#DTJax Weekly Update: February 1-7, 2022

Instagram of the Week

See bursts of color around every corner in #DTJax! Special thanks to the Cultural Council of Greater Jacksonville and Art Republic for making public art pop throughout Downtown Jacksonville. We love this capture by @reimaginestudio on Instagram.

Use the hashtag #DTJax for a chance to be featured as the next Instagram of the Week.

New and Noteworthy

Jax River Jams Presented
by VyStar Credit Union

This spring, join us on the riverfront each Thursday in April for the return of Jax River Jams Presented by VyStar Credit Union! This free, four-week, multi-genre concert series will be held Thursdays in April at Riverfront Plaza in Downtown Jacksonville and will feature: Spin Doctors & Sister Hazel, Boyz II Men, Carly Pearce and Manchester OrchestraLearn More.


Celebrate Black
History Month

Looking for ways to celebrate Black History Month? Visit #DTJax on February 19th for the 6th Annual Black History Month Parade and Melanin Market. Shop with over 100 minority-owned small businesses and celebrate the Black History that helped shape our Downtown Jacksonville. Learn More.

World of Nations
30th Anniversary

Celebrate 30 years of exploration at the 2022 World of Nations Celebration! Experience the cuisine, artistry and customs from lands near and far as you travel throughout Metropolitan Park for this unique two-day event on February 26 and 27, 2022. Learn More.

Untold Stories:
Out of the Swamp

Untold Stories features personal and transformative tales told by a diverse range of voices–both natives and residents– connected to Northeast Florida and honors the tradition of oral storytelling in a modern context, where stories are deeply wedded to the place we inhabit. Learn More.

Join Us at First Wednesday Art Walk Tomorrow

Wednesday, February 2nd from 5-9 p.m.
Downtown Jacksonville

Take a self-guided tour of Downtown Jacksonville’s arts and culture scene, with featured art hubs and lots to explore in between.

James Weldon Johnson Park
135 W Monroe St.
Browse works by #ArtWalkJax artists and check out the Fashion Week 2222: Bespoke Jax fashion show event. Enjoy music by The Suedes and DJ Luna, food trucks, a beer garden and more.

The Breezeway at VyStar Tower
100 W. Bay St.
Enjoy a musical performance from HelloCelia and shop with your favorite Vagabond Flea vendors. Plus, don’t miss a special comic show from 7 to 8 p.m., featuring two Freed to Laugh comedians, Jenn Weeks and Danny Johnson.

The Jessie (Ball duPont Center)
40 E. Adams St.
Stop by the Corner Gallery and enjoy the newest installation, “Flex Deficit” from Tony Rodriguez. Visit the many artists and vendors inside the building and don’t miss the Diva Dance Group and food trucks at the loading dock.

Downtown’s Favorite Party Returns!

#DTJax Gala: Classic Hollywood Presented by Community First Credit Union

Benefitting Downtown Vision’s placemaking initiatives

Friday, February 25th | 6-9 p.m.
Eight Forty One, 841 Prudential Drive.

Join us for the 7th Annual #DTJax Gala: Classic Hollywood. In the early 1900s, Jacksonville was the  “World’s Winter Film Capital”, attracting more than 30 film studios and serving as the location for more than 800 popular silent films. While the chaos and disruption of early-industry film production was too much for Jacksonville’s citizens, this moment in our city’s time is iconic and unique. Travel back in time with us to the early days of film, with glitz, glamour and elegance.

This event features live musical performances, decadent eats and luxurious libations.

Help Improve Downtown Jacksonville

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 for a chance to win a $100 #DTJax Gift Card:

DTJax Resident Survey
DTJax Employee Survey
DTJax Visitor Survey

Upcoming #DTJax Events

Valentine’s Beer Pairing
February 14 at 5-9 p.m.
@Ruby Beach Brewing Co.

Whether you are taking the Galentines route, celebrating with your significant other, or maybe just wanting to get out of the house, Ruby Beach has you covered. Enjoy 4 of their most loved beer styles, paired with complimenting small bites

Sip & Stroll
Presented by PNC

February 17 at 5 p.m.
Southbank Riverwalk

Sip on delicious drinks and stroll the stunning Southbank Riverwalk every Third Thursday of the month. Spanning from the DoubleTree Hotel to The Southbank Hotel, enjoy live music, food vendors, bars and a picnic area – all with a picturesque sunset backdrop.

February 19 at 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Cowford Chophouse

Cowford Chophouse is hosting a family-friendly event benefiting Jacksonville Arts & Music School (JAMS)! All finishers will receive a medal and race bag with specialty items from our sponsors. There will be a post-race block party on Bay and Ocean Streets, which will include music, beer, and food.

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

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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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