#DTJax Weekly Update: February 23-March 1, 2021

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@blackjaxconnect shared this fun photo from this weekend’s Duval Legacies event at James Weldon Johnson Park. Love that they’re captured mid-flight!

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Support Local

World of Nations Comes to #DTJax This Weekend!

The 2021 World of Nations Celebration will be held at Tailgaters Parking from February 26-28, 2021. As you travel through the World of Nations Celebration, experience the cuisine, artistry and customs from lands near and far. Learn more.

Save the Date:
Art in the Park

On Saturday, March 13th, visit James Weldon Johnson Park to watch local artists create chalk masterpieces to celebrate the theme of Jacksonville’s “Bright Future”!  Vote on your favorites, with prizes given to the best in their categories. Food trucks and a killer DJ will help set the festive mood! Learn more.

LaVilla Clean Up 

Thank you so much to everyone who came out to Saturday’s cleanup of Historic LaVilla in DTJax! Together, our volunteers picked up 81 bags of trash and debris. Huge thanks to our partners in putting this on: The Downtown Dwellers904 Happy HourCity of Jacksonville, and Downtown Investment AuthorityCheck out photos from the event.

Downtown Parks Survey

ADG is working with the Downtown Investment Authority on Parks Master Planning and would appreciate your input on the future of Downtown Jacksonville’s parks. Please take a few moments to complete their Open Spaces, Parks, And Recreation Survey.

Lineup Announced for 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, plus a Small Business & Artist Market and local food and drink favorites. ⁣This outdoor event will be held in accordance with CDC guidelines.

Concert Lineup

April 8: Country Singer-Songwriter Chase Rice
With local opener Firewater Tent Revival

April 15: Punk Pop band New Found Glory
With local opener Universal Green

April 22: Hip Hop artists and Jacksonville natives Quad City DJ’s
With local opener LPT

April 29: Rock band Sugar Ray
With local opener Honey Hounds

Learn More.

Stroll Down the Southbank Riverwalk This Friday

The 6th Annual #DTJax Gala: Sip and Stroll
Presented by SouthEast Development Group

When: February 26, 2021 from 4-8 p.m.
Where: Southbank Riverwalk

We are inviting the general public to stroll along the Riverwalk on the evening of our Gala to take place in free activities such as a photo booth, free hot dogs (while supplies last), and a ride on the St. Johns River Taxi. The riverwalk will be lit with string lights and live music will be playing along the way. Come on down!

Learn More

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

Stayin’ Alive, One Night of the Bee Gees
February 25 at 7:30 p.m.
Times-Union Center

Stayin’ Alive, with the vocal match of Tony Mattina, Todd Sharman, and George Manz, creates a realistic sense of hearing and experiencing the brothers’ Gibb live in concert. Stayin’ Alive features a vocal trio, backed by studio musicians who wholly capture the sound mystique of The Bee Gees.

ABBA Mania
February 25 at 8 p.m.
The Florida Theatre

The world’s number one touring ABBA production, ABBA MANIA returns to perform the group’s biggest hits “Dancing Queen,” “Waterloo,” “Mamma Mia,” “The Winner Takes it All,” “Super Trouper,” ‘‘Take A Chance On Me” and more in this special live concert presentation.

James Weldon Johnson Park Events

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

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