#DTJax Weekly Update: July 6-12, 2021

Instagram of the Week

It was SO fun checking out everyone’s shots from the City of Jacksonville’s Fourth of July Fireworks Show Sunday night! We love this one from @nick.russett. 🎆

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

New and Noteworthy

New Exhibit Opens at MOCA

Local artist Doug Eng’s Structure of Nature // Nature of Structure exhibition opens this Friday, July 9 at 8 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. Through his art and advocacy, Eng highlights the need to preserve our endangered wetlands and forests in Northeast Florida, drawing parallels with our search for a common identity as human beings. Learn more.

Coming Soon to Sweet Pete’s, Fizzies & Fare

Sweet Pete’s Candy is bringing a delicious dining experience to #DTJax! Fizzies & Fare will be serving up light bites, milkshakes, champagne cocktails, vegan options and more!⁠ Learn more.

Honey’z Plates Opens Today on Adams St.

Honey’z Plates, The Juice Bar Cafe is open starting today! Downtown residents and employees will receive 10% off with ID, and all customers will receive 5% off today through Friday. Learn more.

Swing Dance Sundays Return to The Volstead

Swing Dance Sunday at The Volstead has returned to #DTJax! Join them Sunday, July 25th for FREE lessons starting at 7 p.m. Grab a partner or come alone, you’ll see why it is the talk of the town. 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

Chris Thomas Big Band Dance
July 9 at 7:30 p.m.
Friday Musicale

A professionally trained and competitive dancer, Chris Thomas combines dance, vocals, and the best musicians in north Florida to deliver an unforgettable performance. He has the style and swagger of Sinatra and the performance excitement of James Brown and Bruno Mars.

Cathedral District Second Sunday Social
July 11th from 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
Main Street Park

Join us on Sunday, July 11, 2021 at Main Street Park in the Cathedral District for a rocking and rolling good time with your family! Check out local businesses, listen to music, and enjoy good times with your family!

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.

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!

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