Every year, it gets harder to miss the cues of Cupid’s arrival when Valentine’s Day comes around the corner. The local eateries draw chalk hearts next to their Daily Specials, arrows start sticking out of engorged heart balloons and the internet starts getting populated with V-Day Event Diaries.
How do you find reliable, vetted and genuinely good Valentine’s date ideas in Austin in the midst of this promotional flurry? Leave that job to us!
Here’s a list of Valentine’s Day Events in Austin you’d actually consider worth attending.
Valentine’s Day Events for Couples and Singles in Austin
The best of Austin’s signature Valentine’s events were harder to find than they look. Whether you’re going with a date or being your own, there’s a mix of fun, adventurous, relaxed and romantic date ideas in here to help spruce up your day.
Attend a Valentine’s Comedy Show
Bayou City Entertainment is back in 2022 with their 3rd annual Valentine’s Comedy Show featuring SrslyMelissa and Friends and boy do the jokes promise to land! The tickets retail for $28 a piece and the venue will also serve coffee and soft drinks. It’s a great date idea if you want to keep things casual or don’t want to put a dent in your pocket.
When: 12th February 2022, 7:00 PM
Where: The Carrington, 300 Main Street, Buda, TX 78610
How Much: $28 (including taxes)
Treat yourself and your date to a day of relaxing indulgence. Milk + honey has Valentine’s Day gift certificates that can be used across all their locations, are redeemable for any service and valid for perpetuity–Far more than what most dates today promise.
Where: 9722 Great Hills Trail, Ste 210, Austin, TX 7875
How Much: Prices vary by service
As Encore’s copy team sums it up enviously well, Valentine’s is the season of “wining down”. A wine tasting adds in the perfect amount of socialising to the mix. A $40 ticket to the event covers a guided wine tasting with an experienced instructor, five wines, appetisers and a nicely tuned ambience.
When: Sat, February 12, 2022, 2:30 PM – 5:00 PM
Where: Historic Victory Grill, 1104 E 11th St, Austin, TX 78702
How Much: $40 per person (not including addtional charges and taxes)
It might just be your year of venturing out on a speed dating exercise that ends in a good match. This pre-Valentine’s Day speed dating event for 30-50 year old singletons promises some drinking, some dancing and a series of romantic rotations. Besides a one drink minimum rule and some highly organised match-making, the event actually sounds like a fun way of socialising.
When: Sat, February 12, 2022, 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM CST
Where: The Belmont, 305 West 6th Street, Austin, TX 78701, United States
Check Out A Silent Disco
While it may come off as a singles only event, a Silent Disco is really for everyone who can correctly identify their relationship status and pull off a color coded bracelet. This one at Belmont has a $20 Entry Fee and is open to everyone over 21. Attendees who are single get a green glow in the dark bracelet, while pink signals that you’re already with someone. Thought provokingly, there’s a band in yellow for those in the “It’s Complicated” zone.
When: Sat, Feb 12, 2022, 10:00 PM – 2:00 AM
Where: The Belmont, 305 West 6th Street, Austin, TX 78701
How Much: $20
Bring in the February 14th weekend with a two hour long boat ride on Lake Lady Bird to truly shock the Love Gods this year. After all, isn’t 2022 as good a time as any to create your own waves? A canoe is also the perfect recipe for a fully emotional Galentine’s Party–so book your boats speedily.
Note: Remember to bring your photo Id and a matching Credit Card. A Proof of Identification is required if you want to hit the waters.
When: 12-14th February (last boat goes out at 5PM)
Where: 2418 Stratford Dr, Austin, TX 78746
How Much: $75 – $250
Go solo, go with friends or take the whole family out– this Austin favourite will not disappoint. Food is, after all, the messenger of love, to which the Mattie’s Menu is a gorgeous testament.
Where: 811 W Live Oak St, Austin, TX 78704
Valentine’s Day Events For Everyone in Austin
Grab a Tall Glass o’ Wine or your favorite Texas Beer for this fun filled local flea which features candies from Fluff Marshmallow, Luna Lollipops and Up to No Gouda to inundate your tastebuds with sweet, sugary goodness. Call ahead before the event or contact firstname.lastname@example.org to get a verified update about registration fees.
When: Sun, February 13, 2022, 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Where: Three Legged Goat, 200 Pecan Street East ## 5, Pflugerville, TX 78660
Since drive-ins have made a welcome comeback, cult movies, indie classics and childhood favorites have gotten a welcome revival. For Valentine’s Day this year, you can experience that nostalgia woven into a one of a kind, boutique drive-in experience. Blue Starlite accommodates an intimate gathering of about twenty cars, so be sure to make your bookings and pick your location ahead of time.
That’s it, that’s the pitch. Have a delightful, crusty, cheesy heart-shaped pizza with your loved ones (or by yourself) to commemorate V-Day the right way. For the past two Valentines’, Southside Flying Pizza has been rolling creamy goodness into heart-shaped doughs to bring in Valentine’s Day with pomp. According to indirect sources, this year should be no different–we’re keeping our finger’s crossed.
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