downtown visions events

Stay in the Know in Your City and Join us for an Evening of Conversation!


Downtown Vision’s Executive Director Marty Hageman and City of Wilmington Mayor Mike Purzycki invite you to an evening of fun and conversation with IN Wilmington Campaign Manager Brianna Hansen and other special guests as we kick off another summer of fun in Downtown Wilmington! Learn more about all of the events happening in your neighborhood this season. There’s so much to look forward to!

All are welcome to join us for our quarterly Meet & Greet on Wednesday, May 22nd, from 5-7 PM at Willingtown Square (weather permitting) at 505 N Market St. Light appetizers and refreshments will be provided. We hope to see you there!

Click Here to register. Registration is requested but not required.

Special thanks to our sponsors: Downtown Visions, NKS Distributors, and Shoprite, and our host Delaware Historical Society.

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 Downtown Wilmington Farmer's Market is Back with Several New Vendors

Downtown Wilmington Farmer's Market

The Farmer's Market opens tomorrow, May 2nd.  The official Grand Opening Celebration is on May 30th with the Mayor speaking at 11:45 am

Join Mayor Mike Purzycki, Downtown Visions Executive Director Martin Hageman and local officials as we kick off the 2018 season of the Farmer's Market.

On Wednesday, May 30th at 11:45 AM, the City of Wilmington and Downtown Visions will celebrate the Grand Opening of the Downtown Farmer's Market in Rodney Square.  The Market, in its 16th year, is operated by Downtown Visions, the non-profit management company for Wilmington's Business Improvement District.  The Downtown Farmer's Market is sponsored by JP Morgan Chase and Colonial Parking.

The Downtown Farmers Market starts May 2nd, from 10:00 AM until 2:00 PM, every Wednesday through October 31st.  The Downtown Farmers Market offers an array of local produce, plants, herbs and cut flowers, a large assortment of beautiful handmade items, including arts and crafts, unique jewelry and delicious home-baked goods.  Sorbello Girls Farm Market and Bright Spot Farms will be back at the Market.  There is prepared food as well, with returning favorites like Outlandish, Mama Mia and I Don't Give a Fork.  We are also looking forward to our new vendors including Rocker Soaps and Riverfront Pets. 

The Downtown Farmers Market is another example of Downtown Visions and the City's commitment to assisting small businesses, entrepreneurs and startups as well as community organizations toward the goal of a more vital, vibrant downtown for all.  The Market has grown each year to become the go-to place for thousands of people each Wednesday.  Much of the produce that is sold at the Downtown Farmers Market is grown by small, family-owned farms in the Tri-State area.

Stay up to date on the Farmer's Market by following their Facebook Page.

Downtown Wilmington DE Facebook Page

Dave Loves Giving Back to the Community as a Downtown Visions Safety Ambassador

Meet our ambassadors who make Downtown Wilmington, Delaware a better place to live, work and play! 

Dave, a safety ambassador for Downtown Wilmington decided to move to the area and make his daily life about making a difference in the local community. He loves his work and is proud to be able to support the Downtown Development District. 

Feel free to ask Dave or any of our safety ambassadors for information about downtown. They can give you directions, information on restaurants, hotels and local shops as well as help you get where you need to go.

If you are in need of a safety escort, one of our friendly ambassadors would be happy to help. Call (302) 425-4200 x1 to request a free Safety Escort anywhere within the neighborhood, seven days a week; Monday – Friday 8:15 a.m. – 11:30 p.m.; weekends 9:15 a.m. – 11:30 p.m. 

Supporting Downtown Visions and their mission is simple, click here to make a donation.

Interested in making a difference each day while working? Check out Downtown Visions' current opportunities here. 

Downtown Visions Celebrates The Holidays and The Creative Class at The Mill

Downtown Visions meet and greet

On Monday, December 11th, creatives, visionaries and entrepreneurs gathered at The Mill in Downtown Wilmington, DE to celebrate not only the Holiday Season, but also to learn more about how creativity and the arts are helping to transform the commercial district.

Speakers included Mayor Michael S. Purzycki, Martin Hageman, Executive Director of Downtown Visions, Mark Fields, Executive Director of The Grand Opera House, Wilmington DE and The Playhouse on Rodney Square and Robert Herrera, Founder of the creative co-working space The Mill Space.

Guests not only enjoyed the beautifully decorated modern space and light refreshments, but an insightful conversation on the progression of the district thanks to creative endeavors. 

For more information on Downtown Vision's initiatives, click here. 

We hope to see you back at The Mill next week for INtheSpirit: A Holiday Party for Wilmington Families in Need.

Downtown Visions Meet & Greet 2017
Meet and Greet 2017