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The following is this week’s issue of the #DTJax Weekly Update e-newsletter. To receive this in your email inbox each week, sign-up here.

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Instagram of the Week 

 

Photo by @undersiege360

 

Tag your Downtown photo #DTJax for a chance to be featured.

 

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Things To Do Downtown

 

Arts & Culture

Tuesday, March 19
Wednesday, March 20
Thursday, March 21
Friday, March 22
Saturday, March 23
Monday, March 25

 

 

Live Music & Nightlife 

Tuesday, March 19
Wednesday, March 20
Thursday, March 21
Friday, March 22
Saturday, March 23
Sunday, March 24
Monday, March 25

 

Sports, Health + Fitness

Tuesday, March 19
Wednesday, March 20
Thursday, March 21
Sunday, March 24

 

 

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#DTJax News

 

 

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Downtown Vision Updates:

 

Downtown is the city’s economic engine
Duval County averages $74 million in taxable value for each of its many square miles. But in Downtown, our half-square-mile business improvement district averages $1.9 BILLION in taxable value per square mile, over 25 times more valuable!
Read our CEO Jake Gordon‘s piece on making a better Downtown for all of Jacksonville. Also out in the Spring issue of J Magazine (The Florida Times-Union).

 

DVI has another Emerging Leader on its staff!
Congratulations to our very own VP of District Services, Eric Miller, for being selected for the 2019 Emerging Leaders Fellowship (ELF) program by the International Downtown Association (IDA)!
The Emerging Leader Fellowship is a week-long program taught in New York City, that brings together IDA professionals from within the urban district management industry to learn valuable skills in place-making, economic development and public-private partnerships.
We are very proud to have Eric on our team and are very grateful for his dedication to Downtown Jacksonville. Congrats, Eric!

 

Celebrate Poetry Month at Art Walk in Two Weeks!
Join DVI and Hope at Hand to celebrate the kickoff of Jax Poetry Fest at Art Walk!
Enjoy poetry performances, open-mic sessions and more on the Main Stage in Hemming Park and at the Main Library. Plus, check out works from local artists, vendors and businesses.
Be sure to visit 35+ participating venues for more fun programming throughout the night.

 

 

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Stories From BlogDTJax.com

 

 

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About Downtown Vision:

 

2017-2018 Annual Report
 
Have you ever wondered, “what exactly does DVI do in a year?” From expanding the Ambassador program by 50% to installing 80,000 LED lights for the “Lights on Laura” installation to topping 100,000 followers on @DTJax social media, check out our latest Annual Report, which highlights accomplishments and financial information for fiscal year 2017-2018. Read or download the PDF here.
 
 
2017 State of Downtown Report
 
It’s an exciting time for Downtown Jacksonville! As we watch Downtown potential turn into action, we have a lot of successes to celebrate. Read about current development, employment, and residential trends in this 12-month look at Downtown Jacksonville’s progress. Read or download the PDF here.
 
 
 
 
 
2019 Art Walk Sponsorship Opportunities

 
Downtown’s signature monthly event, First Wednesday Art Walk attracts 5,000 people each month, spans 15+ blocks with 35+ galleries, museums, cultural venues, restaurants, bars, and businesses. In its 15th year, Art Walk celebrates the local art scene by featuring hundreds of artists, performers, and live music acts. Be a partner today! Download the kit here.

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The following is this week’s issue of the #DTJax Weekly Update e-newsletter. To receive this in your email inbox each week, sign-up here.

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Instagram of the Week 

 

Photo by @904happyhour

 

Tag your Downtown photo #DTJax for a chance to be featured.

 

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Things To Do Downtown

 

Arts & Culture

Tuesday, March 12
Wednesday, March 13
Thursday, March 14
Friday, March 15
Saturday, March 16
Sunday, March 17

 

 

Live Music & Nightlife 

Tuesday, March 12
Wednesday, March 13
Thursday, March 14
Friday, March 15
Saturday, March 16
Sunday, March 17
Monday, March 18

 

Sports, Health + Fitness

Tuesday, March 12
Wednesday, March 13
Saturday, March 16
Sunday, March 17

 

 

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#DTJax News

 

 

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Downtown Vision Updates:

 

DVI has another Emerging Leader on its staff!

 

Congratulations to our very own VP of District Services, Eric Miller, for being selected for the 2019 Emerging Leaders Fellowship (ELF) program by the International Downtown Association (IDA)!
The Emerging Leader Fellowship is a week-long program taught in New York City, that brings together IDA professionals from within the urban district management industry to learn valuable skills in place-making, economic development and public-private partnerships.
We are very proud to have Eric on our team and are very grateful for his dedication to Downtown Jacksonville. Congrats, Eric!
Thanks for celebrating Mardi Gras-style at Art Walk!
Thanks to everyone that came Downtown and celebrated Mardi Gras at Art Walk! Event photos from 904 Happy Hour here.
Check out next month’s Art Walk: Speak from the HeART on April 3 featuring Hope at Hand‘s Jax Poetry Fest, local art, live music and 15+ blocks of programming!
Want to know more? Details.

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Stories From BlogDTJax.com

 

 

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About Downtown Vision:

 

2017-2018 Annual Report
 
Have you ever wondered, “what exactly does DVI do in a year?” From expanding the Ambassador program by 50% to installing 80,000 LED lights for the “Lights on Laura” installation to topping 100,000 followers on @DTJax social media, check out our latest Annual Report, which highlights accomplishments and financial information for fiscal year 2017-2018. Read or download the PDF here.
 
 
2017 State of Downtown Report
 
It’s an exciting time for Downtown Jacksonville! As we watch Downtown potential turn into action, we have a lot of successes to celebrate. Read about current development, employment, and residential trends in this 12-month look at Downtown Jacksonville’s progress. Read or download the PDF here.
 
 
 
 
 
2019 Art Walk Sponsorship Opportunities

 
Downtown’s signature monthly event, First Wednesday Art Walk attracts 5,000 people each month, spans 15+ blocks with 35+ galleries, museums, cultural venues, restaurants, bars, and businesses. In its 15th year, Art Walk celebrates the local art scene by featuring hundreds of artists, performers, and live music acts. Be a partner today! Download the kit here.

4 Ways to Celebrate St Patty’s Day in #DTJax!

By Brooke Lasky, Intern

St. Patrick’s day is right around the corner and we’ve prepared a list of the events/activities that you can only find Downtown!

So wear your green and celebrate the luck of the Irish the right way this year in #DTJax!


Yappy Hour St. Puppy’s Day


Everyone is Irish at Yappy Hour!

Yappy hour is back at the Jacksonville Landing!

Enjoy this free, dog-friendly event featuring festive drinks and treats, raffles, pet vendors, giveaways and activities to keep you and the pup busy! Do you think your pup has what it takes to become the “King or Queen of Green”? Dress up your pooch in their best GREEN attire and enter in the contest to take home the title! Plus, sign up for the beer drinking contest (dog and owners); pups will drink Bowser Beer and parents will drink green beer!

For vendor information, please email info to @jacksonvillelanding.com.

Don’t Worry. Be Yappy. Details.


St. Patrick’s Day Food Truck Takeover

Join our friends at Hemming Park for the 2nd annual St. Patrick’s Day Food Truck Takeover! There will be delicious food, cold beer, traditional music and much more! This year they are introducing a “Waggin’ Wagon Parade” with cash prizes for best-dressed pet and best-decorated bike or wagon!

Enjoy some of your favorite food trucks like the Cuban Fire Grill, Happy Grilled Cheese, Treemendous Sea and Soul, Viva La Familia, Treemendous BBQ, Saffron Mediterranean, El Mariachi Loko, Waffle Stop Express and Island Dream!

Get ready for another year of Food Truck Takeovers! Details.


St Paddy’s at Fionn’s

Get ready for THE PARTY of the Year at Fionn’s!

Right on the St. Johns River inside the Jacksonville Landing, Fionn’s MacCools will be hosting a free event featuring live music, Irish food specials, drink specials, giveaways, Irish dance performances and more! They will also be serving Irish breakfast from 8 -11 a.m., followed by an Irish buffet 11 a.m. to close.

Enjoy special performances by Danny Boy, Legacy IRISH DANCE Academy, Jimmy O’Solari, Rathkeltair, DjSeven Brown all throughout the day! PLUS, Pipes and Drums (Jacksonville Fire and Rescue Dept) will also be planning to celebrate!

This celebration also includes a photo booth to capture your St. Paddy’s Day memories and face painting for the kids (and adults who want to be kids again), making it a perfect party spot to celebrate the day in Downtown! Doors open at 11 a.m.

Mark your calendars now because you won’t want to miss this! Details.


Myth Nightclub Presents: St. Patrick’s Day Party

Head to Myth Nightclub and enjoy music, dancers, arts, décor, culture and more this St. Patrick’s Day Weekend! This showcase features the regions best house and techno music on the Myth Terrace hosted by Myth’s very own Mike Shea.

Doors open at 9 p.m. but be sure to head to Element Bistro for drinks and dinner starting at 4 p.m.

VIP, Express Entry and Discounted Tickets Available here!


Nearby Breweries

o Bay Street Bar and Grill
o Bold city Brewery
o Dos Gatos
o Intuition Ale Works
o The Justice Pub
o The Manhattan
o Spiff’s Gastro Pub
o The Tavern at Hyatt Regency
o The Volstead

These are just a few ways to celebrate your St. Patrick’s Day weekend in #DTJax! For more details check out our Events Calendar for everything going on Downtown as well as our Directory to learn more about all the restaurants, shops and nightlife spots to enjoy. Be sure to visit parkdtjax.com for any of your parking concerns!

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The following is this week’s issue of the #DTJax Weekly Update e-newsletter. To receive this in your email inbox each week, sign-up here.

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Instagram of the Week 

 

Photo by @trudyfloresart
 

Tag your Downtown photo #DTJax for a chance to be featured.

 

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Things To Do Downtown

 

Arts & Culture

Tuesday, March 5
Wednesday, March 6
Thursday, March 7
Friday, March 8
Saturday, March 9
Sunday, March 10

 

 

Live Music & Nightlife 

Tuesday, March 5
Wednesday, March 6
Thursday, March 7
Friday, March 8
Saturday, March 9
Sunday, March 10
Monday, March 11

 

Sports, Health + Fitness

 

 

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#DTJax News

 

 

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Downtown Vision Updates:

 

Mardi Gras Meets #DTJax at Art Walk!
Experience Mardi Gras in Downtown Jacksonville on March 6! Enjoy local art, live music, food trucks, 15+ blocks of programming and 35+ participating venues at #ArtWalkJax.
Highlights:
  • Procession on Laura Street: Bring your noise-makers and meet us at the intersection of Independent and Laura at 5:45 p.m. for a Mardi Gras-inspired procession to the Main Stage in Hemming Park, led by Spice and the Po Boys!
  • Headquarters @ Hemming Park: Enjoy live music by Spice and the Po Boys from 6-8:30 p.m. Be sure to pick up complimentary beads and masks at the Art Walk tent while supplies last. Plus, grab a bite from the Happy Grilled Cheese, HapaLi and Latin Soul Grille.
  • Kids Zone in Hemming Park: Bring the kids to enjoy a magic show by Crossroad Magic, activities by My Gym, jump roping by Jump 4 Jax and face painting!
  • Vagabond Flea @ Hogan Street: Check out this creatively curated market that features local artists, quality makers, upcyclers, vintage and antique sellers, and more on Hogan Street, one block down from Hemming Park.
Want to know more? Details.
Limited quantity – Get a #BeBoldJax canvas at Art Walk!
Stop by the Art Walk tent during #ArtWalkJax and get your very own #BeBoldJax canvas for only $15 and show off your love for Jacksonville!
With help from Springfield Preservation and Revitalization (SPAR)Riverside Avondale Preservation and LISC Jacksonville, we commissioned this killer design from local designer Alex Songcuan.
Proceeds benefit Downtown Vision as we work to create and support a vibrant Downtown and promote #DTJax as an exciting place to live, work, visit and invest.
Thanks to all who sponsored, attended and supported the #DTJax Gala! We raised $45,000 for the Lively And Beautiful Sidewalks (LABS) Initiative!
Four years ago, we launched the #DTJax Gala to celebrate Downtown Jacksonville and raise funds dedicated to making Downtown more vibrant and active.
Our 4th Annual #DTJax Gala, “Havana Nights, Neon Lights,” was a great success celebrating Downtown with approximately 300 guests. We couldn’t have done it without our more than two dozen sponsors, event partners, volunteers and our dedicated staff.
We raised more than $45,000 to complete more placemaking projects as part of our Lively And Beautiful Sidewalks (LABS) Initiative, which includes projects like the Adams Street Parklet, Lights on Laura holiday decorations, The Corkscrew daytime activation and more riverfront activations to come!
Check out event photos from the #DTJax Gala here and photos from Chic Photo Booth here!

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Stories From BlogDTJax.com

 

 

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About Downtown Vision:

 

2017-2018 Annual Report
 
Have you ever wondered, “what exactly does DVI do in a year?” From expanding the Ambassador program by 50% to installing 80,000 LED lights for the “Lights on Laura” installation to topping 100,000 followers on @DTJax social media, check out our latest Annual Report, which highlights accomplishments and financial information for fiscal year 2017-2018. Read or download the PDF here.
 
 
2017 State of Downtown Report
 
It’s an exciting time for Downtown Jacksonville! As we watch Downtown potential turn into action, we have a lot of successes to celebrate. Read about current development, employment, and residential trends in this 12-month look at Downtown Jacksonville’s progress. Read or download the PDF here.
 
 
 
 
 
2019 Art Walk Sponsorship Opportunities

 
Downtown’s signature monthly event, First Wednesday Art Walk attracts 5,000 people each month, spans 15+ blocks with 35+ galleries, museums, cultural venues, restaurants, bars, and businesses. In its 15th year, Art Walk celebrates the local art scene by featuring hundreds of artists, performers, and live music acts. Be a partner today! Download the kit here.

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Mardi Gras Meets #DTJax

By: Brooke Lasky, Intern

Mardi Gras is a tradition that dates back thousands of years to pagan celebrations of spring and fertility. People usually think of New Orleans when they hear Mardi Gras, but really it’s celebrated in many places around the world making it one of the most famous public festivities, drawing thousands of tourists every year!

Are you ready to get your Mardi Gras on? This month, Downtown Jacksonville is hosting a Mardi Gras-themed Art Walk on March 6th!

If you didn’t already know, Art Walk is a free, monthly event that showcases Downtown at its full potential, promoting Jacksonville’s museums, art galleries, shops, restaurants and bars. It’s a festivity held on the first Wednesday of each month, rain or shine!

Head down to #DTJax to experience Jacksonville’s version of Mardi Gras!

Headquarters in Hemming Park

Mardi Gras wouldn’t be the same without a procession (parade). Bring your masks, beads and noise makers and join us at the intersection at of Laura St. and Bay St. at 5:45 p.m.

Stroll in style down Laura St., led by Spice and Po Boys, and end at Hemming Park.

Spice and the Po Boys deliver a mix of R&B, Blues-Rock and Pop; don’t miss them on the Main Stage until 8 p.m.

Don’t forget to stop by the Art Walk tent to get your very own masks and colorful beads to get in the spirit of Mardi Gras while supplies last!

Kid Zone in Hemming Park

Art walk is perfect for all ages! Kids can enjoy fun activities by MyGym, face painting and jump roping by Jump 4 Jax.

Food Truck Valley

Food tastes better when you eat it in #DTJax!

The Food Truck Valley is officially moved up to Laura Street! Stroll down Laura for crowd favorites like Fusion, Hapa Li, Latin Soul Grille, Back to the Grind, Nitrogen Creamery, Rocco’s Pizzeria, Humble Wood Fire and much more!

There will also be live music presented by Lets Ride Brass Band!

Vagabond Flea at Hogan Street

Visit this creatively curated market featuring local artists, quality makers, upcyclers, antique sellers, and more! Stop by Hogan St. in front of Vagabond Coffee Bodega to check it out!

Front Porch at Landing

Address: 2 W Independent Dr.
Time: 5 – 9 p.m.

Be sure to visit the Front Porch at the Jacksonville Landing and enjoy local musicians, artists and vendors. This month’s theme: St. Patrick’s Day!

Make sure to wear green and sing your heart out at karaoke by Party Solution Entertainment. Plus, enjoy green beer!

Arts & Culture Highlights

Each month, Art Walk hosts dozens of artists, seeking to show and sell their works. From jewelry to paintings and more, you’ll find a mix of unique, handmade items from both emerging and established artists.

There’s something for everyone!

After Dark Highlights

Here are some nightlife options for those who want to keep the Mardi Gras party alive!

The Volstead: Mardi Gras Bayou Bash

Address: 115 W Adams St.
Time: 8 p.m. – late

Get a taste of the Bayou at The Volstead during #Artwalkjax! Everyone knows that only the best things come out of the Big Easy (Sazeracs, Jazz and Beignets being the proof), so join them for a little Voodoo and enjoy some swinging jazz from The Raisin Cake Orchestra, themed cocktails, swamp chic decor and a little mystic mojo. Must be 21+ to attend. Details.

Myth Nightclub: Silent Disco

Address: 333 E Bay St.
Time: 9 p.m. – 2 a.m.

Myth Nightclub and Silent Sound Proudly Presents: March Music Madness Edition – Featuring 5 different channels of music (4 in headphones, 1 on the sound system in the main room) with over a dozen of the regions best DJ’s and producers!

Enjoy different genres including Punk, EDM, Hip-Hop, Reggae and so much more! Details.

The Justice Pub: Cien Calavera Cuban Art Show & Fundraiser

Address: 315 E Bay St.
Time: 6 p.m. – 12 a.m.

Amigo Tattoo and the Justice Pub will host the 100 Calaveras Art Show.

Over 100 skull shapes were cut out from old skateboards and were distributed to artists all around the USA to be customized, displayed and then sold to raise money. All proceeds go directly to aid Cuban artists!

Amigo Tattoo is dedicated to helping Cuban artists and improving their conditions and fostering relationships with artists in North America and Cuba! Details.

Want to Participate in Art Walk?

Whether you’re new to the Downtown scene, an established artist or performer, a nonprofit or even a business seeking sponsor opportunities, Art Walk is a great event in which to showcase your work. To find out what aspect of Art Walk best suits you, visit www.downtownjacksonville.org for more information! Want to get in touch? Reach out to Events Manager Junine Castin at Junine@dtjax.org.

Want to volunteer? Here is the link to sign up!

Parking

Parking is free after 6 p.m. Art Walk night at meters and at the Elite Parking Services garage on the corner of Clay and Adams streets. Visit parkdtjax.com for more details!

These are just a few highlights for the upcoming Art Walk! If you want to get all the details, visit iloveartwalk.com. See you there!

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The following is this week’s issue of the #DTJax Weekly Update e-newsletter. To receive this in your email inbox each week, sign-up here.

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Instagram of the Week 

Photo by @jakegordon

Tag your Downtown photo #DTJax for a chance to be featured.

 

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Things To Do Downtown

 

Arts & Culture

Wednesday, February 27
Thursday, February 28
Friday, March 1
Saturday, March 2
Sunday, March 3

 

 

Live Music & Nightlife 

Tuesday, February 26
Wednesday, February 27
Thursday, February 28
Friday, March 1
Saturday, March 2
Sunday, March 3
Monday, March 4

 

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#DTJax News

 

 

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Downtown Vision Updates:

 

Thanks to everyone who attended the 4th Annual #DTJax Gala: Havana Nights, Neon Lights!
We couldn’t have done it without our sponsors, event partners, volunteers and silent auction committee. Thank you for all your help!
MOJITO SPONSORS:
Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront & VyStar Credit Union
CIGAR ROLLING STATION SPONSOR:
Corner Lot Development Group & Ace Jax
CHIC BOOTH PHOTO LOUNGE SPONSOR:
Live Oak Contracting
VIP LOUNGE SPONSOR:
JWB Real Estate Capital
DAIQUIRI SPONSORS:
Ash Properties
BB&T
Connect Agency
Cowford Chophouse
Danis
Gresham Smith
HDR
JAX Chamber
Jacksonville Transportation Authority
One Enterprise Center
Perdue Office Interiors
Rummel Munz
Sight & Sound Productions
Vestcor
Acuity Design Group
Cecil W. Powell & Company
GATE
Jacksonville Civic Council
Matt Carlucci – State Farm
Miller Electric Company
Moody Appraisal Group
Regency Centers
MEDIA SPONSORS:
Jacksonville Business Journal & 904 Happy Hour
EVENT PARTNERS:
Bellwether
Bold City Brewery
The Bread & Board
City of Jacksonville
Downtown Investment Authority
Intuition Ale Works
Jacksonville Landing
Manifest Distilling
Thank you Vendors:
Hyppo Gourmet Ice Pops
DJ James Harper
The Dance Shack
Heart Space 432 (Face Painters)
JC The Cuban Roller Cigar (Cigar Roller)
Maiya Elaine (Live Artist)
Chic Booth Photo Lounge
Les Houpt from The AutoValet
Thanks from DVI!
Mardi Gras Meets #DTJax at NEXT WEEK at Art Walk!
Experience Mardi Gras in Downtown Jacksonville on March 6! Enjoy local art, live music, food trucks, 15+ blocks of programming and 35+ participating venues at #ArtWalkJax.
Highlights:
  • Procession on Laura Street: Bring your noise-makers and meet us at the intersection of Independent and Laura at 5:45 p.m. for a Mardi Gras-inspired procession to the Main Stage in Hemming Park, led by Spice and the Po Boys!
  • Headquarters @ Hemming Park: Enjoy live music by Spice and the Po Boys from 6-8:30 p.m. Be sure to pick up complimentary beads and masks at the Art Walk tent while supplies last. Plus, grab a bite from the Happy Grilled Cheese, HapaLi and Latin Soul Grille.
  • Kids Zone in Hemming Park: Bring the kids to enjoy a magic show by Crossroad Magic, activities by My Gym, jump roping by Jump 4 Jax and face painting!
  • Vagabond Flea @ Hogan Street: Check out this creatively curated market that features local artists, quality makers, upcyclers, vintage and antique sellers, and more on Hogan Street, one block down from Hemming Park.
Want to know more? Details.

 

 

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Stories From BlogDTJax.com

 

 

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About Downtown Vision:

 

2017-2018 Annual Report
 
Have you ever wondered, “what exactly does DVI do in a year?” 
 
From expanding the Ambassador program by 50% to installing 80,000 LED lights for the “Lights on Laura” installation to topping 100,000 followers on @DTJax social media, check out our latest Annual Report, which highlights accomplishments and financial information for fiscal year 2017-2018. Read or download the PDF here.
 
 
2017 State of Downtown Report
 
It’s an exciting time for Downtown Jacksonville! As we watch Downtown potential turn into action, we have a lot of successes to celebrate. Read about current development, employment, and residential trends in this 12-month look at Downtown Jacksonville’s progress. Read or download the PDF here.
 
 
 
 
 
2019 Art Walk Sponsorship Opportunities

 
Downtown’s signature monthly event, First Wednesday Art Walk attracts 5,000 people each month, spans 15+ blocks with 35+ galleries, museums, cultural venues, restaurants, bars, and businesses. In its 15th year, Art Walk celebrates the local art scene by featuring hundreds of artists, performers, and live music acts. Be a partner today! Download the kit here.

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Happy National Margarita Day!

Observed every February 22nd, National Margarita Day is a celebration of that ubiquitous drink made with tequila, lime, and salt.  Variations of the original abound, but the margarita was invented by an Irish-American bartender in Tijuana, Mexico sometime during the 1930s during Prohibition.  During that time, Americans in Southern California would venture over the U.S.—Mexico border to legally imbibe, the tiny town having over 150 separate drinking establishments at the height of the American alcohol ban.  Originally called the “Tequila Daisy,” it was a way to drink tequila without the pesky lime slurping and salt licking, ideal for tourists with more refined tastes.  “Daisy” translates to “margarita” in Spanish, subsequently spread to the menus of the other bars in Tijuana, and eventually over the border into San Diego’s bar scene, once the 18th Amendment was repealed.

Thirsty yet?  If you’re looking for a way to partake in National Margarita Day and celebrate the unanimous popularity of the most common tequila-based cocktail, check out these four #DTJax bars that will be sure to satisfy that Margaritaville itch!

 

Burrito Gallery Downtown | 21 E Adams Street

Of course the proprietors of the term #JaxMex have some serious marg-game!  This Downtown staple has five different kinds of ‘ritas, including a draft option you won’t find anywhere else because it’s made with their house mix.  Try them all, but maybe not all at once.  Safety first, you know.  Details.

 

 

 

 

 

Dos Gatos | 123 E Forsyth Street

If the unique and unexpected is more your taste, check out the signature Orange Jalapeño Margarita at Dos Gatos.  Don’t worry, if you’re not into spicy, Terri from Yelp says: “This drink is suburb! They can and will make it as hot or mild as you want. And just watching them muddle the drink is a show in itself!”  Details.

 

 

 

Myth Nightclub & Element Bistro | 333 E Bay Street

If you’re into the unusual but not so much the capsaicin, head down to Myth on Bay Street and order a St. Germain Margarita.  It’s made the old-fashioned way; with tequila, fresh-squeezed lime and a salt-rimmed glass, but it’s shaken with that most fragrant of liqueurs: St. Germain.  Light, refreshing, floral and fun!  Details.

 

 

 

bb’s Restaurant & Bar | 1019 Hendricks Avenue

Looking for something classy and sassy?  Drop by bb’s on Southbank and indulge in their Signature Margarita, made with Milagro tequila, Agavero orange liqueur, and fresh-squeezed lime with a little simple syrup to keep it sweet.  Come for the margaritas, stay for the desserts!  Details.

 

 

 

 

 

While you’re downtown, check out our Events Calendar for nearby festivities as well as our Directory to learn more about local restaurants, shops and nightlife spots.  If you’re not sure where to park, visit parkdtjax.com for some helpful information!