- February 8, 2017

Free Family Friendly Valentine’s Day Events in Austin


If you’re looking for ways to celebrate the day of love with the entire family, then check out our list of FREE family friendly Valentine’s Day events here in Austin!Valentine's Day Austin

Free Family Friendly Valentine’s Day Events in Austin

Make Your Own Origami Heart Valentines
February 9 from 2-4 p.m.  |   Terra Toys, 2438 W. Anderson Lane
Enjoy FREE Japanese cookies and special drink offers at the new Terra Toys Espresso bar! All supplies and instructions provided.

Hands On History 
February 11 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.   |   Williamson Museum, 716 S Austin Ave, Georgetown
The second Saturday of each month, the museum hosts an interactive activity where children can get up close and personal with the history of the county, learning something new and creating their own artifact. On February 13, celebrate Valentine’s Day by learning about past valentine traditions. Children will make their own vintage valentine at the Museum! FREE for children of all ages.

Lakeshore Learning Free Crafts for Kids
February 11 from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.  |    Lakeshore Learning, 9828 Great Hills Trail, Austin
Create a Circle of Love Wreath with your kiddos. FREE!

Valentine’s Day Story time
February 11 at 11 a.m.  |   Barnes & Noble 
FREE story time and activities in celebration of Valentine’s Day. Featured titles are The Secret Life of Squirrels: A Love Story and Valentine’s Day Is Cool. Don’t miss out! Arboretum, 10000 Research Blvd. #158, Austin; The Homestead, Lakeline Crossing, 14010 US Hwy. 183, Austin; Sunset Valley, 5601 Brodie Lane Suite 300, Austin; La Frontera, 2701 Parker Road Bldg A Suite 700, Round Rock; Hill Country Galleria, 12701 Hill Country Blvd Ste O-140, Bee Cave.

Friend Fest
February 11 from 1-3 p.m.  |   Central Market N. Lamar, 4001 N Lamar Blvd, Austin
Join Creative Action for a family celebration of friendship with interactive fun for kids and adults. Enjoy live music from Seu Jacinto, a friendship parade, cookie decorating, stations for creating valentines and friendship bracelets, a friendship photo booth, and more! Don’t miss this fun and FREE event for the whole family.

Come and Go Crafts
February 11 from 1-3 p.m.  |   Lake Travis Community Library, 1938 Lohmans Crossing, Austin
Make valentines at this drop-in craft session for the whole family!

Valentine Playtime 
February 13 & 14  |   Round Rock Library, 216 E Main St, Round Rock
Bring your little sweeties to Round Rock Public Library for an early literacy playtime featuring Valentine-themed activities. Similar activities at three events: 10 – 11 a.m. Monday, February 13 (featuring a Teddy Bear Clinic); 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. Monday, February 13; 10 – 11 a.m. Tuesday, February 14. Read, write, sing, talk, and play together at come-and-go stations. You’ll go home with fun, simple ideas for activities kids will enjoy doing with you, and they also help kids develop pre-reading skills. The FREE drop-in activity is best enjoyed by ages 18 months and older. If your child would like to participate in a Valentine exchange, please provide bring 20 Valentines and/or individually share-able gifts for your child to distribute to other children. This is a great opportunity for children to write, stamp, add stickers, or add some other kind of developmentally appropriate message to their Valentines before coming to playtime. As participants leave, they can take home a fun bag of Valentines from other Library friends.

Community Health Fair
February 14 from 4-6 p.m.  |   Montopolis Recreation Center, 1200 Montopolis Dr., Austin
FREE healthy meal provided by Kids Café. FREE Valentine’s arts and crafts. FREE health screenings and information.

Art Smart Heart Collage
February 14 at 6:30 p.m.  |   APL Willie Mae Kirk Branch, 3101 Oak Springs Dr., Austin
FREE! Love Art? Be Art Smart and explore different ethnic arts, art media, and techniques at this weekly family art experience for all ages and generations.

Anti-Valentine’s Party for Teens 
February 18 from 1-2 p.m.  |   Round Rock Library, 216 E Main St, Round Rock
If you think LOVE STINKS then this event is for you. Un-celebrate Valentine’s Day with pizza and 1/2 price candy that no-one bought for you! FREE for teens age 12-18. Fun activities too: Blind Date With a Book – Better than a real date, right?! Choose a mystery book to take home. Anti-Valentine Mad Libs. Board Games. Book first lines quiz (no romantic lines though!). Teens are encouraged to wear black and/or purple.

Bonus Valentine’s Day Event that is not Free

Daddy Daughter Date Night (RSVP)
February 10 from 4:30-8 p.m.   |   Art Garage, 11190 Circle Drive, Suite 202, Austin
Daddies bring your girls to the 5th annual Daddy Daughter Date Night and create with the ones you LOVE! The Art Garage will be transformed with Valentine decor and we’ll be serving treats and drinks.  There’ll be special surprises and photo ops, too.  Make a reservation for this special event, call today! $20 reserves a table, make your reservation between 4:30 – 7 p.m. 512-852-9900.