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 Sundown Concert Series Accepting Applications for Charity Partners 


Wilmington’s signature summertime concert series returns for its 14th season in Downtown.  WDI is now accepting applications from any charity interested in participating this season.   To learn more, visit this link.  

The Madness is Back!  Downtown Restaurant Madness Returns!

It's time to vote for your favorite Downtown Restaurant for the 2nd Annual Downtown Restaurant Madness Tournament. Just like the college basketball tournament, the top restaurants must first make the bracket to battle it out in March.  Voting will take place until March 3rd.  Visit this link to vote for your favorite restaurant.  

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

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

Divine Divas
Fri, Feb 22 - Sat, Feb 23
at Hannah Block Historic USO Building

Mike Gossin Band
Friday, February 22
at Hell's Kitchen

Downtown Wilmington Wine and Beer Walk
Saturday, February 23
at Historic Downtown Wilmington

Mardi Gras at The Cotton Exchange
Saturday, March 2
at The Cotton Exchange