90 Minutes free in Downtown Parking Decks!

Making a quick trip to Downtown just got easier when you use one of the parking decks.  The first 90 minutes of your visit Downtown is free.  Visit this link to learn where the parking decks are conveniently located in Downtown.  

2019 Holiday Parade

Come celebrate the season at the Wilmington Holiday Parade on Sunday, Dec 8th at 6:35 pm.   Catch the sights and sounds of the season as floats, bands and much more parade down Front Street.   We've even heard that Santa and Mrs. Claus will be making a special appearance.  For more information, visit this link.  

Celebrate Small Business on Saturday, Nov 30th!!

The shops and restaurants are ready to welcome you to downtown.  Come find those last-minute gifts, explore Downtown's attractions and grab a bite to eat at one of our many restaurants.  (Don’t forget, on street parking is free that day)  

New ride just in time for the Holidays!

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.  

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 27

DIY Blown Glass Ornaments
Fri, Oct 25 - Tue, Dec 31
at A Christmas Shoppe

Visit with Santa at The Cotton Exchange
Fri, Nov 29 - Mon, Dec 23
at The Cotton Exchange

Little Explorers
Fri, Dec 6 - Sat, Dec 21
at Cape Fear Museum

Jingle Belles Holiday Tea
Sun, Dec 8 - Mon, Dec 9
at Bellamy Mansion

Thalian Association
Fri, Jan 17 - Sun, Jan 26
at Hannah Block Historic USO Building