#DTJax Weekly Update: April 27-May 3, 2021

Instagram of the Week

@kerryboat shared this adorable photo of this little lady enjoying the @southbankjax Riverwalk views. #DTJax is fun for all ages!

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New and Noteworthy

The Bread and Burger Coming to VyStar Campus

A fun, new outdoor dining spot is coming soon to the VyStar Credit Union breezeway, serving up a unique spin on burgers, fries and shakes. The restaurant will feature a kitchen made from a custom-renovated shipping container. Learn more.

May Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp Tickets On Sale

Individual tickets for all May games, including the May 4 season opener, are on sale now! General admission tickets start at just $5. Call the box office at 904-358-2846 or purchase online.

Restaurant Revitalization Fund

The American Rescue Plan Act established the Restaurant Revitalization Fund (RRF) to provide funding to help restaurants and other eligible businesses keep their doors open. This program will provide restaurants with funding equal to their pandemic-related revenue loss. Learn more on their website and attend a virtual information session on 4/27 or 4/28.

Mother’s Day Sale at Hemming Jewelers

Mother’s Day is May 9th and there are plenty of ways to support local while shopping for Mom! Grab something special for the lovely lady in your life at Hemming Jewelers on Hogan Street. If you show them this Instagram post, you’ll receive 50% off a diamond earring purchase.

Free Sugar Ray Concert This Thursday!

Jax River Jams Presented by VyStar Credit Union

The FREE Jax River Jams Concert Series Presented by VyStar Credit Union comes to a close this week at the scenic Riverfront Plaza (former site of the Jacksonville Landing). Enjoy a performance from rock band Sugar Ray with local opener Honey Hounds.

Plus, enjoy the VyStar Community Corner – Small Business & Artist Market and local food and drink favorites. ⁣This outdoor event will be held in accordance with CDC guidelines. Masks are required when unable to social distance. No coolers are permitted.

Know Before You Go

Give the Gift of the Downtown Experience

Check out the #DTJax e-Gift Card – good at 30 of your favorite #DTJax businesses and counting! Purchase for friends, family or colleagues and invite them to enjoy the best in Downtown dining, shopping and entertainment.

These digital gift cards can be purchased at, anytime, anywhere and for any amount between $5 and $250. They can be used multiple times at multiple participating locations and the balance is always available on your smartphone.

Upcoming #DTJax Events

Mahlers Song of the Earth
April 30 & May 1, 2021
Times-Union Center

Sometimes referred to as Gustav Mahler’s tenth symphony, The Song of the Earth is no ordinary song cycle, titled by the composer “a Symphony for Tenor, Contralto and Orchestra.”

The Great Fire Run 5km & 1 Mile Fun Run
May 1, 2021
Old St. Andrew’s Church

Join us on Saturday, May 1st, 2021 in downtown Jacksonville for the Jacksonville Historical Society’s Great Fire Run 5km.  This race will follow the outline of the Great Fire boundary of May 3rd, 1901. The Great Jacksonville Fire of 1901 was the largest metropolitan fire in the American South.

James Weldon Johnson Park

Don’t miss out on all of the events going on in the park this month!
View the schedule!

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.

Visit our Events Calendar to see more local events.

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