#DTJax Weekly Update: July 2 – July 8

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Things To Do Downtown


Arts & Culture

Wednesday, July 3
Thursday, July 4
Friday, July 5
Saturday, July 6
Sunday, July 7


Live Music & Nightlife 

Tuesday, July 2
Wednesday, July 3
Thursday, July 4
Friday, July 5
Saturday, July 6
Sunday, July 7
Monday, July 8



#DTJax News





Downtown Vision Updates:


Celebrate Independence Day at July’s Art Walk!
Party like a patriot and join us at the July 3rd Art Walk: Red, White and Blues.
Enjoy live music, local art and 30+ participating venues this month! Plus, show your patriotism and grab a free USA flag from the red Art Walk tent, while supplies last.


Main Stage @ Hemming Park:
Stop by the Main Stage to enjoy a blues performance by Vibe RW from 5-6:30 p.m. and stick around to catch the talented Groove Coalition from 6:45-9 p.m.


Kid Zone on Adam Street:
Bring the kids to Adams St. to enjoy bounce houses, activities by MyGym, jump-roping by Jump 4 Jax, magic tricks and more!


Adam Street Eats:
Visit featured restaurants on Adams Street during Art Walk like Breezy Jazz Club, De Real Ting Cafe, Gili’s Kitchen and Kazu Sushi Burrito. Pick up discount coupons at participating venues or at the Art Walk tent on the corner of Laura and Monroe St. at Hemming Park.


Food Truck Valley:
Grab a bite from Balu’s Surf Shack, Fusion, Hazelnut Grill Honey Dripper House, Rocco’s Pizzeria and Latin Soul Grill in the Food Truck Valley on Laura St.



The Oasis @ Art Walk Returns
Find your chill at our summer placemaking experience in Hemming Park from 5-8 p.m. Check out details on this and other placemaking initiatives here.
Find out everything going on at July’s Art Walk here.



YMCA Group Workout Classes at Corkscrew Park!
FREE group workouts at The Corkscrew – #DTJax’s new outdoor public gym located on the Northbank Riverwalk in the shade of the Acosta Bridge – presented by Winston Family YMCA and City of Jacksonville.
These certified trainer-led classes take place each Tuesday at 12:15 p.m. so bring yourself and a friend and get your sweat on. (Bathrooms & water fountain on site.)




New Opportunity at DVI!
Join the team at Downtown Vision as our next Experience Manager!
The position will focus on enhancing, beautifying and maintaining Downtown’s public realm, including reinforcing a “sense of place” in targeted areas via DVI’s Lively And Beautiful Sidewalks (LABS) initiative.
For a full description and how to apply, click here.



Internship Opportunity
DVI is looking for fall interns.
If you’re a college student in your sophomore, junior or senior year of college, or a recent graduate looking for marketing and events experience, we want you! Learn more here.



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About Downtown Vision:


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.