City of Wilmington and Downtown Visions Announce "Summer in the Square"

Posted on  05/15/2014 12:38 pm

Photo of food trucks in Rodney Square

There will be large events such as the Clifford Brown Jazz Festival, the Mid-Atlantic Food and Wine Festival and the Downtown Farmer’s Market. There will be live entertainment on a regular basis throughout the summer with the Grand Opera House sponsoring Tuesday lunchtime concerts and the City of Wilmington sponsoring Friday lunchtime concerts. On weekdays when there is not live music there will be recorded music. On rainy days the live music will move inside the newly renovated Wilmington Library, across the street from Rodney Square.

“The Summer in the Square will bring a new vibrancy to downtown, and serve as a relaxing destination to enjoy good food and entertainment in the City of Wilmington,” said Mayor Dennis P. Williams. “Now, residents, members of the business community and visitors are able to experience different festivals and lunchtime concerts right in the heart of our City.”

In addition, Downtown Visions is introducing the Rodney Square Café. The Rodney Square Café provides Downtown residents, visitors and workers an outdoor dining experience in Rodney Square. The Café features a rotating group of food vendors and shaded picnic tables. The Rodney Square Café runs Monday through Friday at lunchtime through the summer months.

“Summer in the Square is an important partnership between the City of Wilmington, Downtown Visions, the Grand Opera House and the Wilmington Library. We believe this effort will add new energy and excitement and show that the transformation of our City is real and ongoing”, states Marty Hageman, the Executive Director of Downtown Visions.

Summer in the Square will not prevent other entities from using Rodney Square for events. Those wishing to hold an event in Rodney Square should contact the City’s Office of Cultural Affairs at (302) 576-2138. For more information about summer in the Square contact the City Office of Cultural Affairs or Downtown Visions at (302) 425-5371.