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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 21

Riverfront Farmers' Market
Sat, Mar 31 - Sat, Nov 17
at Riverfront Park

Historic Downtown Marketplace Artisan Market
Sun, Apr 22 - Sun, Oct 28
at Riverfront Park

Shakespeare Brunch
Sun, May 20 - Sun, Nov 18
at TheatreNow

Job Searching with NCWorks Online
Wed, Aug 22 - Wed, Dec 26
at New Hanover County Library

World of Dance
Sunday, October 7
at Wilson Humanities and Fine Arts Center