2023 Events

(Please contact listed sponsor for updates and more information)

April 1, 2023

Spring Festival

-Wilmington Lion's Club-

Spring Market on Water Street- 10 - 3pm  (Vendors please contact Marianne @ 815-476-9566

Photos with the Easter Bunny- 10- 11 am

Kids Easter Parade with candy from downtown merchants- 11:15

Easter Egg Hunt and Games at North Island Park- Registration 12pm -  Hunt starts at 1pm

-Sponsored By Lion's Club and Grand Dental of Wilmington-

April 29, 2023

-Downtown Merchants Association-


Tickets will be on sale through Blue Horse Martini Bar this year. 

$45 for 16 stops, each featuring a different wine tasting and appetizer or dessert.

 June 17th, 2023

Father's Day Water Street Market

-Downtown Merchants Association-

Contact Rick @ Ricks Relics 815-260-4602

(Applications available to download on Contact/Vendor Page)

October 15th, 2023

Wizard of Oz Fest

-Wilmington Lion's Club-

Held at South Island Park

Stay tuned for more events!!

November 25th, 2023

Small Business Saturday

Late-Night Shopping @ downtown Merchants

Chamber of Commerce Christmas Parade

Merchant Events & Specials

Mimi's Cafe

Happy Hour Every Sunday from 2- 4 pm

1/2 off Iced and Hot Coffee  (does not include espresso drinks)

The Crafted Coop

March Events:

Saturday 3/11 @ 2 pm-   Natural Spring Cleaning with Tiger's Eye Naturals

Saturday 3/25 @ 11 am-  Permanent Jewelry with Forever + A Day

The Rustic Inn 

Karaoke every Thursday from 7- 11 pm

Blue Horse Wine & Martini Bar

$8 Martinis Every Tuesday