Events

Below are some of the recurring events and traditions unique to our downtown neighborhood! For a complete listing of events throughout the entire city of Wilmington, visit InWilmington.


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Art on the town

Art galleries, studios, museums, and storefront galleries open their doors every first Friday evening and offer an exciting opportunity to meet the artists during their opening receptions. Website

WHEN: 5 – 8 p.m. every first Friday (in case of holidays it switches to second Friday)

COST: Free

WHERE: Throughout the City of Wilmington


 


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Downtown Farmer's Market

The Farmer's Market offers local produce, plants, herbs and flowers as well as handmade items, including art, jewelry and baked goods. Stroll the square and shop while you enjoy a delicious breakfast or lunch while listening to a variety of free live entertainment. Website

WHEN: Rain or shine 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. first Wednesday in May through last Wednesday in October — see website for specifics

COST: Free

WHERE: Rodney Square

ORGANIZER: 

Tucker Casey
tcasey@downtownvisions.org
(302) 425-0196


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Wilmington Grand Prix

The Wilmington Grand Prix has been named to USA Cycling’s prestigious National Criterium Calendar (NCC). In addition to the race, there is a parade and live entertainment. Website

WHEN: May — see website

COST: Free

WHERE: Throughout the City of Wilmington

ORGANIZER: Out & About Magazine (Presenting sponsor: Bank of America)


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4th of July

A celebration of our nation's independence on the Wilmington Riverfront in Tubman-Garrett Park. Website

WHEN: July — see website

COST: Free

WHERE: Tubman-Garrett Park

 


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Small Business Saturday

Small Business Saturday® is a day to celebrate and support small businesses and all they do for their communities. It's an American shopping holiday the Saturday after Thanksgiving during one of the busiest shopping periods of the year. Website

WHEN: Saturday after Thanksgiving

COST: Free

WHERE: Throughout Downtown Wilmington

ORGANIZER: Downtown Visions


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Jazz Festival

The DuPont Clifford Brown Jazz Festival is a tribute to this great man. This a multi-day jazz festival is a 20+ year tradition with world-class musicians to the stage. Website

WHEN: June — see website

COST: Free

WHERE: Rodney Square




 


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Ladybug Music Festival

The Ladybug Music Festival is a night of live music throughout Downtown Wilmington! Come explore the neighborhood! Website

WHEN: July — see website

COST: Free

WHERE: Throughout Downtown Wilmington

ORGANIZER: Gable Music (Presenting sponsors: ShopRite, 2nd & Loma; Partners: Downtown VisionsCity of Wilmington, InWilmington)

Become a sponsor: Contact
Will Minster
wminster@downtownvisions.org


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Christmas Parade

The Wilmington Jaycees Christmas Parade features bands, floats, cartoon characters, dignitaries, pageant winners and the star of the show, Santa! Website

WHEN: Saturday after Thanksgiving

COST: Free

WHERE: Market Street

ORGANIZER: Wilmington Jaycees


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Caroling in the Square

Bring the family and enjoy the sounds of the holiday season during Caroling on the Square—the community sing-along that is one of the City’s most popular annual events. Website

WHEN: December — see website

COST: Free

WHERE: Rodney Square

ORGANIZER:  City of Wilmington