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.
Tuesday, June 19
Summer Sunset Series Free Yoga
Tuesday, June 19 | 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.
Trivia Night at Infinite Monkey Theorem
Tuesday, June 19 | from 7:45 to 9 p.m. | Infinite Monkey Theorem, 121 Pickle Rd. #110
Infinite Monkey Theorem hosts trivia every Tuesday! Join hosts Rachel and Kiefer as they quiz you through four rounds of questions. Winners get free wine and happy hour pricing on drinks. Free event!
Wednesday, June 20
Brewing on the Banger’s Stage
Wednesday, June 20 | from 6 p.m. to 12 a.m. | Banger’s Sausage House & Beer Garden, 79 Rainey St.
Back by popular demand, Banger’s Sausage House & Beer Garden is excited to announce the next three breweries that will be joining their Brew Club series on the Banger’s stage. These events are open to the public, and people are encouraged to participate and interact with some of Austin’s best breweries and brewers as they brew the beers that make them great.
Thursday, June 21
Tiny Pies’ Summer Pie Social Series
Thursday, June 21 | from 7 to 9 p.m. | Tiny Pies, 2032 S Lamar Blvd.
Mingle and toast the summer sun with us and other Austin businesses. Samples for everyone and activities for the kids. Tiny Pies’ Summer Pie Social Series is a weekly, family-friendly, Austin- appropriate hang right in the 78704. Partnering with our favorite local food and beverage brands, Tiny Pies will release a new summer pie flavor each night, highlighting a special ingredient with each week. It’s the kind of old-fashioned block party you don’t want to miss.
Unplugged at the Grove
Thursday, June 21 | 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.
101X Summer Cinema: Sixteen Candles
Thursday, June 21 | from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. | Republic Square, 422 Guadalupe St.
101X will be showing movie favorites on a giant inflatable screen in the park. Bring your blankets, lawn chairs, pets, families, neighbors, distant cousins and so on for a night on the town! Get there early to get a good seat, grab a Blue Moon (for 21 ), have dinner at the food trucks, and play games with awesome sponsors!
Friday, June 22
Black Panther Free Outdoor Screening
Friday, June 22 | 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.
Psalm 19 Astronomy Society
Friday, June 22 | from 8:30 to 11:45 p.m. | Pedestrian Bridge – part of the Austin Hike and Bike Trail going over Lady Bird Lake just east of S. Lamar Blvd. near downtown Austin
Psalm 19 Astronomy Society is an educational sidewalk astronomy ministry with the mission to share the beauty and majesty of God’s universe through astronomy. They seek to demonstrate that there can be harmony between God’s World, the universe, and God’s Word, the Bible, since God is the creator of both. Based on Psalm 19:1-2 written by King David about 3000 years ago. In this session, the focus is on the Moon, Jupiter, Saturn, and Venus.
Saturday, June 23
Medicinal Plant Hike (Lockhart)
Saturday, June 23 | from 10 to 11 a.m. | Lockhart State Park, 2012 State Park Rd., Lockhart
Discover how the forest can be your pharmacy! Join a Ranger to identify beneficial backyard plants and hear about their healing properties! Wear weather-appropriate clothing and sturdy shoes. Bring water and apply sunscreen or bug repellent, as needed. No registration required. Regular park entrance fees apply ($3/adult and free for children 12 & under).
Bloodfest 7s Tournament (Round Rock)
Saturday, June 23 | All Day | Round Rock Multipurpose Complex, 2001 N Kenney Fort Blvd., Round Rock
Bloodfest 7s is a rugby tournament hosted every June and has been around since June 21, 1998, making this is the 21st annual tournament. For 2018, it’s happening at a brand new state-of-the-art facility in Round Rock, called the Round Rock Multipurpose Complex. Tournament registration is underway and the Bloodfest Sevens Tournament is poised to host more than 80 teams in nine brackets—including the reintroduction of Men’s and Women’s Super Social division, and the first ever Bloodfest High School Girls bracket. Admission to the Bloodfest Sevens Tournament is free for any spectators.
Prowling for Owls Hike (Lockhart)
Saturday, June 23 | from 8:30 to 9:30 p.m. | Lockhart State Park, 2012 State Park Rd., Lockhart
Whooo lives in Lockhart State Park? Use your senses to explore the woods at night, call for owls, and learn about our feathered friends in this guided hike! Bring a flashlight. Wear weather-appropriate clothing, sturdy shoes and bug repellent. Regular park entrance fees apply ($3/adult and free for children 12 & under).
Sunday, June 24
The Summer Maker’s Market
Sunday, June 24 | from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. | Fair Market, 1100 East 5th St.
Austin Makers Collective, in collaboration with Fair Market and Jo’s Coffee, presents Austin’s all new indoor makers market. “Shop small” from handmade and vintage vendors in the comforts of a beautiful indoor space. Play with the kids on the outdoor lawn, support your favorite local artists, enjoy tasty treats from Jo’s Coffee & local food trucks. FREE and open to the public.
Hartman Foundation Concerts in the Park
Sunday, June 24 | 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 25
Austin Park Foundation Geeks Who Drink ($5)
Monday, June 25 | from 8 to 11 p.m. | Austin Eastciders, 979 Springdale Rd.
Austin Park Foundation is joining Geeks Who Drink – Austin for a trivia night at Austin Eastciders! Round 1 will start at 8 p.m. The winning team will receive APF swag a cash prize and the second and third place team will receive APF swag. Teams can be made up of a single person or up to six people. Everyone on the team must “buy-in” to be eligible for the cash prize. Tickets are $5 per person, and cash is preferred if you will be paying at the door!