• livemusic
  • firedeptkids
  • slide04
  • dancer
  • TheLastAmericanHero
  • slide03
  • Dispensary
  • carshow 2
  • slide01

arts and entertainment


The Downtown district boasts fine arts, crafts and more at places like Wilkes Art Gallery. We’re also home to several wonderful murals, many funded by the DNWP Mural Grant program.

See More



Unique gifts, clothes, jewelry and antiques can be found throughout the downtown district.

See More



You can find pub food, local fare, Italian, lunch counters and gourmet dinners in our downtown district. Whatever you’re in the mood for, we’ve got it here.

See More

celebrations 3


Live music and performance art is an integral part of North Wilkesboro’s heritage and can be found downtown on any given day.

See More

Wilkes Hardware

Be A Downtowner

Be a part of making North Wilkesboro’s Historic Downtown district a more vibrant place to live, work, play, and shop.

Get Started

Downtown North Wilkesboro Partnership


Newsletter Sign-Up

Newsletter Sign-Up

Latest News

The Historic Downtown North Wilkesboro Criterium returns Sunday, bringing hundreds of collegiate and other cyclists for races in the downtown area. The criterium is part of the Foothills Cup, a two-day competition hosted by Appalachian State University’s Club Cycling Team and sanctioned by US...

Read more