#DTJax Weekly Update: January 29 – February 4

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.


Instagram of the Week 

Photo by @damien.lamar during a Hemming Park Walking Club lunch tour.

Tag your Downtown photo #DTJax for a chance to be featured.




Things To Do Downtown


Arts & Culture

Tuesday, January 29
Wednesday, January 30
Thursday, January 31
Saturday, February 2



Live Music & Nightlife 

Tuesday, January 29
Wednesday, January 30
Thursday, January 31
Friday, February 1
Saturday, February 2




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.
The Future of Transit and Autonomous Vehicles: Public Perception Survey
The University of Florida Transportation Institute and Department of Urban and Regional Planning are conducting a study to understand the users’ perception to autonomous and connected vehicles and how they are preparing and adapting to this new era of automated transportation systems.
The feedback obtained from participants would help transit agencies and transportation experts prioritize strategies and initiatives to enhance the transportation network efficiency, mobility, accessibility, safety, and equity in Jacksonville, FL.
Questions about the survey? Contact

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.

City Council Meeting
Join the City of Jacksonville for a City Council Meeting. Details.
When: Tuesday, February 12, 5 p.m.
Where: City Council Chambers, City Hall, 117 W. Duval St.



#DTJax News





New businesses in #DTJax:


515 N. Newman St.
Now Open!
45 W. Bay St.
Now Open!
345 E. Bay St.
Now Open!
225 E. Coastline Dr.
Now Open!
Coming Soon
120 E. Forsyth St.
Coming Soon
120 E. Forsyth St.
Coming Soon
112 W. Adams St.
Coming Soon




Stories From





DVI Updates:

NEW Expanded Downtown Historical Timeline
Jacksonville has a long, rich history. Experience our new interactive, illustrated presentation of some of the most interesting and impactful events that have occurred Downtown over the last 500 years! Details.

NEXT WEEK: Black Excellence: Past, Present, Future at #ArtWalkJax!
Celebrate Black History Month in #DTJax! Enjoy local art, delicious food, live music and performances, and 35+ venues on Feb. 6 from 5-9 p.m. Details.
  • Headquarters at Hemming Park: Enjoy readings by award-winning Poet, Ebony Payne, live performance by Shake Culture Crew and Jacksonville University Greek Life.
  • Kid Zone at Hemming Park: Enjoy bounce houses, a magic show by Crossroads Magic and activities by MyGym Jacksonville.
  • Vagabond Flea at Hogan Street: Check out this creatively curated market that features local artists, quality makers, upcyclers, vintage and antique sellers, and more!

Hey Jacksonville, show your love for our Bold City! 
With help from Springfield Preservation and Revitalization (SPAR)Riverside Avondale Preservation and  LISC Jacksonville, we commissioned this killer design from local designer Alex Songcuan to show our love for Jacksonville. Get yours today!
Proceeds benefit Downtown Vision as we work to create and support a vibrant Downtown and promote #DTJax as an exciting place to live, work, visit and invest.


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. and enjoy 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 (21-35): Individual: $75 | Couple: $125
  • VIP: $250, includes access to VIP Lounge and private bar.
4th Annual #DTJax Gala: Havana Nights, Neon Lights Sponsorship Opportunities
Support DTJax and gain valuable visibility for your organization 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.


2017-2018 Annual Report
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” installation 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 Downtown Jacksonville’s progress. Read or download the PDF here.

2019 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.