#DTJax Weekly Update: July 26 – August 1

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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DVI Updates 


Back to School SmARTs Art Walk:

One week till First Wednesday Art Walk – Back to School SmARTs with This month we have tons of kid-friendly activities up and down Laura Street including:
As always, we’ll also have local art, food trucks and live music. Come visit us at the Art Walk tent in Hemming Park to pick up your Get Fit at Art Walk stamp card in order to complete the route and win a prize by participating in the Mayor Curry’s Mayorthon!

Don’t forget to hang out at the Front Porch at The Landing and to visit Art Walk After Dark in The Elbow.

For more information, check out our website and we’ll see the whole family August 3!

We’re Looking for Interns!

If you or someone you know is looking for an internship this Fall, DVI may be the perfect fit! We are looking for marketing and events interns so if you love Art Walk, want to get to know Downtown better or are looking to find out how an organization like ours works, apply today!

More information on the internship positions can be found here, and if you’re interested please email a cover letter and resume to

Mark your calendars for PARK(ing) Day in #DTJax:

September 16, 2016 is PARK(ing) Day, which is an internationally celebrated event where citizens, artists and activists collaborate to turn metered parking spaces into temporary public spaces.

If you are a #DTJax area business interested in creating a temporary parklet for PARK(ing) Day, please email no later than August 12.

Here is the sample parklet designed by Transform Jax in front of Zodiac Bar and Grill:

The Elbow Tailgate:

The Elbow, DVI and the Jacksonville Jaguars are teaming up for The Elbow Tailgate, a game-day package providing fans special ticket pricing for 2016 Jaguar home games. This package not only includes discounted tickets, but also drink specials in Downtown’s Entertainment District before and after home games. Just show your ticket stub for a discounted drink!

For more information, visit to purchase your tickets today!

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We Have an App! #DTJax
Our new app, #DTJax, is now available in the Apple App Store and on Google Play. It’s the best way to know what is going on, with a full list of our events, things to do and places to eat and drink. The app also provides information that can be found on our website including parking, hotel options and various directories.
Download today so you can know what’s up Downtown!


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St. John’s River Taxi and Tours:
It’s summertime, so enjoy the warm weather on the water with the St. John’s River Taxi! The River Taxi is now available for eco tours, Jacksonville Zoo trips and sunset river cruises. Read our blog on the experience of the sunset river cruise, a perfect end to a day in #DTJax or the beginning of a night in #TheElbowJax!


Running every thirty minutes, the River Taxi stops at the Northbank Riverwalk at The Landing, the Southbank at Friendship Fountain, Southbank at the The Doubletree Hotel, Southbank Riverwalk at The Lexington Hotel and at Metropolitan Park during special events. For more information, visit their website here and buy your tickets today!


DVI Annual Report Available:
 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 2014-2015.