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3 Fun & Last Minute Date Ideas in Cabarrus County

Feb 13, 2018 11:04PM ● By Melanie Heisinger

Photo by Kristina Litvjak.

There are many reasons to get out and about in the Cabarrus County area, especially since there are so many fun things to do, right here in your own backyard. However, sometimes time can slip away and suddenly the day is upon us (I'm looking at you, Valentine's Day). 

Don't worry, we can help you out. You could be looking to change up the routine with your spouse or longtime partner or involved in a newly budding relationship and want to truly impress at the last minute. No matter what the situation, we've got a few ideas for you. 

We've compiled a few fun and unique last minute date night ideas that are sure to impress (and seem not-so-last-minute). Check these out, and make sure you tell us how it went in the comments below!

Date 1: Brewery Hop


Yes, that's a hops pun you see there! For a fun date that doesn't feel so last minute, why not go brew tasting? Cabarrus County is flush with some tasty local breweries that aren't only fun, but they have a great selection of brews. They also each have food, so even less planning needs to go into it, but you will both still have a blast. 

See our list of breweries below! 

Twenty-Six Acres Brewing Company

Twenty-Six Acres is located in a business park across from Concord Regional Airport. The inside is spacious, with concrete floors, an air hockey table, high ceilings, filament lights, and a bar adorned with patterned, multi-colored wood.

7285 Westwinds Blvd NW 
Concord, NC 28027
(980) 277-2337

Cabarrus Brewing Company

The 15 barrel three vessel brewhouse is the heart of the facility with the entire production area being visible from throughout the 5,000 square foot taproom. The Tap Room has an open and expansive bar area, several large tv screens, streaming and occasional live music, along with ample seating. It's the perfect place to relax, socialize and enjoy a variety of artfully crafted beers.

329 McGill Avenue
Concord, NC 28027
(704) 490-4487

High Branch Brewing Co

High Branch Brewing is a brewery and tasting room in the Gibson Mill in Concord, NC. They produce Belgian inspired and hop forward ales. High Branch Brewing’s tap room is a family friendly space to relax, socialize and enjoy great beer. They also have indoor and outdoor seating, and dogs are welcome on their deck.

325 McGill Ave. NW 
Suite 148 
Concord, NC 28027
(704) 706-3807

Commoners Brewing Company

Commoners Brewing Company is the dream of three men brought together by faith, family and the love of good beer. 

Read more about Commoners in one of our articles: 
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Concord's Commoners Brewing Company Hopes to Provide the "Cheers" Vibe You've Been Searching For

Made up of three men, brought together by faith, family and the love of good beer, Commoners Brewing Company has become a staple for many looking to enjoy a good brew. Read More » 

1048 Copperfield Blvd NE 
Concord, NC 28025
(704) 886-6002

Red Hill Brewing Company

Their website reads, "A Crossfitter, an Ice Cream Maker and a Homebrewer all walk into a bar... Three men bound by the love of beer, people and beer; Red Hill Brewing Company is born." Need we say more?

21 Church St S 
Concord, NC 28025

Date 2: Catch the Sunset


The weather during the winter can be somewhat unpredictable in Cabarrus County. So, you have two options when it comes to catching the sunset together. 

1) Brave the cold and have a sunset picnic outside.
2) Stay warm and picnic in your car. 

Whichever option you choose, we have ideas! Make the picnic fun by stopping by the Piedmont Farmers Market, open every Saturday at 8am, to grab any goodies you may need.

Piedmont Farmers Market 2018 - start Aug 06 2016 0800AM

Piedmont Farmers Market - Saturdays at 8:00AM

• Open year-round. Fresh local produce, honey, free-range eggs, antibiotic- and hormone-free beef, chicken and pork. Read More » 

Once you've successfully filled your basket and helped local businesses, hop in the car and head to Rob Wallace Park. According to the county website, "Rob Wallace Park is a 143-acre gift of its natural habitat, with plans that phase the land into a modern and green space to enjoy the outdoors." 

There are so many great spots to set up a picnic outside, and likewise there are also easy places to park. Click here to view the park map so you can easily pick your spot. 

Bundle up and enjoy your time together. To really earn bonus points, make a special mix with songs you both enjoy. 

No matter what, make sure to bring a blanket! 

Date 3: Local Theatre

Courtesy of the Cabarrus Arts Council.


No matter what the occasion, it's always impressive to bring a date to the theatre. There are some great local theaters in Cabarrus County all year round, it's only a matter of picking which one! Sometimes shows sell out, so be sure to call around before you tell your date about anything. Luckily, you will most likely find something, and it won't feel last minute! 

The Old Courthouse Theater is a great option if they are in season. They are currently in the middle of auditions for their next show, but be sure to check back in. This local theater is fully staffed and run by volunteers. It is regularly supported through the sale of season tickets, private donations, sponsors, individual ticket sales and lastly, by a Grassroots Grant through the Cabarrus Arts Council. What a great option that would not only impress, but support local! 

The Davis Theater is connected with the Cabarrus Arts Council and hosts bands and performances at The Listening Room, which is where local creatives have the opportunity to perform on the Davis Theatre stage. To see a full list of upcoming shows, you can visit their website

The next shows at the Davis are:
The HillBenders Tommy A Bluegrass Opry - start Feb 17 2018 0700PM

The HillBenders' Tommy: A Bluegrass Opry - Feb 17, 2018 7:00PM

The HillBenders' TOMMY: A Bluegrass Opry Saturday, February 17, 2018 | 7 and 9:30pm You’ve never heard The Who’s classic rock opera, Tommy, played this way! Listen as The HillBenders ... Read More » 


The Listening Room - start Mar 08 2018 0730PM

The Listening Room - Mar 8, 2018 7:30PM

The Listening Room gives local creatives the opportunity to perform on the Davis Theatre stage. Thursdays at 7:30 pm | January 11, March 8, and May 10 Read More » 


We get it, you're busy. And we know that it doesn't mean you care any less for your significant other. Hopefully these ideas helped you have a great date night. The most important part of it all is that you both enjoy the time spent together. 

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