#DTJax Weekly Update: January 4-10, 2022

Instagram of the Week

Photo by @hiddenjacksonville.

Hop on an @artbikesjax electric bike and explore Downtown Jacksonville by taking a tour with Hidden Jacksonville. The three-hour tour showcases the public art and hidden beauty in and around Downtown. Learn More.

Use the hashtag #DTJax for a chance to be featured.

New and Noteworthy


Cre8Jax x Ruby Beach Brewing Beer Release 

Ruby Beach Brewing is teaming up with local creative, Cre8Jax, for the next release in their “Beer Buddies” program. Stop by Ruby Beach Brewing during First Wednesday Art Walk on January 5th for the release of their new brew- a grapefruit and blood orange lager. A portion of the proceeds will benefit JASMYN.


Jax is Rad: Collaborative Space

After a successful holiday pop-up shop in #DTJax, Jax is Rad has decided to stay in Downtown Jacksonville. The open-studio space will feature six different artists and will be used as a space to create and elevate the creatives within our community. The studio space will offer our community creative workshops, events and collaboration opportunities. Learn more.

MOSH Winter Discovery Camp

MOSH is offering one-day, fun-day discovery camps on days that children are out of school. Each camp encourages curiosity, learning and exploration as they venture around the museum. The Museum of Science and History makes each camp engaging for children of all ages and is a great way to spend days off from school. Learn more.


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:

DTJax Resident Survey
DTJax Employee Survey
DTJax Visitor Survey

Tomorrow: First Wednesday Art Walk

Wednesday, January 5th from 5-9 p.m.
Downtown Jacksonville

First Wednesday Art Walk takes place in #DTJax every month, rain or shine! This art-centered, community-building event takes you on a self-guided tour of Downtown Jacksonville’s arts and culture scene. Explore the main art hubs and stop into the participating businesses along the way for local art, live music, delicious food and more!

Explore the Art Hubs: 

James Weldon Johnson Park
135 W Monroe St.
Browse works by #ArtWalkJax artists and grab a bite at one of the food trucks: Hibashi PartySaffron and Son of a Butcher. Plus, listen to live music from The Groove Coalition, while sipping a brew in the Beer Garden.

The Breezeway at VyStar Tower
100 W. Bay St.
Enjoy a musical performance from The Band Be Easy and shop with your favorite Vagabond Flea vendors.

*Note: The Jessie (Ball duPont Center) will be closed during January’s First Wednesday Art Walk.

#DTJax Awards Tickets on Sale

January 12, 2022 from 4-6 p.m.
The Lark | 229 N. Hogan St.

Celebrating the people and projects making a difference in Downtown Jacksonville!

Each year Downtown Vision, Inc. hosts the #DTJax Awards to recognize and show our appreciation for those who love and serve Downtown Jacksonville.Enjoy cocktails and light bites with us as we celebrate the best of #DTJax.

Awards include Downtown Ambassador of the Year, Downtowner of the Year, Downtown Project of the Year, Small Business of the Year, and Downtown Achievement Award.

Learn More & Purchase Tickets

Upcoming #DTJax Events

Elvis Birthday Bash
January 7 at 7 p.m.
Florida Theatre

World-class Elvis impersonators return to the Florida Theatre to celebrate Elvis’ 86th Birthday Bash! The two performers will trace Elvis from his rockabilly days to some of his final recordings. If you love the King of Rock & Roll, you won’t want to miss this experience!

Jaguars Game Day Tailgate
January 9 at 9 a.m.
Tailgater’s Parking Lot

(1906 E. Beaver St.)

The Jacksonville Jaguars and Indianapolis Colts face-off this Sunday, January 9th. Spend the last Jaguars home game of the season by tailgating with Gameday Tailgate Experience. Enjoy live music, unlimited food and an open bar at their all-inclusive tailgating event.

Sip & Stroll Presented by PNC
January 20 at 5 p.m.
Southbank Riverwalk

(1201 Riverplace Blvd.)

Join us to sip on delicious drinks and stroll the stunning Southbank Riverwalk every Third Thursday of the month at Sip & Stroll Presented by PNC. Enjoy live music, food vendors, bars and a picnic area – all with a picturesque sunset backdrop.

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