#DTJax Weekly Update: February 15-21, 2022

Instagram of the Week

It’s a beautiful week in #DTJax! Special thanks to @jaxdronepix for capturing this incredible shot of the Downtown Jacksonville skyline.

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

New and Noteworthy

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

DTJax Resident Survey
DTJax Employee Survey
DTJax Visitor Survey

Next Week:
#DTJax Gala

Join us next Friday, February 25, for the 7th Annual #DTJax Gala: Classic Hollywood. 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, and benefits Downtown Vision’s Lively and Beautiful Sidewalks (LABS) Placemaking initiatives. Learn More.

Celebrate 10 Years
of Music in the Elbow

Stop by 1904 Music Hall on Saturday, March 5th to celebrate 10 years of live music in the Downtown Jacksonville “Elbow” with a free block party! Enjoy live performances, art vendors, food trucks and @axechamps Mobile Axe throwing. The event is free to attend thanks to 1904’s sponsors: @championbrands and
@dogfishhead Brewing Co. Learn More.

Toon Town Market

Located a few steps from TIAA Bank Stadium, is multi-functional event warehouse covered in street art known as “Toon Town”. Join @toontownjax for their second market of the year on February 26th, 2022 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., and help make the Talleyrand area come to life! Shop with almost 60 vendors and enjoy food trucks, a kid zone, pet vendors, local artists and so much more.

Jax River Jams Presented by VyStar Credit Union

#DTJax’s Favorite Concert Series Returns!

When: April 7, 14, 21 & 28
Where: Riverfront Plaza | 2 W. Independent Drive

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.

This Week: Sip & Stroll Presented by PNC

Third Thursday Sip & Stroll Presented by PNC
Thursday, February 17
Southbank Riverwalk
Based on the successful 6th Annual #DTJax Gala of the same name, we invite you to 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 picnic areas – all with a picturesque sunset backdrop.

Sips: Cocktails, beer and wine in our branded Sip & Stroll cups are permitted on the Riverwalk during the event and can be found at our two Riverwalk bars, the Southbank Hotel and the DoubleTree Deck.

Food:  Dos Vatos Tacos, La Bodega, Lazy Days HotDog Cart, San Marco Chz Fry Co and Vucca Jax.

Live Music: Kalani Rose and Robby & Felix

Dress: We recommend bundling up in warm Date Night attire with comfortable shoes, fit for strolling!

Weather: Expect winds up to 10 mph, accompanied with cloudy skies. The low for the event will be 72 degrees. The sun will set at approximately 6:15 p.m.

Sip and Stroll is Presented by PNC in Partnership with the Downtown Investment Authority.

Upcoming #DTJax Events

 International Auto Show
February 17-20 at 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Prime F Osborn III

Florida’s premier auto show is returning to the Prime Osborn Convention Center. Guests can sit behind the steering wheel, or just climb in, and enjoy the comfort and amenities of the most modern car and truck interiors.

February 19 
@ Cowford Chophouse

Cowford Chophouse is hosting a family-friendly 5K event to benefit Jacksonville Arts & Music School (JAMS). Don’t miss the post-race block party on Bay and Ocean Streets, which will include music, beer and food. All proceeds will benefit JAMS to help empower the creative young adults of our community. Learn more and register.

Celebrate Black History Month
February 19 at 11 a.m. -4 p.m.
822 A. Philip Randolph Blvd.

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.

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!

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