What to do on Valentine’s Day in Austin

Whether you’re cuffed or flying solo this Valentine’s Day, there’s no shortage of things to do in Austin to celebrate (or boycott) the holiday. Some ideas:

Valentine’s Day with Missed Connections ATX at ColdTowne Theater. “A show about lovesick Austinites seeking a second chance at romance online.” Sold.

Valentine’s Day love songs with Michele Solberg at the Skylark LoungeNothin’ says love like a night at the jazz club.

Valentine’s Day tributes to Tom Petty, Talking Heads and The Bee Gees at Hotel Vegas. Pay tribute to legends with local Austin musicians.

Anti-Valentine’s Day party at Plucker’s Wing Bar. Cheap beer. Cheap wings. Romance!

No Scrubs Anti-Valentine’s Day 90s Hip Hop Dance Party at SpeakeasyBonus points if you tell somebody, “No, I don’t want your number” at this event (except don’t do that, because it’s Valentine’s Day).

Valentine’s Day Bash at Whisler’s. If you’ve gone on a date in Austin in the past several years, chances are you’ve gone to Whisler’s. Make this visit special with tarot readings, mezcal and burlesque performances. 

Free Love: A Day of Free Pop-Up Weddings at Loot Rentals. Wanna get hitched for free? It’s easy (and quick). And you’ll even be able to enjoy appetizers, cocktails, desserts, custom floral bouquets, vintage wedding dresses, wedding portraits, makeup touch-ups and a violinist wedding processional.

Fetish: A Valentine's Affair at The Belmont. Aerial artists will perform on stage, in silks and on the trapeze. 

Peterson Brothers with Tomar and the FCs at Stubbs. Take your boo on a local music Valentine’s date.

Cupid’s Cruise: Valentine’s Day on Lady Bird LakeTake a romantic paddle around downtown Austin.

Bob Schneider and the Moonlight Orchestra at ACL LiveIt’s a time-honored Austin Valentine’s Day tradition.

See all of our Valentine’s Day events here. Are we missing your event? Go here to add it to our events calendar and make sure to choose “Valentine’s Day” as the category.

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