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DVI Updates 

 

One Week Till Oktoberfest!

In just 8 days, we will be celebrating the 4th Annual Oktoberfest at Art Walk, our biggest Art Walk of the year! Hosted by Curtis Dvorak, Oktoberfest will include a polka band, contests, a carnival zone, a kids zone and of course, German beer and the traditional tapping of the keg!

 
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What’s the best way to enjoy Oktoberfest? VIP of course! VIP tickets include unlimited food and beverages, private bathroom access, #DTJax swag and more. Purchase your VIP tickets today!

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For more information, visit iloveartwalk.com #ProstDTJax!

 Volunteer for Oktoberfest:

 

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With more people than a general Art Walk, Oktoberfest calls for more volunteers! Volunteers are needed to assist with the different zones, pass out flyers, biergartens and more. Sign up here today!

Amplified Vol. 2 CD: 
 

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Listen to some of the best musical talent our city has to offer with this two-disc, 40-song compilation album. Download your free copy of Amplified Vol. 2 here!

We’re Looking for Interns!

If you or someone you know is looking for an internship this Fall or Spring, DVI may be the perfect fit! We are looking for marketing, events and research interns so if you love Art Walk, want to get to know Downtown better or are looking to find out how an organization like ours works, apply today! Read our blog to hear about an internship experience at DVI.

More information on the internship positions can be found here, and if you’re interested please email your cover letter and resume to haleigh@dtjax.org.

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:
 
  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 2014-2015.

 

 

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By Je’Nisa Waugh, DVI Intern

It’s that time again to raise spirits high and glasses even higher for the 4th Annual Oktoberfest at Art Walk on Oct. 5th. Oktoberfest is an autumn festival traditionally held in Munich, Germany that features beer-drinking and cheerful festivities. With thousands of people enjoying live oompah-pah music, German-inspired dishes and a biergarten block party brewing with German culture, things can get a bit hectic.

Here are a few tips to remember while enjoying your time next Wednesday:

 

Tip #1 - Get There Early

 

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An extended Art Walk event filled with beer?! One can only imagine that #DTJax will be filled with over 20,000 people trying to enjoy drinks, local art, live music and other activities. If you want to get a good seat and don’t feel like waiting in line for an hour or more, then you should get there early.

#DTJax Oktoberfest will showcase artists, dancers, musicians, brewmaster’s and so much more. With live music, enjoy a jam session at the Front Porch of the Jacksonville Landing, Hourglass Pub and 1904 Music Hall. Compete in interactive games such as a brat-eating contest, giant jenga and yardzee. Enjoy local art & artisans such as Leon Bradley and exhibits in the Southlight Gallery. Besides Oktoberfest being centered around beer, this event is also super kid-friendly with a kid zone, a carnival zone, a balloon artist, a pumpkin patch, painted pasta jewelry, face painting and more.

 

Tip #2 – Become a VIP

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Did someone say free #DTJax swag?!

If you are looking for unlimited beer, less crowds and delicious food then becoming a VIP is the way to go. You’re already a very important person we just want you to have the experience you deserve. Get your VIP tickets today!

 

Tip #3 – Pace Yourself …It’s a marathon, not a race 

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Attempting to chug a liter of beer for a world record sounds pretty exciting, but finding yourself sleeping on a bench or having your friends leave early to take care of you is not a great look. Plan ahead for transportation, have a designated driver or take an Uber.

Local brewing companies like Bold City Brewery, Intuition Ale Works and River City Brewing Company will be in attendance and some will be unveiling new Oktoberfest beer. You don’t want to pass out on this experience.

 

Tip #4 – Stay Hydrated

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Yes, we realize there will be tons of beer. However, drink lots of water and other beverages to stay hydrated and hopefully minimize the upcoming hangover. Stop by the food truck village and drink water to quench your thirst.

 

Tip #5 – Eat Often 

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Common sense, right?

There’s going to be German beer, craft beer, domestic beer and there’s even a chance to encounter some VIB’s (Very Important Beers). Trying all the different “liquid gold” can be exciting, but you can easily forget to eat.

No worries, there’s plenty of food from brat-eating, weiner dogs, giant pretzels and more, food is everywhere. Check out food truck village at the Regions Bank lot and the entire #DTJax restaurant directory.

 

Tip #6 – Have a Great Time

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Photo credit: priproductions.com

 

This one is pretty simple to achieve, you would have to try really hard not to enjoy yourself. Remember these tips, put a little polka in your step and enjoy an event that is filled with good food, art and drinks.

Remember parking is free Downtown after 6 p.m. at the parking garage on the corner of Clay and Adams St. on Art Walk nights. Thanks to JTA, we have even more parking at the Prime Osborn Convention Center. If you feel far away from all the action, the Skyway is free with extended hours till 11 p.m. during Oktoberfest, so you can stay later and experience a little Art Walk After Dark, which is celebrating its one year anniversary in #theelbowjax!

For more information check out iloveartwalk.com. #ProstDTJax!

 

 

 

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PARK(ing) Day Was a Success!

Last Friday, September 16 was PARK(ing) Day in #DTJax with 17 active, unique, temporary parklets lining the streets. Thank you to everyone who came out and for all of the local businesses that participated!

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Get Your VIP Tickets for Oktoberfest Today!

In 15 days, we will be celebrating the 4th Annual Oktoberfest at Art Walk, our biggest Art Walk of the year! Hosted by Curtis Dvorak, Oktoberfest will include a polka band, contests, a carnival zone, a kids zone and of course, German beer and the traditional tapping of the keg!

What’s the best way to enjoy Oktoberfest? VIP of course! VIP tickets include unlimited food and beverages, private bathroom access, #DTJax swag and more. Purchase your VIP tickets today!

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For more information, visit dtjax.com/oktoberfest. #ProstDTJax

 Volunteer for Oktoberfest:

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With more people than a general Art Walk, Oktoberfest calls for more volunteers! Volunteers are needed to assist with the different zones, pass out flyers, biergartens and more. Sign up here today!

Amplified Vol. 2 Release Party Was a Success! 
 
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Listen to some of the best musical talent our city has to offer with this two-disc, 40-song compilation album. Download your free copy of Amplified Vol. 2 here!

We’re Looking for Interns!

If you or someone you know is looking for an internship this Fall or Spring, DVI may be the perfect fit! We are looking for marketing, events and research interns so if you love Art Walk, want to get to know Downtown better or are looking to find out how an organization like ours works, apply today! Read our blog to hear about an internship experience at DVI.

More information on the internship positions can be found here, and if you’re interested please email your cover letter and resume to haleigh@dtjax.org.

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:
 
  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 2014-2015.

 

It’s everyone’s favorite time of year: Jacksonville Jaguars season! Whether you go for the football, the tailgate or the Cabana pools, there is nothing like spending a Sunday in #DTJax during football season. In preparation of the upcoming home games, we have put together some tricks and tips we have gathered through the years of cheering on our guys in black and teal so you all can experience game day like a local!

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Tailgate the Right Way: In The Elbow

If you’ve gone out in #DTJax before, you were most likely in The Elbow, Downtown’s Entertainment District.  The Elbow bar and restaurant owners, being true locals themselves, are big Jags fans and are offering something special this year. The Elbow, Downtown Vision, Inc. and the Jacksonville Jaguars are joining forces for The Elbow Tailgate, a game-day package providing fans special ticket pricing for 2016 Jaguars home games, plus drink specials before and after home games. Just present your ticket stub for a discounted drink special! Here are the places to go before and after each game:

  • Hourglass Pub | 345 E. Bay St.

    • $1 off all alcohol beverage on the entire tab

  • Spliff’s Gastropub | 15 N. Ocean St.

    • Buy 1, get 1 on first round

  • Dos Gatos | 123 E. Forsyth St.

    • $3 domestic bottles and $4 bomb shots

  • Burrito Gallery | 21 E. Adams St.

    • Happy Hour all day

    • $1 off all drafts, $2 house red or white wines, $3 premium wells, $4 Cuervo Tradicional and $5 house margaritas (draft and frozen)

  • Element Bistro | 335 E. Bay St.

    • 10% Off Game Day Food Menu

    • Buy one, get one (first round)

    • $3 Domestics

    • $4 Jaguar Shots

Screen Shot 2016-07-26 at 2.53.07 PMTo buy your discounted Elbow Tailgate tickets, head here and use the promo code “ELBOW” at checkout. Not to mention, parking is FREE in The Elbow on Sunday and it’s just a quick 15-minute walk to Intuition Ale Works and Manifest Distillery before reaching EverBank Field!

Manifest Distillery Tailgate Packs

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Photo Credit: manifestdistilling Instagram

Manifest Distillery‘s grand opening is Sunday, September 25 from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Manifest is offering bottles of the potato vodka and mixers, as well as various Manifest-branded merchandise for purchase. Up the ante and purchase one of Manifest’s cocktail kits which include everything that tailgaters need to mix the perfect cocktail! The tailgate kit offerings include: vodka tonic, vodka ginger, vodka Collins, vodka with imported Italian sodas, Bloody Mary or vodka and Conagree & Penn’s shrub. Kits range from $45 to $55 and make about 12 drinks.

What could be more local than tailgating with locally distilled vodka?


JTA’s Gameday Xpress

The Jacksonville Transportation Authority (JTA) offers a convenient Gameday Xpress service on all Jaguar home game days. The buses run to and from the stadium from several Downtown locations. Xpress service begins two hours prior to kickoff and ends one hour after the game. Season Gameday Xpress pass holders receive savings of up to 20% off the cost of buying individual game Gameday Xpress passes. Here’s a list of the Downtown lots:

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  • Convention Center Lot | 1005 Forsyth St.

  • Kings Avenue Parking Garage | 1003 Kings Ave.

  • The Landing, load on Hogan St across from The Landing | *Only for special bowl games*

  • The Convention Center lot will use the ramp area that is located at the north end of the stadium. This pickup and drop-off area is located on the stadium property between gates 2 and 3. All other Gameday Xpress users will be dropped off at lot B. This lot is located east of the stadium across Haines Street between gates 3 and 4.

Online purchases are available via JTA eCommerce website or mobile purchases are available on JTA’s user-friendly MyJTA app.

Stadium Rules & Things to Do

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Photo Credit: 904 Happy Hour

With extra security and new additions to EverBank Field, we have compiled a few key rules and our favorite aspects of stadium festivities:

  • Bag Policy: No one wants to be that person that has to walk back to the car, so remember EverBank’s bag
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    Photo Credit: jaguars.com

    policy is hand-sized clutch or a clear, 12″x 6″x 12″ bag.
  • Bike Racks: Bike safely over from The Elbow for an even quicker trip to the stadium! Bike racks are available between Gates 2 and 3, with bike valet in front of Gate 1.
  • Family-Fun: Bring the whole family to the family-fun zone located in Section 227!
  • Party Zone: Opposite of the family-fun zone, head to the Bud Light Party Zone in the South End Zone of EverBank Field which is open two hours prior to kick-off.
  • Fan Entertainment Zone: Presented by PRI Productions and located on the east plaza level, the Fan Entertainment Zone is where fans can experience food, fun and football three hours prior to kick-off.
  • FanDuelVille: Open to all ticket holders, FanDuelVille is located in the North End Zone of the stadium and opens two hours prior to kickoff for all fans. FanDuelVille features live entertainment including DJs and live music, unique food and beverage offerings and the most exceptional game day experience in all of sports. The post-game party carries on up to 2 hours after most games.
  • Poolside: Stay cool during these blazing summer days poolside! The Jaguars Cabanas offer a full-service, premium experience right outside the South End Zone. Learn more here about booking one for you and 20 of your closest friends.



Whether we win or lose, locals know how to make game day fun. Make coming to #DTJax an all-day party by starting and ending in The Elbow and by traveling courtesy of JTA. More information on where to dine or what to do before or after the games can be found on our website or on our free #DTJax app! Go Jags!

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Thank you to the City of Jacksonville for the light exhibit in remembrance of 9/11.

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PARK(ing) Day is in 3 Days!

In the midst of the bustle of #DTJax, take a break in any of the 19 mini-parks sprinkled throughout #DTJax’s metered parking spots. Eat your lunch while soaking up some sun, relax from your hectic workday, read a book, grab a mat and participate in yoga or bring your co-workers and have an office outing!

DVI in collaboration with Windmill ConsultingTransForm Jax and ULI North Florida is hosting PARK(ing) Day in #DTJax to benefit local businesses, residents and visitors by creating sidewalk extensions that attract customers and foster community conversations.

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Check out the full list of temporary parklets here!

Oktoberfest at Art Walk is Less Than 1 Month Away:

On October 5, celebrate the 4th Annual Oktoberfest at Art Walk, our biggest Art Walk of the year. Hosted by Curtis Dvorak, Oktoberfest will include a polka band, contests, a carnival zone, a kids zone and of course, German beer and the traditional tapping of the keg!

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What’s the best way to enjoy Oktoberfest? VIP of course! VIP tickets include unlimited food and beverages, private bathroom access, #DTJax swag and more. Purchase your VIP tickets today!

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For more information, visit dtjax.com/oktoberfest.

Amplified Vol. 2 Release Party Was a Success! 
 
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Listen to some of the best musical talent our city has to offer with this two-disc, 40-song compilation album. Download your free copy of Amplified Vol. 2 here!

We’re Looking for Interns!

If you or someone you know is looking for an internship this Fall, DVI may be the perfect fit! We are looking for marketing, events and research interns so if you love Art Walk, want to get to know Downtown better or are looking to find out how an organization like ours works, apply today! Read our blog to hear about an internship experience at DVI.

More information on the internship positions can be found here, and if you’re interested please email your cover letter and resume to haleigh@dtjax.org.

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:
 
  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 2014-2015.

 

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BB&T Proudly Presents: Dog Days of Summer Art Walk!

This Wednesday, September 7, is Dog Days of Summer Art Walk! In addition to local artists, live music and food trucks, also enjoy pet-friendly vendors and adoptions on Laura St including BARK Downtown and Friends of Jacksonville Animals (FOJA).

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Don’t forget to head to The Landing and bring your dogs for Front Porch Yappy Hour Meetup! Enjoy local dog vendors, a Bowser Beer drinking contest, live music, drink specials, food trucks and more.

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The fun doesn’t end when the sun sets! Just a few blocks from Hemming ParkArt Walk After Dark in The Elbow keeps the party going with drink specials, live music, interactive art and arcade games till late at over 15 participating locations.

More information can be found on iloveartwalk.com. See you Wednesday!

Amplified Vol. 2 Release Party Was a Success! 
 
Last Friday, September 2, fans flooded #TheElbowJax to celebrate the release of the second volume of Amplified, a compilation of local musical talent. Despite Hurricane Hermine, the crowds were huge and it was a terrific night for the music community in #DTJax.

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A big thank you is in order to all those who worked so hard on making this a success: EU JacksonvilleThe W StudioBrian BarnardGrant Nielsen1904 Music Hall and Hourglass Pub.

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Thank you to everyone who came out and continues to support our local, thriving music scene. Don’t forget to download your free copy of Amplified Vol. 2 here!

Oktoberfest at Art Walk is Less Than 1 Month Away:

On October 5, celebrate the 4th Annual Oktoberfest at Art Walk, our biggest Art Walk of the year. Hosted by Curtis Dvorak, Oktoberfest will include a polka band, contests, a carnival zone, a kids zone and of course, German beer and the traditional tapping of the keg!

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What’s the best way to enjoy Oktoberfest? VIP of course! VIP tickets include unlimited food and beverages, private bathroom access, #DTJax swag and more. Purchase your VIP tickets today!

VIP

For more information, visit dtjax.com/oktoberfest.

We’re Looking for Interns!

If you or someone you know is looking for an internship this Fall, DVI may be the perfect fit! We are looking for marketing, events and research interns so if you love Art Walk, want to get to know Downtown better or are looking to find out how an organization like ours works, apply today! Read our blog to hear about an internship experience at DVI.

More information on the internship positions can be found here, and if you’re interested please email your cover letter and resume to haleigh@dtjax.org.

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:
 
  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 2014-2015.