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For the Love of Carrboro

For the Love of Carrboro

The Carrboro Business Alliance encourages everyone to show and share their #CarrboroLove on Valentine’s Day. The local love fest is part of @ForTheLoveofCarrboro, an annual Town tradition in February to celebrate all that makes Carrboro a great place to live, learn, work, play, and visit. Read the 2022 announcement to learn more and get engaged in 2023 (pun intended)!

#CarrboroLove Gift Guide [2021 Version]

The #CarrboroLove Gift Guide was coordinated by the Carrboro Business Alliance and featured 30 flirty gifts, meals, and experiences from local member enterprises to commemorate Valentine’s Day and "For the Love of Carrboro 2021." Show and share your #CarrboroLove with these sweet Eats, Treats, and Retreats, and celebrate all that makes Carrboro a great place to live, learn, work, and play. Scroll down and learn more!


Dine deliciously for Valentine's Day and the entire month of February with spectacular meals from local Carrboro restaurants.

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Knock the socks off your Valentine with these fun and flirty gift ideas from local Carrboro retailers.

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Rediscover your love for Carrboro with these simple activities & extraordinary experiences.

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Damn Good Food

Acme Food & Beverage Co. is serving a Mardi Gras-themed Valentine's Day weekend feast. Order online for pick up February 12th-14th. Laissez les bon temps rouler! Pick-up feast for two, $75

Valentine's Day Brunch

The Hickory Tavern offers a warm and savory brunch menu perfect for slow eating and good company. Dine-in or order online. $9+/person

Glasshalfull 3-Course Menu

Glasshalfull makes it possible to dine divinely from the comfort of home with their three-course Valentine's Day Meal. Pre-order online for curbside pick-up on Saturday, Feb. 13th. $48/person

Share Love with Pizza


Coronato Pizza has out-of-this-world amazing pizza you can share with someone special this Valentine's Day. Order online for curbside pick-up or celebrate your shared love for pie with dine-in reservations.


Show Love with Good Beer & Great Eats

Vecino Brewing Company is a restaurant and bar located in the heart of Carrboro - built by neighbors, for neighbors - focusing on locally-sourced ingredients and hand-crafted menus. Let their passion for good food and beer ignite some Valentine's Day magic! Dine-in, carryout, and delivery options available.

Add Suprise to Someone's Day

Neal's Deli is the perfect place to pick up your pre-ordered heart-shaped biscuits and a few sandwiches and hot soup to treat someone you love to a Valentine's lunch. Their full-flavored, scratch-made food is celebrated across the country - and it's right here in Carrboro! Order online for curbside pick-up. $6+


Pick Up a Picnic with Take Out from Carrburritos

Carrburritos Taquiera offers up their fresh and sophisticated Mexican flavors for order online for pick-up or delivery. This is food the whole family is sure to love - and perfect for a picnic at            Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Park!

Make 401 Main Your Main Destination

401 Main is the place the locals go to grab a drink and have a bite. This is sure to be your new favorite place for feel good food and down home flavors. Y'all can even bring the dog along!      Dine-in, outside, or order online for pick-up.

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Gift Cards to Favorite Carrboro Restaurants

Acme Food & Beverage Company, Glasshalfull, Neal's Deli, Carrburritos, Coronato Pizza, 401 Main, Vecino Brewing Company, Subway, and Carrboro United offer gift cards online so you can share the love of good food with great people this Valentine's Day.

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Hand-Crafted Love

Fitch Lumber Company is the place to go for creative, custom wood work - from birdhouses to benches to backyard hideaways! Give the gift of local craftsmanship. Learn more and call the Fitch team to discuss your vision. 919-942-3153



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Style & Sophistication

Sofia's Boutique has the most tastefully curated selection of gifts for every special person in your life this Valentine's Day. Follow Sofia's on social media for updates on this collection available online and in-store. Prices vary.

Card Perfection

My Muses Card Shop & Gifts is a treasure trove of wonderfully unique, hand-designed greeting cards as well as artisan-made tiny gifts. View their curated collection on social media and shop in-store or call to order. $4+

A Thousand Words

Professional photography has the power to capture a moment and create lasting impressions. Schedule a photography session with these local pros for your loved ones this Valentine's Day.

New member Daniel Turbert Photography is offering 20% off a Boudoir session!

Trevor Holman Photography

Amy Stern Photography

Alicia Stemper Photography

Valentine's Day Essentials

Weaver Street Market Carrboro makes it easy to pick-up the freshest flowers, house-made desserts, divine wines, and sensuous candles sure to spark joy and show your love. Shop online or in-store. Prices vary.

Rev Up Love

Help that car-lover get road-ready again with a gift from one of Carrboro's car care and automotive professionals offering new tire specials, car wash packages, and detailing services. Purchase online or call the shop to speak with a retail specialist.

Chapel Hill Tire

Yeargan’s Top Notch Automotive

Advance Autoparts Carrboro

Carolina Car Wash

In Love with Active Living

Fleet Feet - Carrboro will get your sweetie road ready for spring. These pros are the custom shoe fit specialists offering their revolutionary Fleet Feet fit id® Outfitting Process with in-store and virtual fitting appointments available.


In Love with Local

Steven Ray Miller may hide a heart in every single painting he creates but his love for Carrboro and North Carolina shines throughout his work. Support local artists and show your love with a piece from Miller's heart-filled collection including his special Valentine Easels, framed mini prints, and heart-shaped puzzles!  Prices vary.

In Love with Relaxation

Show you care with the gift of holistic wellness this Valentine's Day. Offers include massage, acupuncture, and spa services. Prices vary.

Intrinsic Touch Massage Therapy

Exhale Massage Therapy

Carrboro Community Accupuncture

Wax Poetic




Be a Tourist in Your Town


The Hampton Inn & Suites on Main Street is at the center of all you love about Carrboro. Book a stay-cation this Valentine's Day and enjoy a discounted $89/night rate and chocolates in the room for Valentine's day weekend. Call 919-969-6988 and mention "For the Love of Carrboro" to receive this special offer.

"Hang Out" at the Coffee Shop

Open Eye Cafe has a brand new, covered outside patio so y'all can safely stay, sip, and savor this local, award-winning roastery's specialty coffees, teas, and handmade baked goods in beautiful downtown Carrboro. Warm up and enjoy the day! Order online for curbside pick-up. $3+

Take Time to Thrift


CommunityWorx is a nonprofit with a 70-year-mission centered on building a stronger, equitable local community. Safely browse through their thrift shop's collection of home décor, books, clothing, and more in-store and online, and use #CarrboroLove promo code to get 10% off your entire online purchase! (exp 2/28/21)

Come Together!

The Black Lives Matter Movement around Carrboro advocates for values that are important to Carrboro including acknowledgment of and opposition to systemic and institutional racism. As the community comes together for this important work, take time to view the CommunityWorx and Carrboro Century Center Black Lives Matter murals and see Carrboro Townhall adorned by Black Lives Matter flags along the building's front entrance.

Click here for more information on the Town of Carrboro's Black History Month Programming.


Get Moving!

Chapel Hill Tennis & Swim Club is one of the premiere tennis and swim facilities in the South. Give the gift of fun and recreation with an annual membership. They are currently offering free initiation fees on all regular year-round memberships. Inquire today!

Take Time to Stroll

The Carrboro Farmers' Market is home to many beloved local farmers, artisans, and crafters. Purchase hearty soups made with locally raised heirloom vegetables and tear off a piece of freshly baked bread as you stroll through the market and pick-up produce, eggs, meats, and more!

Open Saturdays 9am-12pm

Take Time to Shop

Carr Mill Mall is home to over 25 local- and family-owned small businesses. Grab a bite from one of their many restaurants or sip on warm kava tea from Oasis Café as you peruse this historic Carrboro landmark.

Take Time To Savor

Craftboro Brewing Depot is the perfect place to pick a couple pints and savor the flavor of their craft-made brews while safely seated on their outside patio. Reserved outdoor seating available. $5+

Re-discover the Friday ArtWalk at ATI

The Art Therapy Institute Friday ArtWalk has been re-imagined for a virtual world and they invite the Carrboro community to please join them for a special exhibit on Friday, February 12th to elevate individual artistic renditions of heart, hope, and resilience from members of the ATI community. Register online. Free

Discover the Salt Soak


Arete Float Tank & Personal Optimization Studio is the only studio in the area to offer a premium float tank and infrared sauna experience. Soaks restore physical wellbeing and release the mind. Gift deep relaxation and rejuvenation with their introductory float package available online. $150


Discover the Unique 


Krave Tea House & Bar offers an alternative to the typical Valentine's Day scene with an ultra chill setting. Experience the relaxing effects of their signature Krush drink made with kava and kratom plants. $13


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For questions, contact CBA staff support, Katie Loovis, at (919) 696-0781 (cell) or