#DTJax Weekly Update: August 7-13

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Things To Do Downtown


Arts & Culture

Wednesday, August 8
Thursday, August 9
Friday, August 10
Saturday, August 11


Live Music & Nightlife

Thursday, August 9
Friday, August 10
Saturday, August 11
Sunday, August 12
Monday, August 13


Sports, Health + Fitness




Get Involved


Purple Heart Celebration
Please join MOPH Chapter 524 and the City of Jacksonville to honor those who have spilled their blood or have given their very lives in the name of freedom. Details.
When: Tuesday (today), August 7, 6-7 p.m.
Where: Duval County Veterans Memorial Wall


Changing Homelessness: August General Membership Meeting 
Join Changing Homeless to learn about the progress, performance measures and future plans. Details.
When: Thursday, August 9, 8:30-10 a.m.
Where: First United Methodist Church


The Amplified Business Growth Summit
This summit provides branding, media strategies, profit growth and action plans! Details.
When: Friday, August 10, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Where: Jessie Ball duPont Center


Waterway/Watefront Activation Public Meeting 
Join City Council Member Lori Boyer for a public meeting discussing ways to activate our City’s rivers, tributaries, the Intracoastal Waterway and Beaches and hear progress updates. Details.
When: Friday, August 10, 10 a.m.
Where: City Hall, Lynwood Roberts Room


2018 August Surge with Changing Homelessness 



Volunteer Opportunities: First Wednesday Art Walk – September
Help us make #ArtWalkJax a success and support Downtown’s signature monthly event! Details.




#DTJax News





New businesses in #DTJax:


Now Open!

1075 Hendricks Ave.

580 College St.

225 E. Coastline Dr.


Coming Soon:

Burlock and Barrel logoBurlock & Barrel Distillery
417 Magnolia St.


120 E. Forsyth St.


SHOR Seafood Grill, Hyatt Regency

225 E. Coastline Dr.


SHOR Tavern, Hyatt Regency
225 E. Coastline Dr.



112 E. Adams St.
229 Hogan St.



Stories From




DVI Updates:


2017 State of Downtown Report

We recently released the new State of Downtown Report. Here are some of the things we’re excited about:
  • An exponential increase in development is turning Downtown’s “potential” into action. With more than $3.5 billion in projects completed, under construction or proposed in 2017, Downtown Jacksonville is on track to quickly beat the progress of the last 17 years combined.
  • Demand for Downtown living is high. Residential units are 96% occupied. More than 900 units are under construction and 2,400 units are proposed. In addition, more than 86% of residents have a favorable opinion of living Downtown.
  • Universities are bringing students Downtown. JTA is investing in new public transportation services and the City of Jacksonville is working on multiple projects to make Downtown more bicycle and pedestrian-friendly. And, a number of new hotels have been announced.
    These are big wins for Downtown and the better Downtown does, the better we all do. Read or download the PDF here.

    2016-2017 Annual Report

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    Have you ever wondered, what exactly does DVI do in a year? Check out our latest Annual Report, which highlights accomplishments and financial information for fiscal year 2016-2017. Read or download the PDF here.

    2018 Art Walk Sponsorship Opportunities


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    Downtown’s signature monthly event, First WednesdayArt Walk attracts 8,000 people each month, spans 15+ blocks with 30+ galleries, museums, cultural venues, restaurants, bars and businesses. In its 14th year, Art Walk celebrates the local art scene by featuring hundreds of artists, performers and live music acts. Be a partner today! Download the kit here.