#DTJax Weekly Update: August 3-9, 2021

Instagram of the Week

@kryptoknight captured this rad photo of @underthesunb in front of @11eastapartments on a sunny day. ☀️

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New and Noteworthy

Blues, Brews and BBQ

Don’t miss Downtown’s best indoor picnic! The Florida Theatre’s annual Blues, Brews and BBQ will take place on Thursday, August 19th, and will showcase Jacksonville’s best wings, pulled pork, smoked brisket, brews and more.⁣ Check out our blog to learn more.

Covid-19 Testing and Vaccinations

If you are seeking Covid-19 testing at this time, has compiled a list of locations. If you are seeking a Covid-19 vaccination, view the Florida Department of Health’s website for their full schedule, walk-ups only.

Block Party Race Series: Run for the Riverkeeper

The inaugural Block Party Half Marathon & 5K is coming to Jacksonville, FL for a thrilling day of running and celebrating all things Jax! The run will wind through #DTJax, concluding in bustling James Weldon Johnson Park where the festivities keep going. Learn more.

Save the Date: Viva La Fiesta 2021

#VivaLaFiestaJax returns in October! In celebration of their 3rd Anniversary, the festival will take place over two days for the first time ever, October 16-17 at the beautiful James Weldon Johnson Park. Enjoy live music, dancing, delicious food and much more! Learn more.

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.

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

Blippi The Musical
August 6 from 6-8 p.m.
Times-Union Center

During Blippi the Musical, you and your whole family will have a blast, dancing, singing and meeting amazing new friends LIVE on stage! Wow look at that! It’s a plane, a tractor, a fire truck and a train, just some of the many discoveries you’re going to make together!

$8 August 8
August 8 from 12-5 p.m.

In Celebration of MOSH’s 80th anniversary, the Museum is offering an $8 admission fee for Sunday, August 8. Come out and explore the Museum on this special occasion!

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.

Check out this week’s line-up!

Don’t Miss These Downtown Events!

We are so excited to see our Downtown Jacksonville events calendar fill with upcoming happenings!

Looking for things to do Downtown? Check it out. Have an upcoming event? Submit here.

Updates from Downtown Vision

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Stay up to date with what’s going on Downtown and learn more about what makes #DTJax an incredible place to live, work, visit and invest!

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