Find your Fourth of July fun in #DTJax! Downtown Jacksonville continues its tradition as the place to be to celebrate America’s birthday. Here are the great & exciting events happening in Downtown this Independence Day.

Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp Home Game | July 3 

Join the Jumbo Shrimp as they play against Montgomery on July 3 for one of the largest fireworks displays in the city after the game! Plus, get there early! The first 2,000 fans through the gates receive patriotic Jumbo Shrimp caps.

4th of July at MOSH | July 4

In celebration of Independence Day, MOSH is offering half-off admission for everyone on Wednesday, July 4. Visitors will be able to explore the daily programs and Museum exhibits, including a new signature exhibit, Mission: Jax Genius and MOSH’s traveling exhibit National Geographic Presents Earth Explorers. Hours of operation will be 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

4th of July at Cowford Chophouse | July 4

Watch the incredible Downtown fireworks and enjoy a cocktail from the Cowford Chophouse rooftop! They will be offering their regular menu. Fireworks on the river kick off at 9:45 p.m.

4th of July at The Justice Pub | July 4

Get as close as you can to the fireworks on the river at The Justice Pub! Bay Street always comes alive on fireworks time. Enjoy music and great food by Brooks Brothers BBQ.

4th of July at the Riverside Arts Market | July 4 

Join RAM as they celebrate the Fourth of July under the Fuller Warren Bridge! Bring the family down for a good time with some of your favorite foodies from Riverside Arts Market! There will be live music, beer, kids activities and of course, the City of Jacksonville’s fireworks show at 9:45 p.m.

Drunk on America Cookout at 1904 Music Hall | July 4

Rock out at 1904 Music Hall this Independence Day! Enjoy live music by Master Radical, Mudtown and more. Plus, a complimentary hot dog bar and all you can drink draft beer with purchase of a ticket. Performances start at 9 p.m.

Red, White & Whiskey Block Party at The Volstead | July 4

Celebrate the 4th with live music, food, drinks, games for the kids and more! They will be shutting down the Adams Street block from Laura to Hogan Street. Enjoy live music, vendors, food trucks and more.

Red, Hot & Boom at the Jacksonville Landing | July 4 

Join the Jacksonville Landing, 97.9 KISS FM and WJXT4 The Local Station for a free concert ft. Lauv, Jack & Jack and In Real Life. Plus, get the best view of the fireworks right along the river. Entrance and all events are free.

Silent Disco at Myth Nightclub | July 4

Enjoy the Downtown fireworks and then dance the night away at Myth Nightclub! Boogie to three different channels of music with over a dozen of the regions best DJ’s and producers. Plus, enjoy drink specials all night long.

 

 

To explore more events in #DTJax, check out our event calendar. For a full listing of restaurants, bars and shops, 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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COJ City Council Meeting


When: Tuesday, June 26 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.





Downtown Monthly Street Count

What: Talking with people who are homeless downtown and guiding them to begin or continue a housing plan.

When: Tuesday, June 26 from 6pm – 8pm in Hemming Park
You can find more information about this event here.


Quarterly Stakeholder Meeting


When: Tuesday, July 3 from 8:30 – 10:30 a.m.
Where: First floor training room of the Ed Ball Building

The meeting is free and open to the public and will have updates from Cantrece Jones, on the Jacksonville Regional Transportation Center and LaVilla Activity in addition to other speakers.




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


 

New businesses in #DTJax:

 

Now Open!

Gili's Kitchen Logo
126 W. Adams St.







 

11 N. Ocean 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:


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

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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.

June is National Rivers Month. Take the time to appreciate and celebrate one of Jacksonville’s natural treasures: the St. Johns River – the longest river in the state of Florida at 314 miles! Since the 1860s, the St. Johns River has contributed to Jacksonville’s tourist industry with the establishment of hotels and countless recreational activities. To celebrate this old “San Juan River” (it’s old Spanish name before British acquisition), check out this list of year-long activities that you can enjoy along the St. Johns in #DTJax.

Bike the Riverwalk

Experience the city on a bike. One of the most popular activities in Downtown Jacksonville is biking along the St. Johns River. The Northbank and Southbank Riverwalks are the perfect cycling routes to enjoy both an urban scenery and the cool breeze from the river.

The Northbank is a wonderful two-mile ride between the Jacksonville Landing and the Riverside Arts Market. You will even ride through the Love Locks Bridge – which not only connects the Urban Core with Riverside, but is also a known spot for couples to symbolize their ‘unbreakable’ love.

For those looking for a longer ride, plan your route with the DTJax Map. You can’t go wrong with the three-bridge loop over the Main Street, Acosta and Fuller Warren Bridges!

Jacksonville Landing

Opened in 1987, the Landing continues to be a local favorite as it goes into its 31st year on June 25. Located right on the river, this shopping complex is known for the various live entertainment and events that it hosts throughout the year. Some crowd favorites include the Florida/Georgia celebrations, the Annual Christmas Tree Lighting and Parade, the Summer Fireworks Series, riverfront concerts and cultural pride days like the annual Asian American Heritage Celebration

The Jacksonville Landing has one of the best views of the St. Johns River and is the perfect backdrop to 600+ events every year.

Riverside Arts Market

Support local small businesses in your city! Small Business Saturday is a U.S. holiday that celebrates local businesses once a year. But with the Riverside Arts Market, you can celebrate every Saturday from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. The market is located in the Riverside-Avondale district under the Fuller Warren Bridge – one of the best spots to experience the beauty of the St. Johns River.

Regardless of whether you are a Jacksonville native or just visiting, Jacksonville’s “Best Farmer’s Market” is a must. Each Saturday is a different experience with rotating food trucks, vendor booths, live entertainment and morning yoga. Visit the Riverside Arts Market website to plan a true Jacksonville Saturday!

St. Johns River Taxi
Even some of the locals do not know about this popular downtown transportation! Park your car and cruise along the river. The St. Johns River Taxi has six pick up-drop off docks in downtown Jacksonville – including the Jacksonville Landing, Friendship Fountain, Riverside Arts Market and the Metropolitan Marina. So whether you are staying at the Doubletree on the Southbank or heading to a Jaguars game at the TIAA Bank Field, it is the ideal transportation to get around the urban core.

Aside from providing a transit alternative, the St. Johns River Taxi also offers River Jam Sunset Cruises and partners with the Museum of Science and History for River Quest Boat Tours every Saturday. Check out their website for more information!

Urban Kayaking Adventure

For the water sports enthusiasts, urban kayaking is a great alternative to exploring the city. It is a unique way to experience both the urban scenery and one of Jacksonville’s natural beauties. The Jacksonville Kayak Company offers guided tours in Downtown Jacksonville, taking off from the River City Brewing Company Marina.

Imagine this: seeing new angles of the city as you paddle under three of Jacksonville’s eight bridges, being swept away by the natural pulse of the River City. Though this recreational activity is not for beginners, if you are up for an adventure do not hesitate to book a tour with Jacksonville Kayak Company.

These are just some of the activities to enjoy in the River City – not only for National Rivers Month but every single day. It is easier to appreciate your city when you know your city. So get exploring!

For a detailed list of restaurants, shops and museums to enjoy in #DTJax, visit our directory 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.

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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

 

COJ City Council Meeting

 

When: Tuesday, June 26 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.

 

 

 __________________________________________________________________________ 

 

#DTJax News

 
 

__________________________________________________________________________

 

New businesses in #DTJax:

 

Now Open!

Gili's Kitchen Logo
126 W. Adams St.

 

11 N. Ocean 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:

 
 
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.

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.

 

__________________________________________________________________________

 

Things To Do Downtown

 

Arts & Culture

Live Music & Nightlife

Sports, Health + Fitness

__________________________________________________________________________ 

 

Get Involved



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.

 

 

 __________________________________________________________________________ 

 

#DTJax News

 

__________________________________________________________________________

 

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

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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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.

 

__________________________________________________________________________

 

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.