Valentine’s Day Meals & Deals In North Carolina | PHOTOS

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The world is in need of more love and less emails this upcoming Valentine’s Day, so check WCCB’s list of romantic activities going on near you and plan something special.

Across North Carolina, restaurants and various shops are getting in on the holiday fun by hosting love-themed events, offering pre-fixe dinners, holding cupid contests, paint n’ sip events, and more.

Whether you plan to celebrate Valentine’s Day 2022 with friends or a potential love match, check out the deals offered below.



In honor of Valentine’s Day, Belk will show its’ customers some love by bringing back Cupid’s Surprise. From February 2nd through February 14th, Belk will surprise one lucky customer per day at each of its locations with a gift card totaling the amount of their in-store purchase or curbside pickup order, up to $575 (including tax).

Belk launched Cupid’s Surprise for the first time last February, giving away more than $160,000 in gift cards to 3,100 customers.

Click here to learn more.

The Hickory Downtown Development Association – Heart Of Hickory Event

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Purchase a $10 ticket to the 2nd annual Valentine’s From the Heart of Hickory event and you will get a thoughtfully crafted item from each of these participating businesses:

  • Anders Ruff Workshop
  • Allegra Print – Marketing – Mail
  • Artisan Soapery
  • Girl Scouts Carolina Peaks to Piedmont
  • Hickory Springs Solutions
  • Life Doesn’t Succ
  • Lou Lou’s Corner
  • Mint + Modern
  • Nailed It DIY
  • Taste Full Beans
  • The Untamed Daisy Soap Co.
  • Thistle-Do Nicely
  • 31 Thrift & More

Ticket holders can pick up their items from the above businesses in downtown Hickory on Saturday, February 12th from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m.

Click here to buy tickets.

Barbershop Quartets – Singing Valentines

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The Gold Standard Chorus, Charlotte’s premier men’s a cappella group, will held say “I Love You” with a song, a rose, and personal greeting card, as they deliver Singing Valentines around Charlotte this holiday.

Prices for an in-person Singing Valentine start at $50 for delivery within a 4-hour window.

Other delivery options include $39 for live via video call, $25 live via telephone, and $15 for pre-recorded video via emailed link (not personalized).

Singers are all fully vaccinated and masked if requested.

Click here to order a Singing Valentine.

SEA LIFE Charlotte-Concord

Dive into love at SEA LIFE, because this Valentine’s Day the aquarium is holding a contest to offer one lucky girl or guy the chance to create a once-in-a-lifetime, tailored proposal.

“From a room of fishy onlookers in the magical and glittering Shoaling Room, to a behind the scenes feeding with Neptune, SEA LIFE’s beloved turtle, to an organized dive in the Ocean Tank from one of the SEA LIFE team members holding a ‘Will You Marry Me’ sign, SEA LIFE is pulling out all the stops!”

To enter, participants must like/comment/share the SEA LIFE Dive Into Love Instagram post @sealife_charlotteconcord (posted on 2/1) or email them directly at explaining why you would be the perfect pair for this exclusive opportunity.

Vixen Ready Art Factory

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Enjoy Valentine’s Day with a sip n’ paint night at Vixen Ready Art Factory on East McCullough Drive.

On Monday, February 14th from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., the art studio will blast 90’s R&B music while providing complimentary wine in celebration of the romantic holiday.

For $25 per ticket, customers will be painting 16×20 pre-sketched canvas art at this V-Day event.

  • Outside food and beverages are allowed in the studio.

Click here to buy tickets.

Red Room Cabaret at Red Hill Brewing Co.

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Head on over to Red Hill Brewing Company in Concord this Saturday, January 12th to experience Burlesque and Jazz return to Red Hill for their first Valentine’s show!

Tickets are $35 per person, with doors opening at 7 p.m. and the show being held from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m.

This event is 18 and up.

  • Tipping is customary at burlesque shows. $1 bills will be available to exchange with bigger bills and venmo payments.

Click here to buy tickets.

Petra’s – 29th Annual Johnson Valentine Bash

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Tickets are just $7 to attend Petra’s 29th annual Johnson Valentine Bash.

Doors open at 8 p.m. to the venue on Commonwealth Avenue and the show begins at 9 p.m.

Must by 21-year-old and up with a valid ID, mask, proof of vaccination or 48-hour negative COVID-19 test to attend.

Click here to buy tickets.

Chasers’ Booze N’ Brush Event

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Join Chasers in NoDa on Saturday, February 12th from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. as they hold their naked sip n’ paint event.

For $10 a ticket, guests will paint an exotic male model while enjoying adult beverages.

Click here to buy tickets.

NoDa Brewing Co. Paint N’ Sip Event

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The brewery is holding a paint n’ sip event from 6:15 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on Monday, February 14th in honor of Valentine’s Day.

Tickets are $15 per person and include a guided two-hour painting session.

Click here to buy tickets.

My Cheeky Date – Fox & Hound in Huntersville

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My Cheeky Date is holding a speed dating event on Valentine’s Day from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Fox and Hound in Huntersville.

Participants must be between the ages of 25-39.

Tickets are $44 per person to attend.

Click here to buy tickets.


Billy Sunday

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Join Billy Sunday for a romantic bourbon and steakhouse inspired dinner with Heaven Hill Bourbon on Monday, February 14th at 6:30 p.m.

Host Stephanie Andrews will lead guests on a 4-course tasting dinner at the restaurant, with cocktails and special bourbon pairing with each course.

There will also be a happy hour leading up to the event, which will be followed by a brief bourbon education and seated dinner.

Tickets are $150 per person (plus tax and gratuity) and reservations are required.

Click here to buy tickets.

Blackfinn Ameripub – Ballantyne

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Enjoy a chef inspired 3-course meal in Blackfinn’s private mezzanine for $80 per couple on Saturday, February 12th from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

  • $20 upgrade available for bottle of house champagne or wine.


Appetizer (choice of one to share)

  1. Garlic & Parmesan Bruschetta Crostinis.
  2. Outer Banks Shrimp & Crab Dip served with Warm Toasted Pita Points.

Main Course (choice of one per person)

  1. Steak Au Poivre – Goat Cheese Mashed Potatoes & Grilled Asparagus.
  2. Smoked Gouda Lobster Mac n Cheese topped with Buttery Biscuit Crumbles.
  3. Herb Roasted Chicken topped with Peppercorn Cream Sauce, Bruschetta Lemon – Spinach Orzo

Dessert (choice of one to share)

  1. Wild Berry Cheesecake.
  2. Chocolate Cup.

Spindle Bar

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You’ve got a pizza my heart! Join Spindle Bar for a romantic candlelit night of cocktails and some ‘za this Valentine’s Day.

For $45 per person you and a loved one will begin with bubbles and an appetizer, followed by cocktails (2 per person included in the price), and a large pizza of your choice.

Click here to buy tickets.

The Stanley

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Paul Verica and team will be offering a 7-course tasting menu on Saturday, February 12th for $90 per person, plus tax and gratuity, in celebration of Valentine’s Day.

There will also be an optional beverage pairing for an additional $40 per person.

  • The Stanley will be closed on Monday, February 14th.

Thoughtful Baking Co.

Customize your dinner and dessert for an exceptional Valentine’s Day meal for two for $50.

Made from scratch featuring all N.C. grown and harvested produce and goods, this meal will be available for pick up from Thoughtful Baking Co. just in time on Saturday, February 12th.

Options for Dinner:

  1. Braised Duck Pie – Red wine braised pasture-raised duck, carrots, and onion baked in an old-fashioned pastry crust.
  2. Mushroom Herb Pie (Vegan) – Shiitake, trumpet and oyster mushrooms, fresh thyme, white wine baked in a flaky plant-based crust.

Options on Dessert Sampler:

  • Brown Putter Pecan Blondie.
  • Chocolate Mousse Mini Pie.
  • Old-fashioned Strawberry Mini Pie.
  • Giant Chocolate Chunk Cookie.

Suffolk Punch

Change up your Valentine’s Day celebrations this 2022 by participating in an exclusive beer tasting with Head Brewer Troy Montrone and elevated 5-course menu at Suffolk Punch in South End.

Tickets for $80 per person are available for purchase here.

Maggiano’s Valentine’s Murder Mystery Dinner

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Maggiano’s Little Italy in Charlotte will hold a Murder Mystery Dinner in celebration of Valentine’s Day on Friday, February 18th from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m..

For $75 per ticket, enjoy a plated dinner, 1 drink ticket good for wine or beer, and entertainment.

Click here to buy tickets.

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