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Things To Do Downtown

 

 

Family Fun 

 

Live Music + Nightlife
Mar 31: Dinosaur Jr.
Mar 31 – April 2: Rhythm & Ribs Festival
April 1: Jack Broadbent

 

Sports + Fitness

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DVI Updates 

 

Bike to do your pART at April’s Art Walk!
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Ride your bike out to Art Walk in April as DVI teams up with USGBC to host the Green Lion Festival and bring you the newest ideas in sustainability, social responsibility and the environment from local companies, businesses, and organizations! Learn how to do you pART while enjoying Art Walk’s artists, food trucks, and live music!

 

2017 Art Walk Sponsorship Opportunities:
Downtown’s signature monthly event, First Wednesday Art Walk attracts 10,000 people each month, spans 15+ blocks with more than 60 galleries, museums, cultural venues, restaurants, bars and businesses. In its 14th 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.
Volunteers are needed! Come out and support your favorite businesses and artists and receive some cool perks in return! Sign up here!

 

Participate in the Do your pART: LED Install Challenge

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Internship Opportunities:
DVI is looking for summer interns. If you’re a college student in your junior or senior year of college, we want you! Learn more

 

2015 State of Downtown Report:
2015-State-of-Downtown_v3-for-print_lowres_Page_01Downtown Vision, Inc. released an 18-month summary on the state and growth of Downtown Jacksonville. This report provides details on development successes and  announcements, office and employment trends, residential growth, retail mix, arts and culture, tourism, transportation and more. Read the report in it’s entirety on our blog or visit dtjaxreports.com to download the PDF.

 

DVI Annual Report Available:
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By Heather West, DVI Intern

In honor of “Do your pART” eco-friendly Art Walk coming up on April 5, we talked with Nick Zimmer, a vendor at First Wednesday Art Walk and owner of Bluebird Growers, about why he loves Art Walk and providing fresh, locally-grown produce for Jacksonville.

Q: What do you enjoy most about running your own business?
A: They all sound pretty cliche but… I enjoy the freedom of planning a system and seeing it through. It can be overwhelming to deal with all the aspects of running a small business, but it forces you out of your comfort zone and makes you a stronger leader. Owning a business also leads to more confidence and purpose in your personal life.bluebird3

Q: Why do you enjoy coming to Art Walk?
A: Art Walk provides a unique opportunity each month to showcase our artistic side. Our main mission at Bluebird is teaching people how to live sustainability and grow their own food. Getting people excited about plants through our living art pieces and unique natives, like our carnivorous plants, is a logical fit for Art Walk.

Q: I know your grandmother inspired the name Bluebird Growers; what have been some other influences on your business?
A: My grandfather owned a grocery store growing up. He would bring in thousands of small vegetable plants and flowers each spring. Consequently, we always had a huge veggie garden. That basically started me down this path from an early age.

bluebird2Q: Are you involved with any partnerships with local businesses?
A: We have a very close relationship with Dave the Plant Man, local garden consultant/coach. We share similar missions and work together on a regular basis to grow our annual crop.

Q: What are some unique methods you’ve created to grow produce?
A: Funnily enough we are unique because we use straight forward traditional methods for growing. We are firm believers in using a plants own physiology and defense systems to produce happy healthy plants sustainably.

Q: What are some sustainable practices you’ve utilized?
A: We use a “lean and mean” growing system. Essentially we give the plants just enough food and just enough water to be healthy. We do this by utilizing slow release organic fertilizer and precise methods of irrigation. This system reduces water usage and runoff while producing healthy, strong plants. Another unique aspect of this system is that all our plants are produced outdoors. This means they are exposed to the same conditions as they will face in our customers’ gardens. It also exposes plants to natural predators which control insects without using pesticides. These are just some of the ways we produce plants in line with our mission.

Make sure to “do your pART” and bike to the First Wednesday Art Walk and check out Bluebird Growers’ demonstration of carnivorous plants; the Green Lion Festival on Laura St, and take advantage of the free bike valet in Hemming Park.

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Things To Do Downtown

 

 

Family Fun 

 

Live Music + Nightlife
Mar 25: Carrot Top
Mar 26: Air Supply

 

Sports + Fitness

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Stories From BlogDTJax.com

 

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DVI Updates 

 

Bike to do your pART at April’s Art Walk!
Bike to #ArtWalkJax (1)
Ride your bike out to Art Walk in April as DVI teams up with USGBC to bring you the newest ideas in sustainability, social responsibilty and the environment from local companies, businesses, and organizations! Learn how to do you pART while enjoying Art Walk’s artists, food trucks, and live music!
2017 Art Walk Sponsorship Opportunities:

 

Downtown’s signature monthly event, First Wednesday Art Walk attracts 10,000 people each month, spans 15+ blocks with more than 60 galleries, museums, cultural venues, restaurants, bars and businesses. In its 14th 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.
Volunteers are needed! Come out and support your favorite businesses and artists and receive some cool perks in return! Sign up here!

 

Thank you for making Saturday’s #DTJax Gala: River of Dreams a great success!
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Thank you vendors, volunteers, and guests for celebrating the St. Johns with us. And congratulations to our 2017 #DTJax Award winners:
Ambassador of the Year, Michael Ryan
Downtown Person of the Year, Ben Davis
Downtown Project of the Year, Winston Family YMCA
Downtown Achievement Award, Lori Boyer
Check out all of Severine Photography’s beautiful photos of the Gala!
Thank you sponsors!
Acosta Sponsors: Auld & White Constructors, Block by Block, CSX, Downtown Investment Authority, Everbank
Hart Sponsors: BB&T, Florida Blue, Hyatt Regency Jacksonville, Riverfront, Jacksonville Jaguars Foundation, Jacksonville University, Manifest Distilling, Perdue Office Interiors, VyStar Credit Union
Fuller Warren Sponsors: Danis, GAI Consulting, Gunster, IBERIABANK, Jacksonville Transportation Authority, Matthew Carlucci – State Farm Museum of Science & History, Regency Centers, RummellMunz Partners, The Jacksonville Landing

 

2015 State of Downtown Report:
2015-State-of-Downtown_v3-for-print_lowres_Page_01Downtown Vision, Inc. released an 18-month summary on the state and growth of Downtown Jacksonville. This report provides details on development successes and  announcements, office and employment trends, residential growth, retail mix, arts and culture, tourism, transportation and more. Read the report in it’s entirety on our blog or visit dtjaxreports.com to download the PDF.

 

DVI Annual Report Available:
 
Screen Shot 2016-11-21 at 2.03.20 PMHave you ever wondered, what exactly does DVI do in a year? Check out our latest Annual Report, which  highlights accomplishments and financial information for fiscal year 2015-2016.

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Things To Do Downtown

Arts + Culture

Mar 15: Talks and Tea

Mar 16: On the Pulse: Cerebral Science

Mar 17: Puttin’ On the Ritz Semi-Finals

Mar 18: Primavera Fest

Mar 18: 40th Miss Delta Teen Pageant

 

Family Fun 

Mar 16: Celebration of the Arts

Mar 19: Brain Candy Live Tour

Mar 20-24: MOCA Spring Art Camp

 

Live Music + Nightlife

Mar 16: Charlie Daniels Band

Mar 17: Get the Led Out – Led Zeppelin

Mar 17-18: The Cheiftains

Mar 17: St. Paddy’s Day Block Party

Mar 18: Suwannee River Jam Auditions

Mar 19: Yappy Hour St. Pawty’s Day

 

Sports + Fitness

Mar 17-18: Jacksonville Diamond Championship

Mar 18: 2017 SEC Gymnastics Championships

Mar 18: Insane Inflatable 5K

Mar 19: St. Paddy’s Run

 

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Stories From BlogDTJax.com

 

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DVI Updates 

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Bike to do your pART at April’s Art Walk!

Ride your bike out to Art Walk in April as DVI teams up with USGBC to bring you the newest ideas in sustainability, social responsibility and the environment from local companies, businesses, and organizations! Learn how to do you pART while enjoying Art Walk’s artists, food trucks, and live music!

 

2017 Art Walk Sponsorship Opportunities:

Downtown’s signature monthly event, First Wednesday Art Walk attracts 10,000 people each month, spans 15+ blocks with more than 60 galleries, museums, cultural venues, restaurants, bars and businesses. In its 14th 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.

 

Thank you for making Saturday’s #DTJax Gala: River of Dreams a great success!

 

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Thank you vendors, volunteers, and guests for celebrating the St. Johns with us. And congratulations to our 2017 #DTJax Award winners:

Ambassador of the Year, Michael Ryan

Downtown Person of the Year, Ben Davis

Downtown Project of the Year, Winston Family YMCA

Downtown Achievement Award, Lori Boyer

 

Check out all of Severine Photography’s beautiful photos of the Gala!

 

Thank you sponsors!

Acosta Sponsors: Auld & White Constructors, Block by Block, CSX, Downtown Investment Authority, Everbank

Hart Sponsors: BB&T, Florida Blue, Hyatt Regency Jacksonville, Riverfront, Jacksonville Jaguars Foundation, Jacksonville University, Manifest Distilling, Perdue Office Interiors, VyStar Credit Union

Fuller Warren Sponsors: Danis, GAI Consulting, Gunster, IBERIABANK, Jacksonville Transportation Authority, Matthew Carlucci – State Farm Museum of Science & History, Regency Centers, RummellMunz Partners, The Jacksonville Landing

 

2015-State-of-Downtown_v3-for-print_lowres_Page_01-791x10242015 State of Downtown Report:

Downtown Vision, Inc. released an 18-month summary on the state and growth of Downtown Jacksonville. This report provides details on development successes and  announcements, office and employment trends, residential growth, retail mix, arts and culture, tourism, transportation and more. Read the report in it’s entirety on our blog or visit dtjaxreports.com to download the PDF.

 

 

Screen-Shot-2016-11-21-at-2.03.20-PM-231x300DVI Annual Report Available:

Have you ever wondered, what exactly does DVI do in a year? Check out our latest Annual Report, which  highlights accomplishments and financial information for fiscal year 2015-2016.

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By Julianna Rosano, DVI Intern

St. Patrick’s Day is right around the corner so we put together a list of the best ways to celebrate the holiday in #DTJax. Spend four days drinking green beer, being merry and immersing yourself in Irish food and culture!

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1. Shamrockin’ Saint Patrick’s Day Bash

Mavericks LIVE
March 16 | 8 p.m. – close
Cost: Cover Charge

Lean, green bikini machine! Come out to Mavericks LIVE for the 10th Annual Shamrockin’ Saint Patrick’s Day Bash, Jacksonivlle’s only pre St. Patty’s Day Ladies Night! Green beer and Irish Whisky drink specials run all night long with $2 drinks for the ladies. Ladies, try your luck and enter the Mean Green Bikini Contest for a chance to win a $500 prize.

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2. St. Patrick’s Day Celebration

Fionn MacCool’s Irish Restaurant & Pub
March 17 | 10 a.m. – 2 a.m.
Cost: Free

There ain’t no party like a paddy’s day party. Spend St. Patty’s Day the right way, drinking green beer and eating like an Irshiman! Surround yourself with green beer, giveaways, live music, food and drink specials and festivities all day long.

Band line-ups include:

10 a.m. Live music by Bagpiper
11 a.m. – 3 p.m. Live music by Spade McQuade and the Allstars
4 p.m. – 8 p.m. Live music by Searson
9 p.m. – closing Live music by Rathkeltair & JFRD Pipes and Drums

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The Jacksonville Landing Courtyard
March 17 | noon-midnight
Cost: Free

Live from the Courtyard, it’s St. Patrick’s Day! Stop by the Jacksonville Landing from all day for live music, giant games, green beer, beads and The Landing’s green fountain.

Band line- ups include:

Noon – 4 p.m. Live music by Ace Winn Trio
4 p.m. – 7 p.m. Live music by Radio Love
8 p.m. – midnight Live music by Well Wishers

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4. The Chieftains

The Jacksonville Symphony
March 17 & 18 | 8 p.m.
Cost: Starting at $27.00

Surround yourself with the best of the Emerald Isle as the Jacksonville Symphony presents The Chieftains, “the world’s best-loved Irish folk band.” On Friday come early for a pre-concert celebration with Jig to a Milestone and arrive early on Saturday for a special performance from the Legacy Irish Dance Academy. Be merry this St. Patrick’s Day at the Jacoby Symphony Hall with Guinness and green beer, Irish coffee and festivities!

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5. Yappy Hour St. “PAW”ty’s Day

The Jacksonville Landing
March 19 | 2-5 p.m.
Cost: Free

Celebrate St. “PAW”ty’s Day with your pooch! Bring your pal dressed in green and try your luck to win King or Queen of the Green. Enjoy a dog and owner beer-drinking contest, pet expo, giveaways, and live music by DJ Kavin Tos.

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6. St. Patrick’s Day in The Elbow

The Elbow
March 17

Celebrate with St. Patrick’s Day with happy hour at Element Bistro from 4-9 p.m. then head to the Hourglass Pub for Mad Cowford Improv starting at 7 p.m.

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For more information or events in #DTJax check out the events calendar here.

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Arts + Culture

 

 

Live Music + Nightlife
Mar 10: Celtic Woman
Mar 11: R. Kelly
Mar 12: Clint Black

 

Sports + Fitness
Mar 7: Free Yoga

 

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Thank you for making Saturday’s #DTJax Gala: River of Dreams a great success!
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Thank you vendors, volunteers, and guests for celebrating the St. Johns with us. And congratulations to our 2017 #DTJax Award winners:
Ambassador of the Year, Michael Ryan
Downtown Person of the Year, Ben Davis
Downtown Project of the Year, Winston Family YMCA
Downtown Achievement Award, Lori Boyer
Check out all of Severine Photography’s beautiful photos of the Gala!
Thank you sponsors!
Acosta Sponsors: Auld & White Constructors, Block by Block, CSX, Downtown Investment Authority, Everbank
Hart Sponsors: BB&T, Florida Blue, Hyatt Regency Jacksonville, Riverfront, Jacksonville Jaguars Foundation, Jacksonville University, Manifest Distilling, Perdue Office Interiors, VyStar Credit Union
Fuller Warren Sponsors: Danis, GAI Consulting, Gunster, IBERIABANK, Jacksonville Transportation Authority, Matthew Carlucci – State Farm Museum of Science & History, Regency Centers, RummellMunz Partners, The Jacksonville Landing
Bike to do your pART at April’s Art Walk!
Bike to #ArtWalkJax (1)
Ride your bike out to Art Walk in April as DVI teams up with USGBC to bring you the newest ideas in sustainability, social responsibilty and the environment from local companies, businesses, and organizations! Learn how to do you pART while enjoying Art Walk’s artists, food trucks, and live music!

 

2017 Art Walk Sponsorship Opportunities:

 

Downtown’s signature monthly event, First Wednesday Art Walk attracts 10,000 people each month, spans 15+ blocks with more than 60 galleries, museums, cultural venues, restaurants, bars and businesses. In its 14th 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.
2015 State of Downtown Report:
2015-State-of-Downtown_v3-for-print_lowres_Page_01Downtown Vision, Inc. released an 18-month summary on the state and growth of Downtown Jacksonville. This report provides details on development successes and  announcements, office and employment trends, residential growth, retail mix, arts and culture, tourism, transportation and more. Read the report in it’s entirety on our blog or visit dtjaxreports.com to download the PDF.

 

DVI Annual Report Available:
 
Screen Shot 2016-11-21 at 2.03.20 PMHave you ever wondered, what exactly does DVI do in a year? Check out our latest Annual Report, which  highlights accomplishments and financial information for fiscal year 2015-2016.

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Mar 1: Free Yoga
Mar 4: Mutt March
Mar 4: MOO-VE IT 5k

 

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First Wednesday Art Walk, Shamrockin’ Downtown
#ArtWalkJax returns for a “Shamrockin’ Downtown” in #DTJax on March 1! Make plans to browse hundreds of local artists, enjoy local food trucks and live music by the JFRD Pipe and Drums, Stank Sauce, Limitless and more. Visit iloveartwalk.com for more information and the full line up of festivities.
Volunteers are needed! Come out and support your favorite businesses and artists and receive some cool perks in return!

 

Thank you for making Saturday’s #DTJax Gala: River of Dreams a great success!
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Thank you sponsors!
Acosta Sponsors: Auld & White Constructors, Block by Block, CSX, Downtown Investment Authority, Everbank
Hart Sponsors: BB&T, Florida Blue, Hyatt Regency Jacksonville, Riverfront, Jacksonville Jaguars Foundation, Jacksonville University, Manifest Distilling, Perdue Office Interiors, VyStar Credit Union
Fuller Warren Sponsors: Danis, GAI Consulting, Gunster, IBERIABANK, Jacksonville Transportation Authority, Matthew Carlucci – State Farm Museum of Science & History, Regency Centers, RummellMunz Partners, The Jacksonville Landing
Thank you vendors, volunteers, and guests for celebrating the St. Johns with us. And congratulations to our 2017 #DTJax Award winners:
Ambassador of the Year, Michael Ryan
Downtown Person of the Year, Ben Davis
Downtown Project of the Year, Winston Family YMCA
Downtown Achievement Award, Lori Boyer

 

2017 Art Walk Sponsorship Opportunities:

 

Downtown’s signature monthly event, First Wednesday Art Walk attracts 10,000 people each month, spans 15+ blocks with more than 60 galleries, museums, cultural venues, restaurants, bars and businesses. In its 14th 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.
 
 

2015 State of Downtown Report:
2015-State-of-Downtown_v3-for-print_lowres_Page_01Downtown Vision, Inc. released an 18-month summary on the state and growth of Downtown Jacksonville. This report provides details on development successes and  announcements, office and employment trends, residential growth, retail mix, arts and culture, tourism, transportation and more. Read the report in it’s entirety on our blog or visit dtjaxreports.com to download the PDF.

 

DVI Annual Report Available:
 
Screen Shot 2016-11-21 at 2.03.20 PMHave you ever wondered, what exactly does DVI do in a year? Check out our latest Annual Report, which  highlights accomplishments and financial information for fiscal year 2015-2016.