#DTJax Weekly Update: July 10-16

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


Sports, Health + Fitness




Get Involved


River Rising: A Town Hall
Join St. Johns Riverkeeper and local experts as they take a deep dive into issues impacting the community at the start of Hurricane season. Experts will be on hand to discuss the impact of rising seas, past St. Johns River dredging projects, and the dredging that is currently underway. More information here.
When: Wednesday, July 11 at 6-7 p.m.

Where: Intuition Ale Works


Hemming Park Quarterly Stakeholders Meeting
Friends of Hemming Park will be providing important updates on park plans, performance standards, financials and events for the remainder of the year. Please RSVP to
When: Thursday, July 19 at 5-6:30 p.m.
Where: Friends of Hemming Park Office inside the Main Library.
Take a short survey prior to the meeting to let Friends of Hemming Park know how they are doing!


DIA Urban Arts Project Phase II “Meet the Artists”
The Cultural Council of Greater Jacksonville and Downtown Investment Authority’s Urban Arts Project are holding a public meeting to talk about Phase II of the Art in Public Places project and are hoping to get your input on the identity and needs of the area. Have your voices heard! More information here.
When: Thursday, July 19 at 6 p.m.
Where: Jax Makerspace inside the Main Library.
Tell them what you want to see by taking this quick survey.

Volunteer Opportunities: First Wednesday Art Walk
Help us make #ArtWalkJax a success and support Downtown’s signature monthly event! Sign up here.




#DTJax News



New businesses in #DTJax:


Now Open!

Gili's Kitchen Logo
126 W. Adams St.



11 N. Ocean St.


2 W. Independent Dr. Suite 154


Justice Pub logo

The Justice Pub
315 E. Bay St.



Coming Soon:

Burlock and Barrel logoBurlock & Barrel Distillery
417 Magnolia St.




Stories From




DVI Updates:


Internship Opportunity


2016-2017 Annual Report

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Have you ever wondered, what exactly does DVI do in a year? Check out our latest Annual Report, which highlights accomplishments and financial information for fiscal year 2016-2017. Read or download the PDF here.

2016-2017 State of Downtown Report

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It’s an exciting time for Downtown Jacksonville. Since the beginning of 2016, Downtown has seen more than $80 million in completed development projects, such as the Winston Family YMCA and Daily’s Place Amphitheater. More than $2 billion in projects are currently under construction or proposed. Read about currently development, employment and residential trends in this 18-month look at the progress in Downtown Jacksonville from January 2016-June 2017. Read or download the PDF here.

2018 Art Walk Sponsorship Opportunities

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Downtown’s signature monthly event, First WednesdayArt Walk attracts 8,000 people each month, spans 15+ blocks with 30+ galleries, museums, cultural venues, restaurants, bars and businesses. In its 14th 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.