2015 in Wilmington

This has been an amazing year in Downtown Wilmington! We've opened businesses, started schools, welcomed new residents, and enjoyed block parties, festivals, and concerts all over our Downtown Wilmington region.

Here's a look back at the year in images:

And here's a look at the year by the numbers:

2015 by the numbers:


21 - new businesses opened in Downtown Wilmington in 2015


16 - venues where live music, comedy, and improv are performed regularly


57 - events held for entrepreneurs


27,000 - Visitor Guides requested for Wilmington


12 - new tracks or elective areas being offered at the Delaware College of Art & Design


109 - concerts in Wilmington featuring local musicians


198 - new apartment units in four new buildings in Wilmington


65 - live lunchtime concerts


24 - nights of music festivals in Downtown Wilmington


1,982 - people who walked into the Greater Wilmington Convention and Visitors Bureau 


200,000 - approximate number of tickets sold to live performances in Wilmington to shows at The Grand, The Playhouse, World Cafe Live at the Queen, and Delaware Theatre Company


3 - Broadway Bound Musicals developed in Wilmington


11 - block parties in Wilmington


1 - Grand Prix weekend


8.46 Million - viewers who saw Nadjah Nicole perform on The Voice


365 - days in which the men and women who live, work, and play in Wilmington make the city a better place

Like I said - it's been a great year! 

Now, let's make 2016 even better!