#DTJax Weekly Update: March 15-21, 2022

Instagram of the Week

There’s nothing better than a sunny weekend spent in #DTJax! Shop with local artists and vendors, enjoy some of the best food trucks in the area and listen to live music at the River Stage every Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. under the Acosta Bridge at the Riverside Arts Market. Special thanks to @thegnarlyrebel for capturing this rad shot of RAM.

Use the hashtag #DTJax for a chance to be featured as the next Instagram of the Week.

New and Noteworthy

Art in the Park

Northeast Florida’s only chalk drawing competition returns to James Weldon Johnson Park on Saturday, March 26th!  The 2022 theme will be “My Wish for Jacksonville – Celebrating The Next 200 Years” in honor of Jacksonville’s upcoming bicentennial celebration. Artists of all ages will have up to six hours to create a work of art entirely from chalk.

Toon Town Market

Located a few steps from TIAA Bank Stadium, is multi-functional event warehouse covered in street art known as “Toon Town”. Join Toon Town Jax for their third market of the year on March 26th from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.! Shop with almost 60 vendors and enjoy food trucks, a kid zone, pet vendors, local artists and so much more.

Jumbo Shrimp
Opening Day

Baseball season is returning to #DTJax on April 5th! Join the Jumbo Shrimp for Opening Day as they welcome fans back to the ballpark for the 2022 baseball season.Don’t miss the first pitch of the season against the Worcester Red Sox at 7:05 p.m. Plus, make sure to stick around for the post game fireworks show!


It’s almost time for the inaugural “Woofstock” dog friendly music festival on April 23rd. This event will feature multiple stages of amazing music, local vendors, food trucks, a full array of delicious beverages and best of all it is dog friendly! A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Jacksonville Humane Society and VIP tickets are available to purchase. Learn More.

This Week: Sip & Stroll Presented by PNC

Third Thursday Sip & Stroll Presented by PNC
Thursday, March 17
Southbank Riverwalk
Stroll the stunning Southbank Riverwalk every Third Thursday of the month between the DoubleTree Hotel and the Southbank Hotel. Enjoy live music, food vendors, bars and picnic areas – all with a picturesque sunset backdrop.

New to the Sip & Stroll Presented by PNC Bank Experience: 
Enjoy a creative and artistic pop-up lounge, thanks to the support of PNC and the Cultural Council of Greater Jacksonville, featuring artists Maiya Elaine and Christopher Clark. Special thanks to our friends at Kanine Social for providing water bowls for our furry friends, which will be stationed along the Southbank Riverwalk.

Sips: Enjoy beer, wine and Manifest Distilling cocktails. Plus, enjoy handcrafted mocktails and kava drinks by Wildcrafters

Food:  Dos Vatos Tacos, La Bodega Original, Lazy Days HotDog Cart, San Marco Chz Fry Co and 904Gyros

Live Music: Bold City Classics & Taylor Shami Music

Dress: We recommend bundling up in warm Date Night attire with comfortable shoes, fit for strolling!

Weather: The low for the event will be 68 degrees. The sun will set at approximately 7:36 p.m.

Sip and Stroll is Presented by PNC in Partnership with the Downtown Investment Authority.

Jax River Jams Presented by VyStar Credit Union

#DTJax’s Favorite Concert Series Returns!

When: April 7, 14, 21 & 28
Where: Riverfront Plaza | 2 W. Independent Drive

This spring, join us on the riverfront each Thursday in April for the return of Jax River Jams Presented by VyStar Credit Union! This free, four-week, multi-genre concert series will be held Thursdays in April at Riverfront Plaza in Downtown Jacksonville and will feature: Spin Doctors & Sister Hazel, Boyz II Men, Carly Pearce and Manchester OrchestraLearn More.

Love these bands? Want to get close-up to all the action? Enjoy an elevated experience with all new Preferred Seating at Jax River Jams! Learn More.

Jax River Jams 2022 Lineup
April 7: Rock Band Spin Doctors and Alternative and Southern Rock Band Sister Hazel

Opener: Southern-fried funk band Dirty Bird & The Flu

April 14: Grammy Award-winning, Global-Iconic Group Boyz II Men

Openers: Hip-hop, jazz and neo-soul band Katz Downstairz & hip-hop musician, DJ, host, podcaster, actor and journalist Mr. Al Pete

April 21: Country Music Association’s Female Artist of the Year Carly Pearce

Openers: Alt-country/Americana band Dean Winter and the Heat & genre-defying and cinematic instrumental group Jon Stickley Trio

April 28: Indie rock band Manchester Orchestra

Openers: Getaway band Glazed & alternative/indie band Lunar Vacation

Help Improve Downtown Jacksonville

Each year Downtown Vision (DVI) evaluates the state of Downtown Jacksonville and collects data on how to improve the Downtown experience. Please share your feedback with us utilizing these three surveys for a chance to win a $100 #DTJax Gift Card:

DTJax Resident Survey
DTJax Employee Survey
DTJax Visitor Survey

Upcoming #DTJax Events

Full Moon Yoga
March 18 at 7 p.m.

MOSH is now offering a Full Moon Yoga program led by Shawn Blackshear. Join Blackshear for a grounding moon salutation on the MOSH Rooftop. The program begins Friday, March 18 at 7 p.m.

More Art Conversation
March 17 at 5-8 p.m.
@ Sip & Stroll Presented by PNC

Join the Cultural Council of Greater Jacksonville for an evening of
MORE Art Conversation. This FREE event will feature live art with Christopher Clark and Maiye Elaine. Come meet like minded individuals and enjoy enlightening conversation.


Ruby Beach Pop-Up 
March 26 at 1-4 p.m.
Ruby Beach Brewing

Join Ruby Beach on March 26th for their first pop-up market. Grab a beer and browse some of their favorite local Jax vendors. Featuring beer specials and delicious food. Learn More.

Every Saturday, under the Fuller Warren Bridge, enjoy a beautiful outdoor market. Shop local produce, handmade goods and dine at your favorite food trucks.

Check out this week’s line-up!

James Weldon Johnson Park

Don’t miss out on all of the events going on in the park this month, including lunchtime musical performances and weekend festivals! View the schedule.

See More Events

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.

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.

Updates from Downtown Vision

Downtown Vision’s
2020-2021 Annual Report 

We are excited to share our 2020-2021 Annual Report.

Explore the ways our organization makes a difference in Downtown Jacksonville. From our exceptional team of Downtown Ambassadors, to our signature events old and new, we are always striving to makes #DTJax the place to be.

View The Report

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