Over 112,441 Votes Reveal Several Statewide Favorites on Market Street in Wilmington, DE

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Over 19,000 people participating and casting 112,441 votes in Delaware Online's Readers' Choice competition revealed four statewide favorite businesses are located right along Market Street within a few blocks of each other. Voting was open for five weeks and ended on August 24th. 

If you haven’t yet been to these establishments, its time to make a visit, these businesses are near and dear to Delawarean hearts.

Wright & Simon 911 N Market Street Wilmington, DE 19801

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The Queen 500 N Market Street Wilmington, DE 19801

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Brew HAHA! 824 N Market Street Wilmington, DE 19801

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Al’s Sporting Goods 200 N Market Street Wilmington, DE 19801

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The Best of the State of Delaware is Along the Market Street Corridor and in Downtown Wilmington

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The Best of Delaware by Delaware Today Magazine surveys thousands of individuals throughout the year resulting in the top-notch restaurants, bars, retailers and services locations within the state.

Lucky for Wilmingtonian's many of the winners are located within Downtown Wilmington, DE. Here is just a sampling of some that took home first place!

Barbecue Place

Readers, upstateLocale BBQ Post

1014 N. Lincoln St., Wilmington, 510-4929


 La Fia 

426 N. Market St., Wilmington, 543-5574


 Southeast Kitchen

1901 Delaware Ave., Wilmington, 691-7728

Candy-Chocolate Shop

Readers, upstateGovatos Chocolates

4105 Concord Pike, Wilmington, 478-5324; 800 N. Market St., Wilmington, 652-4082


 Piccolina Toscana 

1412 N. Dupont St., Wilmington, 654-8001

Charm Factor

De La Coeur Café et Patisserie 

1836 Lovering Ave., Wilmington, 660--7178

Coffee Shop

Readers, upstateBrew HaHa! • Read more about one of Brew HaHa!'s friendliest baristas.

3838 Kennett Pike , Greenville, 658-6336; 45 E. Main St., Newark, 369-2600; Christiana Hospital, 4755 Ogletown-Stanton Road, Newark, 733-2739; 1812 Marsh Road, Wilmington, 529-1125; 3636 Concord Pike, Wilmington, 478-7227; 222 Delaware Ave., Wilmington, 777-5137; 824 N. Market St., Wilmington, 777-4499; 5329 Limestone Road, Wilmington, 234-9600; 1400 N. Dupont St., Wilmington, 384-6344

Crab Cakes

Readers, upstateBig Fish Grill on the Riverfront

720 Justison St., Wilmington, 652-3474

Late Night Menu

Kid Shelleen’s Charcoal House & Saloon

1801 W. 14th St., Wilmington, 658-4600

Lunch Downtown

Chelsea Tavern

821 N. Market St., Wilmington, 482-3333

New Brewpub

Stitch House Brewery

1829 N. Market St., Wilmington, 250-4280


Green Room

42 W. 11th St., Wilmington, 594-3154

Place for All Tastes

 Ernest & Scott Taproom

902 N. Market St., Wilmington, 384-8113

Place to Drink without Worrying About the Kids

Constitution Yards Beer Garden

308 Justison St., Wilmington, 407-5192

For the complete list of winners click here. 

50 Breweries, 100 Different Beers! Downtown Visions is a Main Sponsor of Brewfest 2018


Downtown Visions is proud to be a main sponsor of Downtown Brewfest 2018.

Come join in the fun and select tastings from over 100 brews representing over 50 local breweries, enjoy 3 LIVE acts & two local DJ's, 11 local restaurants and 2 food trucks, designated VIP area including exclusive brews and beer-friendly finger foods, complimentary LYFT incentives and Market Streets very first homebrew competition. General tickets are $40 and VIP tickets are $55. Tickets can be purchased here. 

While enjoying the event, be sure to say hello to Downtown Visions' friendly ambassadors! Additional items provided by Downtown Visions include tents, picnic tables, umbrellas, waste disposal, generators, tables, clean up and more!

The 7th Annual Ladybug Festival presented by Chase Kicks off Next Weekend!

Ladybug Music Festival Wilmington DE

Getting recognized by Bilboard.com was just the beginning. Going into their 7th year, the all-female music festival featuring some of the best talent in the country is taking gender inequality on by storm, providing free concerts to the public and getting an entire city pumped up with excitement. 

This year's festival promises to be the largest yet, with music venues, coffee shops, pizza parlors, and even beauty salons taken over by the block-party like atmosphere with talented female musicians in every corner. There will even be an event dedicated to children, called, Little Ladybugs within the Delaware History Museum.

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For the full schedule of events, click here. Last year's event was an unforgettable celebration of womanhood, music and community for all those that attended. Watch the short video below and immerse yourself in the Ladybug experience. 

Downtown Visions is proud to be a sponsor of The Ladybug Festival.

Follow Ladybug Music Festival on Facebook and Instagram.

A Spectacular Fireworks Display on Wilmington's Riverfront this 4th of July!

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Make this 4th of July the best one yet and spend the entire day on the Wilmington Riverfront. Enjoy live music, delicious food, and a spectacular fireworks display! Check out the celebratory events below. We have all the details-from where to celebrate to avoiding the traffic!

The city's Fourth of July celebration kicks off at Tubman-Garrett Riverfront Park at 12:30 p.m. with local bands, food vendors, children's games, tours of the Kalmar Nyckel, and other family-themed activities. Below is the Tubman-Garrett Riverfront Park schedule: 

  • 12:30 - 8:00 p.m. The public is invited to bring a blanket, chair, lawn games, and your own picnic. 
  • 12:30 - 5:00 p.m. Kalmar Nyckel Tours
  • 8:00 - 9:15 p.m. The Delaware Symphony Orchestra performs a celebratory concert of American music.
  • 9:30 p.m. The July 4th Freedom Celebration Fireworks Show will conclude the evening.

Other events will take place along the Riverfront throughout the day brought to you by the Riverfront Development Corporation, including Riverboat Queen and River Taxi cruises and live music at Constitution Yards. 

  • 5:00 - 9:30 p.m. Live Music from Country By Night at Constitution Yards Beer Garden

Traffic Restrictions

Several road closures will be in effect for the City's Fourth of July celebration. Major crowds are expected and it is recommended that those wishing to view the fireworks arrive at the Riverfront no later than 8:00 p.m. to ensure an enjoyable experience.


Street closures and traffic advisories for the event are below. All roads will be re-opened at the conclusion of the fireworks show.

  • Rosa Parks Drive between Market and French Streets at Tubman-Garrett Park will be closed beginning at 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, July 3.
  • The Market Street Bridge will be closed to pedestrian and motorized traffic from Water Street through to A Street from 8:00 p.m. until 10:30 p.m.
  • A Street from Market to Walnut Streets will be closed beginning at 8:30 p.m.
  • All roads exiting from Martin Luther King Boulevard into the Riverfront area, including South Madison Street, Tatnall Street, Market Street, Orange Street, West Street, and Walnut Street will be closed beginning at 8:30 p.m. in preparation for the fireworks show.
  • Traffic leaving the Shipyard Shops or Riverfront restaurants area by way of Madison Street at the end of the evening will be directed to exit along Stadium Drive and onto Beech Street and out Justison Street.

 More information can be found on the City of Wilmington's website.