Celebrating dad is easy to do with so many exciting Father’s Day activities offered in #DTJax! Check out the list of events below that are great for all age groups.

Free Sweet Pete’s Candy Class in June for Dad │June 1-30

Give dad the gift of sweets with a free candy making class anytime during the month of June at Sweet Pete’s. Simply make reservations online for everyone in your party and then enter the promo code “DADCLASS” at checkout to receive the discount.

 

 

 

Father’s Day Brunch at River City Brewing Company │June 17

Kick off your celebration with dad with a brunch buffet for the whole family at River City Brewing Company. The buffet will begin at 10 a.m. and run until 3 p.m. The buffet is $29.95 for adults, $28.95 for seniors, $14.95 for children and free for children 3 and under. Make your reservation by calling (904)398-2299.

 

 

 

 

Free Admission to MOSH │June 17

Is your dad more of a history or science buff? If so, MOSH has something that will interest everyone! On Father’s Day, dads get free admission which includes access to exhibits such as National Geographic presents Earth Explorers, Currents of Time, Atlantic Tails and more!

 

 

 

The Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp vs. The Jackson Generals & Father’s Day Cookout │June 17

What dad wouldn’t enjoy spending Father’s Day watching baseball? Bring the whole family to the Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville where everyone will enjoy an all-you-can-eat picnic and pregame catch on the field before watching the Jumbo Shrimp take on the Jackson Generals at 3:05 p.m!

 

 

 

Father’s Day Dinner at Ruth’s Chris │June 16 & 17

Let dad sit back and relax and have Ruth’s Chris Steak House cook the steaks this Father’s Day weekend! Enjoy Ruth’s Chris’ full menu as well as special pricing for meals such as their famous surf & turf. Dads will also receive a $25 dining card for reservations made on Father’s Day weekend. Call (904)396-6200 or visit Ruth’s Chris’ website to make reservations.

 

 

 

Whether your dad is into watching sports, brushing up on history or indulging in Jacksonville’s finest food and drink, there’s an activity in Downtown Jacksonville that will make his day even more special!

For a full listing of locations, restaurants and events for the whole family to enjoy, visit our directory.

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

 

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

 

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Things To Do Downtown

 

Arts & Culture

Live Music & Nightlife

Sports, Health + Fitness

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COJ City Council Meeting


When: Tuesday, June 12 at 5 p.m.
Where: Council Chamber, 117 W. Duval St., 1st Floor

Join the City of Jacksonville for a city council meeting. For more information, visit their website here.





DIA Urban Arts Project Phase II Stakeholder Survey

More public art is coming soon to The Elbow thanks to the Cultural Council of Greater Jacksonville and Downtown Investment Authority’s Urban Arts Project! Tell them what you want to see by taking this quick survey.







Volunteer Opportunities: First Wednesday Art Walk
 
Help us make #ArtWalkJax a success and support Downtown’s signature monthly event! Sign up here.

 

 

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#DTJax News

 

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New businesses in #DTJax:

 

Now Open!

Gili's Kitchen Logo
126 W. Adams St.







 

 

 

2 W. Independent Dr. Suite 154





 

Justice Pub logo


The Justice Pub
315 E. Bay St.

 








Coming Soon:

Burlock and Barrel logoBurlock & Barrel Distillery
417 Magnolia St.

 

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Stories From BlogDTJax.com

 

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DVI Updates:


DVI in the News: Jake Gordon, CEO









“Project after project, we’re not just building a better Downtown, but a better Jacksonville.”
Read our own Jake Gordon’s story about how partnerships power downtown development featured in the Florida Times Union. You can find it here.


2016-2017 Annual Report

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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 2016-2017. Read or download the PDF here.

2016-2017 State of Downtown Report

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It’s an exciting time for Downtown Jacksonville. Since the beginning of 2016, Downtown has seen more than $80 million in completed development projects, such as the Winston Family YMCA and Daily’s Place Amphitheater. More than $2 billion in projects are currently under construction or proposed. Read about currently development, employment and residential trends in this 18-month look at the progress in Downtown Jacksonville from January 2016-June 2017. Read or download the PDF here.


2018 Art Walk Sponsorship Opportunities

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Downtown’s signature monthly event, First WednesdayArt Walk attracts 8,000 people each month, spans 15+ blocks with 30+ 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.

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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.

__________________________________________________________________________

Instagram of the Week

 

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

 

__________________________________________________________________________

 

Things To Do Downtown

 

Arts & Culture

Live Music & Nightlife

Sports, Health + Fitness

__________________________________________________________________________ 

 

Get Involved



DIA Urban Arts Project Phase II Stakeholder Survey

More public art is coming soon to The Elbow thanks to the Cultural Council of Greater Jacksonville and Downtown Investment Authority’s Urban Arts Project! Tell them what you want to see by taking this quick survey.







Volunteer Opportunities: First Wednesday Art Walk
 
Help us make #ArtWalkJax a success and support Downtown’s signature monthly event! Sign up here.

 

 

 __________________________________________________________________________ 

 

#DTJax News

 

__________________________________________________________________________

 

New businesses in #DTJax:

 

Now Open!

Gili's Kitchen Logo
126 W. Adams St.






 

Island-Girl_Logo-3x_wh

Island Girl Cigar Bar Downtown
11 N. Ocean St.

 

 

Justice Pub logo


The Justice Pub
315 E. Bay St.







 

Coming Soon:

Burlock and Barrel logoBurlock & Barrel Distillery
417 Magnolia St.

 

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Stories From BlogDTJax.com


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DVI Updates:



First Wednesday Art Walk: June










When: Wednesday, June 6 at 5 – 9 p.m.
Where: Downtown Jacksonville, Hemming Park

Join us for Art Walk: Summer Sizzle featuring the 5th Annual Bold City Brewery Apricot Release party. Enjoy live music, 20+local artist, delicious food, 35+ participating venues and more! Learn more here.

DVI in the News: Jake Gordon, CEO









“Project after project, we’re not just building a better Downtown, but a better Jacksonville.”
Read our own Jake Gordon’s story about how partnerships power downtown development featured in the Florida Times Union. You can find it here.


2016-2017 Annual Report

Screen Shot 2017-11-15 at 9.20.20 AM

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 2016-2017. Read or download the PDF here.

2016-2017 State of Downtown Report

State of Downtown thumbnail

It’s an exciting time for Downtown Jacksonville. Since the beginning of 2016, Downtown has seen more than $80 million in completed development projects, such as the Winston Family YMCA and Daily’s Place Amphitheater. More than $2 billion in projects are currently under construction or proposed. Read about currently development, employment and residential trends in this 18-month look at the progress in Downtown Jacksonville from January 2016-June 2017. Read or download the PDF here.


2018 Art Walk Sponsorship Opportunities

2018 AW Sponsorship Thumbnail

Downtown’s signature monthly event, First WednesdayArt Walk attracts 8,000 people each month, spans 15+ blocks with 30+ 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.

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Calling all parents! Summer break is just a few weeks away…so it’s never too early to start planning on how to keep the kids active and engaged. To make it easier for our on-the-go parents, here are a few summer programs that Downtown Jacksonville has to offer.

Cathedral Arts Project – Camp Encore

Camp Encore will allow children to grow their creativity through different weekly programs in theatre, visual arts, dance, and music. Each program is led by experienced artists from each department. Programs include ukulele lessons, painting, contemporary dance, and more!

When: June 11 – 29

Where: St. John’s Episcopal Cathedral, 256 East Church Street

Children ages 6 – 11 encouraged to attend!

Visit the Cathedral Arts Project website for more information.

The Florida Ballet – Summer Programs

The renowned Florida Ballet will be offering various summer workshops for young dancers looking to enhance their ballet skills. Workshops vary depending on age and skill set – from the Young Dancers Workshop for ages 5-10 to Company Experience for advanced dancers age 15+.

When: June 18 – August 11

Where: The Florida Ballet, 300 East State 

Ages 8 and up welcome!

Visit the Florida Ballet website.                                                                                  

Jacksonville Main Library

Join the Main Library in the annual summer reading program and daily summer activities! Children can enjoy the Open Labs for computer use, art workshops, and more.

When: June 1 – August 30

Where: Main Library, 303 North Laura Street

Click here for the library’s activity calendar:

Kids 5-10 and Teens.

Museum of Contemporary Art – Art Camp

MOCA’S Summer Art Camp allows campers to explore their creative side with experienced educators. Campers will hone their artistic abilities by creating unique art pieces, exploring the museum’s galleries, and gaining perspective through art history.

Projects will vary per age group and per week. While younger campers are crafting and learning the basic fundamentals of art, older campers will explore photography, printmaking, and more.

When: June 4 – 29, July 9 – August 3 

Where: Museum of Contemporary Art, 333 North Laura Street

Open to children ages 4 – 14

For more information or to register, visit their website before spots run out.

Museum of Science and History – Discovery Camp

Join the MOSH Educators for a new adventure every week as they cater to every child’s interest imaginable. Campers can explore the museum’s more common themes: science, history, and astronomy. Additionally, Camp MOSH also offers educationally engaging camps on architecture, marine science, sustainability, and more!

When: June 4 – August 3

Where: Museum of Science and History, 1025 Museum Circle

Children from Kindergarten to 5th Grade

Check out their website for more information on their week-long summer camps.

Peterbrooke Chocolatier – Chocolatier Day Camp

What child does not love sweets! Peterbrooke Chocolatier offers a Chocolatier Day Camp where campers will have the opportunity to learn about the chocolate making process and dip their own homemade treats.

When: Mondays and Fridays, June-August

Where: Downtown Location, 100 West Bay Street

Ages 5 and up welcome!

Don’t live close to Downtown Jacksonville? It’s okay! Camp Peterbrooke is offered at all locations. Reserve a spot and contact (904) 398 – 2489 for pricing details.

Keep the kids moving this summer! For more friendly locations in #DTJax, visit our complete directory here.

 

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

 

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

 

__________________________________________________________________________

 

Things To Do Downtown

 

Arts & Culture

Live Music & Nightlife

Sports, Health + Fitness

__________________________________________________________________________ 

 

Get Involved



DIA Urban Arts Project Phase II Stakeholder Survey










More public art is coming soon to The Elbow thanks to the Cultural Council of Greater Jacksonville and Downtown Investment Authority’s Urban Arts Project! Tell them what you want to see by taking this quick survey.


Volunteer Opportunities: First Wednesday Art Walk
 










Help us make #ArtWalkJax a success and support Downtown’s signature monthly event! Sign up here.

 

 

 __________________________________________________________________________ 

 

#DTJax News


__________________________________________________________________________

 

New businesses in #DTJax:

 

Now Open!

20West

FSCJ’s 20West Cafe
20 W. Adams St.





 

 
Gili's Kitchen Logo
126 W. Adams St.







 

Island-Girl_Logo-3x_wh

Island Girl Cigar Bar Downtown
11 N. Ocean St.

 

 

Justice Pub logo


The Justice Pub
315 E. Bay St.








 

Live Bakery

Live Bakery
327 E. Bay St.








Coming Soon:

Burlock and Barrel logoBurlock & Barrel Distillery
417 Magnolia St.

 

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Stories From BlogDTJax.com


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DVI Updates:

 

DVI in the News

 










Downtown Vision announces expansions for its Downtown Ambassadors program, including several new members and a brand-new street cleaner joining the clean and safe program. Read more here.


2016-2017 Annual Report

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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 2016-2017. Read or download the PDF here.

2016-2017 State of Downtown Report

State of Downtown thumbnail

It’s an exciting time for Downtown Jacksonville. Since the beginning of 2016, Downtown has seen more than $80 million in completed development projects, such as the Winston Family YMCA and Daily’s Place Amphitheater. More than $2 billion in projects are currently under construction or proposed. Read about currently development, employment and residential trends in this 18-month look at the progress in Downtown Jacksonville from January 2016-June 2017. Read or download the PDF here.


2018 Art Walk Sponsorship Opportunities

2018 AW Sponsorship Thumbnail

Downtown’s signature monthly event, First WednesdayArt Walk attracts 8,000 people each month, spans 15+ blocks with 30+ 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.

Are you interested in art? Do you also enjoy staying active and being outside? Do you have limited time and want an activity that will take an hour or less? Touring Downtown Jacksonville’s collection of wall murals is the perfect activity if one or all of those things mentioned above grabs your attention.

All within walking distance of each other, Downtown Jacksonville has nine unique wall murals designed by artists from all over the world, curated by ArtRepublic. Ranging from abstract to contemporary to surreal, touring the downtown murals is a great activity for those who enjoy photography, art appreciation or want to put an interesting spin on getting exercise. Enjoy the guide below to make the most of your tour of some of #DTJax’s most diverse street art.

Stop 1: James Reka┃245 Water St.

The first mural, and one of the most impressive in size, is an abstract piece by Australian artist James Reka. Located across the Times Union Center for the Performing Arts, it is nearly impossible to miss this piece of art due to its size and striking color scheme. While you are in the area, take in the scenic views of the St. John’s River at the Jacksonville Landing.

 

 

Stop 2: Waone Interesni Kazki┃315 W. Forsyth St.

Located on the side of Akel’s Delicatessen, the second mural on the tour is from Ukrainian artist Waone Interesni Kazki.

 

 

 

 

 

Stop 3: Dourone & David Petroni┃111 N. Julia St.

Directly across from Waone Interesni Kazki’s mural is another too-big-to-miss mural. Spanish artist Dourone’s piece adds a bright splash of color to a large parking garage on Julia St. If you choose to take this tour during the morning or early afternoon, you can stop by the The Brick Coffee House to get a cup of coffee to take on the rest of your walk.

 

 

Stop 4: Borondo┃404 N. Julia St.

A short walk up Julia St. from the Dourone piece, you will find Spanish artist Gonzalo Borondo’s work located across from the Ed Austin Building.

 

 

 

 

Stop 5: Phlegm┃140 Monroe St.

On your walk from Borondo’s mural down Duval St., take some time to stop by Sweet Pete’s Candy shop to satisfy your sweet tooth and find almost every type of dessert imaginable. Once you make your way to Hemming Park, you will find UK artist Phlegm’s mural. You can view this expansive illustration while enjoying live music, food trucks, and other entertainment located in Hemming Park, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Monday through Friday.

 

 

Stop 6: René Romero Schuler┃231 N. Laura St.

A short walk up W. Monroe St. will lead you to artist Shaun Thurston’s brightly colored mural. While admiring this piece, you can stop in Chamblin’s Uptown, a bookstore specializing in used and rare books. This is a must see for any book worm!

 

 

 

 

Stop 7: Ricky Lee Gordon┃41 E. Duval St.

From Chamblin’s you can make your way up to Duval St. where you
will find South African artist,
Ricky Lee Gordon’s, mural. If you’re looking for a light and healthy meal, from this mural you can walk to Super Food and Brew. They have a wide selection of salads and sandwiches, as well as a variety of beer to choose from.

 

 

Stop 8: Adele Renault┃100 E. Adams St.

A three minute walk from the Gordon mural will bring you to Adele Renault’s lengthy mural. This piece covers the entire side of a building with an optical illusion like design. Located by this piece, you can find Burrito Gallery, a #DTJax staple! They offer a wide variety of tasty and unique burritos, tacos, enchiladas, and salads.

 

 

 

Stop 9: Mohamed L’Ghacham┃112 E. Forsyth St.

The final stop, only two minutes from stop eight, you will find yourself looking up at a large portrait designed by Spanish artist Mohamed L’Ghacham. Stopping here, you will find yourself in the heart of the Elbow, Downtown Jacksonville’s Entertainment District, which includes hot spots like 1904 Music Hall, Cowford Chophouse, Bold City Brewery, The Florida Theatre and more.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The easily accessible and walkable mural tour is just one of the unique ways to see a variety of what Downtown Jacksonville has to offer when it comes to art, dining, and entertainment. Whether you’re looking for a creative date night or a way to refresh your exercise routine, following this guide will allow you to see many of Downtown’s artistic highlights.

For a complete listing of restaurants, shops and nightlife to enjoy during your tour, visit our directory and explore all that #DTJax has to offer!

About ArtRepublic
ArtRepublic is a global movement of highly-curated, immersive experiences to empower artists with resources to help them create their most boundary pushing work. For more information, visit their website.

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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 @dvision4

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

 

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Things To Do Downtown

 

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Downtown Monthly Street Count








When: Tuesday, May 22 from 6-8 p.m.
Where: Hemming Park

Join friends of Hemming Park as they talk with people who are homeless downtown and guiding them to begin or continue a housing plan. There is a coordinated entry site for all housing assistance, but individuals can need encouragement and support to follow a plan to housing success.

JRTC Public Meeting


When: Thursday, May 24 from 4:30-7 p.m.
Where: FSCJ Downtown Campus Room T140/141

JTA invites you to attend a public information open house to view the final design plans for the Jacksonville Regional Transportation Center (JRTC). The JRTC will be located in the historic LaVilla District of Downtown Jacksonville and will integrate key local, regional, and intercity services in one location. Please join to discuss the planned construction for this state of the art facility. Learn more here.

DIA Urban Arts Project Phase Stakeholder Survey










More public art is coming soon to The Elbow thanks to the Cultural Council of Greater Jacksonville and Downtown Investment Authority’s Urban Arts Project! Tell them what you want to see by taking this quick survey.

Volunteer Opportunities: First Wednesday Art Walk
 










Help us make #ArtWalkJax a success and support Downtown’s signature monthly event! Sign up here.

 

 

 __________________________________________________________________________ 

 

#DTJax News


__________________________________________________________________________

 

New businesses in #DTJax:

 

Now Open!

20West

FSCJ’s 20West Cafe
20 W. Adams St.






 
Gili's Kitchen Logo
126 W. Adams St.








Island-Girl_Logo-3x_wh

Island Girl Cigar Bar Downtown
11 N. Ocean St.

 

 

Justice Pub logo


The Justice Pub
315 E. Bay St.









Live Bakery

Live Bakery
327 E. Bay St.








Coming Soon:

Burlock and Barrel logoBurlock & Barrel Distillery
417 Magnolia St.



__________________________________________________________________________

 

Stories From BlogDTJax.com

 

__________________________________________________________________________

 

DVI Updates:

 

DVI in the News

 










Downtown Vision announces expansions for its Downtown Ambassadors program, including several new members and a brand-new street cleaner joining the clean and safe program. Read more here.


2016-2017 Annual Report

Screen Shot 2017-11-15 at 9.20.20 AM

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 2016-2017. Read or download the PDF here.

2016-2017 State of Downtown Report

State of Downtown thumbnail

It’s an exciting time for Downtown Jacksonville. Since the beginning of 2016, Downtown has seen more than $80 million in completed development projects, such as the Winston Family YMCA and Daily’s Place Amphitheater. More than $2 billion in projects are currently under construction or proposed. Read about currently development, employment and residential trends in this 18-month look at the progress in Downtown Jacksonville from January 2016-June 2017. Read or download the PDF here.


2018 Art Walk Sponsorship Opportunities

2018 AW Sponsorship Thumbnail

Downtown’s signature monthly event, First WednesdayArt Walk attracts 8,000 people each month, spans 15+ blocks with 30+ 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.