"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.  

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony Welcomes Pinpoint Restaurant

PinPoint Restaurant recently celebrated its grand opening with a ribbon cutting ceremony that included Wilmington Mayor Bill Saffo, Mayor Pro Tem Margaret Haynes, friends and family.  Click here to view full press release. 

Kickstarter Success!!!

Four Downtown restaurants banded together late Wednesday evening to save the Kickstarter Campaign and provide the funding needed to rent the Downtown Sundown Concert Series' temporary outdoor venue.  Click here to view press release.  Click here to view our Kickstarter Rockstars!!!



On Friday, September 18, the international event known as PARK(ing) Day will be celebrated in Wilmington for the fifth (5th) consecutive year. Twenty six interactive parks will appear on city streets from noon to 6 pm as artists, activists, planners, local businesses, and average citizens take over metered parking spots to promote green and pedestrian-friendly urban spaces.  Click here to learn more about the event.

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

Reel Cafe Rooftop Concert Series
Sat, Jun 20 - Sat, Oct 3
at The Reel Cafe

1 Hour Sightseeing Cruise on Captain J.N. Maffitt
Wed, Jun 24 - Sat, Oct 31
at The Henrietta Lot

Downtown Sundown Presents "Tuesday's Gone"
Friday, August 28
at Riverfront Park

Saturday, August 29
at Bombers Bev Co.

Hammerheads vs Charlotte Independence
Thursday, September 3
at Legion Stadium