#DTJax Weekly Update: December 18 – 31

The following is this week’s issue of the #DTJax Weekly Update e-newsletter. To receive this in your email inbox each week, sign-up here.

Can you believe that 2019 is right around the corner? Before you make New Year’s Eve plans, be sure to check out all of the events going on in #DTJax! With the Christmas holiday landing on a Tuesday, there will not be a Weekly Newsletter sent out on Dec. 25th. Happy Holidays from DVI!


Instagram of the Week 


Photo by @mocajax



Tag your Downtown photo #DTJax for a chance to be featured.





Things To Do Downtown


Arts & Culture


Family Fun

Monday, December 24


Live Music & Nightlife 

Tuesday, December 18
Wednesday, December 19
Thursday, December 20
Friday, December 21
Saturday, December 22
Monday, December 24
Saturday, December 29




Get Involved


Each year Downtown Vision evaluates the state of Downtown Jacksonville and collects data on how to improve the Downtown experience. If you live or work in #DTJax (Northbank, Southbank, Brooklyn/Riverside Avenue, LaVilla or the Stadium District) we want to hear from you!
Complete our survey and be entered to win a $100 gift certificate to the Downtown restaurant or retailer of your choice. Two winners will be chosen and contacted by the email address provided.
Sheriff’s Watch Meeting 

Join JSO officers and community members for monthly discussions about crime issues facing our neighborhoods and hear progress updates. Details.

When: Wednesday, December 19, 11 a.m.
Where: Main Library, 303 N. Laura St.




#DTJax News





New businesses in #DTJax:


150 Riverside Ave. #307
211 N. Laura St.
Now Open! (through the holidays)
400 N. Hogan St.
Now Open!
223 N. Hogan St.
Now Open!
Coming Soon
120 E. Forsyth St.
Coming Soon
345 E. Bay St.
Coming Soon
120 E. Forsyth St.
Coming Soon
225 E. Coastline Dr.
Coming Soon
112 W. Adams St.
Coming Soon




Stories From






DVI Updates:


4th Annual #DTJax Gala: Havana Nights, Neon Lights
Who says you can’t party for a good cause? Join us at the 4th annual #DTJax Gala: Havana Nights, Neon Lights on Saturday, February 23 at 6 p.m.
This year’s theme celebrates the world-renowned nightlife of Havana, Cuba – with a #DTJax flair.
Help us raise funds for the Lively and Beautiful Sidewalks initiative! Last year we raised nearly $40,000 with the help of our amazing sponsors.
General Admission: $125
Young Professionals: $75
Young Professionals Couple: $125
*Young Professionals, 21-35. 
4th Annual #DTJax Gala: Havana Nights, Neon Lights Sponsorship Opportunities
Support DTJax and gain valuable visibility for your company when you sponsor Downtown Vision’s 4th Annual #DTJax Gala: Havana Nights, Neon Lights.
Download the Gala Sponsorship Kit today for information on sponsorship levels and benefits.
Click here for the online sponsor payment option.
NEW: 2017-2018 Annual Report is here!
Have you ever wondered, what exactly does DVI do in a year? 
From expanding the Ambassador program by 50% to installing 80,000 LED lights for the “Lights on Laura” to topping 100,000 followers on @DTJax social media, check out our latest Annual Report, which highlights accomplishments and financial information for fiscal year 2017-2018. Read or download the PDF here.
2017 State of Downtown Report
It’s an exciting time for Downtown Jacksonville. As we watch Downtown “potential” turn into action, we have a lot of successes to celebrate. Read about current development, employment and residential trends in this 12-month look at the Downtown Jacksonville progress. Read or download the PDF here.
2018 Art Walk Sponsorship Opportunities

Downtown’s signature monthly event, First Wednesday Art Walk attracts 5,000 people each month, spans 15+ blocks with 35+ galleries, museums, cultural venues, restaurants, bars and businesses. In its 15th 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.