"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.

2014 Downtown Holiday Guide

Take advantage of the specials that downtown businesses are offering for the holiday season.  Shop Local and Shop Small Businesses.  Click here to view the Downtown Holiday Guide.

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.  

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

Rate a Record
Tue, Oct 7 - Tue, Dec 30
at A Slice Of Life Pizzeria & Pub

Best of Both Worlds River Cruise
Fri, Dec 5 - Sat, Dec 27
at Wilmington Water Tours

Sat, Dec 6 - Tue, Dec 23
at The Cotton Exchange

Travis Shallow
Sun, Dec 7 - Sun, Jan 25
at Calico Room

A Christmas Carol
Thu, Dec 11 - Sun, Dec 21
at Thalian Hall

L Shape Lot and Toys for Tots Christmas Concert
Friday, December 19
at Brooklyn Arts Center