"Transforming the Future Today" Work Program Released

After months of community input and evaluation, WDI has completed its work program for organization.  To learn more about about WDI's work program, click here.

Is it time for a Special Service District in Downtown Wilmington?

We are all hearing a word used more and more to characterize what’s happening in Downtown Wilmington. That word is ‘transformation’!  What type of services and improvements—beyond those already provided by the City—that you would like to see provided Downtown. To learn more about a Special Service District, click here.  

Holly Jolly Holiday Stroll

The inaugural Holly Jolly Holiday Stroll is a free, family friendly event that will feature an array of holiday sights and sounds.  The event includes an open house to showcase of Downtown shops and attractions, strolling musicians, decorations and even Santa Claus arriving by boat.  For more information, follow this link.  


2015 Holly Jolly Holiday Guide

Find all of our Christmas needs in the shops of downtown.  Click here to view the 2015 Holiday Guide.


Wilmington, NC

Downtown Wilmington is the economic and social hub for the region.  With boundaries spanning from the Cape Fear River to the west, Isabell Holmes Bride on the north, Memorial Bridge to the south and 5th Avenue to the east, Downtown is home to about 880 businesses, 10,800 workers and 2,100 residents. As a hospitality and tourism center, Wilmington also boasts an amazing riverwalk, hotels, convention and meeting space, museums, cultural facilities and one of the largest historic districts in the County.

WDI has been a part of the civic infrastructure since 1977.  The organization’s visionary and thoughtful approach, ability to forge key alliances and collaborations and responsiveness to constituent needs have all contributed to the growth and development of Downtown Wilmington since WDI’s inception.  Find out more about Downtown Wilmington.

Upcoming Events

Fourth Friday Gallery Walk
Fri, Jan 23 - Fri, Dec 25

Big Fish: A New Musical
Thu, Nov 19 - Sun, Dec 6
at City Stage Co.

Dinner Show: A Trailer Park Christmas
Fri, Nov 20 - Sun, Dec 20
at TheatreNow

Art Raffle to Benefit Mother Hubbard's Cupboard
Fri, Nov 27 - Sat, Dec 12
at Art in Bloom Gallery

Architectural Home Tour
Sunday, November 29

"I Love Vintage!" Social Club Holiday Style Showcase with Jess James
Tuesday, December 1
at Second Skin Vintage