WDI announces RFQ to study redevelopment of prime downtown location

Wilmington Downtown, Inc. (WDI) today announced a request for qualifications and proposals (RFQ) to study the feasibility of developing an underutilized downtown city block owned by New Hanover County.  Visit this link to learn more about the project.   

"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.

Raising the Bar for a Better Downtown

The City of Wilmington recently approved a Municipal Service District to provide extra security, cleanliness, marketing and economic development services to Downtown. Here is a link service plan and other information.  WDI plans to bid on managing the district and is looking for a subcontractor to help with security and cleaning services.  Here is a link to WDI’s request for a subcontractor. 

Can you make par?  

This 30 hole course will feature businesses from the Brooklyn Arts District, Castle Street Antique District and the Downtown Core.  From May 1- May 6, hit the links to find the clue at each hole.    Use this link to learn more about the Tin Cup Stroll.  

“It’s a Gimme Movie” Night

Join us for a free movie featuring the modern comedy Happy Gilmore.  The show will take place at picturesque Riverfront Park, along North Water Street in front of the federal courthouse.  Learn more about this movie night.  

Caddyshack Concerts

Free concerts featuring local and regional music will be happening on May 5th and 6th.  The shows will take place at picturesque Riverfront Park, along North Water Street in front of the federal courthouse from 7pm to 9:30pm.  Click here to learn more about these concerts.

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 22 - Fri, Dec 22

Free Oral Cancer Screening
Mon, Apr 3 - Wed, May 31
at Riverside Dental Arts

Beginning Modern Dance
Mon, Apr 10 - Wed, Apr 26
at Cape Fear Community College

Pineapple-Shaped Lamps presents "King Kirby"
Thu, Apr 13 - Sun, Apr 30
at Red Barn Studio

Historic Downtown Wilmington Artisan Marketplace
Sun, Apr 16 - Sun, Oct 29
at Riverfront Park

The Last 5 Years
Wed, Apr 19 - Sun, Apr 23
at Thalian Hall