From a great parade to shopping to live music at venues all over the city to Wilmo Rock Circus - Small Business Saturday was a huge success!
The News Journal wrote a great article about the day, here's an excerpt:
Will Minster, director of business development for the nonprofit Downtown Visions, said efforts to draw people to small business in downtown Wilmington was a daylong event that began with the Wilmington Jaycees' Christmas parade and continued with live music at eight businesses.
"We wanted to add on to the idea and provide great entertainment for everyone who comes downtown for the parade, shopping and dining this Small Business Saturday,” Minster said.
I am grateful to our friends at the Wilmington Jaycees, Gable Music Ventures, The Playhouse, the Grand Opera House, World Cafe Live at the Queen, all of the artists and performers who came out to share their talents, our businesses and entrepreneurs, and, of course, everyone who came out to spend time with us in Downtown Wilmington on Small Business Saturday!
Don't forget, you can park for free on the streets of Wilmington after noon from now through the end of December - just keep in mind that the time limits are still enforced. Come on out for lunch, coffee, shopping, and more - and you can leave your quarters at home!
Below are some more shots from the parade, the performances, and Wilmo Rock Circus.