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It’s Time Fore Fun

Wilmington Welcomes you to the PGA BMW Championship

We are so excited you’re here!

The PGA BMW Championships are underway at Wilmington Country Club from August 16-21st! This national tournament will bring an estimated 140,000 visitors to our vibrant city, and we’re excited to show off the best that Wilmington has to offer.

That’s why It’s TIME FORE Fun! We’ve put together the perfect round of 18 unique experiences in partnership with the City of Wilmington including everything from where to eat, to events and attractions that you can walk to. This guide gives insight into over 54 small businesses and experiences that make our city unique.

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Your Course map to 18 Holes of Fun!

View our 18 holes of fun below, and check out our directory for descriptions of each location!

The Wilmington Tour Contest

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As you’re visiting our city, making memories, and snapping photos, you might as well hashtag #ItsTimeFOREFun on your Instagram post to enter to win a one night stay at HOTEL DU PONT and dinner for 2 at Le Cavalier at the Green Room!

Best photo wins, so enter as many times as you’d like.

Please note: Instagram profiles must be public and image must be posted to your grid (not stories!) in order to enter. Dinner at Le Cavalier at the Green Room excludes alcohol and gratuity and is subject to availability.

Course Map Directory

Location key:

R = Riverfront

T = Trolley Square

D = Downtown

 

MB = Midtown Brandywine

W= Westside 

GW= Greater Wilmington

Hole 1: Events

Hole 2: Local Breweries

  • Iron Hill (R)
    August 19, 2022 - August 20, 2022

    A Delaware treasure, Iron Hill’s original brewing location in Newark led to the opening of their Wilmington location on the Riverfront. They’ve since exploded on the beer scene with sites in New Jersey, South Carolina, Pennsylvania and Georgia.

  • Stitch House Brewery (D)
    August 19, 2022 - August 20, 2022

    With cheeky names like Big Stitch Nick (their pale ale), we love the opportunity to sample whatever we like with their beer flights and that the restaurant offers plenty of space for groups.

  • Wilmington Brew Works (GW)
    August 19, 2022 - August 20, 2022

    Off the beaten path but worth the drive! This brewery is housed in a 100-year old former laboratory. WBW is known for being “Playfully Pretentious, Easily Enjoyed.” Get a crowler of Rail Car One as a souvenir! This IPA celebrated the election of local Wilmingtonian President Joe Biden.

  • To check out more local brews, click here.

Hole 3: Happy Hours

  • Wilma’s (D)
    August 19, 2022 - August 20, 2022

    How about Wilma’s for happy hour and some duckpin bowling? You can also dine at Wilma’s, which has a menu filled with New Orleans-style staples and favorites.

  • Maker’s Alley (D)
    August 19, 2022 - August 20, 2022

    Named Delaware Today Magazine’s “Best After-Work Drinks”, we love the indoor/outdoor options  and Happy Hour from 3-6pm Tuesday-Saturday with a restored airstream as your photo backdrop (for the “It’s Time FORE Fun! Contest” of course!)

  • Constitution Yards (R)
    August 19, 2022 - August 20, 2022

    Constitution Yards is perfect for a chill day/night hang with the backdrop of the Christiana River. It’s a seasonal beer garden featuring classic backyard BBQ fare, rotation of craft beers, weekly frozen cocktails, and wine.

  • To check out more happy hour options, click here and here.

Hole 4: Breakfast Bites

  • Goober’s Diner (T)
    August 19, 2022 - August 20, 2022

    Goober’s serves up not only classic diner dishes, but classic aesthetic to boot! The traditional stainless steel retro exterior and a classic car collection that would make Henry Ford jealous makes this a must see.

  • Ciro Forty Acres (T)
    August 19, 2022 - August 20, 2022

    Ciro Forty Acres is the perfect spot to grab some breakfast! It offers a mouthwatering breakfast and brunch that you definitely need to try for yourself if you haven’t already!

  • Riverfront Bakery (R)
    August 19, 2022 - August 20, 2022

    Described to have a “European ambiance”, this bakery is perfect for a relaxing brunch. They also have excellent coffee and are particularly known for their pastries.

  • To check out more breakfast bites options, click here and here.

Hole 5: Grab and Go

  • DE.CO (D)
    August 19, 2022 - August 20, 2022

    When it’s time for lunch De.Co is a great grab and go option! They have many vendors with different types of cuisines so if one person wants pizza and the other wants a burger, you don’t have to compromise!

  • Riverfront Market (R)
    August 19, 2022 - August 20, 2022

    Come to this 10,000 square foot restored warehouse to find vendors selling everything from fresh produce to coffee and even pizza and sushi! Whether it’s lunch or dinner, the Riverfront Market is the place to go, and there is even free two hour parking!

  • Downtown Farmers Market (D)
    August 17, 2022 - August 17, 2022 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

    Do you love produce that is fresh from the farm? What about grabbing a bite to eat at a local food truck while taking a stroll on your lunch break? Every Wednesday, you can do just that as you head over to the 1000 block of N. Market Street.

  • To check out more grab and go options, visit the Riverfront, Downtown and Trolley Square links below!

Hole 6: Fun for the Kids

  • Delaware Children’s Museum (R)
    August 17, 2022 - August 17, 2022 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

    The Delaware Children’s Museum is the perfect spot for the little ones! There are many fun hands-on activities that are also educational! Your kids will have a blast playing here!

  • Mini Golf on the Riverfront (R)
    August 17, 2022 - August 17, 2022 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

    Grab your family and get ready to putt! While you are there, visit The Ice Cream Shack on the course, and rent bikes to bike the Riverwalk if you have time!

  • Brandywine Zoo (T)
    August 17, 2022 - August 17, 2022 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

    The Brandywine Zoo is a member of the Association of Zoos & Aquariums and is one of over 240 accredited zoos and aquariums in North America, a distinction that marks its commitment to providing excellent care for animals, a great experience for the visitor, and a better future for all living things.

  • To check out more fun for the kids options, click here and here.

Hole 7: Stretch your legs

  • Alapocas Run State Park (T)
    August 17, 2022 - August 17, 2022 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

    Alapocas Run is a historic park that is now used recreationally. It is great for a day outdoors with the family, or a scenic jog during the summer. It also features lots of activities like a playground, athletic fields, and rock climbing.

  • Jack A Markell Trail (R)
    August 17, 2022 - August 17, 2022 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

    This trail connects the Wilmington Riverfront with the city of New Castle. It includes amenities such as bike repair stations and bike racks, making it perfect for a ride on a sunny day. There are on-road and off-road paths for everyone to enjoy. Stop at the DuPont Environmental Education Center to learn more about the wildlife refuge.

  • Brandywine Park (T)
    August 17, 2022 - August 17, 2022 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

    Located along the Brandywine River, this is the largest urban park in Delaware. To go along with the beautiful landscape there are always runners, cyclists, and other Delawareans enjoying the park.

  • To check out more stretch your legs options, click here.

Hole 8: Arts & Culture

  • Kalmar Nyckel (R)
    August 17, 2022 - August 17, 2022 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

    Take a tour of the Kalmar Nyckel, a ship that replicates the cultural heritage of Delaware and its ties to Sweden and Finland that started in 1638. Explore the history and go back in time on this ship.

  • Delaware Art Museum (GW)
    August 17, 2022 - August 17, 2022 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

    The Delaware Art Museum isn’t JUST a museum! Check out their popular Happy Hour series on Thursdays with live music, lots of drinks, and local food vendors.

  • Delaware History Museum (D)
    August 17, 2022 - August 17, 2022 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

    Celebrate our state and take in the ​​nation’s largest privately held collection of material relating to Delaware history with approximately 3 million items. DHM is also headquarters for the Mitchell Center for African American Heritage which collects, preserves, researches the history and heritage of Delaware’s African Americans. DCM’s Family & Community Day event on August 20th is also worth checking out if you want a break from the championship.

  • To check out more art & culture options, click here.

Hole 9: Live Music

  • The Queen (D)
    August 17, 2022 - August 17, 2022 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

    For those about to rock, there’s nowhere quite like the Queen. As historical as it is a monument to the City’s culture, this downtown venue is synonymous with the live music scene in Wilmington. Check out Fox Royale on 8/17 or The Brit Pack on 8/18! All BMW Championship ticket holders are eligible to attend these shows for free! Just show up at within an hour of showtime with supply proof of your BMW ticket. 

  • Logan House (T)
    August 17, 2022 - August 17, 2022 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

    The oldest Irish bar in Delaware and the oldest continuous family-owned Irish bar in the country needs to be on your locals list! Logan House offers a laid back atmosphere and open patio, as well as live music and other themed nights!

  • Trolley Square Oyster House (T)
    August 17, 2022 - August 17, 2022 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

    Fresh seafood and live music? You can’t go wrong at Oyster House! This spot offers delicious seafood and a casual scene. They have live music Tuesday-Saturday from local artists and bands.

  • To check out more live music options, click here and here.

Hole 10: Trolley Square Dinner

  • Grain (T)
    August 17, 2022 - August 17, 2022 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

    Grain’s newest location is sure to be one of the most popular options for lunch in the area. They have delicious food and great deals on drinks. They also have a beautiful seating area that is perfect for a Sunday brunch.

  • Trolley Tap House (T)
    August 17, 2022 - August 17, 2022 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

    Trolley Tap House is an excellent time and place to brew down and chow down! This spot features a MONSTER selection, with 30 draft lines, fun arcade games, and an open floor plan.

  • Crow Bar (T)
    August 17, 2022 - August 17, 2022 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

     Now an integral part of Trolley Square, Crow Bar is sophisticated but not pretentious! If you’re familiar with their uniquely delightful menu, you know how there’s nowhere you can go wrong on it; the same applies to their pizza!

  • To check out more Trolley Square dinner options, click here.

Hole 11: Riverfront Dinner

  • Bank’s Seafood & Steak (R)
    August 17, 2022 - August 17, 2022 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

     Seafood on the Riverfront sounds like the perfect spot for dinner! Bank’s Seafood & Steak offers fresh raw bar, award-winning crab cakes, outstanding lobsters and more! Plus many locals love crowding around the bar!

  • Big Fish Grill (R)
    August 17, 2022 - August 17, 2022 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

    It wouldn’t be a day on the water without some seafood! Big Fish Grill is a Delaware seafood restaurant that is perfect if you are looking for a family friendly atmosphere, sports, entertainment and delicious food.

  • Taco Grande (R)
    August 17, 2022 - August 17, 2022 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

     With a prime location on Wilmington’s Riverfront, Taco Grande is focused on creating an upbeat and celebratory environment. Their hand pressed guacamole and fresh flour tortillas are made on site and their margaritas are some of the best around.

  • To check out more Riverfront dinner options, click here and here.

Hole 12: Downtown Wilmington Dinner

  • Bardea (D)
    August 17, 2022 - August 17, 2022 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

    A recent James Beard Award Winner, Bardea utilizes ingredients from local Delaware Valley farms and purveyors to create meals that look too pretty to eat! They also just opened up their steakhouse next door!

  • Bardea Steak (D)
    August 17, 2022 - August 17, 2022 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

    A recent James Beard Award Winner, Bardea utilizes ingredients from local Delaware Valley farms and purveyors to create meals that look too pretty to eat! They also just opened up their steakhouse next door!

  • La Fia (D)
    August 17, 2022 - August 17, 2022 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

     La Fia is an intimate bistro in Wilmington’s LOMA neighborhood (aka, Lower Market). Its inventive, seasonal fare focuses on local and sustainable ingredients.

  • Oath 84 (D)
    August 17, 2022 - August 17, 2022 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

    Oath 84 is a luxury restaurant located in the heart of Downtown Wilmington. Serving a variety of seafood, meat and veggies, there is something for everyone!

  • To check out more Downtown Wilmington dinner options, click here.

Hole 13: Union Street Dinner

  • Eclispe Bistro (W)
    August 17, 2022 - August 17, 2022 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

     Eclipse Bistro opened in 1996 and serves delicious food that you definitely need to try! You can’t go wrong with anything on the menu.

  • Mrs. Robino’s Restaurant (W)
    August 17, 2022 - August 17, 2022 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

    Looking for traditional Italian cooking? Mrs. Robino’s is the perfect spot to find some of the freshest, liveliest ingredients in town. They were also featured on Guy Fieri’s “Diners, Drive Ins, and Dives”.

  • Walter’s Steakhouse (W)
    August 17, 2022 - August 17, 2022 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

    Walter’s Steakhouse is “the oldest steakhouse in Wilmington” and is known for their delicious beef. Great flavor and tenderness is guaranteed when you dine here!

  • To check out more Union Street/West Side attractions, click here.

Hole 14: Midtown Brandywine Dinner

  • Mikimotos (MB)
    August 17, 2022 - August 17, 2022 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

    Mikimotos is THE place for your Asian grill and sushi cravings! Get the freshest sushi in town here, as well as many other options.

  • Dorcea (MB)
    August 17, 2022 - August 17, 2022 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

    Treat yourself, grab your friends and go to Dorcea! This American Bistro has many food offerings that make your mouth water and stomach growl.

  • Tonic Seafood and Steak (MB)
    August 17, 2022 - August 17, 2022 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

    Tonic is a great place to go after a long day and accommodates large groups! Enjoy their happy hour, food and drinks, as well as live music!

  • To check out more ideas for a night out, click here.

Hole 15: Shopping

  • Trolley Square Market (T)
    August 17, 2022 - August 17, 2022 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

    Trolley Square Market is a refreshingly modern version of the old-time store! They offer all things from essential oils, fine stationery, antiques, succulents and more! And, a percentage of every sale will be saved and given to local charities.

  • Spaceboy Clothing (D)
    August 17, 2022 - August 17, 2022 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

    Get your own custom apparel from Space Boy Clothing! They offer screen printing, direct to garment, heat transfers, custom tags and more! This is a great souvenir stop.

  • Town & Shore Leather Goods (D)
    August 17, 2022 - August 17, 2022 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

    Town and Shore Handcrafted is the handcrafted leather store of your dreams! Each piece is created from their designer’s personally curated collection of leather hides, natural fiber fabrics and handcrafted one at a time.

  • To check out more shopping options, click here.

Hole 16: Golf-a-round

  • Ed Oliver Golf Course (GW)
    August 17, 2022 - August 17, 2022 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

    Ed Oliver Golf Club was built on the original site of the Wilmington Country Club. Of the original course design, all that remains is a 100 year old chimney located on their signature 18th hole!

  • Dupont Country Club (GW)
    August 17, 2022 - August 17, 2022 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

    The DuPont Country Club celebrated its 100th anniversary in April of 2020! With three 18-hole layouts, you’ll have plenty of space to get your swing right. Dupont was also the host of the LPGA Championships from 1994-2004.

  • Rock Manor (GW)
    August 17, 2022 - August 17, 2022 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

    Voted the “Best Public Course’ by Delaware Today, Rock Manor’s 6,405 yard 18-hole course is sure to please.

  • To check out more ways to be active in Wilmington, click here.

Hole 17: Lounges

  • Torbert Street Social (D)
    August 17, 2022 - August 17, 2022 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

    Located in the heart of the Financial District where once was one of Delaware’s historic stables built in 1887 is Torbert Street! Drink the finest spirits and cocktails in their sophisticated cocktail lounge and patio!

  • Hummingbird to Mars (T)
    August 17, 2022 - August 17, 2022 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

    Hummingbird to Mars is a speakeasy with elegant handcrafted cocktails, fine wine, old school beer and nightly entertainment. Find it behind Trolley Square favorite Catherine Rooney’s and look for the hummingbird on the door! Travel back in time on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights.

  • Sikar Lounge (T)
    August 17, 2022 - August 17, 2022 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

    Sikar Cigar Lounge is the premiere cigar lounge with a world class selection of premium cigars humidified to perfection. Unwind in the comfort of a state-of-the-art air filtration and ventilation system.

  • To check out more lounges click here.

Hole 18: Cup o' Joe

  • Milk & Honey Coffeehouse Downtown (D)
    August 17, 2022 - August 17, 2022 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

    A coffeehouse, art gallery AND event space, Milk & Honey is a spot you should check out! They have two locations, one on Union Street and the other in LOMA Downtown District. Their signature “Flat White” is a MUST TRY!

  • Milk & Honey Coffeehouse West Side (W)
    August 17, 2022 - August 17, 2022 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

    A coffeehouse, art gallery AND event space, Milk & Honey is a spot you should check out! They have two locations, one on Union Street and the other in LOMA Downtown District. Their signature “Flat White” is a MUST TRY!

  • Faire Cafe (D)
    August 17, 2022 - August 17, 2022 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

    A gourmet grocer and cafe offering fresh salads, farm fresh produce, and more! Faire Cafe is open for your coffee, breakfast, lunch, and light dinner needs! Check them out from 7am-6pm Tuesday-Friday and 8am-3pm on Saturdays.

  • Brew Ha Ha Trolley Square (T)
    August 17, 2022 - August 17, 2022 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

    All across Brandywine Valley you will find Brew HaHa! Their unique cafes are located in distinct neighborhoods within Northern Delaware and they each have their own individual look and feel! Every drink is special and individualized so you know it will be absolutely delicious!

  • To check out more coffee houses click here.

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