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.  

Downtown Leaders Announce OverFlo Fundraising Campaign, Graphic and Social Media Portals and First Challenge Donation. 

Dozens of small business owners envisioned a campaign to provide a unified and collaborative approach to help with relief efforts and support small businesses in the area.  Their vision is now a reality as civic leaders have announced a new initiative called Over Flo.  Use this link to learn more about the event.  



Holly Jolly Holidays

Eat, Shop and Play Downtown during the holiday season.   For more information about Holly Jolly Holidays, visit this link.  

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

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

Tue, Apr 30 - Wed, May 1
at Wilson Humanities and Fine Arts Center

Cape Fear Blues Jam
Tue, Jun 3 - Tue, Aug 6
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