Instagram of the Week
Incredible photo creation of the Main Street Bridge.
Magic made by @smtierney_photography.
Use the hashtag #DTJax for a chance to be featured.
July’s Virtual Art Scroll:
Join us tomorrow, at 12 p.m. and 6 p.m. on the Art Walk Facebook Page for the July Virtual Art Scroll! At lunch enjoy an interview and performance by Mal Jones of The Lyricist Live and in the evening, get your dancing shoes on for a jam session with The Groove Coalition. Learn More
4th of July in #DTJax:
Jax Shrimp July 3rd Independence Day Celebration
On July 3rd the Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp are hosting an Independence Day Fireworks Celebration at 121 Financial Ballpark. Fans are invited to come early to the socially-distanced event, with the club screening a baseball movie at 7:30 p.m. Learn more
The City of Jacksonville will be lighting the sky in multiple locations across Jacksonville this year, including our very own Downtown celebration. The show will begin at 9:45 p.m. Watch from the Northbank and Southbank River Walk. Please maintain social distancing.
Shop Small and Support Local:
Take a look at our #DTJax Business Updates blog to see which Downtown Jacksonville businesses are open and what services they are currently offering.
The Volstead is open for to-go and delivery! Order your favorite craft cocktails to enjoy at home this 4th of July weekend. Food vendors will be setting up at The Volstead this week including Chancho King and El Cubano Jax.
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Drive Thru Food Pantry
Catholic Charities Jacksonville in partnership with Farm Share is hosting a drive thru food pantry through July 31st at The Jessie located at 40 East Adams Street. This pantry provides shelf-stable food items for the general public and is open on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
Dos Gatos is open for to-go cocktails, bottles and more. Stop in Monday-Friday from 5-9 p.m. and Saturday from 6-10 p.m. Food will be available from Chop It Charlie’s Food Cart and Catering.
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Summer Family Fun
We’ve compiled a list of ways to spend time with your family, social distancing style, in Downtown Jacksonville! View the blog post for more ideas.
Need something fun to do with your 8-12-year-old teenager this summer? Go Tuk’n has created exciting tours that reinvent the typical scavenger hunt. Each vehicle is private and in the open-air, so no need to worry about crowds.
Your kids will thank you for taking them to Sweet Pete’s Candy! Known as the “sweetest destination on earth”, this candy store is an experience for people of all ages. Shop around in their toy and candy store, take fun photos in their social media room and watch how your favorite candy is made!
Updates from Downtown Vision
Mandatory Masks: As of 6/29/2020, the City of Jacksonville has implemented a mandatory mask requirement for public & indoor locations, and in other situations where individuals cannot socially distance.
Alcohol Sales: The Department of Business and Professional Regulation has suspended on premises consumption of alcohol at bars statewide. More Info
Florida Reopening Phase II:
Florida is now in Phase II of the state-wide reopening plans. Governor DeSantis’ plan, Safe, Smart, Step-by-Step, relaxes more of the measures put in place to slow the spread of COVID-19. Changes Include:
- Gyms and retail operating at 100% capacity
- Entertainment facilities can open at a 50% capacity
- Groups are encouraged to limit gatherings to no more than 50
Small Business Support
- Visit COVID-19: #DTJax Resources for Small Business for up-to-date information on loans, grants and assistance for those dealing with layoffs.
- Please take our Impact Survey for Downtown Businesses so we can share with leadership as they plan relief efforts.
The Downtown Vision office is closed but the team can be contacted by email.