The public is invited to help the City of Wilmington mark the formal opening of our completed 1.75-mile Riverwalk. Thirty years in the making, the Riverwalk is now open for the entire length and we want to take this opportunity to celebrate the occasion and thank those who helped make it happen. 

This Saturday, November 18, is officially "Riverwalk Day" in the City of Wilmington. The celebration will begin with remarks in Riverfront Park at 10 a.m. and continue with guided historic and "backstage" tours of the Riverfront. The agenda is as follows:

10 a.m.: Remarks
Bill Saffo, Mayor, City of Wilmington
Ed Wolverton, President & CEO Wilmington Downtown, Inc.
Kim Hufham, President & CEO, New Hanover County Tourism Development Authority

10:20 a.m.- Noon: Guided Tours:
Waterfront History with Beverly Tetterton, Historian
Backstage Riverwalk tour with David Cowell, City Engineer

At your leisure:
Riverfront Farmers Market, Riverfront Park, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Wilmington Convention Center, Open House. Refreshments available in the lobby, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Wilmington Chamber of Commerce, Open House, 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Riverwalk grand opening invite

Riverwalk Day Proclamation

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