Nightlife Wilmington DE

Top 10 Instagrammable Places in Wilmington, Delaware

Toss those travel books aside…below are some of the top favorites along the Market Street corridor according to Instagram! Be sure to add them to your destination list when visiting the Greater Brandywine Valley.

La Fia 421 N Market Street Wilmington DE

Bardea 620 N Market Street Wilmington, DE

Wilmington Green Box: 420 N Market Street Wilmington, DE

Market Street Bakery & Cafe 823 N Market Street Wilmington, DE

Brew HAHA! 824 N Market Street Wilmington, DE

Rodney Square 1100 N Market Street Wilmington, DE

HOTEL DU PONT 42 W 11th Street Wilmington, DE

Queen 500 N Market Street Wilmington, DE

The Grand Opera House 818 N Market Street Wilmington DE

WilminGO Golf Cart Taxi Service (Location Varies)

$15 Lunches, Mad Hatter Tea & Murder Mystery Dinners... The Hotel du Pont has Something for Everyone this Fall!

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The changing weather and end of summer festivities can be a bit sad for some, but do not fret...there are lots of unique and fun events at the historic Hotel du Pont. In fact, there is something for everyone, from wine lovers to art enthusiasts and even the deal seeker! 

  Click here  to view a .pdf of the menu

Click here to view a .pdf of the menu

 There is nothing more glamorous than the legendary  Hotel du Pont.  

There is nothing more glamorous than the legendary Hotel du Pont. 

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

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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.