Are you ready to celebrate Valentine’s Day in Charlotte, NC? Our 2024 Charlotte, NC Valentine’s Guide is full of ideas to help you celebrate. We have date ideas, restaurant suggestions, parent’s night out events for Valentine’s Day childcare, family things to do to celebrate, and lots more!
Fun Date Ideas
If you’re looking for something a little different for a date night this Valentine’s Day, check out our list of fun & unique date ideas in Charlotte, NC. We have more than 17 ideas to help you plan that no-so-ordinary date.
Our list even has some totally free ideas that really are fun. So, you can get out to celebrate Valentine’s Day, even if you’re on a tight budget.
Special Valentine’s Events
These events would make a great date night!
Valentine’s Paint & Plant at NoDa Brewing Company on January 30th, 2024: Paint a planter and pot your plant, while enjoying a favorite beverage.
Adult Valentine’s Day Cooking Class at Flour Power in Charlotte on February 2nd, 2024. Learn to make chocolate-covered strawberries, Chicken Marsala, and molten lava cakes.
French Macaroon Workshop at Chef Alyssa’s Kitchen, from 10:30 am to 1:30 pm on February 9th, 2024.
Valentine’s Day Comedy Show at Cloudcheck Hookah&Daiquiri Bar on February 14th, 2024 at 10 pm.
Free Comedy Show at Pilot Brewing on February 14th, 2024 from 7 to 8:30 pm.
Romantic Restaurants in Charlotte, NC
If a nice meal out together is more your thing, check out our list of Romantic Restaurants in Charlotte. We have several fine-dining options on the list, plus a few more casual date-night restaurant ideas we love.
If we missed your favorite romantic restaurant, let us know! Pop over to our Kidding Around Charlotte Facebook page and send us a message. We want to hear all about why it’s your favorite!
Valentine’s Day in Charlotte with the Kids
Make a free Valentine’s Basket at the Home Depot Kids Workshop on February 3rd, 2024. Free event
Make a free Cactus Valentine’s Bag at JCPenney Kids Zone craft event on February 10th, 2024 at 11 am. Free event
SAS Cupcakes: Frost cupcakes, enjoy a story and a craft at SAS Cupcakes Valentine’s Story Time on February 9th at 10:30 am and February 10th at 10:30 am.
Confetē Soirée and Play in Huntersville is offering a Valentine event with cookie decorating and a craft, plus open play and snacks on Valentine’s Day February 14th at 10 am. The event is $20.
Watch! Our Valentine’s Ideas for a Family Celebration
We joined Fox Carolina, Access Carolina to talk about Valentine’s ideas for celebrating with the whole family.
Valentine’s Day Childcare: Parent’s Night Out
Parent’s Night Out Programs (also known as Kids’ Night Our Programs) are a great option if you need childcare to get a date night out. These events may not be exactly on February 14th, but you can pick one in February and celebrate a little early or a little late. You’ll likely avoid the restaurant crowds when you go this route anyway, which is pretty great in our opinion.
Flour Power in Charlotte, NC offers a Kids Night Out Program every other Friday. This cooking program includes dinner and dessert!
The Flour Power location in Fort Mill, SC also offers a Kids Night Program every other Friday.
The YMCA of Greater Charlotte offers several Kids Night Our Programs at its locations. You’ll find them arranged by age group on Fridays and some Saturdays. The program includes games, stories, crafts, and more. Current February options are on February 2nd, February 9th, February 10th, February 16th, and February 23rd. Cost and times vary by location but in general they are in the early evening hours and on average $40 for non-members and $30 for members.
The Mecklenburg County Recreation Depart sometimes offers Kids Night Out programs. Their February 16th Kids Night Out event is full, but keep them in mind for future events!
Perfect Balance Training Center in Charlotte offers a Parents Night Out program once a moth on Saturday from 5:30 to 8:30 pm for both members and non-members. the event is $25 when you register in advance and includes pizza, a drink and gym time. The next event is on February 17th, 2024.
Life Time Charlotte offers lots of Parents Night Out options including a Valentine’s Day Party for kids ages 4 to 8 on February 10th, plus other themed nights including a painting party, tween takeover, and superhero event.
GymFit Sports Center is offering a parents night out program on February 10th at 6 pm. The cost is $40 ($30 for additional siblings) and includes dinner, a movie and bounce houses/trampolines.
Charlotte Martial Arts Academy is offering a Dodgeball Party Parent’s Night Out on February 24th, 2024 from 5 pm to 9 pm and the cost is $25.