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 4 through Monday, June 10
Summer Sunset Series
Tuesday, June 4 | from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. | Republic Square, 422 Guadalupe St.
Join for Summer Sunset Series 2019, presented by Topo Chico and sponsored by Outdoor Voices, in Republic Square. An hour vinyasa flow led by a Wanderlust Yoga Austin instructor and accompanied by a live musician or DJ. We hope to build a connection through the activation of yoga, music and community. This free event will be open to the public and catered to all levels of yoga experience. Every Tuesday this summer.
Austin Global Running Day
Wednesday, June 5 | from 6 to 9 p.m. | Austin American Statesman, 305 S. Congress Ave.
Global Running Day is a day for people around the world to celebrate the joys of running. Participation is easy—just pledge to take part in some type of running activity on June 5, 2019. It can be a solo lap around the block, a long run with friends, or even a game of tag with your kids. The key is to share your passion for the sport and inspire others to get moving. To celebrate this day Statesman Cap10K, Austin Marathon & Half Marathon® & 3M Half Marathon staff have organized two routes that are variable in distance, free, open to the public and begin and end at Austin American-Statesman’s West parking lot. Social run/walk route distances vary between 3 & 6 miles. This urban route is a combination of sidewalk and pedestrian paths with scenic downtown views. Maps, bottled water, nutritional bars, high fives and selfies will be shared at this year’s Austin Edition of Global Running Day.
KUTX’s Horizontes Presents All Rhythms as part of Radio X Free Latin Music
Thursday, June 6 | from 7 to 10 p.m. | Radio Coffee and Beer, 4204 Manchaca Rd.
All Rhythms plays a mixture of Cuban and Brazilian music. Come out and enjoy the beautiful evening!
Austin Java Grand Opening Party
Friday, June 7 | from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. | Austin Java, Austin Bergstrom Airport Cell Phone Lot, 901 Spirit of Texas Dr.
Austin Java is hosting an official grand opening party for their new Landing Location at the cell phone lot of the Austin-Bergstrom International Airport on Friday, June 7, from 7:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. There will be swag giveaways, 99 cent breakfast bowls until 10 a.m., and free drip coffee all day with any purchase. Austin Java continues to support the Central Texas Food Bank and will have a representative and collection bin for monetary donations and non-perishable food items on site.
Evenings Out National Donut Day
Friday, June 7 | from 6 to 8 p.m. | Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum, 1800 Congress Ave.
Join this National Donut Day and celebrate the occasion with delicious treats from Gourdoughs Donuts, pub trivia from Who Wants a Dollar and tours of the exhibit WWI America, on view at the Museum. In between trivia rounds, players can enjoy complimentary food, drinks and tours.
12th Annual Taste of North Austin
Saturday, June 8 | from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. | The Domain North, Corner of Agave Lane and Century Oaks Terrace
Clear the calendar for the culinary event of the summer! Restaurants from The Domain and North Austin are teaming up for Taste of North Austin on Saturday, June 8. Taking place on Century Oaks Terrace between Macy’s and Neiman Marcus, the 12th 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.
2nd Saturday Summer Series at Brewtorium
Saturday, June 8 | from 12 to 5 p.m. | Brewtorium, 6015 Dillard Cir.
The Austin Flea returns to this fun and fantastic brewery & kitchen – the Brewtorium on Saturday, June 8 for the 2nd Saturday Summer Series. The Austin 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 any occasion including jewelry, bath/body products, vintage, original artwork, paper goods, textiles and so much more!
Saturday Night Concert Series
Saturday, June 8 | from 7 to 11 p.m. | Hill Country Galleria, 12700 Hill Country Blvd.
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.
The Hartman Foundation Concerts in the Park
Sunday, June 9 | from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. | Long Center for the Performing Arts, 701 W. Riverside Dr.
Couples lounging on blankets, old friends in their trusty folding chairs, lone bicyclists and pedestrians who have been distracted from their destinations—all united by the sound of music. The Hartman Foundation “Concerts in the Park,” presented by the Austin Symphony Orchestra, brings together ardent enthusiasts and unwitting attendees alike just as similar events did in town centers years ago. In its 17th summer season, these free ensemble concerts take place in the Hartman Concert Park in front of the Long Center City Terrace and run on Sunday evenings from June 2nd through August 25th (except July 7) 7:30 p.m. A gift from the Hartman Family Foundation, these concerts are presented to the Austin community in thanks for its continued, generous support. Each Sunday a different ensemble of the Austin Symphony will be featured at the new Hartman Park, located on the grounds of the Long Center for the Performing Arts, performing music from jazz and light classical to pops selections and film scores.
Coloring for Adults
Monday, June 10 | from 6:30 to 8 p.m. | APL – Ruiz Branch, 1600 Grove Blvd.
Come to release your stress while enjoying the calming benefits of coloring books.
Cannon Belle Real Ale Happy Hour
Monday, June 10 | from 6 to 9 p.m. | Cannon Belle, 500 E. 4th St.
Cannon Belle will host a Real Ale Happy Hour on Monday, June 10 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. The event will have several beverage specials including a $10 Build-Your-Own Old Fashioned Station featuring Real Spirits’ Signature Whiskey, $5 Ale Draft Beers and $10 Real Ale Whiskey Sours. Experience the local distillery/brewery and enjoy live music plus complimentary parking with a drink purchase! Glassware and swag available while supplies last. RSVP for the free event via Eventbrite at http://bit.ly/2HVzcNB.
Check out the Free Fun Calendar for even more ways to fill your week with fun Austin events.