Needing a day or night out without the kids? You’ve come to the right place. Here are the best FREE date nights and day events in Austin this week.
Tuesday, November 26 through Monday, December 2
Friendsgiving – Hosted by Swoovy
Tuesday, November 26| from 5 to 8 p.m. | Black Star Co-Op, 7020 Easy Wind Drive
Eat, drink, and do good this Thanksgiving season. What better way to give thanks than to support local charity? Friendsgiving will feature the following local nonprofits with (optional) onsite volunteer activities that can be done while drinking and socializing:Meals on Wheels Central TX, Jeremiah Program, Todos Juntos Learning Center, Art From the Streets, Refugee Services of Texas, Colin’s Hope, Austin Running Club, Partnerships for Children, and Shoal Creek Conservancy. Black Star Co-op will be donating $1 for every pint sold to the participating nonprofits! There is no cost to participate in the activities – regular food and beverage menu will be available for purchase.
Games Night (Relationship Communication Skills)
Wednesday, November 27 | from 7 to 9:30 p.m. | Central Market, 4001 North Lamar Boulevard
Learn how to go deeper in relationships while playing games. We will be inside Central Market’s cafe. Look for the sign with our group name on it. Folks are welcome to pop in any time, for any amount of time, between 7 and 9:30 p.m. PLEASE RSVP.
Thanksgiving Night Dance Party |
Thursday, November 28 | 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. | Volstead Lounge, 1500 East 6th Street
When you’re done with family time, join the Volstead Lounge downtown for DJ’s, dancing, and drink specials, all at no cover. It’s a great way to dance off all those Thanksgiving carbs.
#OptOutside Hike (Lockhart)
Friday, November 29 | from 10 to 11:30 a.m. | Lockhart State Park, 2012 State Park Road, Lockhart
Join a park ranger to #OptOutside this Black Friday! All ages welcome. Prepare: Wear weather-appropriate clothing and sturdy shoes. Bring water and apply sunscreen or bug repellent, as needed. The hike is 3/4-mile on moderate terrain. No registration required. Meet: Meet your guide at the Creekview Trailhead. If driving from park headquarters, take your first left-hand turn, pass the campgrounds, and park along the paved loop. Fees: This program is free with entry to the park. Regular park entrance fees are $3/adult, free for children 12 & under.
Christmas Vacation Movie Night
Friday, November 29 | from 6 to 9 p.m. | Rosewood, 1209 Rosewood Avenue
Join on the lawn for Christmas Vacation on November 29! They’ll have drinks, hotdogs, nachos, movie candy, and popcorn for sale at the outdoor bar along with s’mores by the fire.
Thanksgiving Weekend at Vista (Driftwood)
Saturday, November 30 | Vista Brewing, 13551 FM 150 West, Driftwood
On Saturday, December 30, Vista Brewing welcomes The Austin Flea. Shop local, handmade and vintage items from 12 to 5 p.m. You can also score a limited edition “Explore Texas Craft Beer” glass in support of the Texas Craft Brewers Guild from 11 a.m. until sold out.
Friendsgiving Block Party
Saturday, November 30 | 6 p.m. to 12 a.m. | Halcyon Mueller, 1905 Aldrich Street, Suite 110
Many of us have made our own hodge podge of families here and it’s time to get those crews together and catch up! Halcyon Mueller throws you a gigantic party full of funky pop up shops, live music, burlesque performances, face painting, cocktails, s’mores, yard games, bubbles, dancing, hoola hoopin’, and, of course, delicious food whilst you catch up with the ones you love. Free s’mores for friend groups of six or more! Prize giveaways every hour for friends who really know their friends (think friend trivia). Drink specials based on friend dynamics (pick the buzz that represents your friendships most).
Easy Tiger Winter Movie Series
Sunday, December 1 | from 8 to 10:30 p.m. | Easy Tiger, 709 East 6th Street
It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Join for free holiday movies featuring your favorite seasonal films. Round up your elves for drinks & desserts in the Beer Garden – all movies start promptly at 8 p.m. Arrive early for good seats! December 1 movie is The Nightmare Before Christmas.
The Breaks Live in the KUTX Studio 1A
Monday, December 2 | from 7 to 8 p.m. | KUTX, 300 West Dean Keeton Street
Join Confucius and Fresh for a live taping of The Breaks podcast on Tuesday, December 2nd at 7pm. They’ll be talking about hip-hop news, the Austin Music Scene and more. Plus they’ll be interviewing music manager Reno Dudley. This event is FREE, but seats are limited!
Miranda Dodsen In Store Performance
Monday, December 2 | from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. | Waterloo Records, 600 North Lamar Boulevard
Kick the holiday season off right with this special Miranda Dodson
performance celebrating the release of “It’s Merry Christmas Time”
100% of all proceeds from every sale of the record (digital and physical) go to Velafamilies.org — a local non-profit working to empower families of children with special needs!
Check out the Free Fun Calendar for more date nights and other ways to fill your week with fun Austin events.