Enjoy the new trolley while exploring Downtown!

Take a leisurely ride through historic downtown Wilmington on the FREE Downtown Trolley! Catch the Trolley at designated stops or, flag down the Trolley to board anywhere along its route. New vehicles are now circulating to connect all the Downtown Districts.  Use this link to download the 2020 route map.  

Have a Heart - Give Smart

"Have a Heart - Give Smart" was created to bridge the gap between the community’s concerted efforts to impact homelessness, alleviate poverty and addiction and to engage the public’s participation in these efforts.   To learn more about the program, visit this link.   Text-a-donation:  text “Heart” to 910.817.4301 or donate online.  

 

Downtown
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 3,100 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


Trivia from Hell's
Monday, January 25
at Hell's Kitchen

Prepare Now for Future Weather Events: Lessons Learned in Disaster Preparedness and Recovery for Historic Property Owner
Tuesday, January 26
at Burgwin-Wright House

Trivia from Hell's
Thursday, January 28
at Hell's Kitchen

Art Exhibit: “Outer Limits” original art by Sarah Sheffield & Elena Wright
Wed, Feb 10 - Sat, Mar 20
at Bellamy Mansion

Preserving and Displaying Treasured Family Photographs
Friday, February 12
at Lower Cape Fear Historical Society

Art for All
Sat, Feb 20 - Sun, Feb 21
at Brooklyn Arts Center