This Sunday is Valentine’s Day! Whether you are someone who loves spending the holiday with your significant other or are single and looking for a fun activity to take part in, we have suggestions for everyone.
On Saturday at 9:00am there is the Wrightsville Beach Valentine 10K Fundraiser. There is also a Loop Walk that is untimed for the more leisurely participants. The race begins in Wrightsville Beach Park, circles under the drawbridge, and over the causeway. Admission is $40.00 to $45.00 with proceeds benefitting the Wrightsville Beach Parks and Recreation events and activities. So wear your red, pink, or white and come out to join in the race or support the participants! For more information go to https://its-go-time.com/wbvalentine10k/.
In Downtown Wilmington from now until February 15 the Horsedrawn Tours are offering a Valentine Carriage Ride. The tour includes a rose, chocolates, and a private French evening coach. Call to book a reservation or visit http://horsedrawntours.com.
Also, in Downtown Wilmington are romantic river cruises offered by Cape Fear Riverboats. The cruise starting at 6:00pm until 9:00pm, features a buffet, live entertainment, and a cash bar. For more information visit their website, http://cfrboats.com.
A Valentine’s Day activity for the kids is an overnight stay at the NC Aquarium at Fort Fisher. The “Hugs and Fishes Valentine’s Day Lock-In” begins on Saturday at 6:00pm and lasts until 9:00am. The lock-in is for children from ages 5-12 and features games, crafts, animal programs, dinner, snacks and breakfast. To reserve your spot visit www.ncaquariums.com.
For more casual Valentine’s Day Valentine fun there is a wine and beer pairing at Fermental at 6:00pm. The event includes live music by Kyle Lindley and Friends and an appearance by the Funky Fresh Food Truck. For more information on this free event visit their website www.fermental.net.
The Landfall Country Club offers two Valentine’s Day events, with a prix-fixe menu for dinner on the 13th and brunch in the morning of the 14th. The brunch includes a raw bar, crêpe and flambé station, French toast, and waffles. The four-course dinner is served from 6:00 to 9:00 and costs $55.00. Options for the main course are coffee rubbed beef tenderloin, pan roasted duck breast, and fennel dusted grouper. This romantic dinner in the Grill Room at Landfall is a great way to spend the evening.