Ballantyne, Blakeney, Fort Mill, Waxhaw, Waverly & More. Things to Do This Month in South South Charlotte

Live, work or play on the south side of town? We’ve got good news for you. From DIY events to wine tastings and ways to give back, here are the must-do events happening south of 51:


Oscars Watch Party
Feb. 9 | Blackfinn Ameripub – Ballantyne | 6:30 p.m.

Dress to impress and watch your favorite stars dazzle on the red carpet at Blackfinn’s Oscars watch party. Ticket includes admission, a glass of champagne and raffle entry. $5 general admission.

Valentines Stamps & Champs
Feb. 13 | The Market, Fort Mill | 6 p.m.

Create your own metal stamped bracelet, necklace or keychain for your Galentine or loved one in this hands-on class. $22+.

Valentine’s Day DIY
Feb. 14 | AR Workshop Waxhaw | 7 p.m.

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Work together with your sweetheart to create an oversized, personalized wood project, with options including indoor/outdoor signs, trays, pet beds, blanket ladders and more.

Watercolor Valentines Cards
Feb. 14 | Northwood Office | 12- 1 p.m.

Take your Valentine’s Day card to the next level with help from local calligrapher and watercolorist Ali Loncar-Bridges in this SkillPop class. Create three cards and gain the knowledge to create more at home. $35.

Cupcake Bouquet Class
Feb. 14 | LOOM Coworking, Gallery and Event Space | 6:30 pm

Learn how to create beautiful cupcake bouquets that make the perfect gift for Valentine’s Day or any other special occasion. BYOB.

DreamChaser’s Comedy Night – a Beerly Funny Show
Feb. 20 | The DreamChaser’s Brewery | 9 p.m.

Beerly Funny will team up with The DreamChaser’s Brewery to present three stand-up comedians from North and South Carolina. Tickets are $10 in advance or $15 at the door.


Go Red Happy Hour
Feb. 7 | Blackfinn Ameripub | 5-7 pm

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Kick off your weekend with $5 Go Red martinis and other drink specials. Plus, wear red to be entered in to win raffle prizes. Donations and select proceeds to benefit the American Heart Association

Inaugural Annual Freeze Out Rett 
Feb. 7 | The Invigory | 5-8 p.m.

Enjoy sips, snacks and cryotherapy treatments at the inaugural Freeze Out Rett benefit. The Invigory will offer a Whole Body or Spot Cryotherapy session for a $50 donation to the cause. All proceeds will benefit The Ella Foard Foundation for Rett Syndrome.

Valentines Kids Night Out
Feb. 14 | small hands big art (Fort Mill) | 6-8 p.m.

Take the kids to small hands big art in Fort Mill for this special kids night out benefitting The Heartest Yard, a local charity started by former Panthers player Greg Olsen.

St. Jude Pint Night
Feb. 15 | Amor Artis Brewing | All day

At this special day-long event benefitting St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and in honor of a Fort Mill child who lost his battle with Brian cancer in 2012, Amor Artis Brewing will be selling limited edition dragonfly pint glasses for $10, which includes a beer pour. $5 from each sale will be donated to St. Jude, as well as $1 from each purchase of a Carter Vol. 7 IPA.

10th Annual Pancakes for a Purpose
Feb. 22 | Blackfinn Ameripub – Ballantyne | 8 – 11 am

Head to Blackfinn Ameripub to enjoy a short stack for a tall cause. 100% of proceeds go to The Lustgarten Foundation for pancreatic cancer research.

Sweat Your Heart Out 90-minute Donation Class
Feb. 22 | Orangetheory Fitness Fort Mill | 1:30 pm

In celebration of Heart Health month, Orangetheory Fitness Fort Mill will hold a #SweatYourHeartOut 90-minute donation class with Head Coach Laila and Coach Karyn. $24 minimum donation.


Jazz & Martini Night
Weekly on Thursdays | Bistro D’Antonio | 6 pm

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Each Thursday, Bistro D’Antonio hosts Jazz Night with $6 martinis, live jazz from 6-8 pm and $10 tapas at the bar.

Oyster Roast
Feb. 8 | The Lucky Duck, Fort Mill | 2-5 p.m.

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The Lucky Duck in Fort Mill will host another oyster roast this month featuring drink specials, draft beers, live music and more.

Tour of Italy Wine Dinner – A Celebration of Wine, Food and Love
Feb. 11 | Foxcroft Wine Co-Waverly | 7-9 p.m.

Take a romantic tour of Italy at this wine dinner featuring four courses and wine pairings. $75 per person.

Valentine’s Day Wine Tasting
Feb. 11 | grapevine Wine Shop | Wine Bar | 7 p.m.

Taste six different wines to find the one to take home for Valentine’s Day. $15 per person. Reservations required.

Beer Dinner at The Ballantyne
Feb. 22 | Gallery Restaurant | 6:30 p.m.

Enjoy a four-course dinner and beer pairing featuring Legion Brewing. $75 per person plus tax and gratuity. Call 704.248.4100 to reserve your spot.


Allison Hancin
A Charlotte-loving adventure seeker with an appetite for discovering local finds. Always planning my next trip!