#DTJax Weekly Update: December 28, 2021 – January 3, 2022

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Photo by @shaneroheu.
Catch a ride on the JTA Skyway this New Year’s Eve! The Skyway will be operating from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. to help make ringing in the new year a breeze. Free parking will be available at several stations. Learn More.

Use the hashtag #DTJax for a chance to be featured.

New and Noteworthy

Spend NYE in #DTJax 

Downtown Jacksonville is the place to be on New Year’s Eve and we’ve compiled a blog post sharing some fun events! From rooftop celebrations and dance parties, to formal dinners and live music, there is something for everyone. Plus, the night ends with a fantastic fireworks show right at midnight on the St. Johns River. Learn more.

Roaring NYE Celebration at The Volstead

Swing on by The Volstead for the biggest night of the year! Celebrate your favorite speakeasy’s eighth birthday and ring in the new year in style. Enjoy signature cocktails, a free champagne toast at midnight and dance the night away with music by DJ Mas Appeal. Celebrate the new year and properly send off 2021! Learn more.

Save The Date:
January Art Walk!

First Wednesday Art Walk returns to #DTJax next Wednesday, January 5th, 2022 from 5-9 p.m.! Stroll between the three main art hubs and stop at the many participating businesses along the way. Shop with local creatives, listen to live music and dine on delicious eats! Learn more.

TaxSlayer Gator Bowl Returns to #DTJax

The TaxSlayer Gator Bowl returns to #DTJax on December 31. Kick off is at 11 a.m. Purchase “The Patch” to receive benefits and discounts at several participating businesses around Northeast Florida during this year’s TaxSlayer Gator Bowl Game. #DTJax participating businesses include: Dos GatosRuby Beach Brewing and 1904 Music HallLearn more.


#DTJax Awards Tickets on Sale

January 12, 2022 from 4-6 p.m.
The Lark | 229 N. Hogan St.

Celebrating the people and projects making a difference in Downtown Jacksonville!

Each year Downtown Vision, Inc. hosts the #DTJax Awards to recognize and show our appreciation for those who love and serve Downtown Jacksonville.Enjoy cocktails and light bites with us as we celebrate the best of #DTJax.

Awards include Downtown Ambassador of the Year, Downtowner of the Year, Downtown Project of the Year, Small Business of the Year, and Downtown Achievement Award.

Learn More & Purchase Tickets

Share Your Feedback to Improve Downtown

Each year Downtown Vision (DVI) evaluates the state of Downtown Jacksonville and collects data on how to improve the Downtown experience. Please share your feedback with us utilizing these three surveys:
DTJax Resident Survey
DTJax Employee Survey
DTJax Visitor Survey

Upcoming #DTJax Events

NYE Progressive Dinner Party
December 31 at 6 p.m.
Bread and BurgerThe Bread and Board and Estrella Cocina

Spend your New Year’s Eve with your favorite new Downtown restaurants! Enjoy live music, food, craft cocktails, and dancing at these Downtown local favorites all evening.

New Year’s Eve:
Rhapsody In Blue Eyes

December 31 at 7:30 p.m.
Jacksonville Symphony

Tony DeSare and the Jacksonville Symphony bring you the best songs of Sinatra, and Gershwin’s extraordinary Rhapsody in Blue. All followed by a New Year’s Eve party featuring The Chris Thomas Band, champagne and fireworks.

NYE Rooftop Celebration
December 31st at 9 p.m.
Cowford Chophouse

Celebrate the start of 2022 with Cowford Chophouse! Enjoy fireworks, music, views and a spectacular New Year’s Eve celebration. $10 from each ticket purchased will go to Jacksonville Art & Music School.

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!

James Weldon Johnson Park

Don’t miss out on all of the events going on in the park this month, including lunchtime musical performances and weekend festivals! View the schedule.

See More Events

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.

Updates from Downtown Vision

Downtown Vision’s
2020-2021 Annual Report 

We are excited to share our 2020-2021 Annual Report.

Explore the ways our organization makes a difference in Downtown Jacksonville. From our exceptional team of Downtown Ambassadors, to our signature events old and new, we are always striving to makes #DTJax the place to be.

View The Report

Visit our blog!

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!

Downtown Vision’s Staff Holiday Gift Picks 2021

New Year’s Eve 2021 in #DTJax

Photos: November Sip & Stroll Presented by PNC

Florida Theatre Events Fall/Winter 2021

#DTJax’s Breakfast Guide

Photos: November First Wednesday Art Walk 2021