Events

Only One Plot Left at Downtown Wilmington's Community Garden!

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24 Garden Plots at 4th and Orange Street are making city dwellers with green thumbs dreams a reality! 

Sponsors and supporters including Mayor Mike Purzycki and Downtown Visions Executive Marty Hageman will gather Friday, June 22nd at 11:00 a.m. at the new community garden to celebrate a dedication. 

Only one plot in the sought after urban garden space is left! Plots are $40 per season, plus a $25 gate key deposit. To reserve your spot, contact Pat Shay at pat.shay@comcast.net or 267-469-5882.

The site was previously Gross Lighting Center, which originated in 1909 before it was heavily damaged by fire in August of 2013 and was eventually demolished. The City obtained the property earlier this year, and with the assistance of former property owner Phil Gross and the Downtown Civic Association, it was jointly decided that the site would be used for an urban garden while the plot remains undeveloped. Ironically, it was another fire around the corner in the 400 block of Market Street that displaced the original Downtown Community Garden.

A true community effort, thanks to Bank of America, which has been supporting Downtown Vision's Main Street Program since 2010, for their contribution to purchase soil and supplies, Wohlsen Construction Company which contributed and installed the fencing that secures the site; water for the site supplied through Harry Wolkind of neighboring Rave Reality Corporation; and the Buccini Pollin Group which provided in-kind graphic design.

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Concerts Galore in Wilmington, DE this Summer

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If you are a big music fan you are in luck, downtown Wilmington, DE is bursting with concerts and music festivals this summer. We have all the details so you can plan your schedule accordingly.

Bromberg's Big Noise Music Festival Tubman Garrett Riverfront Park

Big Noise Festival

Click here for tickets.

2018 DuPont Clifford Brown Jazz Festival

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Free and open to the public, more information can be found here.

The People's Festival 4 Peace Tribute to Bob Marley

 The People’s STREET Festival will be FREE to the public for the first time in 24 years, thanks to our collaboration with Live Nation!

The People’s STREET Festival will be FREE to the public for the first time in 24 years, thanks to our collaboration with Live Nation!

The People’s STREET Festival will be FREE to the public for the first time in 24 years, thanks to the Delaware Art Museum's collaboration with Live Nation! Complete with a concert within The Queen and a street festival outside, enjoy the works of Jamaica’s Queen of Reggae, ETANA , The Iconic Meditation Band and Ska phenomena; Hip Abduction.

Tickets on sale soon here. 

Stay in the Know in Your City and Contribute to Wilmington's Future! Join us for an Evening of Conversation!

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Join Downtown Visions and City of Wilmington, Delaware Mike Purzycki - Mayor of the City of Wilmington for an evening of downtown news and conversation with the Wilmington Department of Police - Delaware, Chief Robert J. Tracy and the new Delaware College of Art and Design President, Jean Dahlgren. All are welcome to join us on Tuesday, June 27th at DCAD, 600 N Market Street, doors open at 5 p.m.!

Light appetizers and refreshments will be served. Following the event, Chelsea Tavern is offering all guests 20% off food and alcoholic beverages!

Sponsored by The Kenny Family Foundation , N.K.S. Distributors and Downtown Visions

Registration is requested but not required here.

A Beer Garden, Live Music, Food Trucks and Vendors Bring Together the Brandywine Village and Old Brandywine Village Communities

Brandywine Village Block Party

Brandywine Village Market will be held each Wednesday, beginning June 6th through August 29th, in the Brandywine Mills Plaza (18th St at Market & Superfine Lane to 19th Street, pocket park) from 4pm-7pm.

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The Village Market will feature produce, local musicians, arts & crafts vendors, food trucks, a beer garden, and tons of FUN for the community. 

Weekly Special Activities Include the Following:

June 6: Watersign Blues 

June 20: White Clay Tributary

June 11: Pdub - DJ.

June 20: Urban Bikes Complimentary Tune-ups.

July 19: Noelle.

July 20: BVSPCA Adopt-a-Pet.

August 8: Wilmington Travelling Zoo. 

Interested in becoming a vendor? Click here.

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Celebrating 30 Years of Unifying Musical Magic... The DuPont Clifford Brown Jazz Festival

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Declared the largest free music festival on the East Coast, The DuPont Clifford Brown Festival turns 30 this year and will be taking place in Rodney Square June 17th through 24th. 

Fun for the entire family, grab your favorite lawn chairs and enjoy the sweet tunes from some of the nations greatest jazz performers. This cultural experience was once called Jazzin' on the Square, but was renamed to honor the jazz trumpeter and Wilmingtonian Clifford Brown, who passed away in 1956 at the young age of 25.

The festival is another example of Wilmington's devotion to celebrating the arts and making it accessible to everyone. The concert has always been complimentary to the public. 

For those attending from out of town, a parking map is available here. 

The 2018 line up is extra spectacular in celebration of the event's big birthday with the legendary Brian McKnight performing. The schedule will be as follows below. 

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Laila Biali

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