Downtown Events
November 11-14
Note to Downtown Business Owners: Good Results come from Good Planning. Downtown Businesses should anticipate larger crowds this weekend; opening early and staying open late would be a great way to build future business. Sunday will be almost as busy as Saturday - let's have good results!
Cucalorus Film Festival
November 11-14
Listed by California-based Brooks Institute as one of the "Top 10 Film Festivals in the United States," and elected by MovieMaker magazine (Spring 2009) as one of the "Top 25 Coolest Film Festivals. Check out the TicketBox at 201 Princess Street (Official Festival Headquarters).

Great Train Show & Sale

November 13-14
Wilmington Railroad Museum
Shop for merchandise, learn more about model railroading, see and participate in demonstrations, and view the great display and exhibits at the Museum. Admission only $5 per person ages 5 and up, under age 5 free. Southport Shriners will operate free train rides for the kids.

PPD Beach2Battleship
Saturday, November 13
An internationally recognized iron distance and half iron distance triathlon. Competitors from around the country and world will travel to the Wilmington, N.C. area to enjoy everything our world famous waterfront destination has to offer and to experience a competition Triathlete Magazine named as one of the top 5 iron distance triathlons in the world.

Cape Fear Wedding Show
Sunday, November 14
Wilmington Convention Center
Wilmington's biggest and most elegant bridal show is also the debut of the new Wilmington Convention Center. With 120 exhibitors offering every category of goods and services to create the perfect coastal wedding, this is the one bridal event not to miss. With an on-going bridal fashion show, music and dance demonstrations and brides' & grooms' lounge. Admission $5; advance registration and ticket sales online.
Also, please note the following:

Design Charrette for Bailey Theater Park
Time Change: 12:30pm

Riverfront Farmer's Market
Saturdays until December 18

The USS Gravely Commissioning will take place on November 20, 2010. There are several public opportunities to tour the ship beginning on November 13. Please visit
Make arrangements to stay downtown this weekend! Click here to view available lodging downtown.

John Hinnant
Executive Director
Wilmington Downtown, Inc.
p (910) 763-7349
f (910) 343-6950