#DTJax Weekly Update: January 1 – 7

The following is this week’s issue of the #DTJax Weekly Update e-newsletter. To receive this in your email inbox each week, sign-up here.


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Things To Do Downtown


Arts & Culture



Live Music & Nightlife 

Saturday, January 5




Get Involved


Each year Downtown Vision evaluates the state of Downtown Jacksonville and collects data on how to improve the Downtown experience. If you live or work in #DTJax (Northbank, Southbank, Brooklyn/Riverside, LaVilla or the Stadium District) we want to hear from you!
Complete our survey and be entered to win a $100 gift certificate to the Downtown restaurant or retailer of your choice. Two winners will be chosen and contacted via the email address provided.


City Council Meeting

Join the City of Jacksonville for a City Council Meeting. Details.
When: Tuesday, January 8, 5 p.m.
Where: City Council Chamber, City Hall, 117 W. Duval St.
Waterways Sheriff’s Watch Meeting 

Join JSO officers and community members for monthly discussions about crime issues facing our neighborhoods and hear progress updates.

When: Wednesday, January 16, 11 a.m.
Where: Main Library, 303 N. Laura St.


Friends of Hemming Park: Quarterly Community Meeting
Join Friends of Hemming Park for a Quarterly Meeting to hear a year-in-review and a look ahead at plans for the park and scheduled events for the upcoming year.
When: Thursday, January 31, 5-6:30 p.m.
Where: Friends of Hemming Park Office, Main Library (1st Floor), 303 N. Laura St.
Complete a short survey prior to the meeting for a chance to win a $50 gift card! Details.




#DTJax News





New businesses in #DTJax:

400 N. Hogan St.
Now Open!
223 N. Hogan St.
Now Open!
Coming Soon
120 E. Forsyth St.
Coming Soon
345 E. Bay St.
Coming Soon
120 E. Forsyth St.
Coming Soon
225 E. Coastline Dr.
Coming Soon
112 W. Adams St.
Coming Soon




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DVI Updates:


Celebrate the New Year in Style at #ArtWalkJax!
There’s plenty to do and see with the entire family this month including:
  • Headquarters at Hemming Park: Enjoy a fashion show by IONE Fashions at 6:30 p.m. followed by a performance by Groove Coalition from 7-9 p.m.
  • Family Fun: Bring the kids to enjoy a magic show by Cross Roads Magic, activities by My Gym and bounce houses from Backyard Carnival.
  • Vagabond Flea @ Hogan Street: Check out this creatively curated market that features local artists, quality makers, upcyclers, vintage and antique sellers, and more on Hogan Street, one block down from Hemming Park.
  • Food Truck Village: Devour delectable food from Josie’s Latin Fusion, Son of a Butcher, Rocco’s Pizzeria, Back to the Grind Jax and Island Girl. Plus, don’t miss a performance by Limitless Group from 6-8 p.m.
  • Dazzling sights to see: Stroll down Laura Street for the annual “Lights on Laura” display featuring 80,000 LED holiday lights and nearly 100 LED-lit garlands, made possible by Downtown Vision.

Want to know more? Get the details here.



4th Annual #DTJax Gala: Havana Nights, Neon Lights
Who says you can’t party for a good cause? Join us at the 4th annual #DTJax Gala: Havana Nights, Neon Lights on Saturday, February 23 at 6 p.m.
This year’s theme celebrates the world-renowned nightlife of Havana, Cuba – with a #DTJax flair.
Help us raise funds for the Lively and Beautiful Sidewalks initiative! Last year we raised nearly $40,000 with the help of our amazing sponsors.
General Admission: $125
Young Professionals: $75
Young Professionals Couple: $125
*Young Professionals, 21-35. 
4th Annual #DTJax Gala: Havana Nights, Neon Lights Sponsorship Opportunities
Support DTJax and gain valuable visibility for your company when you sponsor Downtown Vision’s 4th Annual #DTJax Gala: Havana Nights, Neon Lights.
Download the Gala Sponsorship Kit today for information on sponsorship levels and benefits.
Click here for the online sponsor payment option.


NEW: 2017-2018 Annual Report is here!
Have you ever wondered, what exactly does DVI do in a year? 
From expanding the Ambassador program by 50% to installing 80,000 LED lights for the “Lights on Laura” to topping 100,000 followers on @DTJax social media, check out our latest Annual Report, which highlights accomplishments and financial information for fiscal year 2017-2018. Read or download the PDF here.
2017 State of Downtown Report
It’s an exciting time for Downtown Jacksonville. As we watch Downtown “potential” turn into action, we have a lot of successes to celebrate. Read about current development, employment and residential trends in this 12-month look at the Downtown Jacksonville progress. Read or download the PDF here.


2018 Art Walk Sponsorship Opportunities

Downtown’s signature monthly event, First Wednesday Art Walk attracts 5,000 people each month, spans 15+ blocks with 35+ galleries, museums, cultural venues, restaurants, bars and businesses. In its 15th year, Art Walk celebrates the local art scene by featuring hundreds of artists, performers and live music acts. Be a partner today! Download the kit here.