Valentine’s Events In and Around Town


Do you need some ideas for Cupid’s Big day? Planning ahead can go a long way, especially since there are so many activities going on this weekend around the Port City. From river cruises and aquarium dinners to wine tastings and music you are sure to find a plan.  This is a great time to show your support of area businesses hosting these events. Check out your area’s Valentine’s Events here:

Romantic Valentine Carriage Ride  February 11-14
Treat your sweetheart to a moonlight carriage ride for two. Surprise him or her with a red rose, a box of chocolates, and your private French evening coach. By private reservation only. Call Springbrook Farms for pricing at 910-251-8889 or email.
Location: Downtown Wilmington

Hold Your Honey Tight Fright Night Massacre Tour  February  10- 14 The tours will include all the misguided and tragic love stories. Ghost Walk will be Feb 10 through Feb 12 and the Pub Crawl Feb 12 & Feb 14. The first 30 guests each night receive a special treat. Call 910-794-1866 for reservations.
Location: Downtown Wilmington

Valentine’s Day Cruises  February 11-14 The Love Boat will soon be taking another tour in Wrightsville Beach! Come relax and enjoy the sights of Wrightsville Beach from the water, aboard the M/V Shamrock. Make this Valentine’s Day memorable as you explore the scenery of Masonboro Island and the Wrightsville Beach Harbor. The Valentine’s Day cruises are $25 per person and include select beverages. In addition to the Feb 14th cruises, the Shamrock will be availbale for reservation from Feb 11-14 from 11am to 4pm.
SPECIAL DEAL!!! The first 10 couples (married 45 years or more) can cruise for free on the 12pm Valentine’s Day cruise. The catch, these couples will be asked for marriage advice in return for their free ticket! Call Capt Joe Abbate at 910-200-4002.
Location: Wrightsville Beach, Scenic Tours @ Banks Channel across from Blockade Runner Resort

Cupid Palooza – A Family Valentine Social February 11 Food. Dancing. Crafts. Fun for ages 2-12 and their parents. Pre-registration recommended. This event recieved support from the NC Arts Council, an agency funded byt the State of NC and the National Endowment for the Arts. For more info contact Oak Island Parks & Recreation Department, 910-278-5518.
Location: Oak Island Parks & Recreation Department 3003 E. Oak Island Drive, Oak Island

Valentine’s in the Long Leaf February 12  2:30p to 4:00p at Halyburton Park, Wilmington, NC.Celebrate this holiday by taking a hike in the woods to discover the many antics animals use to find a valentine, 2:30-4 p.m. Feb. 12. Ages 6 and up. Free.
Location: Halyburton Park

Valentine Cruise aboard Wilmington Fast Cat February 12-13 Chocolate, champagne, and a cruise of the Cape Fear River aboard the first and finest state-of-the-art catamaran to serve Wilmington. Join us Saturday 4pm-6pm or Sunday 2pm-4pm. Departs at 212 S. Water St (between Ann & Orange Sts.) 910-338-3134
Location: Downtown Wilmington Riverwalk

Sweetheart Saturday Dinner Cruise  February 12  Invite your special someone to a three hour Dinner Dance cruise on the scenic Cape Fear River. Enjoy an appetizing buffet aboard NC’s largest Riverboat. $49 per person available by advance sale. Call 910.343.1611 or 800.676.0162 for reservations.
Location: Henrietta III Riverboat, Downtown Wilmington

Wine & Chocolate Pairing  February 12-13 Celebrate Valentine’s Day with award winning wines from Silver Coast Winery & handmade, gourmet truffles by Lake Champlain Chocolates, Burlington, VT. Lake Champlain chocolates produce all-natural, preservative-free chocolates, and supports overall human health and wellness. Five seatings throughout each day beginning at noon with the last seating at 4pm. Pre-paid reservations required, 910-287-2800.  Admission/Fees: $15 per person.
Location: Silver Coast Winery 6680 Barbeque Road Ocean Isle Beach

That’s A Moray! Valentine’s Day Event  February 14 Celebrate each other this Valentine’s Day at the North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher. “That’s A Moray!” is an exclusive evening with limited seating, featuring a candlelit dinner, a souvenir photo and dancing while surrounded by the magic of the ocean. Call 910.458.8257 for more information or reservations.
Location: NC Aquarium @ Fort Fisher

Do Something Different This Valentine’s Day!  February 14  Book a photography session with Picture It Photography Studio. We have hundreds of Valentine’s Day props and locations. All session fees and sheets up to 16×20 are 2 for 1. Call to set up an appointment, (910-762-2616)
Location: Downtown Wilmington

Trivial Pursuit Valentine’s Day Tournament February 14 Test your knowledge with Trivia! Gather your team of friends, neighbors, and family to join the fun at the Senior Resource Center. Door Prize, Giveaways and Prizes for 1st and 2nd place teams. 10:30am to 12:00pm. Special Guest MC, Bill Parilla Of The Use-to-Be’s! Registration Required: Gayle Ginsberg at 798-6402
LOCATION: Senior Resource Center

Passion and Fire  February 18 Tchaikovsky’s ‘Romeo and Juliet’ Fantasy-Overture, Haydn’s ‘La Passione’ and Stravinsky’s ‘Firebird’ Suite. Not to mention Bonnie Thron’s virtuoso performance of Tchaikovsy’s Rococo Vartiations. No shortage of fireworks here! 910-962-3500
Location: UNCW Kenan Auditorium

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