Valentine’s Day Treats, Gifts & Experiences

February 2, 2021

Make it a memorable day with these special ways to celebrate in Cabarrus County, NC

Have your heart set on a Valentine’s Day getaway? Are you searching for somewhere to enjoy a memorable meal or pick up sweet treats for your sweetheart? Maybe you’re in need of a thoughtful gift for the occasion? There are so many local goodies, gifts and experiences to love in Cabarrus County!

Tours & Experiences

For a truly unique date night, specialty spirit enthusiasts will love the Valentine’s Day Barrel House Tasting at Southern Grace Distilleries. This limited-time event not only includes an all-bourbon tasting led by both the Master Distiller and COO, but a tour of the rack houses and an in-depth discussion about the aging process.

Find another out-of-the-box option for Valentine’s adventure at SEA LIFE Aquarium. On February 12 from 5-8pm during SEA of Hearts, enjoy a buy one get one free Valentine’s Day ticket special and journey through an underwater world filled with sharks, rays, and Neptune the rescued sea turtle!

On February 13, Green Leaf Farm is teaming up with 2 Gals Kitchen and The Cigar Loft to host a Valentine’s Celebration. The evening will feature live music from a local musician, a steak and lobster dinner, guided farm tour, chocolates, cigars, cocktails and more.

Celebrating with your whole crew? Everyone in the family will have a full heart after making memories inside Great Wolf Lodge’s indoor water park! Add to the experience with a visit across the street to zMAX Dragway where the interactive Jurassic Quest drive thru experience kicks off on February 12!

Memorable Meals

If the way to your loved one’s heart is through their stomach, Cabarrus County’s local restaurants are sure to win them over! Many prepare special Valentine’s Day menus perfect for a romantic evening complete with a memorable meal and charming atmosphere.

Mt. Pleasant’s 73 & Main is the perfect backdrop for a special evening out. Here, the historic Mercantile Dining room, plus a menu featuring steak and seafood dishes and an incredible selection of local and antique bourbons, are sure to impress.

In Kannapolis, delight in a three-course dinner for two at brand new Chophouse 101 or plan a date at Atrium Health Ballpark! The home of the Kannapolis Cannon Ballers is hosting a Wine Tasting on February 12 and Valentine’s Day Brunch on February 13 at the Kinetic Club.

Along with a romantic stroll down Union Street, visit Historic Downtown Concord to be transported with authentic Italian cuisine from Gianni’s Trattoria or Havana Carolina’sValentine’s Weekend in Havana” featuring tropical cocktails, delicious Cuban food and live music.

Indulgent Treats

Like many local restaurants, Cabarrus County’s sweet shops and bakeries such as New York-style bakery DOUGH, are also featuring special Valentine’s Day menus.

Newly opened in Downtown Kannapolis, Eat Cakes Bakery is offering boxes of themed chocolate covered Oreos, cake popables and decorate-it-yourself Valentine Cookie kits that are sure to bring smiles to the faces of your loved ones!

Searching for fine, artisan chocolates? Look no further than Downtown Concord’s Chocolatier Barrucand. With normal hours on Tuesday through Saturday, this sweet local staple will be open this Valentine’s Day for all of your decedent dessert needs.

And the list of heart-warming holiday-themed sweets keeps going! Find festive donuts at OMG, sparkling pink cocoa bombs at Cookie Dough Bliss, custom cakes from The Sweet Life and so much more!

Thoughtful Gifts

No gifts are more cherished than ones that are handmade. The Galleries Gift Shop at the Cabarrus Arts Council has a beautiful variety of artfully crafted, one-of-a-kind items. Visit them online to shop everything from wood, paper and glass pieces to jewelry, pottery, prints and more.

Union Street boasts even more handmade items at locally-owned stores. Visit ShoeBeeDo for award-winning leather goods and right next door, The Bead Lady not only creates custom jewelry but can transform flowers from a special occasion into a wearable keepsake.

A go-to shop for gifts in every season, Sweetest Beginnings also delivers on Valentine’s Day options with their curated gift packs. Candles, cards, soaps, stationary and so much more, Sweetest Beginnings is sure to have something that will make your someone feel special.

Visit Cabarrus County’s local clothing boutiques and you’ll find plenty of apparel and accessories sporting a Valentine motif. Treat yourself to colorful red and pink clay earrings at Harrisburg’s Love You Back or a cozy sweater patterned with hearts at Simply Pleasant!

Local boutiques are also perfect for picking up a gift for your valentine or galentine. Spots like 3 Jem’s, Adair Style Studio, Lennon Boutique and Lovely Lines are all bursting with trendy outfits, shoes and other essential pieces for every wardrobe.


This list is just a start! No matter how you choose to celebrate, Cabarrus County offers a variety of accommodations to complement the perfect Valentine’s Day getaway. Browse all Places to Stay and start planning your ideal experience today!

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