#DTJax Weekly Update: March 23-29, 2021

Instagram of the Week

@leavesandlibations captured this stunning photo of @manifestdistilling’s newest spirit, The Florida Botanical Gin. Swing through their tasting room Wednesday-Saturday from 2-7 p.m. to try it and buy it!

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

New and Noteworthy

Call for Volunteers

We are seeking volunteers for our Jax River Jams Concert Series Presented by VyStar Credit Union, every Thursday from April 8-29th. Enjoy live music and help us bring vibrancy and community to Downtown Jacksonville! Apply now.

#DTJax Goes Purple for Women’s History Month 

Downtown Jacksonville is glowing purple for Women’s History Month! JTA is lighting their Acosta Bridge display every night this week through Saturday. Take a stroll along the Riverwalk and tag us in your photos! Photo by Fred Ortyl.

Local Artists Wanted for Sculpture Opportunity 

Florida Blue and The Cultural Council of Greater Jacksonville present a sculpture opportunity exclusively for artists from the Greater Northeast Florida region. With a budget of $75,000 – this request for proposals asks for a sketch or rendering of an artist’s concept. Learn more.

Crack the Case with FSCJ Artist Series

FSCJ Artist Series is bringing the Art Heist Experience to #DTJax April 13-May 2. This is a true crime outdoor walking show where socially distanced groups move through five walkable locations nearby the Times-Union Center in Jacksonville to gather clues. Learn more.

Scooters in Downtown Jacksonville

The City of Jacksonville launched a one-year pilot program for e-scooters. Locals and visitors alike can rent and ride electric scooters via smartphone applications including Blue Duck, Helbiz, LINK and SPIN, paying $1 to activate the scooter and approximately $.30 per minute.

The Dockless Mobility Zone boundary encompasses much of the central core, extending east to TIAA Bank Field and west to the Duval County Courthouse. Scooters can be rented and dropped off 24/7 at 35 designated, geofenced corrals. Learn more.

Lineup Announced for Jax River Jams
Presented by VyStar Credit Union

Save the dates for the Jax River Jams Concert Series Presented by VyStar Credit Union. The series will run Thursdays April 8-29 at the scenic Riverfront Plaza (former site of the Jacksonville Landing). Enjoy country, rock/alternative and Hip Hop jams from national headliners and local openers, plus a Small Business & Artist Market and local food and drink favorites. ⁣This outdoor event will be held in accordance with CDC guidelines.

April 8: Country Singer-Songwriter Chase Rice
With local opener Firewater Tent Revival

April 15: Punk Pop band New Found Glory
With local opener Universal Green

April 22: Hip Hop artists and Jacksonville natives Quad City DJ’s
With local opener LPT

April 29: Rock band Sugar Ray
With local opener Honey Hounds

Learn More.

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

MOSH After Dark: Candy Engineering with Sweet Pete’s Candy
March 25th at 6 p.m.

How does a candy maker get the perfect swirl of colors in every lollipop? See up close the techniques in creating old-fashioned candy with Sweet Pete’s Candy! Guests will have the opportunity to spin and pull a lollipop or two to take home.

Cathedral District Walking Tour
March 27th at 9 a.m.
@ Downtown Jacksonville

Join The Jaxson’s Ennis Davis, Bill Delaney and Mike Field for a two hour tour of the Cathedral District, the oldest remaining walkable neighborhood in Jacksonville’s Urban Core. Located in the Downtown Northbank between Ocean Street and Hogans Creek, the Cathedral District’s history dates back to the original founding of the city.

James Weldon Johnson Park Events

Don’t miss out on all of the events going on in the park this month! Learn more.

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