Downtown Growth:  A Growler of Projects: Vintage 2019

Join WDI for this entertaining and informative session will feature four presentations by investors who are transforming Downtown with new projects.  Wilmington Downtown Incorporated will host this ticketed event at CFCC’s Union Station Building on Thursday, November 7, 2019.  Visit this link to learn more.  

Downtown Sundown Concert Series Announces Headlining Acts and Charity Partners


Wilmington’s signature summertime concert series returns for its 14th season.  The Downtown Sundown Concert Series presented by Outdoor Equipped will run each Friday night from May 24 through August 30, 2019. Visit the Downtown Sundown page to see the 2019 Concert Schedule and learn about our Charity Wristband Partners

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.  

Park(ing) Day Wilmington Returns with Temporary Parks in Downtown Parking Spaces. 

On Friday, September 20, the international event known as PARK(ing) Day will be celebrated in Wilmington for the seventh (7th) year after missing 2018.   Interactive parks and displays will appear on city streets from 11am to 5pm as artists, activists, planners, local businesses, and creative citizens will take over metered parking spots to promote green and pedestrian-friendly urban spaces.  Visit this link to learn more. 

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 27

Full Moon Cruise
Wed, Mar 20 - Sat, Sep 14
at Wilmington Water Tours

Live Music in the Alley
Thu, Jul 11 - Thu, Sep 26
at Rebellion

Trivia from Hell's
Mon, Aug 5 - Thu, Aug 29
at Hell's Kitchen

Men On Boats
Wed, Aug 14 - Sun, Sep 1
at Cape Fear Playhouse/ Big Dawg Productions

SummerFest 19
Saturday, August 24
at Battleship North Carolina