New Pop-Up Market Coming to Nemours Plaza


Fans of our Wednesday Downtown Farmer’s Market rejoice! We’ve partnered with The Buccini/Pollin Group to offer an additional pop-up style mini-market in Nemours Plaza this summer! Nemours Plaza is the outdoor space between the Brandywine Building and the Nemours Building, located at the intersection of Tatnall St. and Delaware Ave.


The summer pop-up market begins this Thursday, June 13th, from 11 AM – 1 PM with a “Dog Day” Meet and Greet featuring the Delaware Humane Association. Stop by and say hello to a few four legged friends and discover more about the DHA’s adoptable animals and programs.

Refreshments will be available for purchase from Market Street's favorite ice cream sweet spot, UDairy Creamery Market, as well healthy lunch options from Viva Bowls food truck.

There will also be live music in the Plaza too!

Other upcoming events this summer in Nemours Plaza include:

  • Lunchtime Yoga Express Classes from 12-12:30 PM

    • Tuesdays - June 18, 25, & July 2, 9

  • Fresh Produce Stand Featuring Twin Lakes Produce

    • Wednesdays from 4-6 PM - Starting June 19

    • Thursdays from 11 AM - 2 PM - Starting June 20

  • Live Music from 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM

    • Thursdays - Starting June 13

  • Dog Day Meet & Greet with DHA from 11 AM - 1 PM

    • Thursday, June 27

  • Outdoor Movies & Happy Hour with Theatre N

    • Happy hour promotions begin a 4 PM & movies will start at sunset.

    • Thursday, June 27

    • Fridays through August 23 - Starting July 5

  • Fitness Demonstrations from BlkOps Fitness

    • Details to Follow

  • Cornhole Tournament & Outdoor Spin Fundraiser with CoreTen Fitness

    • Details to Follow

Check out our Facebook event for the most up to date event information!

Wilmington Jaycees' Parade this Saturday

This  Saturday will be a great time to bring the whole family out for the 53rd Annual Wilmington Jaycees' Holiday Parade!

Here's the details:

The Wilmington Jaycees’ 53rd Annual Christmas Parade will be held in conjunction with Small Business Saturday on November 26th. Start the shopping season by supporting local businesses that create jobs, boost our economy, and preserve neighborhoods around our country.

11am Jaycee Christmas Parade
The Parade route beings at 5th and King Streets, and ends at Rodney Square. Children at the parade are encouraged to write a letter to Santa and drop it off when Santa passes along the parade route. (Children should provide their complete mailing address, including zip code, if they would like a reply.) The Wilmington Jaycees will work with Santa and his elves to make every effort to answer each letter.

12:30pm-1:30pm Photos with Santa at The Baby Grand, 818 N. Market Street *Bring your camera & take FREE photos with Santa!
Enjoy non-alcoholic drinks inside the Baby Grand *Cash Bar*

2pm & 8pm The Playhouse on Rodney Square Theatre: 
Broadway Christmas Wonderland or 302.652.5577

12pm-2pm LIVE MUSIC
Enjoy live music at various Downtown locations TBD!

#ShopSmall this holiday season in Downtown, Wilmington

Enjoy great deals at the following businesses:

• ACT Generation, 715 N. Orange Street 2nd Floor – Shopping, food, music art from 8a-8p with vendors

• Al’s Sporting Good, 200 N. Market Street – $10 off of $60 spent, $20 off of $110 spent. Not to be combined with other offers or sales. *print coupon below

• Cherné Altovise Jewelry, 316 N. Market Street - 20% off total purchase. Not to be combined with other offers or sales.

• Collars n Cuffs, 716 N. Market Street – 20% off entire purchase, not to be combined with other offers.

• Delaware History Museum/African American History Museum - 50% off admission to Read House, the Delaware History Museum and the Jane & Littleton Mitchell Center for African American Heritage, not to be combined with other offers. 

• LaFate Gallery, 227 N. Market Street - offering 40% Discount on Original Paintings and 25% on Limited Edition Prints.

• LOMA Coffee, 239 N. Market Street - Receive 10% off your purchase when you mention that you #shopsmall

City Announces Holiday Season Metered Parking Policy:

During the upcoming holiday season, metered parking will be free in Wilmington’s downtown business district and at the Riverfront during specific times of the day, beginning Friday, November 25, 2016, and running through January 1, 2017.

• Citizens and visitors to the City of Wilmington are reminded that paying for metered parking will only be required between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m.

• From 12:00 p.m. to 8:00 a.m. the following morning, metered parking will be free.

• This free parking policy only applies to the downtown area from 2nd Street to 12th Street, and from French Street and Washington Street. The policy also applies to the entire Riverfront community.

Creative Vision Factory and the Christina Cultural Arts Center

There's an artistic transformation taking place in Downtown Wilmington.

Our friends at The Creative Vision Factory worked with the community and turned the back of the Christina Cultural Arts Center from this:

to this:

Michael Kalmbach, Director of the Creative Vision Factory, had this to say:

"I'm so proud of my team, and so very grateful to the Christina Cultural Arts Center-- their community showered this project with love."

I echo Michael's appreciation for our great community.


Christina Cultural Arts Celebration

We have a truly remarkable artistic community in Downtown Wilmington - and this past weekend one of the cornerstones of that community held a fantastic celebration.

Alumni, faculty, and students at the Christina Cultural Arts Center gathered for a block party last Saturday with dance, music, paints, crafts, and so much more!

We are fortunate to have so much talent in Downtown Wilmington.