#DTJax Weekly Update Mar. 15 – Mar. 21

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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Things To Do Downtown


Arts + Culture

Family Fun  
Mar. 16: Truffle Class
Mar. 19: GastroFest 2016

Live Music + Nightlife
Mar. 17: Get The Led Out

                           Mar. 19: GastroFest After Dark

 Business + Networking 




Stories From



DVI Updates 


Just a Few Tickets Left!
After months of waiting, the Urban Oasis Gala is finally here! This Saturday, March 19, join us for a night of catering by Black Sheep, a full bar featuring soon-to-be Downtown Intuition Ale Works and Bold City Brewery, treats by Peterbrooke Chocolatier and Sweet Pete’s and live music by the Chris Thomas Band. There will also be Downtown awards presented and a silent auction with amazing items including cocktail parties, behind the scenes tours, annual memberships and more. This inaugural gala will celebrate and benefit the Downtown Parklet Program to better activate and energize #DTJax. We don’t have many tickets left, so make sure to buy yours today here!



Spark Walk + Creator Innovation Day: 
One Spark is joining forces with community partners and will be comprised of two days, two events in April.
On Wednesday, April 6, we will celebrate Creators on the streets of Downtown Jacksonville with a First Wednesday Spark Walk from noon
to 10 p.m.
Thursday, April 7, will be Creator Innovation Day at The Hyatt which provides Creators and Entrepreneurs with information, tools and local resources to move ideas from concept to company. Register here to be a part of Creator Innovation Day.
We’ll see you in April!


#JaxJazzFest Returns to The Core:
The 2016 Jacksonville Jazz Festival is returning Downtown May 26-29. The Jazz Marketplace is an exciting new addition to the festival this year where local artists and vendors intermingle with existing Downtown establishments for an Art Walk like experience. Are you a Downtown business owner with a storefront within the festival footprint? You too can participate in the marketplace driving additional foot traffic to your location, maximizing your business’s exposure and leave a positive impression for years to come. Apply here to be a part of the Jazz Marketplace today!


Volunteers Opportunities:
Want to get involved in the community? Sign up today to volunteer at First Wednesday Spark Walk on April 9.


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.