Feeling cooped up? Break out of the house and reengage with the Wilmington community this summer through JPMorgan Chase’s newest sponsored campaign, It’s Time To Get Out Around Town (G.O.A.T.), which encourages locals to attend safe outdoor dining events, entertainment performances and special community events.
Beginning Thursday, June 10, this summer-long initiative—G.O.A.T.—kicks off at 5 p.m. on Market Street. Mayor Mike Purzycki closes the 400 & 800 block of North Market Street for dining and live music with a performance by Aziza Nailah and her band.
From Wednesday to Saturday from June to August, certain areas around Wilmington will close down in order to host outdoor dining events, live performances and more.
Here are the weekly summer events to be on the lookout for this year.
Head on over to the West Side neighborhood starting at 6 p.m. for West Side Wednesdays from May 5 to September 30. Local businesses and restaurants such as Comegys Pub, Dead Presidents Pub & Restaurant, Dino’s Ice Cream and Italian Water Ice and more will be participating.
Additional participants are Dominican Café, Eclipse Bistro, El Toro Cantina, First State Health & Wellness, FranksWine, Fruitful Conversations, Good Vibes Nutrition, Go Vegan Philly, HBCU Delaware Coalition, House of Laffs, Kozy Korner Restaurant, Lopez La Espiga Bakery, Luigi Vitrone’s Pastabilities, Merengue House, Milk & Honey Coffeehouse, Mrs. Robino’s Restaurant, Papa’s Food Market, Rincón Mexicano Antojitos, Ristorante Attilio, Rocco Italian Grill & Sports Bar, Sicily’s Pizza, Sovereigns Sweets & Custom Gifts, Telo Massage Studio, Thoroughthreads, Tropicalia, Union Park Automotive Group and Walter’s Steakhouse.
Following the G.O.A.T. kickoff party on June 10, the summer’s first weekly curbside Wilmington Happy Hour will commence by Downtown Visions. Performers such as Too Tall Slim & The Guilty Pleasures, DJ Chad and Nu Jazz & Soul will be live at The Knights Bar. Each week there will be different live performers and more starting at 5 p.m. in downtown Wilmington.
Start the weekend off by visiting Delaware Avenue in Trolley Square for a delicious dinner at local restaurants’ outdoor dining venues. The entire avenue will shut down starting at 4 p.m. so locals can get the full dining experience. Every Saturday and Sunday throughout the summer, Delaware Avenue will shut down for outdoor dining.
After dinner on the avenue, stroll over to Frawley Stadium for Fireworks Friday—presented by the Delaware Division of Public Health—for a post-game fireworks show after every Blue Rocks home game throughout the end of August.
Get up early for a day of shopping on Union Street for Small Business Saturdays. Visit Milk & Honey’s outdoor market from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and check out handmade goods and products made by local entrepreneurs and crafters.
For the latest G.O.A.T. happenings, schedule changes and more visit It’s Time Wilmington or visit its social media channels for updates.