Monday, June 18 | from 8 to 11 p.m. | Mean Eyed Cat
Every Monday night join the Cat for Mean Movie Monday!