#DTJax Weekly Update: April 12-18, 2022

Instagram of the Week

Heading to Jax River Jams Presented by VyStar Credit Union this Thursday? Hop on the St Johns River Taxi and catch a ride directly to Riverfront Plaza. See DTJax from a different perspective and leave the stress of navigating Downtown Jacksonville to the professionals. Plus, you may even see a dolphin or two along the way!

Pick ups will start at 4:30 p.m. and will stop at the Doubletree Dock and Southbank Hotel Dock every 15-20 minutes to take you to Riverfront Plaza on the Northbank. Additionally, the River Taxi has recently obtained their 2COP license, allowing them to sell beer and wine onboard.

📸 : @Cre8Jax

Use the hashtag #DTJax for a chance to be featured as the next Instagram of the Week.

New and Noteworthy

Happy National
Grilled Cheese Day

It’s the cheesiest day of the year! Today, enjoy $2 Happy Melts from our friends at Happy Grilled Cheese. The National Grilled Cheese Day special is available at both Jacksonville Happy Grilled Cheese locations. Learn More.

Easter at Bread & Board

Easter is just around the corner! This year, Bread and Board will be open for Easter Brunch during brunch hours. Enjoy Easter brunch specials and more in #DTJax. Plus, don’t forget to stop by to find some goodies to fill up those Easter baskets! Learn More.

Bunny Brunch at Sweet Pete’s

This Saturday, enjoy brunch with the Easter Bunny at Sweet Pete’s. Brunch at Northeast Florida’s largest candy store is a treat for everyone! Adults can sip on boozy drinks of every flavor while the kiddos can catch a glimpse of their favorite bunny! Learn More.

Weekly Yoga at Ruby Beach

Looking for plans before or after Jax River Jams? Our friends at Ruby Beach Brewing will be serving up drink specials all day on Thursday, open to close. From drafts to wells and wine, Ruby Beach has you and your friends covered!

This Week: Boyz II Men

Don’t miss Boyz II Men this Thursday at Jax River Jams Presented by Vystar Credit Union

When: April 14th | Gates 5:30 p.m.
Where: Riverfront Plaza | 2 W. Independent Drive
Join us this Thursday on the riverfront for the second week of Jax River Jams Presented by VyStar Credit Union! This free, four-week, multi-genre concert series takes place each Thursday in April at Riverfront Plaza in Downtown Jacksonville.
Love these bands? Want to get close-up to all the action? Enjoy an elevated experience with all new Preferred Seating at Jax River Jams! Learn More.

Jax River Jams 2022 Lineup

April 14: Grammy Award-winning, Global-Iconic Group Boyz II Men

Openers: Hip-hop, jazz and neo-soul band Katz Downstairz & hip-hop musician, DJ, host, podcaster, actor and journalist Mr. Al Pete

April 21: Country Music Association’s Female Artist of the Year Carly Pearce

Openers: Alt-country/Americana band Dean Winter and the Heat & genre-defying and cinematic instrumental group Jon Stickley Trio

April 28: Indie rock band Manchester Orchestra

Openers: Getaway band Glazed & alternative/indie band Lunar Vacation

Upcoming #DTJax Events

Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp
April 19th
121 FCU Ballpark

Join the Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp for another exciting game at the ballpark! Don’t miss next Tuesday’s home game against Gwinnett. Plus, it’s Two-for-Tuesday thanks to Community First and it will be Blind Awareness Night!


Groundwork Jax Earth Day
April 23rd from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
@ Emerald Trail

Don’t miss the Second Annual Earth Day: A Celebration of Stewardship on Saturday, April 23. Guests will receive a passport to participate in various eco-friendly activity stations. Festivities include music, a Kids’ Zone with bounce house and interesting hands-on demonstrations about native landscaping, soil and water conservation and more.


Sandlot Jax
April 22-24th
Metropolitan Park

Sandlot Jax is a three day fitness festival that includes obstacle course races, scavenger hunts, fitness challenges, live music, presentations, and more. Featuring trainers, leaders, and speakers, with events for all ability levels, Sandlot Jax is a first of its kind experience you don’t want to miss.

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.

See More Events

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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