Moira Quinn: Charlotte Events

CHARLOTTE, N.C. —

Bless Back Chili Cookoff

Saturday, Feb. 9

1-4 p.m.

Lenny Boy Brewing

Do you like chili and beer? Join us at the 3rd Annual Bless Back Worldwide Chili Cookoff at Lenny Boy Brewing Co. in South End on February 9th! You can sign up to enter the chili contest or come to taste chili. Ticket includes unlimited chili tasting and the chance to vote on the best chili. Tickets are $10, and the categories include Best Overall, Tongue Burner, Most Creative and Vegetarian. Think your chili has what it takes to win?! Only $30 to enter into the contest. You can find more information on Lenny Boy’s website. And all the proceeds go to benefit Bless Back Worldwide, a Charlotte-based nonprofit that helps enhance health care, business and education in developing countries around the world.

7th Street Public Market Wellness Fair

Saturday, Feb. 9

4-9 p.m.

7th Street Public Market

Keep your New Year’s resolutions going with the first ever 7th Street Public Market wellness fair. This is a great opportunity to explore the variety of healthy food options that we have to offer in Uptown Charlotte! Between 4pm and 9pm on February 9th, regular 7th Street Public Market vendors will be featuring healthier options on their menus, plus we will have a handful of other local vendors. This event is cosponsored by Viva Raw, one of our amazing market vendors that features healthy, organic, cold-pressed raw juices.

Valentine’s Sip & Shop

Wednesday, Feb. 13

4:30-9 p.m.

7th Street Public Market

Pick up something for your sweetheart – or yourself – at the 7th Street Public Market’s annual Valentine’s Sip & Shop, sponsored by CLT Find. Say bye to dry January & hibernation mode…and hello to mixing, mingling, toasting and treating yourself. Join us Wednesday, February 13th from 4:30-9 for a fun evening with the best local vendors! We’ve got some sweet treats in store, including brand new artisans who will be setting up shop with us for the very first time. We’ll have complimentary sparkling wine poured by Assorted Table Wine Shoppe for the first 100 guests (with ID).