The term G.O.A.T. has been used in numerous ways. For It's Time Wilmington, the term G.O.A.T means GET OUT AROUND TOWN. This new campaign -- showcasing healthy and safe outdoor outings, entertainment, music, street closures for outdoor dining, and special community events taking place in Wilmington -- is just the beginning for Greater Wilmington, Delaware.  

G.O.A.T. is a city-wide community effort unveiling the expansive happenings through the fall for locals and visitors alike. 

"Our adherence to science, common sense and getting vaccinated has brought us rewards, and today, Wilmington is returning to a more normal routine of fun, enjoyable and family-centered events being available to everyone in a healthy and safe outdoor environment," said Wilmington Mayor Mike Purzycki. "I urge our own City residents, and those who live nearby but not yet lucky enough to live here, to get out around town and appreciate the tremendous food and entertainment this great City has to offer. The G.O.A.T. campaign will run through the summer and fall at various venues as we celebrate better days ahead." 

Programming highlights to date include: 

  • Westside Wednesdays - Outdoor dining & live music every Wednesday in the Westside neighborhood starting at 6pm. 

  • Dining On Delaware Avenue in Trolley Square – Fridays beginning at 4pm through Sundays, Delaware Avenue will be closed for outdoor dining. 

  • Small Business Saturdays at Milk+Honey 807 N. Union St. 9am-1pm. Enjoy an outdoor market of specialty handmade goods by local entrepreneurs. 

Logistics are being orchestrated by established city organizations as follows: 

  • Regular announcements and coverage of G.O.A.T. events will be hosted by It's Time Wilmington via YouTube and social channels. For the latest happenings, individuals should follow It's Time on YouTube, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and TikTok 

  • Gable Music Ventures are coordinating the G.O.A.T. programming for entertainment. Interested venues or artists should email booking@gablemusicventures.com to be considered. 

  • Curbside Wilmington, in partnership with Downtown Visions, will be orchestrating the G.O.A.T. outdoor permits and fencing for expanded events. 

  • With Delaware and the CDC's new guidelines for vaccinated Delawareans, visitors, and Delaware businesses, IT'S TIME TO G.O.A.T. (GET OUT AROUND TOWN) and discover or rediscover Wilmington together. See why Travel + named Wilmington #12 Best Places to Travel in 2021. 

The Wilmington It's Time folks [a dedicated campaign promoting the endless offerings, pride and diverse people of Wilmington, Delaware] assist with rebuilding the city's economy and showcasing the best this progressive city has to offer.