WDI Spring Economic Series Luncheon-  "Music and Parks as an Economic Driver"

WDI's Spring Economic Series Luncheon freaturing Tom Turner from the Nashville Downtown Partnership will be held on Friday, March 13th from 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM at the Wilmington Convention Center.    Sponsorship and ticket information is available by using this link.  

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 brochure.  

Downtown Sundown Concert Series Accepting Applications for Charity Partners

Wilmington’s signature summertime concert series returns for its 15th season in Downtown from May 22nd to September 4, 2020.  As a way to involve more local residents and help support other community organizations, WDI partners with area nonprofit agencies to sell and split the proceeds from wristbands sold at the event.  WDI is now accepting applications from any charity interested in participating this season.  Applications are available by using this link

The Madness is Back! Vote your favorite Downtown Restaurant into the tournament!

It's time to vote for your favorite Downtown Restaurant for the 3rd 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 1st.   Use this link to vote your favorite into the tournament.

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

Fourth Friday Gallery Walk
Fri, Jan 22 - Fri, Dec 18

Wilmington Water Tours Eagles Island Cruise (every Saturday & Sunday)
Sat, Jan 11 - Sat, Feb 29
at Wilmington Water Tours

Cape Fear Blues Jam
Tue, Jun 3 - Tue, Dec 29
at Rusty Nail Saloon

History Walking Tours
Fri, Mar 6 - Wed, Apr 30

A Taste of Downtown Wilmington with Taste Carolina Gourmet Food Tours
Sat, Jan 28 - Sat, Nov 28
at 101 S. Water

Open Mic Comedy
Thu, Jan 18 - Thu, Dec 31
at Dead Crow Comedy Room