March Newsletter
March 2018
Issue No. 9

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Downtown Restaurant Madness
Let the Madness Begin!   It's time to nominate your favorite Downtown Restaurant for the Inaugural Downtown Restaurant Madness Tournament.  Just like the college basketball tournament, the top restaurants will make the cut and battle it out in March.  
Who should make the tournament?    Nominations will be accepted until March 4th.  

The top 16 restaurants will be placed in an elimination bracket which will be announced on Monday, March 5th.  Over several weeks, the field will be narrowed down based on your on-line voting with the winner of the tournament being announced on Tuesday, April 3.  The winning restaurant will receive the Downtown Restaurant Madness Trophy and will retain that trophy for a year until the next March Madness Tournament.  

US Air Force Rhythm In Blue Jazz Ensemble
Date:   Mon, March 12
Time:   7:00 PM
Tickets:  FREE
Enjoy a concert given by the  United States Air Force Heritage of America Rhythm in Blue Jazz Ensemble.The concert is free and open to the public.   
Rhythm in Blue features the diverse talents of professional musicians whose commitment to excellence has earned worldwide acclaim and military distinction. The band incorporates a wide  repertoire of jazz and fusion, from big band swing to cutting-edge contemporary music.
Click here to register online.
Downtown Economic Series Luncheon

Michael M. Edwards
President and CEO of Chicago Loop Alliance

Tactical Urbanism
Thursday, March 22, 2018
11:30 am to 1:00 pm. 

10 Convention Center Drive
(GPS address: 515 Nutt Street)

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Date: Fri, March 2- Sun, March 4
Time: 7:30 PM/ Sun 3:00 PM
Tickets:  $15
Location: Hannah Block Historic USO Building
Date: Sat, March 3
Time: 2:00 PM- 4:00 PM
Location: TheatreNow

Date: Every Thursday
Time:  7:00 PM
Location:  Dead Crow Comedy Club

Date: Every Tuesday
Time: 8:00 PM
Location:  Dead Crow Comedy Club

Date: Every Wednesday
Time: 8:00 PM
Date:  Thurs, March 1- Fri, March 2
Time: 7:00 PM
Tickets:  $7
Location:  Thalian Hall

Date: Mon, March 5- Wed, March 7
Time: Mon- Wed 7:00 PM/ Wed 4:00 PM
Tickets: $7
Location: Thalian Hall


Date: Fri, March 2
Time: 6:00 PM- 10:00 PM
Date: Fri, March 2
Time: 7:30 PM
Tickets: $35 to $75
Location: Wilson Center
Date: Sat, March 3
Time: 7:00 PM
Date: Sat, March 3
Time: 6:00 PM- 10:00 PM
Date: Sun, March 4
Time: 9:00 PM
Date: Every Sunday
Time: 3:00 PM- 5:00 PM
Location: Old Books on Front, Old Books on Front St
Date: Every Thursday
Time: 8:30 PM
Date:  Every Tuesday
Time:  8:00 PM
Location:  Rusty Nail Saloon
Other Happenings
Date: Thurs, March 1- Sat, March 31
Time: 11:00 AM- 6:00 PM
Date: Thurs, March 1
Time: 6:30 PM- 8:00 PM
Tickets:  $5 suggested donation
Location: Bellamy Mansion
Date: Thurs, March 1
Time: 4:00 PM- 8:00 PM
Date: Fri, March 2- Sat, March 3
Time: 10:00 AM
Location: Cape Fear Museum
Date: Sun, March 4
Time: 1:30 PM
Location: Cape Fear Museum
Date: Sun, March 4
Time: 2:30 PM
Location: Cape Fear Museum
Date: Sun, March 4
Time: 12:00 PM- 3:00 PM
Tickets: $5
Location: Coastline Conference & Event Center
Date: Mon, March 5
Time: 8:00 PM
Date: Tues, March 6
Time: 2:30 PM- 4:30 PM
Date: Wed, March 7
Time: 6:00 PM- 8:00 PM
Location: The District
Date: Wed, March 7
Time: 7:30 AM- 9:45 PM
Tickets:  $40
Location: Wilmington Convention Center
Date: Every Mon and Thursday
Time: 7:30 PM
Location: Hell's Kitchen

Date: Everyday
Time: 6:30 PM & 8:30 PM
Tickets: Adults $13.00/ Seniors, Students or Military $11.00
Location: Foot of Market and Water Street
Date: Every Fri & Sat
Time: 7:30 PM
Tickets: $17.50
Location: Black Cat Shoppe
Date: Everyday
Time: 2:00 PM
Tickets: Adults $13.00/ Seniors, Students or Military $11.00
Location:  Foot of Market and Water Street
Date: Every Saturday
Time: 2:15 PM & 3:15 PM
Tickets: $55-$75
Location:  101 S. Water
Date: Every Day
Time: Mon- Sat 10:00 AM- 5:00 PM/ Sun 1:00 PM- 5:00 PM
Location: Bellamy Mansion

Date : Every Day
Time:  Call for Tour Times
Location:   Foot of Market and Water St

Date: Mon- Sat
Time: Mon- Fri 11:00 AM & 1:00 PM/  Sat 10:00 AM- 2:00 PM
Tickets: $12 for adults/ $10 for AAA/Military/ $6 for students and children over 5
Location: Latimer House
Date: Sat, Feb 24- Thurs, March 22
Time: Mon- Sat 10:00 AM- 5:30 PM/ Sun 12:00 PM- 4:00 PM

Why do you love Wilmington and our beaches? Residents and business owners can be the best cheerleaders and promoters of a destination when they spread the word to family, friends and visitors about what a great place it is to live, work and play. 


The Wilmington and Beaches Convention and Visitors Bureau recently launched a community-wide campaign designed to assist in spreading the word and to celebrate the impact of travel and tourism on the local economy and in the community, businesses and personal lives of the residents. It also targets visitors while in the area so they can share and reflect on their travel experiences through social media. To learn more about the #SpreadtheWilm campaign, visit

Bring it Downtown

bringitdowntownlogo The Bring It! Downtown Marketing Campaign was created to help market and rebrand downtown Wilmington and to define a universal image for downtown that all businesses can embrace and utilize to create a unified message. 


Ultimately, the campaign's goal is to encourage locals and visitors to spend more time in historic downtown Wilmington through branding and education.  By educating people on the ease and abundance of parking and the many options for entertainment, we can convince people to make downtown their destination.  Watch a Video.


Wilmington Downtown, Inc. (WDI) is a registered 501(c)(3) organization. Our mission is to promote the economic growth and development of downtown Wilmington.


Events listed in this newsletter are pulled from the WDI website. To submit a downtown event, click here. WDI will not be held responsible for the information contained herein. Before traveling any distance, please contact event organizers to confirm dates and times.


Wilmington Downtown, Inc.

P.O. Box 2235

Wilmington, NC 28402

Phone: 910.763.7349

Fax: 910.343.6950