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Jaguars Win
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Things To Do Downtown

 

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Whether you’re an elf or a reindeer – there’s plenty to see and lots to do in #DTJax for the holidays! Need some gifts? You’re covered. Want to see some holiday shows? Look no further. Love christmas trees and fireworks? Of course you do. So get up and get on down, but remember to be nice because…

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‘Tis the Season to Shop Local

Hemming Park Holiday Market
Nov. 30 – Dec. 11 | 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. 

Enjoy festive holiday decorations and Support local small businesses with a rotation of different vendors each day. The markets and food trucks will run 11:00am – 2:00pm for guest of the park to gather and purchase gifts.

Vagabond Flea 
Dec. 12 | 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. 

Every second Saturday, join Vagabond Coffee Company in Hemming Park to shop vintage finds and handmade goods from local craftsmen and collectors.

Riverside Arts Market: Holidazzle
Dec. 12 | 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.

Go to the Riverside Arts Market and enjoy all the festivities from lights and decor to photos with Santa and classic holiday movies on stage from 6 – 9 p.m.

Jaxsons Night Market 
Dec. 17 | 5:30 – 9 p.m.

A monthly night market for Jaxsons by Jaxsons, showcasing what makes our community unique including local farmers, local beer, food trucks, fashion trucks, art and food vendors, live music and much more.

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What sounds better: waiting in a lines during Black Friday for hours or spending a beautiful Saturday in #DTJax shopping without the crowds?

We picked #DTJax and so should you!

1. Shopping local helps the economy.

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If buying coffee can help the economy, then bring on the chai!

2. Trying new things is fun!

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#DTJax and Small Business Saturday are pet-approved!

3.  You’ll strengthen your community.

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And you’ll make new friends along the way..it’s a win/win.

4. Jobs! Jobs! Jobs!

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Did you know when you shop at small businesses you are helping create jobs? Look at you helping the economy!

5. And…Ryan Gosling wants you too!

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If Ryan’s in, so are we. 

There is a common misconception that holiday shopping consists of hectic trips to the mall or fights with the Internet to order a gift before it sells out. Don’t worry, Downtown has your ticket to a stress-free gift-giving season!

This year Downtown Vision, Inc. has partnered with American Express to bring #SmallBizSat to #DTJax! Small Business Saturday began 5 years ago in the hopes of attracting customers and making an impact on neighborhoods across the country. We are joining the efforts again this year because, everyone wins when we support the business that make are thriving Downtown special. The perfect gift is right at your fingertips whether it’s a sweet treat or something that sparkles, even your toughest critics are sure to be pleased! What a great time to show love to the businesses at the heart of our community.

This year we have 15+ businesses open for business on Saturday Nov. 28, including:
Chamblin’s Uptown | 215 N Laura St.
Hemming Plaza Jewelers | 231 N Hogan St.
MOCA Jacksonville | 333 N Laura St.
Monroe Galleries | 40 W Monroe St.
Super Food & Brew | 11 E Forsyth ST.
Sweet Pete’s Candy | 400 N Hogan St.
The W Studio 121, Inc. | 121 Bay St.
Urban Grind Coffee Company | Online orders only
The Jacksonville Landing |2 Independent Dr.
Accentuate
Adams Class Naval Ship Museum
Alycat gifts
Art by mouth
CoLab Jax
Ink Junkies Tattoo
N.A.i.W.Be Organic Day Spa
Sports Mania

Small businesses in Downtown are doing big things for our community! Don’t miss out on this opportunity to celebrate our local flavor and find the perfect gift for everyone on your list.

For even more unique and handmade gifts, check out First Wednesday Art Walk on Dec. 2! Get in the spirit of giving this month as we support our local charities for the holiday season. Join Mayor Lenny Curry as the City of Jacksonville kicks off the holiday season in #DTJax with a special tree lighting ceremony. Throughout the night, enjoy live music by Evan Michael and the Well Wishers on the Hemming Park main stage, a holiday beer village and shop local by browsing handmade arts and crafts that make great holiday gifts throughout #DTJax.

 

 

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DTJax

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Things To Do Downtown

 

Live Music + Nightlife
Nov. 19: MOSH After Dark

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Riverwalk

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Things To Do Downtown

 

Live Music + Nightlife
Nov. 13: Kevin Gates

Family Fun
Nov. 14-15: Wheel of Fortune

 

 

Check out the Events Calendar on our website, which features more than 90 events Downtown this week.

From candy classes to karaoke, any given day Downtown, there’s something going on. Check out our Ongoing Events list.

 

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 News of the Week

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DVI Updates

Support Local Business with Small Business Saturday

On Saturday, Nov 28, #DTJax invites you to join us for Small Business Saturday. This year, don’t just shop small for our local businesses, do it for the businesses you love, for the community you call home and for the money that can stay in the neighborhood when we all Shop Small. This year, get up, get out and #ShopSmall.

We’d Love to Hear From You: 

Downtown Vision Inc.’s Inaugural Gala

Come and celebrate Downtown at DVI’s Urban Oasis Gala Saturday, March 19, 2016! There will be cocktails, dining and dancing – with live music by the Chris Thomas Band – and live and silent auctions all leading up to the Downtown awards. All proceeds from the gala will benefit the Downtown Parklet Program. Khaki and safari attire encouraged. The gala will last from 6:00-10:30 p.m. and take place at the Jacksonville Bank Building, 9th Floor, 100 N. Laura Street. Register today.

DVI is hiring a Policy, Research & Communications Manager
Work closely with DVI’s CEO, Director of Marketing and Director of District Services to oversee DVI’s online presence, track, manage and analyze data and help prepare a range of research reports about Downtown Jacksonville. Learn more about the position here and submit your application and cover letter to katherine@dtjax.org.

Seeking interns for Winter/Spring 2016
Want to get to know Downtown, make tons of connections and build your portfolio? If you are passionate, engaged, creative and a bit fearless, a DT marketing or events internship is waiting for you. Click here for more information then submit your application and cover letter to katherine@dtjax.org.

 

 

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Sports + Fitness
Nov. 5: Light the Night Walk
Nov. 7: Walk to End Alzheimer’s
Nov. 8: Salute to Veterans 5K & 1 Mile Run/Walk

 

Business and Networking

 

 

Check out the Events Calendar on our website, which features more than 100 events Downtown this week.

From candy classes to karaoke, any given day Downtown, there’s something going on. Check out our Ongoing Events list.

 

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All photos provided by the Macquarie Group

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 News of the Week

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DVI Updates

Macquarie Group proudly presents “Salute to Service” at Art Walk! 

In honor of all the men and women who serve and have served – military discounts are to be given at select spots with a military ID. Enjoy live music by Spice and the Po Boys on the main stage in Hemming Park and check out dozens of artists and performers from over 15 blocks of participating venues. For more info make sure to go to iloveartwalk.com.

When Art Walk is over – Art Walk After Dark begins! From 9 p.m. till late you can enjoy more of the local art, music, food and drink specials The Elbow has to offer along with ‘silent disco’ and live mural paintings in The Elbow Alley. Military discounts continue for our service men and women. Check out http://theelbowjax.com/artwalkafterdark/ for additional details.

Tell us how we’re doing: 
Downtown Vision brand survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/652ZDV2

The Elbow Entertainment District experience survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/DJFP77R

Downtown Vision Inc.’s Inaugural Gala

Come and celebrate Downtown at DVI’s Urban Oasis Gala Saturday, March 19, 2016! There will be cocktails, dining and dancing – with live music by the Chris Thomas Band – and live and silent auctions all leading up to the Downtown awards. All proceeds from the gala will benefit the Downtown Parklet Program. Khaki and safari attire encouraged. The gala will last from 6:00-10:30 p.m. and take place at the Jacksonville Bank Building, 9th Floor, 100 N. Laura Street. Register today.

DVI is hiring a Policy, Research & Communications Manager
Work closely with DVI’s CEO, Director of Marketing and Director of District Services to oversee DVI’s online presence, track, manage and analyze data and help prepare a range of research reports about Downtown Jacksonville. Submit your application and cover letter to katherine@dtjax.org.

Seeking interns for Winter/Spring 2016
Want to get to know Downtown, make tons of connections and build your portfolio? If you are passionate, engaged, creative and a bit fearless, a DT marketing or events internship is waiting for you. Submit your application and cover letter to katherine@dtjax.org.