"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.  

Kickstart the 2015 Downtown Sundown Concerts

The Downtown Sundown Concerts need your help! We need $9k to have a home for these free shows that are enjoyed by over 26,000 people!  Click here  to learn more about our kickstarter.


WDI seeks applicants to serve on the Board of Directors

WDI is accepting applications for at-large positions for its 2015-2016 Board of Directors.  If you are interested in submitting your name for nomination and are willing to actively participate in a dynamic working organization, please return this form.

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

20th Orange Street ArtsFest
Sat, May 23 - Sun, May 24

Hammerheads vs Charleston Battery
Saturday, June 6
at Legion Stadium

Hammerheads vs New York Red Bulls II
Saturday, June 13
at Legion Stadium

Hammerheads vs Saint Louis FC
Wednesday, July 1
at Legion Stadium

Hammerheads vs Louisville City FC
Saturday, July 25
at Legion Stadium

Hammerheads vs New York Red Bulls II
Saturday, August 8
at Legion Stadium