Wilmington’s Ladybug Festival is getting ready to hit the main stage for its eighth consecutive year! Gable Music Ventures initially created this powerful women-run festival as a simple block party for Wilmington residents highlighting local women in music. The festival has since developed into so much more as it has become a festival truly celebrating dynamic, unique and inspiring ladies. With its lineup bigger than ever, featuring 100 different artists, and tremendous growth in attendance, this Ladybug Festival is more like a Ladybug Extravaganza!

Ladybug 2019 Thursday Map

Gable Music is introducing a new venture taking place the second day of the festival. Take everything you know to be true about your typical bar crawl and enhance it with amazing, live, musical stops at 15 different locations throughout Downtown Wilmington. The crawl will begin on 11th Street at Tonic Bar and Grill and will end on Market Street at Chicky’s Pizza Pub.

Some interesting stops along the way include:

DE.Co, Wilmington’s newest Food Hall, Bardea Food and Drink, semifinalist for the James Beard Foundation National Award, and Farmer & the Cow, soon to be featured on Food Network’s Diners, Drive-ins and Dives! The festivities don’t stop there! Officially partnering with Stitch House Brewery (another stop along the route) and Mispillion, the festival is proud to announce their brand-new craft beer, Ladybug Rose Lager! Be sure to stop by and try it!

Ladybug Friday Bug Crawl 2019

**Full Schedule Coming Soon!**


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miss out on any of the amazing artists!?

Check out these special Ladybug Festival package deals just for you from Doubletree Wilmington, Sheraton Suites, and Hotel Du Pont.

Still not convinced? Check out last year's fun!