Cupid’s Undie Run and More Things to Do in Austin This Weekend

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Valentine’s is around the corner which means we are gearing up for all things to do in Austin love and anti-love related.

Isn’t it funny how a day dedicated to love has turned into a celebration of girlfriends, a celebration of being single, as well as a celebration of love? Regardless of where you stand there is an event for you!

While Valentine’s isn’t until next Friday, there are still plenty of things to do in Austin this week focused around the big V day. If you don’t find something that catches your eye search #LoveU in the UNATION app to see what other Valentine’s events are going on in Austin!

There has been SO much controversy over this event so let’s get one thing straight, you do not have to wear your undies, you can dress up in a fun costume or even just dress normally!

Cupid’s Undie Run is a nation-wide run taking place in over 30 cities in support of people with Neurofibromatosis (NF) and the Austin run is taking place THIS Saturday. The focus of the event is to raise money and awareness for NF and have fun while doing so. 

The tumors caused by the NF cannot be covered up which is why we run in our undies. There is no cure, however, with the help of Cupid’s Undie Run, they are hoping to one-day #EndNF.

The run is referred to as a “brief mile-ish” and there is a strong emphasis on the ish part. The run takes place in February in cities across the country so just be glad we live in Austin and not Boston running through the snow in our undies!

Grab a couple of drinks, get your dance on, and run or jog it out with a quick mile-ish run. Then, come back to the dance party and grab another drink.

Event Details
🗓 FEB 8 | 12PM–4PM
📍 Buford’s Backyard

I run, you run, we all run for BEER! If there’s one thing you can’t go wrong with its exercise followed by beer.

Get up and get moving Saturday morning at Austin Eastciders/Friends and Allies Brewing where you will run a 5K through the surrounding neighborhoods. The run begins and ends at the brewery and once you finish, reward yourself with an ice-cold beer or cider.

Your ticket includes one drink, a signature pint glass to take home with you, goodies, and giveaways. Hang around the brewery for an afternoon full of live music, food, local vendors, and of course, more beer!

If you aren’t able to make it this Saturday, no worries. The run is part of the Texas Brewery Running Series and there are plenty more planned at different breweries around Austin. It’s such a fun and unique way to explore Austin on foot and try out the many local beers here in town!

Event Details
🗓 FEB 8 | 11AM–2PM
📍 Austin Eastciders & Friends and Allies 

Come out to ABGB this Saturday to celebrate your one true love–your pup(s)! Sweet Barks is one of the biggest fundraisers of the year for the Hell Yes Project.

The day will feature live music, local vendors, pup photography, food, and of course, beer! There will be plenty of other activities including a “puppuccino bar” with fun toppings, a doggy kissing booth with 101X morning co-host’s Jason and Deb, pawlentines, adoptable pups in The H-E-B Love Connection Lounge, and more!

The Stuff to Do in Austin team got to hang with Simcoe, ABGB’s Director of Brewing Operations (pictured above), and let me tell you, he is the sweetest dang pup and he wants you to come out on Saturday! You can see more of Simcoe’s adventures on his Instagram page.

PSA: The event is free, tickets only need to be purchased if you would like to get a photograph made of your pup!

Event Details
🗓 FEB 8 | 12PM–6PM 
📍 The ABGB

Bazaar Brunches are back for their 2020 season and just in time for Valentine’s Day!

Come out and enjoy a unique handcrafted and vintage market filled with local art. The market will take place on the Bouldin Creek Cafe lawn.

Grab brunch at Bouldin Creek and then pick something unique out for that special someone in your life. Grab a mimosa to enjoy while you shop around!

Remember, this is just the first Bazaar Brunch of the year, so be on the lookout for more to come!

Event Details
🗓 FEB 9 | 10AM–2PM
📍 Bouldin Creek Cafe

Who doesn’t love making new girlfriends? However, sometimes it can be more difficult than we would like to admit. Luckily, Bumble BFF is here to rescue us!

This Sunday, they’re hosting a Galentine party to bring all you lovely ladies together. The event is free when you RSVP and includes complimentary drinks when you show your Bumble app. Plus, if you match with a new gal pal you will receive a special gift bag to take home with you!

Taking place on the 7th floor of the Fairmont Austin at Rules & Regs, this celebration will feature a DJ, plenty of photo ops, as well as amazing views of downtown.

Event Details
🗓 FEB 9 | 2PM–6:30PM
📍 Rules & Regs

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I pinky promise we only share the best things to do in Austin and other people from around town are able to share their fun events, too!

It’s a great place to spread the word about your event or ask for recommendations if you’re looking to do something specific in Austin.

Hope to see you there! 

Lexi Hendrix

Lexi Hendrix

Lexi is a City Manager for UNATION and author of the Stuff to Do in Austin City Guide. For more insight on the best events and things to do in the Austin area, download the UNATION app and follow @StufftoDoinAustin on InstagramFacebook, and YouTube.