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Help kick off summer as Bold City Brewery releases the popular Big John’s Apricot Wheat Ale! Enjoy live music by Firewater Tent Revival from 6-9 p.m., 20+ local artists, delicious food and more, plus 60+ participating venues. Cool down with a delicious popsicle from The Hyppo as you start your summer off right in #DTJax!
Volunteer Opportunity:

Help us make #ArtWalkJax a success and support all of your favorite local artists, performers, musicians, food trucks and businesses. Sign up here.

 

AWAD

The fun continues in The Elbow during Art Walk After Dark from 9 p.m. to late! Hangout in Downtown’s entertainment district with live music, award-winning cuisine and great memories.

 
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The Florida Times-Union is introducing a new quarterly magazine on Downtown in June titled “J.”  As part of this project,  the editorial page staff is compiling a group of readers in an Email Group for Downtown.  These readers will be asked questions that relate to Downtown.  There is no obligation, just a chance to sound off on Downtown issues.  If you would like to join the group, please email Editorial Page Editor Mike Clark: mike.clark@jacksonville.com.  He will send you a questionnaire.  The editorial page also will be making Downtown one of its focus issues for the daily Opinion pages.  The Times-Union thanks you for your consideration.

 

logo_diaPublic Meeting Notice: Brooklyn Neighborhood Road Diet Study
The Riverside Avenue, Forest Street and Park Street Road Diet study currently being undertaken by POND on behalf of the Downtown Investment Authority will be presented for public comment following the June 1, 2017 meeting of the Downtown Development Review Board. The purpose of this initial public workshop is to allow for the public, stakeholders, and other interested parties an opportunity to comment and influence the POND’s ongoing Road Diet efforts. The workshop will begin at 4:00PM or immediately following the regular agenda of the Downtown Development Review Board.
For more information, contact:
Cantrece Jones
Acuity Design Group
904-710-0301
Cjones@adgmark.com

 

Internship Opportunities:
DVI is looking for summer interns. If you’re a recent college graduate or a college student in your junior or senior year of college or a recent graduate looking for marketing and events experience, 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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Returning for its 5th year, keep the party going at Jazz Fest After Dark this Memorial Day weekend with 13 stages, 40+ acts and more. Save the date for May 26 & 27 in #DTJax! More details can be found at Jazzfestafterdark.com.

 

July_artwalk

Help kick off summer as Bold City Brewery releases the popular Big John’s Apricot Wheat Ale! Enjoy live music by Firewater Tent Revival from 6-9 p.m., 20+ local artists, delicious food and more, plus 60+ participating venues. Cool down with a delicious popsicle from The Hyppo as you start your summer off right in #DTJax!
Volunteer Opportunity:

Help us make #ArtWalkJax a success and support all of your favorite local artists, performers, musicians, food trucks and businesses. Sign up here.

 

AWAD

The fun continues in The Elbow during Art Walk After Dark from 9 p.m. to late! Hangout in Downtown’s entertainment district with live music, award-winning cuisine and great memories.

 

logo_diaPublic Meeting Notice: Brooklyn Neighborhood Road Diet Study
The Riverside Avenue, Forest Street and Park Street Road Diet study currently being undertaken by POND on behalf of the Downtown Investment Authority will be presented for public comment following the June 1, 2017 meeting of the Downtown Development Review Board. The purpose of this initial public workshop is to allow for the public, stakeholders, and other interested parties an opportunity to comment and influence the POND’s ongoing Road Diet efforts. The workshop will begin at 4:00PM or immediately following the regular agenda of the Downtown Development Review Board.
For more information, contact:
Cantrece Jones
Acuity Design Group
904-710-0301
Cjones@adgmark.com

 

Internship Opportunities:
DVI is looking for summer interns. If you’re a recent college graduate or a college student in your junior or senior year of college or a recent graduate looking for marketing and events experience, 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:
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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Jacksonville Jazz Festival is just a few days away! As one of the largest jazz festivals in the country, Jacksonville Jazz Festival will feature more than 30 artists on 4 stages in the heart of Downtown Jacksonville. As we gear up and prepare for the party Downtown, it’s time for you to start planning your weekend at the festival!
 

About the festival

17218646_1377440608997743_6028827924759313496_oWhen: MAY 25-28, 2017
Thursday, May 25th: 7 p.m.
Friday, May 26th: 4 p.m. – Midnight
Saturday, May 27th: 1 p.m. – Midnight
Sunday, May 28th: 1 p.m. – 11 p.m.
Festival Schedule
 
Where: Downtown Jacksonvillefestival map
 

Every Memorial Day weekend, dozens of jazz artists and thousands of fans and spectators from our hometown and from around the world travel to Jacksonville for the Jacksonville Jazz Festival. The festival is a celebration of epic proportions to honor of the music, art and culture of America’s music. The festival is unique because of its proximity to water, historically being centered around the St. John’s River, and its affordability… it’s one of few FREE large festivals! In 2017, the festival makes its way back to the core, returning to #DTJax like never before with great food, drinks, good fun and a TON of free live entertainment. The festival boasts three outdoor stages with state­ of­ the ­art light and sound spread across a walkable, open container footprint covering 15 city blocks! Expect exciting new additions to this year’s festival program like the Jazz Marketplace where artists and makers showcase their original wares in a unique shopping experience and Jazz Eats and Drinks, a consolidated strip full of the city’s best al fresco dining options, along with ever ­popular signature events such as the Piano Competition, Jazz Jam, Omni Sacred Jazz Brunch and more.

 

Experience

 
18519875_1462365870505216_4971591784721455780_nJacksonville Jazz Festival is free and open to the public, all you have to do is show up! The festival experience is enjoyable with plenty of food and drink options within 15 blocks of open container footprint, allowing you to sip and walk from one end of the festival to the other without hassle, plenty of restrooms, and the option to stand and dance or bring a lawn chair to relax in. The festival is totally yours to enjoy however you like!

Feeling fancy? Upgrade! 3-Day and single-day VIP passes are available for purchase online. These VIP passes give you some pretty sought-after luxuries that are not available to all festival goers: up-front exclusive seating, reserved parking, complimentary Coca-Cola products and snacks, air-conditioned restrooms, dedicated VIP bars, official merchandise and admission to the Jacksonville Jazz Piano Competition. VIP passes are a hot commodity and are almost gone. If you’re interested in purchasing one, you can get ‘em here.

 

Transportation & Parking

 
17917867_1508091589202254_8000405192173044334_oMake an entrance by car, Skyway, taxi or water taxi! If you are making the drive in, parking is a non-issue. There are over 43,000 public parking spaces downtown! Check out the parking database here.

Can’t decide on a designated driver? Don’t want to deal with parking? Catch a ride in! There are several convenient taxi and car service options that serve the Downtown area. You can find a list of them here.

Make it an adventure – arrive by water! The River Taxi will run a continuous loop downtown from Jacksonville Landing, to Friendship Fountain, Doubletree Hotel, Lexington Hotel, Metro Park, and back to the Jax Landing. Boats will arrive at each dock every 30 to 45 minutes. Special event pricing will be in place for $10 per day for an all day/all night pass. Children under 3 are free. Tickets can be purchased on board the boats, cash only, at any of our listed stops. If you would like a 4-day (Thurs – Sun) or 3-day (Fri-Sun) unlimited pass, purchase them at the link below and save $5! There are no one-way tickets. You can purchase Multi-Day tickets here.

Special River Taxi Operating Hours this weekend are:

Thursday, May 25th: 11a.m. – 11 p.m.             
Friday, May 26th: 11a.m. – Midnight.             
Saturday, May 27th: 11a.m. – Midnight.             
Sunday, May 28th: 11a.m. – 10 p.m.


Get the city-goer experience. The Skyway is always FREE and will run on an extended schedule this weekend!

Friday, May 26th: 6 a.m. – 1:30 a.m.
Saturday, May 27th: 11 a.m. – 1:30 a.m.
Sunday, May 28th:11 a.m. – 12:30 a.m.

 

Discover #DTJax Before and After the Festival

 
Make a day or weekend out of it! There is so much to see, do and explore in #DTJax. We have an entire directory of restaurants, bars, venues, museums, parks, shops and so much more! Plan out your weekend, find everything you need here.

Jazz Fest After Dark

jfad9Did someone say afterparty? The fun doesn’t end when the festival does! Returning for its 5th year, keep the party going at Jazz Fest After Dark with 13 stages, 40+ acts and more on Friday and Saturday night. More details can be found at Jazzfestafterdark.com

 

 

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5One week from today, a new era of live music and entertainment begins in #DTJax. Daily’s Place will host its first performance Saturday, May 27 and has a schedule stacked full of big names like Train, Dave Matthews Band, Third Eye Blind, Dierks Bentley, Meek Mill and dozens more just in the few upcoming months.

Whether you’re a Downtown native or will be visiting for a show, make sure you’re prepared! We’ve put together a guide to help in making your transportation, parking and after-party plans.

 

Transportation:



Don’t want to deal with parking? Can’t decide on a designated driver? Catch a ride in! Whether you want to arrive in style, on a budget or even by water, #DTJax has you covered:

  • Convenience is key to having a carefree night out. When it comes to transportation, it really doesn’t get more convenient than Uber and Lyft. Simply download the app, set your location and request a ride. New riders often get discounts so if you have never used Uber or Lyft, now is a great time to give it a go!
  • If calling up a cab is more your style, give Checker Cab a call  (904) 345-3333
  • If you’re feeling fancy, don’t want to rely on the availability of cabs or run the risk of a price surge, Jax Black Car Executive Transportation is your best bet. Your night out is in good hands with Jax Black Car; safety, reliability and superior service are what they’re known for. You’ll be picked up at your reserved time and arrive in style. Make your reservation online.
  • Make the night more adventurous – arrive by water! St. Johns River Taxi drops off at Metro Park Marina which is walking distance to Daily’s Place. For more details, visit the website.

 

Parking: 



A common issue with large venues is the lack of parking. However, being located in the Sports Complex, there is no shortage of parking at Daily’s Place! Here are a few important bits of info about the parking:

  • Unless otherwise indicated, the price of parking at Daily’s Place is included with your ticket.
  • Premium parking is located on the east side of Daily’s Place in Lot D and requires a hang tag.  Guests who park in premium parking lots should enter through Gate 4. All other parking lots are on the west side of Daily’s Place and those guests should enter through Gate 1.  Parking lots open three hours prior to the scheduled event start time.  Parking lot times are subject to change. By parking in a Daily’s Place lot, you agree to be bound by all applicable parking lot terms and conditions.

Download the parking map here.

 

After-partying:



If you’ve never explored nightlife in #DTJax, you’re in for a treat! With dozens of restaurant, bars and clubs, there is something for everyone. Whatever you’re looking for, you can find it in our directory.

 

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Returning for its 5th year, keep the party going at Jazz Fest After Dark this Memorial Day weekend with 13 stages, 40+ acts and more. Save the date for May 26 & 27 in #DTJax! More details can be found at Jazzfestafterdark.com.

 

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

 

Volunteer Opportunity:
Help us make #ArtWalkJax a success and support all of your favorite local artists, performers, musicians, food trucks and businesses! 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:
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.

 

Screen Shot 2017-05-10 at 5.41.18 PMMother’s Day is a special and important day to celebrate the people with the toughest job: Being a mom. Whether you’re still looking for a gift or need Mother’s Day plans, Downtown Jacksonville has all of the sweet treats, surprises and brunch spots you’ll need.

 

Sweet Treats

 

Mocha Misk’i

Screen Shot 2017-05-10 at 3.47.16 PMRoses are red, violets are blue, the best type of flowers are the ones you can chew! Opt for a more creative (and delicious) gift like truffle roses from Mocha Misk’i. OR say “I love you” in mom’s favorite language – chocolate! All of Mocha Misk’i's brownies are made with all natural, fresh ingredients and are unlike anything else you can find around town. Check out all of their unique creations and store info here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Peterbrooke

18402588_801013053382301_1515274771050714130_nSpeaking of chocolate treats, there is one name that is practically synonymous with chocolate: Peterbrooke. You can always count on Peterbrooke for high-quality, handmade creations that are sure to make Mom smile. Pick her up a Mother’s Day chocolate basket or a few special treats at Peterbrooke Downtown!

 

 

 

Sweet Pete’s

Spring_box_basket_5What better place to find candy creations other than the closest thing to a real life Willy Wonka chocolate factory?! At Sweet Pete’s, you can find much more than just chocolate. From their Signature Sea Salt Caramels to Mint Julip Gummies and Lemon Meringue Malt Balls, whatever Mom’s into, Swete Pete’s has it! The sweetest part? They’re giving away FREE Candy Cubes with any $40 purchase. They’ve even helped you out and put together a collection of treats that Mom is sure to like. Check it out here.

If adult beverages are more her speed, you can sign her up for a Candy and Cocktail Class!

 

 

 

 

Surprises

 

Wine Decadence

Screen Shot 2017-05-10 at 4.32.39 PM“Mommy’s Time Out Gift Set” is a gift you’re going to be tempted to keep for yourself. Nobody deserves a relaxing night to themselves like Mom does and this set gives her just that. The set includes EOS Rose Callos with a Wine Decadence wine glass, pink champagne bubble bath, a Japanese cherry blossom soy candle and a “Mommy’s Time Out” sleep shirt (so everyone around the house knows it’s Mommy time)! The best part about picking this gift up? You can sample wine while you’re there! Get the details here.

 

 

 

 

 

Natural As I Wanna Be Spa

NAIWBEproducts_0130You may have read our Q&A with NAIWBE’s Sylvia Walker last month and if you did, you’ll know that she is one of the leaders in her industry and only offers the best organic skincare products and services! We all know that moms put so much time and energy into taking care of others that they often forget to take care of themselves. Make sure Mom gets some “her” time and relaxes this Mother’s Day. Whatever her skincare needs are, NAIWBE has a product for her. You can also purchase a gift card for a relaxing service like a facial! Browse the products and services here.

 

 

 

 

 

Brunch

 

River City Brewing Company

18342108_10155076660546885_3357641108520158145_nBrunch with a view… and a buffet! Fill up your plate with a variety of breakfast & lunch entrées, fresh seafood & carving stations, a salad bar, assorted bakery items, desserts and more! For reservations, call (904) 398-2299.

 

 

 

 

 

 

bb’s Restaurant and Bar

Screen Shot 2017-05-10 at 5.09.37 PMTreat Mom to a classy and swank Mother’s Day brunch! bb’s is known for their fantastic food, presentation and atmosphere. The Mother’s Day Brunch menu features unique and delicious entrees like banana bread french toast, smoked salmon benedict, po’ boy omelet and more. Call (904) 306-0100 to make your reservation!

 

 

 

 

 

 

5Loaves2Fish

slide1Take Mom someplace new! 5Loaves2Fish recently opened a brick and mortar location in Downtown right on the water. Their Mother’s Day Brunch buffet features over a dozen breakfast and lunch classics like shrimp-n-grits and some unique dishes like mushroom and ricotta crepes. Call (904) 466-9377 to make your reservation!

 

 

 

NOLA MOCA

16997915_10155187158339589_6876090885404932803_nGive your mom a day to remember, starting with brunch at NOLA MOCA. Sample the buffet while you wait for your gourmet hot entrée. Then tour the MOCA Jacksonville galleries and attend a Jacksonville Symphony performance at 1 p.m. or 3:30 p.m. in the theater (tickets sold separately). Call (904) 224-0113 to make your reservation.

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Career Opportunity:

DVI is looking for a Director of District Services to join our team! The Director of District Services manages our Downtown Clean and Safe Ambassador program, oversees projects improving Downtown’s public realm, and acts a direct liaison to property owners and district members. Deadline to apply is May 12. Learn more

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


Volunteer Opportunity:
Help us make #ArtWalkJax a success and support all of your favorite local artists, performers, musicians, food trucks and businesses! 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:
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.