Nightlife Wilmington DE

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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May 4th, Join in the Biggest Cinco de Mayo Event in Delaware Right Here in Wilmington

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Friday, May 4th at 4:00 PM head to the 900 block of Market Street in Wilmington, Delaware for the biggest Cinco De Mayo Festival in the State.

This family-friendly event hosted by Ernest & Scott Taproom will feature authentic cuisine from street vendors, a margarita & mojito bar, and live music. Last year over 2,000 people attended and this year it is expected to be bigger than ever! 

Admission to the event will be $10. Tickets will be available at the door. Children under 15 years old are free. 

Parking will be available at The Mid-town Park Garage located at 805 N Orange Street for the special price of $4.00.

Check out the Facebook Event here for more videos and information. 

Parking in Wilmington Just Became Easier, All of the Details on the Mid-town Garage Rates

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For those working, living and exploring the thriving downtown area, parking just became even easier. Last year, we saw the addition of credit card-accepting parking meters, this year, 550 parking spaces have been added conveniently close to Market Street! $1 parking validation will be available  temporarily for anyone who visits a downtown restaurant or entertainment venue.*

Mid-town Park Garage 805 N. Orange Street, Wilmington, Delaware (215) 568-4025


Daily Drive-Up Rates

  • up to 1 hour $5.00
  • up to 2 hours $10.00
  • up to 24 hours $14.00
  • Early Bird (in by 9am) $6.00
  • Evening Rate (in after 5pm) $4.00
  • Monthly $150.00

*Rates subject to change

To request monthly parking, click here.

Hours of Operation:    Open 24 / 7
Indoors/Outdoors:    Indoors
Daily Payments Accepted:    American Express, Cash, Discover Card, MasterCard, Visa
Service Type:    Self-Park (Unattended)
Motorcycle Allowed:    Yes
Vehicle Types:    Automobile, Motorcycle, Oversized Vehicle, Pickup Truck, SUV

For more information,

*As of right  now the $1 rate is available for anyone, not just restaurant and entertainment venue patrons, who enter the garage after 5pm and stay less than 12 hours.  This is not a validation or a coupon program.  This rate will be in place for the first two weeks of the garage opening as a way to introduce it to customers in the area. After that end date (April 13th) the rate for nights and weekends will be $4.


All the Details...This Monday, The Grand Opening of Mid-town Park Garage & Pre-Leasing Launch for The Residences at Mid-town Park

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This Monday, April 2nd join in the celebration of the grand opening of Mid-town Park Garage and the official launch of pre-leasing the sought after luxury apartments at The Residences at Mid-town Park.

Whether you are living downtown, going out on the town, or looking for a convenient place to end your morning commute, the Mid-Town Park Garage is suitable for all downtown parking needs. A representative will be on site during the event to answer any questions on rates and availability. To reserve a space, call 215-568-4018.

This occasion also marks the official launch of pre-leasing for The Residences at Mid-town Park. Be among the first to reserve an apartment and receive 2 months of free parking. Hardhat tours will be available of select apartments.

*If you are planning on taking a hard hat tour, please wear comfortable closed-toe shoes. 

Click here to register for the event.

The Residences at mid-town park

Immerse yourself in the vibrant downtown lifestyle - The Residences at Mid-town Park is where the energy of the city and the conveniences of downtown accessibility collide, steps away from nightlife, restaurants and shops.

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Offering endless amenities that create opportunities for fun and social engagement including a resort style swimming pool, fitness center, demonstration kitchen, screening room and resident lounge. This is not simply a community, it is an Urban Oasis.

Leases signed for the apartments by May 1st will receive 2 complimentary months of parking within the Mid-town garage. Guests that bring this invitation with them will also receive a waived application fee.

* The two months of complimentary parking will be deducted from each month's apartment rent charges. Exclusions apply, see leasing agent for details. Free parking eligibility is only available with rental of apartment.


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Restaurants are Opening Left and Right in Wilmington, DE!

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With hundreds of new residents living along the Market Street corridor and major employers hiring associates, restaurants are popping up to take advantage of all the opportunities the area has to offer!

Here are several of the brand-new restaurants you should check out!

Stitch House Brewery

829 N Market Street Wilmington, DE

This restaurant has made its long-awaited debut and its fans are blowing up social media. With over 2,000 likes on Facebook alone and they haven't even celebrated their grand opening yet! It is this afternoon, (March 16th) at 3 PM! They'll be open until 8 PM and are celebrating the big event with a happy hour from 4-7 PM. The space consists of a full scale brewery and new American menu to accompany the beers being made just a few feet away.

Bank's Seafood Kitchen and Raw Bar (Formerly Harry's Seafood Grill)

101 S Market Street Wilmington, DE

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New name, new menu and new chef, David Banks brings a new spin to seafood and the public agrees the change is a good one!  If you are still looking for a place to head to on Easter Sunday, Bank's is bringing on the specials with 1 pound of lobster & steamed mussels or clams for $35 and their famous 3 course Lobster dinner for $42.

Margaux (Coming Soon)

902 N Market Street Wilmington, DE


French is finally making its way to Market Street! Complete with a crêperie, transport yourself to France by visiting Margaux. The interior finishes are currently being revealed and if the food is even half as tasty as the space is gorgeous, everyone is in for a real treat! 

Farmer and The Cow

413 N Market Street Wilmington, DE

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For good measure, the photo below absolutely had to be shared as well. There is only one word to describe The Farmer and the Cow and that is scrumptious. Craig raved on Yelp, "Great burgers. Awesome atmosphere. Fantastic bourbon selection.  Spectacular service." What more could you ask for? They even have milkshakes themed after breakfast cereals! 

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Have a favorite photo from any of these locations? Be sure to tag @DowntownWilmDE on Instagram and we will share it!