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

The Madness is Back!  Downtown Restaurant Madness Returns!

The Chompionship matchup has been set.  With a combined difference of the Final Fork round of only 13 votes, the two restaurants who will be battling it out to be the 2019 Downtown Restaurant Madness Chompions are Copper Penny and Savorez.   Who will take the trophy this year?   Cast your vote today!!. 

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.  

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

The Explorers Club
Wed, Apr 24 - Sun, May 12
at Cape Fear Playhouse/ Big Dawg Productions

Fri, Apr 26 - Sun, May 5
at Hannah Block Historic USO Building

The Wilmington Jewish Film Festival
Sun, Apr 28 - Wed, May 8
at Thalian Hall

Mother’s Day Dessert Cruise
Sunday, May 12
at Wilmington Water Tours