Save the Date for the 2019 Downtown Economic Series Luncheon featuring Governor Roy Cooper.

Join WDI for our annual Economic Series Luncheon on Tuesday, March 26th.  Visit this link for information.  

Downtown Trolley Route

Ride WAVE Transit's FREE Downtown Trolley on the new permanent route.  Click here for details.  Use this link to view a brochure about the trolley.  

Giving Tuesday:  The OverFlo Campaign Raises Over $121,000 for Hurricane Recovery

As part of “Giving Tuesday” local business owners and supporters gathered to announce that the OverFlo campaign has collected over $121,182 in hurricane recovery donations, with a few more pledges expected to boost the total even higher.   Visit this link to learn more about Giving Tuesday for Overflo.   


Wilmington, NC

Downtown Wilmington is the economic and social hub for the region. With boundaries spanning from the Cape Fear River to the west, the Isabel Holmes Bridge to the north, to the 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 1.75-mile long 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. 

Upcoming Events

Fourth Friday Gallery Walk
Fri, Jan 22 - Fri, Dec 27

Wilmington Antique Show
Fri, Jan 18 - Sun, Jan 20
at Wilson Humanities and Fine Arts Center

Senior Moments 2: Betta Daze
Fri, Jan 18 - Sat, Feb 16
at TheatreNow

Stuart Little
Fri, Jan 18 - Sun, Jan 27
at Hannah Block Historic USO Building

Justin Cody Fox Band & Tasty Tee's
Saturday, January 19
at Waterline Brewing Company

Courtyards & Cobblestones
Sat, Jan 19 - Sun, Jan 20