#DTJax Weekly Update: February 8-14, 2022

Instagram of the Week

Jax River Jams Presented by VyStar Credit Union returns to #DTJax this spring and we can’t wait to be back at Riverfront Plaza! Join us in April for the return of this free and four-week long concert series featuring local openers and national headliners such as Spin Doctors & Sister Hazel, Boyz II Men, Carly Pearce and Manchester Orchestra.

Thanks to @904HappyHour for snapping this rad pic at last year’s Jax River Jams Presented by VyStar Credit Union.

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

New and Noteworthy

DIA Public Meeting

This Wednesday, February 9th, join the City of Jacksonville Downtown Investment Authority (DIA) for an in-person public meeting. The purpose of this meeting is to unveil the Downtown Business Investment and Development Strategy (“BID Plan”) update to the public and provide an opportunity to receive public input. Learn More.


Cowford Chophouse is hosting a family-friendly 5K event on February 19th 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.

Sip & Stroll
Presented by PNC

Next Thursday, February 17th, join us from 5-8 p.m. to sip on delicious drinks and stroll the stunning Southbank Riverwalk. 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. Learn More.

MOSH Molecules

Geared for children ages 3, 4 and 5, MOSH Molecules allows you and your child to explore and create memories in a safe environment. Join in on the fun by attending their Spring sessions! It is a great way to spend your Friday or Saturday in #DTJax. Plus, get an exclusive look at MOSH’s latest traveling exhibition, Playing with LightLearn 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.

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

Untold Stories
February 12 at 8-10 p.m.
Florida Theatre

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.

Puppy Bowl
February 13 at 1-4 p.m.
Kanine Social

Join Kanine Social this Sunday, February 13th, for their Fourth Annual Puppy Bowl! Football season is coming to an end and there’s no better way to spend Super Bowl Sunday than watching puppies rumble! Stop by Kanine Social from 1 to 4 p.m. to take part in the Puppy Bowl fun. Learn More.

World of Nations
February 26 & 27 
Metropolitan Park

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.

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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