Galentines Day 2020 in Charlotte
Galentines Day, traditionally observed on Valentines Day-eve, celebrates the beauty and complexity of female friendships. It’s a holiday that encourages women to forget about the stressors and expectations of Valentines Day and to rejoice in the platonic love that friends can provide. But ultimately, Galentines Day is a holiday in which you’re meant to treat yourself. Because hey, you deserve it.
The lady-centric day originated on a 2010 episode of the beloved TV show, Parks and Recreation. What began as a fictional event has now transformed into a full blown and much loved tradition. So, grab your best gal pal and see what Charlotte has to offer this year.
Galentine’s Day Block Party
Join the awesome ladies behind Charlotte’s premier clothier, Girl Tribe, on February 9th for their first annual Galentine’s Day Block Party! Shop from local boutiques such as the Serendipity Petal Cart and Selenite Beauty. Beautify yourself at Shimmer Down, Cosmic Nails, Kenna Kunjo, or the The Renegade Pearl. And for the mystics at heart, Harvest and Moon will provide tarot card readings from 11am-1:30pm.
Build Your Perfect Cheese Board
For the foodies at heart, join Rachel Klebaur, owner of Orrman’s Cheese Shop, and Tori Tippi, owner of CLT Cheese Chick, on February 13th to create your own, Instagram worthy, cheese board. Learn the art of placement, pairings, board size, and cutting. Finish the class by creating your own board to take home or eat it there with your friends.
Galentine’s Day at Optimist Hall
Grab your bestie on February 13th and visit the flower bar from In Our Nature, get your hair braided by the talented ladies of The Daily Details, or write a postcard to an unrequited lover from Archer Paper Goods. While you’re there, make sure to check out all Optimist Hall has to offer, including Galentine’s Day deals and specials.
Galentine’s Day Beer & Cheese Pairing
Hosted by Charlotte Beer Babes, this ladies-only event will feature flights of beer paired expertly with four different delectable cheeses. Stop by Resident Culture Brewing on February 13th for the guided tasting.
Crowned Sparrow Co. Craft Night Out
With designs inspired by the queen herself, Parks and Recreation’s Leslie Knope, Crowned Sparrow Co. will be hosting an embroidery craft night on February 15th for you and your best gal pals. Get a head start on your masterpiece by learning basic stitches, how to prepare your fabrics, and instructions on beginning and finishing your work. Adult beverages, coffee, and food will be available from one of the many vendors at the 7th Street Public Market.
Galentines Yoga Flow
Unwind from the stressors of Valentine’s Day with this free, slow flow yoga class on February 15th. Led by yogi Sydney Duarte of the Traveling Gypsy, this class is sure to relax, inspire, and rejuvenate. In addition to yoga, there will be complimentary sweets, giveaways, and other stress alleviating services.
However you want to celebrate love this season, Charlotte’s embrace of Galentine’s Day is one more way to enjoy some of our favorite local spots and talented folk.