#DTJax Weekly Update: July 13-19, 2021

Instagram of the Week

@xanajazmin is always sharing her unique perspective of #DTJax. This time, she included one of our incredible Downtown Ambassadors in the composition! This hardworking team is on the ground in Downtown 7 days a week, keeping our neighborhood clean and safe.

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

New and Noteworthy

Whispers Oyster Bar Opens for Lunch

Back by popular demand, Whispers Crab House and Oyster Bar will be offering lunch service beginning Wednesday, July 14th. Their menu includes seafood and endless Caribbean and Southern style options. Learn more.

Rock the Moon at MOSH

Celebrate the anniversary of the Moon landing on Saturday, July 17 with local indie/space rock band, Skyview, the Northeast Florida Astronomical Society (NEFAS) and MOSH! Learn more.

Bellwether Now Offering Delivered Catering

Looking to cater an office event in #DTJax? Bellwether offering catering delivered to your office. Each boxed lunch contains a sandwich, side dish, cookie, bottled water, and cutlery. Learn more.

Laura Street Trio Incentive Plan Moves to Council

The mayor’s budget review committee approved sending legislation for $24.7 million in city funding for the Laura Street Trio project to the City Council. The project will include 140 hotel rooms, 21,000 square feet of restaurant and lounge space and 8,000 square feet of retail space. Learn more.

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, and attend their public meetings to contribute to the conversation on July 15th and 20th.

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.

Riverfront Plaza Design Competition

The three final design firms pitched their concepts to the Downtown Investment Authority and are seeking public feedback. If you weren’t able to watch the presentations, you can view them online through the City of Jacksonville’s procurement website.

Submit your feedback to the presenters via their websites:
Agency Landscape + Planning: “A Love Story”
OLIN Partnership: “Jax Park”
Perkins & Will: “One Park Jax”

Don’t Miss These Downtown Events!

We are so excited to see our Downtown Jacksonville events calendar fill with upcoming happenings!

Looking for things to do Downtown? Check it out. Have an upcoming event? Submit here.

Give the Gift of the Downtown Experience

Check out the #DTJax e-Gift Card – good at 30 of your favorite #DTJax businesses and counting! Purchase for friends, family or colleagues and invite them to enjoy the best in Downtown dining, shopping and entertainment.

These digital gift cards can be purchased at, anytime, anywhere and for any amount between $5 and $250. They can be used multiple times at multiple participating locations and the balance is always available on your smartphone.

Upcoming #DTJax Events

Free Summer Theatre
Multiple Dates and Times
Florida Theatre

The Florida Theatre and Theatreworks are thrilled to announce Theatreworks: Free Summer Theatre. Families can enjoy giant puppets, musical numbers and more during the FREE Summer Theatre shows. Reservations are required. All shows have 11:00 AM and 1:00 PM showtimes. Learn more and RSVP.

Bold Matsuri Cosplay Festival
July 17-18 at Multiple Times
Jacksonville Fairgrounds

Bold Matsuri is an annual Anime and Cosplay Festival that is held in Jacksonville, Florida. Their convention will feature many events and activities during the convention for attendees to take part in such as meeting their favorite guest, participating in guest panels, contests, a gaming area, and cosplay/anime focused after-hour events.

James Weldon Johnson Park

Don’t miss out on all of the events going on in the park this month!
View the schedule!

Riverside Arts Market

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!

Visit our Events Calendar to see more local events.

Updates from Downtown Vision

We are Seeking a Marketing and Events Intern!

Looking to contribute to the Downtown community in a meaningful way through marketing and events? Applications are open for our Fall internship. Please share with anyone you know who may be interested. View the job description.

Check out our recent Instagram Reels, featuring The Happy Grilled Cheese and the new Vista Brooklyn Apartments.

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!

Exploring Downtown Jacksonville on the Skyway

School’s Out: Fun Things to do with Kids in Downtown Jacksonville This Summer

The Bread and Burger, Estrella Cocina and The Bread and Board Provisions Ribbon Cutting Celebration