#DTJax Weekly Update: February 16-22, 2021

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@wcbinjax captured a peaceful moment kayaking on the St. Johns River.

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Mardi Gras in #DTJax!

The Volstead is hosting their annual Fat Tuesday Bayou Bash tonight starting at 8 p.m. Mask up and enjoy swinging jazz from The Raisin Cake Orchestra, themed cocktails, swamp chic decor, and a little mystic mojo. Learn more.

Back To The Grind Now Open!

Back To The Grind is open and ready to serve up delicious coffee, milkshakes and smoothies! They’re located on at 223 N Hogan St, right next to UPS and the Patio on Hogan, open M-F 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. ⁣

Visit MOCA Jacksonville’s Project Atrium Exhibit

Artist Carl Joe Williams is a New Orleans-based multimedia artist working in the form of large-scale, narrative driven installations. Williams’ Project Atrium installation, Making Great Lives Matter, explores the theme of American identity; its past, present, and future. Visit today.

Duval Legacies at James Weldon Johnson Park

Duval Legacies is a new outdoor festival that celebrates and blends Jacksonville’s Black history and culture. This Saturday from 11 a.m.-4 p.m., join local leaders, rising stars and some of Duval’s finest talent to celebrate the Park’s new namesake, James Weldon Johnson! Learn more.

Jax River Jams Presented by VyStar Credit Union

We’re proud to announce the Jax River Jams Concert Series Presented by VyStar Credit Union. The series will run Thursdays April 8-29 at the scenic Riverfront Plaza (former site of the Jacksonville Landing). Enjoy country, rock/alternative and Hip Hop jams from national headliners and local openers (to be announced), plus a Small Business & Artist Market and local food and drink favorites. ⁣

This outdoor event will be held in accordance with CDC guidelines.

Learn More.

You’re Invited to the #DTJax Gala: Sip and Stroll

This year’s romantic Sip and Stroll Gala will be held on February 26th from 4-8 p.m. on the Southbank Riverwalk. Four unique outdoor stops will allow ample space for social distancing and loads of fun. Limited tickets are available. Learn more.

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Give the Gift of the Downtown Experience

Check out the #DTJax e-Gift Card – good at 30 of your favorite #DTJax businesses and counting! Purchase for friends, family or colleagues and invite them to enjoy the best in Downtown dining, shopping and entertainment.

These digital gift cards can be purchased at, anytime, anywhere and for any amount between $5 and $250. They can be used multiple times at multiple participating locations and the balance is always available on your smartphone.

Upcoming #DTJax Events

Planetarium Night Live Presents: Big Bang! Nuff Said
February 19 at 7 p.m.

From the utterly accidental to the precisely predicted, the Planetarium will bring to life the incredible discoveries made by giants in science that lead us to our modern understanding of the birth of all birth – the Big Bang.

Downtown Community Cleanup: Historic LaVilla
February 20 at 9 a.m.
@ Historic LaVilla

Community volunteers will be cleaning up trash and removing debris throughout one of Downtown Jacksonville’s most important districts: Historic LaVilla. Join the Downtown Investment AuthorityDowntown Vision, the Downtown Dwellers, and 904 Happy Hour in beautifying #DTJax.

James Weldon Johnson Park Events

Don’t miss out on all of the events going on in the park this month! Learn more.

Visit our Events Calendar to see more local events.

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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!

#DTJax Awards: Johnny Duckett, Downtown Ambassador of the Year

A Tour of the #DTJax Merch Shop!

Downtown’s Newest Art Project: “Lift Every Voice”