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The Queen City has shown her love for football with a Panther’s record-breaking season and a trip to the Super Bowl! Blue and black filled the Charlotte area with a beautiful bonding of all Carolinians proud to be living in the home state of the Carolina Panthers! Heartbreak is a part of love, and the Queen City felt the sting when we lost to the Broncos at Super bowl 50.  Panther’s love still remained strong and fans gathered to welcome home the team by the hundreds even after the loss! Until the next spectacular football season, love abounds at venues throughout Charlotte that are sure to warm the heart of all your loves this Valentine’s weekend!

Football has ended but sports fans can still fulfill their need for action during Valentine’s!

The speed and action of hockey will be at the Bojangles’ Coliseum! The Charlotte Checkers will hit the ice with the San Diego Gulls this weekend!

Warm hearts can’t be stopped by the cold! The Frigid 5K Run and Plunge will keep your racing! Run a 5-kilometer run and the Greenway trail then brave a heart- pumping jump into the cold waters at The U.S. National Whitewater Center!

Families looking for fun Valentine’s Day activities for their much- loved kiddos can go to any Lowes location on February 13th to build a special heart. Lowes Kids Clinic will keep little hands 5-12 year-olds busy for a morning!

Flour Power Kids Cooking Studios will have a Valentine’s themed class! Heart-shaped pizzas and chocolate lollipops are on the menu!

Jo-Ann’s Fabric offers kids crafts for ages 5 and up. Cards will be created and just maybe spark a love of sewing and crafts! No experience needed!

 If the sound of music makes your heart beat a little faster than take your loved one to feel the sounds of love at The Charlotte Symphony! Romantic music will put you in the mood as the symphony plays romantic selections of classical, popular and Broadway favorites!

Sealed With A Kiss will fill the Duke Energy Theater with Carolina Voices. Sweet treats and a kiss cam will add to the kissing music!

Romantic jazz and soulful ballads may be the way to woo your beloved! FLY ME TO THE MOON with songstress Jessie Storey at The Tavern will be a romantic evening listening to the classics and pop.

CPCC Halton Theater will celebrate the music and lyrics of Irving Berlin. I Love a Piano: The Music of Irving Berlin will have you holding hands and tapping toes to all the favorites!

Matilda the Musical will be a family a family fun time at Belk Theater! This whimsical adaptation of the classic childhood novel will have you remembering that favorite teacher in your life!

Treat your sweetie to sweets this Valentine’s from one of Charlotte’s many outstanding bakeries! Big View Diner offers fresh baked pies, cookies, cupcakes and cookies fill your senses with amazingly delicious smells as soon as you walk in! Just follow your nose and let your taste buds do the talking! Heart shaped cookies are going fast!

Decadent Designs in the Ballantyne area has buttercream at heart! Scones, cookies, cupcakes from huge to tee-tiny, pies and cakes to go will fulfill your heart’s desire! Pop in and choose a Valentine’s Day sweet!

The Secret Chocolatier is a not so secret chocolate lover’s dream! The bonbons, truffles and gift boxes are a brilliant gift for your sweetie pie! If flowers are also on your list, skip the florist and give the gift of Chocolate roses!

Suarez Bakery has been in Park Road Shopping Center since 1992! The traditions of quality and deliciousness are in every bite! Beautiful confections fill this bakery and just choosing will be the hard part!

Celebrate in Charlotte this weekend with the people and activities you love!





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 i_love_charlotte_postage-r801362b5c75a4e70a7eb731535b845f1_zhon1_8byvr_324Love abounds in Charlotte for Valentine’s Day, with many choices outside the plethora of top-notch dining destinations, delicious chocolate shops and beautiful florists. If you are looking for fun way to express your love on Valentine’s Day with family and friends, Charlotte is bursting with exciting activities outside the (chocolate) box!

Family Day Saturday at the Bechtler Museum of Modern Art is a great way to artistically celebrate your love! Spend the day exploring modern art with special hands-on activities including kids self-portraits, creating Valentine’s cards and sketching still-life visions.

The Charlotte Symphony loves kids and invites younger Valentines to join in the fun at the Lollipops Concert. A pre concert Lollipop Festival including a drum circle, “musical petting zoo” and crafts will be sure to delight! Festival starts at 10:00 am. At the Knight Theater in uptown.

The American Girl Store at the luxurious Southpark Mall will be offering Valentine crafts for your doll baby! Make your lunch reservations and enjoy a free Valentine craft.

Pets are a loving part of many Charlotte families! Canine Café is offering a FUREVER LOVE WASH with HSC YAPS on February 14th. Your beloved pup will enjoy a luxurious bath, Doggy Daiquiri and Valentine’s Day biscuit. All proceeds go to the Humane Society of Charlotte.

Adults wanting to celebrate love with Charlotte’s art scene will enjoy the classic and romantic The Phantom of the Opera. Through February 15th at Belk Theater. This is a much-anticipated new, North American tour presentation!

LOVE BITES at the Duke Energy Theater at Spirit Square will be sure to amuse and touch your heart! Presented by Carolina Voices a cappella ensemble, this musical adventure will cover “the whole gamut of love”.

Feeling a little naughty on Valentine’s? Run for charity at the Cupid’s Undie Run benefitting the Children’s Tumor Foundation. Running in your skivvies might be chilly, but this extremely popular charity event makes it worth the shivering! Doors open at noon on February 14th at Rooftop 210.

Valentine shivering can also be a well-worth-it experience at the US National White Water Center’s Frigid 5k Run and Plunge. Runner’s categories go from 14-under to 55-better.

Exercise your heart muscle at the Cupid’s Cup and 1-mile walk! Takes place on Valentine’s Day in the beautiful historic Dilworth neighborhood. The fun benefits CMC Cardiac Rehab programs.

Flowers are always a wonderful expression of love! The Nectar Flower Truck will save you the trip to the flower shop! Pre order an arrangement or purchase a beautiful” bouquet of the day”. The fragrant truck will visit Ballantyne Corporate Park on February 12th and 13th.

Valentine foodies will love participating in their choice of three live “ Cooking at the Chef’s Table” at the 7th Street Public Market. These palate-stimulating demonstrations by Chef Geoff Bragg include wine pairings from the Assorted Table Wine Shop. February 13th-15th.

Love in the Queen City is artistic, running, singing and creating. Happy Valentine’s Day Charlotte!