#DTJax Weekly Update: April 6-12, 2021

Instagram of the Week

Me watching @chaserice at Jax River Jams this Thursday. 🎵
Adorable pup and pic thanks to @karenfeagins.

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New and Noteworthy

New Seafood Spot Opens in #DTJax

GreedySpoon Foods is open and serving up delicious, fresh caught seafood in Downtown Jacksonville. Visit them at 311 W. Ashley Street. Learn more.

Scooter Safety Event This Saturday

Saturday April 10th from 2-4:30 p.m., visit James Weldon Johnson Park to learn more about scooter safety from Helbiz, Blue Duck, SPIN, LINK and JSO. Pick up a free helmet while you’re there! Learn more about the scooter program.

Jacksonville Library Celebrates Success in a Changing World 

It’s National Library Week, and the Jacksonville Public Library is showcasing how they have pivoted their operations and programming during the pandemic. Learn more and show your support this week by tagging @jaxlibrary and using #NationalLibraryWeek.

Community Clean Up in the Cathedral District

Please join us for a cleanup of the historic Cathedral District in Downtown Jacksonville on Saturday, April 10th from 9am-11am. Learn more.


This Week!
Jax River Jams Presented by VyStar Credit Union

The Jax River Jams Concert Series Presented by VyStar Credit Union starts this Thursday at the scenic Riverfront Plaza (former site of the Jacksonville Landing). Plus, enjoy the VyStar Community Corner – Small Business & Artist Market and local food and drink favorites. ⁣This free outdoor event will be held in accordance with CDC guidelines. Masks are required when unable to social distance.

April 8: Country Singer-Songwriter Chase Rice
With local opener Firewater Tent Revival

April 15: Punk Pop band New Found Glory
With local opener Universal Green

April 22: Hip Hop artists and Jacksonville natives Quad City DJ’s
With local opener LPT

April 29: Rock band Sugar Ray
With local opener Honey Hounds

We are seeking volunteers! Enjoy live music and help us bring vibrancy and community to Downtown Jacksonville! Apply now.

Know Before You Go

Scooters in Downtown Jacksonville

The City of Jacksonville launched a one-year pilot program for e-scooters. Rent electric scooters via smartphone apps including Blue Duck, Helbiz, LINK and SPIN. $1 activates the scooter and it’s approximately $.30 per minute.

The Dockless Mobility Zone boundary encompasses much of the central core, extending east to TIAA Bank Field and west to the Duval County Courthouse. Scooters can be rented and dropped off at 35 designated, geofenced corrals. Learn more.

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

The Boss of the Sauce BBQ Festival
April 8-10, 2021
Riverfront Plaza

The Boss of the Sauce is a 3-Day BBQ festival and competition, hosting teams from around the country and serving up delicious BBQ favorites. Visit their website to learn more.

Art Heist Experience 
April 13-May 2, 2021
@ Downtown Jacksonville

FSCJ Artist Series is bringing the Art Heist Experience to #DTJax April 13-May 2. This is a true crime outdoor walking show where socially distanced groups move through five walkable locations nearby the Times-Union Center in Jacksonville to gather clues.

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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