Below are just some of the things we are LOVING about February and Valentine’s Day in Orange County. Add a few to your calendar and make your Valentine’s Day or weekend special this year!.

Warm & Cozy in an Igloo

Think outside the “box”.  Botanist and Barrel is offering a Strawberry Love Affair. Be swept away by strawberries, chocolate and cider with this collaboration package featuring Genevieve Pastry. The star of the show is a 9" Genevieve Pastry Berry Double Mocha Tart with rich dark chocolate ganache, strawberry-respberry composte, and espresso white choclate whipped ganache encased with an oatmeal cookie crust. It's served alongside a 750ml bottle of Strawberry Cider and savory snacks Book Now as this offer is only available on February 10th-11th (book by Febraruy 7th) AND February 17th-18th (book by Februay 14th)!

Snuggle with Goats

Visiting Spring Haven Farm is always an adventure for people of all ages.But In February, baby goats 🐐 are especially looking cute and ready for snuggles and hugs. ❤️ Valentine with Goats runs through February 18th. Imagine the photo ops you’ll get while holding those cute little baby goats! A special BAAHlentine's Date Package is available for the 21+ crowd on February 10th for anytime during 10 am - 5 pm. Activities include treat bags for the animals, tokens for Durty Bull Brewing Co. an activity such as axe -throwing (several activities to choose from), and a card full of questions to discuss with your date!

Love is Written in the Stars

Head over to the Morehead Planetarium for a special showing of Carolina Skies: Valentine’s Day Edition. “There will be strange, fantastical, romantic, and tragic tales that shaped the way we see the constellations, and might just change the way you see that special someone. Ever lay down at night to watch the stars with someone you love? That’s nothing compared to a guided tour of the whole universe, from the comfort of our reclining chairs.” Four showings on February 10th: 4:30 pm & 6:00 pm; February 14th: 7:00 pm & 8:30 pm. Note - this special edition always sell out!

Valentines Day Flower Pot Class

Paint your own flower pot, plant your flower! Eno River Farms provides all the materials. $35. February 10th from 10 am - 1 pm. While there, try their new ice cream flavor, Cherry Fudge. Cherry ice cream with cherry chunks and fudge swirl 🍒 add whipped cream, heart sprinkles, and a cherry on top to make a valentine’s themed sundae 🍦❤️

Westend Valentine's Bazaar

Feel the love while you shop handmade crafts and creations from several talented local makers, get face painting, fairy hair, and mehndi from Sparkle Body Arts, and enjoy awesome eats and drinks at one of the many phenomenal neighboring restaurants, cafés, and bars, as well as hot Carrboro Coffee Roasters beverages on site! The Bazaar is happening on Sunday, February 11th from 12 to 5 PM at the 427 West Franklin Street Lot between The Lantern and The Cat Tales Cat Cafe in Chapel Hill! RSVP and bring a friend or three!

Paint & Sip

Valentine's Date Night "Cheers, Love" theme. Wine & Design is not your typical Paint n' Sip class. Be prepared to listen to music, laugh and let go of stress. No artistic talent needed, they take the time to guide you step by step to complete your very own take home masterpiece. 1 ticket covers you AND your guest! BYOB: Bring your own snacks, or favorite beverage (wine or beer). theyt supply cups and wine openers, but do not have ice. You may bring your own cooler or wine cooler bucket. Please arrive 15 minutes early. February 14, 6:30 pm

On the Menu

Rocks & Acid.  Fondue Party. Valentine's Day Pairings and Fondue with Laura Francis. $65/pp February 11th from 6-7pm 

Bin 54  Three decadent courses for $95. This Valentine’s Day menu is offered on February 14th, 5-9pm, featuring your choice of Grilled Tenderloin, Crispy Seared Salmon, Spiced Duck Breast or Truffle Risotto for entrees. Appetizer and dessert choices are just as tempting.

Il Palio. Febbraio 14 - Expect the finest in choices for this four course presentation for Antipasti, Pasta, Secondi and Dolci. Set price $125 pp.

Antonia’s Hillsborough. Their Valentine's Day Dinner is an annual local favorite in Hillsborough. Expect a lot of love poured into their four course menu. Appetizers served with Prosecco if you choose. $89/pp February 14th. Seatings are from 4 - 9 pm. Saluti!

Let the Colonial Inn help make your February 14th Valentine's Day a romantic one. Love is in the air, and so is their exclusive Valentine's Day menu! 💖✨ Secure your spot for a romantic evening filled with exquisite flavors. Limited reservations available – make this Valentine's unforgettable! $100 per couple🌹🍽️.

Tried and True

My Muses Card Shop

Chapel Hill Florist

University Florist & Gift Shop

The Flower Patch

Matthew’s Chocolates

Epilogue: Books Chocolate Brews

Wentworth & Sloan Jewelers

Olmaz Jewelers

William Travis Jewelry

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