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#DTJax Weekly Update: November 9-15, 2021

Instagram of the Week

@xanajazmin¬†captured the energy and color of November’s First Wednesday Art Walk last week! We love to see our city through the eyes of artists! ūüé®

Use the hashtag #DTJax for a chance to be featured.


New and Noteworthy

Veterans Day Parade

The City of Jacksonville’s annual¬†Veterans Day Parade Presented by The Law Offices of Ron Sholes, P.A.¬†will take place this Thursday at 11 a.m.¬†This patriotic event features grand marshals, senior military officials, active-duty and retired military, veterans groups, local high school marching bands, decorative floats, giant balloons, JROTC units and more!¬†Learn more and view the route.

Super Crown World Championship

Visit Riverfront Plaza this weekend to watch the best of the best in skateboarding compete in Street League Skateboarding World Championship. This iconic event will go out with a bang in Jacksonville with live music, delicious food and drink, and open skating at the VyStar Family Skatepark. Learn more.

Annual Jacksonville Light Boat Parade

On November 27th at 6 p.m., attend this annual event to witness vessels of all shapes and sizes floating down the St. Johns River, adorned with festive decorations. Find a cozy spot Downtown along the North and Southbank Riverwalks to watch the show! This year the 904 Pop Up, a large holiday shopping experience, will be open at Riverfront Plaza before and after the parade. Learn more.

The Florida Theatre’s Annual NYE Drawing

Each $25 drawing ticket gets the bearer a chance to win two tickets to every show produced by the Florida Theatre in 2022! In prior years, the winners received tickets to more than 100 shows in the  best seats in the house. Only 1,500 drawing tickets will be sold, get yours now before it’s too late! The winner will be drawn on New Year’s Eve. Learn more.


Sip and Stroll Presented by PNC Launches this Month

Third Thursdays, 5-8 p.m.
Southbank Riverwalk from the DoubleTree Hotel to the Southbank Hotel

You‚Äôre invited to experience an evening of musical performances, custom craft cocktails and delicious local eats – all with a sunset backdrop.¬†‚Ā£

November’s¬†event¬†will feature live music from¬†Honey Hounds¬†and¬†Kalani Rose, delicious eats from¬†904 Burgers,¬†Dos Vatos Tacos, Lazy Days HotDog Cart, and¬†Seafood in Motion, and the bars will be stocked with cocktails from¬†Manifest Distilling, beer and wine.

Sip and Stroll is Presented by PNC in Partnership with the Downtown Investment Authority.


Upcoming #DTJax Events

Salute to Veterans Run
November 14th @ 8 a.m.
@ Veterans Memorial Wall

The 5K takes the 750+ runners along the beautiful St. Johns River and through parts of downtown Jacksonville; at the same time 500+ family, friends, and spectators are enjoying our large family-oriented Race Village complete with food, drinks, bounce houses, several games and other activities.

Kids Art Lab: Autumnal Arts
November 13 @ 12 p.m.
@ MOCA

Hosted the second Saturday each month, Kids Art Lab encourages your young artist to make cross-curricular connections with Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math. Attendees will visit the galleries to see how artists are inspired by STEAM topics and create their own artwork to take home.

Riverside Arts Market

Every Saturday, under the Fuller Warren Bridge, enjoy a beautiful outdoor market. Shop local produce, handmade goods and dine at your favorite food trucks.
Check out this week’s line-up!

James Weldon Johnson Park

Don’t miss out on all of the events going on in the park¬†this month, including lunchtime musical performances and weekend festivals!¬†View the schedule.

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Get Involved

Activating Jacksonville’s Riverfront

The Jessie Ball duPont Fund is helping to convene a series of conversations about how best to activate our city’s downtown waterfront for the benefit of all of our residents and visitors. Visit their page to learn more.

1st Downtown Jacksonville: The Future of the Shipyards 

1st DownTown Jacksonville is a platform created to help communicate, advocate and unite supporters who share the same passion for Downtown. Check out their website to learn about plans for The Shipyards, a path toward the Stadium of the Future and community investment by the Jaguars and Iguana Investments.


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