#DTJax Weekly Update: January 25-31, 2022

Instagram of the Week

We love this snapshot of local creative duo, These two creative masterminds provide social media marketing, content creation, graphic design, illustration services, event management and more for several #DTJax businesses (including us at Downtown Vision!).
📸: @haleywrightphotography

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New and Noteworthy

#DTJax Awards

Join us on Tuesday, February 15th for the 7th Annual #DTJax Awards. Each year Downtown Vision, hosts the #DTJax Awards to recognize and show our appreciation for those who love and serve Downtown Jacksonville. Awards include Downtowner of the Year, Downtown Project of the Year, Small Business of the Year, Retailer of the Year, Downtown Achievement Award and Ambassador of the Year. Learn more.

New Murals:
Corkscrew Park

Have you heard the news? There are two new murals located under the Acosta Bridge at Corkscrew Park, made possible by Downtown Vision, the Downtown Dwellers and the City of Jacksonville. Thanks to artist, David Nackashi, these stunning murals honor Jacksonville’s roots and first moniker, Cowford. Check out the new mural additions next time you visit the Northbank Riverwalk! Learn more.

Happy Birthday,
JWJ Park

Today, we celebrate James Weldon Johnson Park‘s 156th birthday. On this day in 1866, Isaiah Hart sold the land to the City of Jacksonville for $10. The park is Jacksonville’s first and oldest park and the site of many significant historic events. Since the park’s origin, the park has been the cultural and social center of the city, the heart of Downtown and the public meeting place for citizens from all walks of life.

Next Week:
First Wednesday Art Walk

Join us next Wednesday, February 2nd, from 5 to 9 p.m. for another First Wednesday Art Walk in #DTJax. Stroll between the main art hubs and stop at the many participating businesses along the way. Shop with local creatives, listen to live music, enjoy two live comic shows during Art Walk at the Breezeway at VyStar Tower and dine on delicious eats! Learn 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

Jacksonville Boat Show
January 28 at 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.
@Prime F. Osborn III

The North Florida Marine Association invites you to join us at the Jacksonville Boat Show! There will be a large variety of boats on display, from skiing, fishing, cruisers, personal water-crafts and more and activities for both kids and adults. Jacksonville Boat Show

DONNA Marathon Weekend
February 4-6 at 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
@ Jacksonville, Fla.

The 15th Anniversary of DONNA Marathon Weekend has returned to Jacksonville with live, in-person events. DONNA Marathon Weekend will include a 5K, Anniversary 15K Relay, Half Marathon, Marathon, Ultramarathon, Event Challenges and Health & Wellness Expo that will again fill the City of Jacksonville with thousands of runners.

Chemo Noir 80’s Party
February 4 at 6 p.m.
@ Ruby Beach Brewing

Get down to some 80s and take a trip down memory lane while raising money for the Chemo Noir mission! Our friends at Ruby Beach Brewing will be hosting an amazing party with drinks, food and a radical dance party by DJ Joe.

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

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