#DTJax Weekly Update: July 24 -30

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


COJ City Council Meeting


Join the City of Jacksonville for a city council meeting. For more information, visit their website here.
When: TODAY (Tuesday) at 5 p.m.
Where: Council Chamber, 117 W. Duval St., 1st Floor


Downtown Monthly Street Count
Changing Homelessness invites the community to help in the Downtown Monthly Street Count to help talk with people who are homeless and guide them towards resources to begin or continue a housing plan. More information here.
When: TODAY (Tuesday) from 4-8 p.m.
Where: Hemming Park


Emerald Necklace Trail Master Plan Public Meeting
Groundwork Jacksonville invites you to an exciting opportunity to get a sneak peek of the master plan and provide feedback that may be incorporated into the final design and branding of Jacksonville’s signature outdoor destination. More information here.
When: TODAY (Tuesday) at 6 p.m.
Where: FSCJ Advanced Technology Center, 401 W. State St.

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.




Stories From




DVI Updates:



“Apart from my goal to get people to QUEST and other providers is to encourage people that their tomorrow can be a lot better than what’s happening today in their lives.”


Thanks to the Jacksonville Business Journal for this great article about our Social Services Outreach Specialist, Cindy Ray, and all that she does in the community to help people get off the streets. Read more here.


Internship Opportunity

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.