"Transforming the Future Today" Work Program Released

After months of community input and evaluation, WDI has completed its work program for organization.  To learn more about about WDI's work program, click here.

Flytrap Brewing Opens in Downtown Wilmington

Flytrap Brewing officially opened its doors in Downtown Wilmington with a fun ceremony attended by craft beer enthusiasts, friends and supporters.  To welcome Downtown’s newest brewery, Mayor Bill Saffo, Mayor Pro-Tem Margaret Haynes and Council member Kevin O’Grady offered at toast and cut a ceremonial ribbon.  Click here to view press release.

Is it time for a Special Service District in Downtown Wilmington?

We are all hearing a word used more and more to characterize what’s happening in Downtown Wilmington. That word is ‘transformation’!  What type of services and improvements—beyond those already provided by the City—that you would like to see provided Downtown. To learn more about a Special Service District, click here.  

Time to vote for Encore's Best of 2015!!!

Last year, downtown businesses brought home 43 awards.  Let's try to beat that this year.  Click here to view the downtown nominees and then visit Encore to vote.  

Downtown
Wilmington, NC

Downtown Wilmington is the economic and social hub for the region.  With boundaries spanning from the Cape Fear River to the west, Isabell Holmes Bride on the north, 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 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.  Find out more about Downtown Wilmington.

Upcoming Events


Karaoke with DJ Damo
Sun, Dec 28 - Sun, Dec 27
at Calico Room

Flannel Rebellion
Saturday, January 31
at The Whiskey

Ring of Fire
Thu, Feb 5 - Sun, Feb 15
at Thalian Hall

Red Dress Luncheon
Friday, February 6
at Wilmington Convention Center

Cinematique Presents "Big Eyes"
Sun, Feb 8 - Tue, Feb 10
at Thalian Hall

Air Force Rhythm in Blue Jazz Ensemble
Wednesday, February 11
at Historic Hannah Block USO Building