#DTJax Weekly Update: January 11-17, 2022

Instagram of the Week

We’ve got some new cows in town! Thanks to artist, David Nackashi, we now have two new murals at Corkscrew Park that honor Jacksonville’s roots and first moniker, Cowford. Check them out next time you visit the Northbank Riverwalk!

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

New and Noteworthy

#DTJax Awards Rescheduled

Important Update: With COVID cases rising and out of an abundance of caution, Downtown Vision is rescheduling the #DTJax Awards. A new date will be announced shortly. All previously purchased tickets will be honored at the new date. To learn more, visit

Martin Luther King, Jr. Breakfast Presented by Florida Blue

The City of Jacksonville invites you to celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. at the 35th Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Breakfast presented by Florida Blue, streaming live on Friday, January 14, 2022. The YouTube livestream pre-show will begin at 8 a.m. and the live program will begin at 8:30 a.m. Learn More.

Laura Street Trio Project Update

Announced last week by the SouthEast Development Group, the Laura Street Trio’s updated plans include bringing more than 160 apartment units to the Downtown Jacksonville area. The SouthEast Development Group said it will build an 11-story, 160,000-square-foot building adjacent to the Florida Life Building, which will include 166 mixed-income apartment units. Learn more.

Next Week: Sip & Stroll Presented by PNC

Join us next Thursday, January 20th, for Third Thursday Sip & Stroll Presented by PNC. Every Third Thursday of the month from 5-8 p.m., we are bringing you the perfect opportunity to unwind with the folks you love while strolling along the beautiful Southbank Riverwalk.⁣ Enjoy live music, incredible eats, cocktails a-plenty, all with the picturesque background of the #DTJax skyline at sunset.⁣ Learn more.

41st Annual MLK Holiday Grand Parade in DTJax

The  41st annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day Parade is scheduled for 10 a.m. on January 17 in Downtown Jacksonville. The parade is a partnership of The Law Offices of Ron Sholes and the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Foundation Inc. The event celebrates King’s life and message of equality, opportunity and service to others. Learn more.

Share Your Feedback to 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

Upcoming #DTJax Events

MLK Day at The Cummer
January 17 at 11 a.m – 4 p.m.
The Cummer Museum

Join the Cummer Museum for a day in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Admission is free and is sponsored by The Community Foundation for Northeast Florida’s Presidential Grants Program. The Cummer will offer several in-person activities at the museum such as: mindful yoga, live music throughout the day, an art activity, and a Prayer for Peace at 2 p.m. with a special performance from JAMS.

MOCA & Yoga 4 Change: Artful Movement
January 16 at 11 a.m.

Join MOCA and Yoga 4 Change on the 3rd Sunday of each month for Artful Movement, a yoga class held live within the MOCA galleries.

First Wednesday Art Walk
February 2 at 5 p.m.
James Weldon Johnson Park

Save the date for the next First Wednesday Art Walk on February 2nd. We invite you to bring your family, friends and coworkers for a self-guided tour of Downtown’s northbank core on the first Wednesday of every month. Explore the major art hubs, and all the businesses and public art between. 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.

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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!

Downtown Vision’s Staff Holiday Gift Picks 2021

New Year’s Eve 2021 in #DTJax

Photos: November Sip & Stroll Presented by PNC

Florida Theatre Events Fall/Winter 2021

#DTJax’s Breakfast Guide