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We make Valentine's Day fun for everyone in Gaston County

Updated: Feb 2

Valentine's Day means different things to different people. Some seek unique ways to celebrate, while others keep it traditional with a romantic dinner. Some share the holiday with the whole family, and others include their fur friends. Still others prefer to forget it altogether. Use these events as your guide for making the most of Valentine's Day in Gaston County.

A couple shares a moment walking the nature trail at Schiele Museum.

Truly special

Skate and Date

Whitewater Center

Multiple Dates

Experience a one-of-a-kind ice skating complex before heading to River's Edge to enjoy a chef-curated three-course meal at Whitewater Center.

Love is in the Stars

Schiele Museum

February 10th

Stargaze with your sweetheart as we take a guided tour of the evening sky and discover the ancient love stories immortalized in the constellations above.

Tattoo with your Boo

Traust Brewing

February 13th

Celebrate this Valentine's Day with your boo with a fine line tattoo. Come early to secure a spot- this will sell out fast!

Two to Tango

Class & Cocktail Hour

Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden

February 11th

Meet in the Garden for a fun night where instructors teach tango, followed by a cocktail hour in the Orchid Conservatory.


Valentines Day expressionism

Paint and Brew

Primal Brewery

February 2nd

Follow step-by-step instructions from local artist Aimee-Rose to create your own Valentine themed 11x14 acrylic painting just in time for Valentine's Day.

Valentine's Sip and Create

The Summit Beer Shop

February 7th

The perfect Valentine's treat where you will sip and create custom earrings, bracelets, necklaces, and keychains.

Sip and Paint:

Love is in the Air

Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden

February 11th

Enjoy Sip and Paint at Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden with the ones you love. Instructor Marty Hutchins, will help you bring out the beauty of whatever inspires you. Relax with a glass of wine and snacks as you create a work of art.

Valentine's Day Cupcake Decorating Class

Blossom Bakery

February 8th

At they will show you how to decorate like a pro! At this event, you will decorate 6 cupcakes with a Valentine's Day theme and leave with your delicious treat in a box provided.


My furry Valentine

Pets, Paints and Pints

Confluence in Cramerton

February 15th

Register today to paint your pet on canvas with the help of your host and gifted artist, Carla. This event will take place at the new Confluence Center in downtown Cramerton where art, music, and recreation come together to create a place of convergence for the community. All paints and supplies will be provided, so get ready to paint!

Dog Days of Winter

Whitewater Center

February 11th

Celebrate Valentine's Day with your four-legged friends with a variety of activities ranging from a 5K trail race, adoption events, ice rink access, doggy vendors, and more.

Smooches for Pooches

Dog Park at Dallas Park

February 11th

Treat your fur friend to something sweet at the dog park in Dallas Park this year.


Galentine's Day

Sip and Shop

Mount Holly

February 11th

Meet in Mount Holly for the Galentine's Sip + Shop! Seven amazing vendors are taking part in this special event this year. Food Junkee will be out front with their amazing donuts from 12-3! This is an opportunity to shop all your favorite downtown spots and enjoy special deals, events, and fun at every stop!

The Summit Beer Shop

February 11th

The Summit Beer Shop is also included in the Sip & Shop event in Mount Holly Stop in for a drink!

Galentine’s Day Candle Pouring


February 12th

Hey ladies! Grab your best friends and head to Confluence for a Galentine’s Day celebration where you will create your next favorite candle. This is a fun way to spend time with your friends while supporting the mission of Catawba Riverkeeper to Protect, Preserve, and Restore the Catawba River.


For your lil' sweetie

Daddy Daughter Dance

Gaston County Family YMCA

February 11th

The Warlick YMCA cordially invites you to a magical evening, a Daddy-Daughter Dance! Enjoy food and fun while dancing the night away under an indoor canopy of stars and moons! This is an opportunity for dads to bring their favorite girls out for a special date.


A romantic evening for two

Valentine’s Day Dinner

Blossom Bakery

February 14th

A romantic evening awaits in the heart of Historic Downtown Bessemer City. Tickets include a four-course meal, Carolina The Band, and live entertainment by Lily Jade Entertainment. Add-on packages include wine pairings, chocolate-covered fruit, champagne for two, flowers, and even balloons.

Valentine's Dinner

Webb Custom Kitchen

February 14th

Webb Custom Kitchen in Gastonia will have a four-course meal this Valentine's Day!

Valentine's Evening


February 14th

Celebrate Valentine's Day at Whiskgars, where they will feature a dinner special, an Italian dinner with wine, charcuterie, and dessert. Live entertainment is provided by Caleb Davis.

Valentine's Day Party

City Cade

February 11th

City Cade is hosting its Annual Valentine's Day party. There will be lots of music, drinks, and a chance for you and your loved one to get away from the kids.


The love stinks crew

Anti-Valentine's Day Party

Jekyll and Hyde Belmont

February 11th

Calling all singles, we have got the party for you. Jekyll and Hyde in downtown Belmont will host their Anti-Valentine's Day party with a DJ and drink specials.


Seeing wedding bells?

Chocolate Kisses & Champagne Wishes Wedding Expo!

Barn at Blue Sky Farms

February 12th

Newly Engaged? Planning a Wedding? Need Inspiration?

Precious Times Events, LLC & the Barn at Blue Sky Farms proudly presents "Chocolate Kisses & Champagne Wishes Wedding Expo!" Stop by to discuss wedding details, meet wedding professionals, and enjoy a glass of champagne.


A weekend getaway If you and your sweetie love to travel and are looking for a place to make the most of Valentine's Day, look no further than Gaston County. Here is a guide specially crafted for those seeking a romantic getaway.


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