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This past Saturday, we welcomed the USS Orleck to the Downtown Jacksonville Riverfront. After 12 years in the making, we are overjoyed that the USS Orleck has made its journey to #DTJax. Special thanks to the City of Jacksonville, Mayor Lenny Curry, Vystar Credit Union and the Jacksonville Naval Museum for helping bring the USS Orleck home.
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New and Noteworthy
FIFTY: An Alumni Exhibition at MOCA
As the University of North Florida celebrates its 50th anniversary, MOCA has developed an exhibition showcasing the work of fifty artists who graduated from UNF. Working across a breadth of media, the diversity of work on display is reflective of the variety of art disciplines taught at UNF, as well as the wealth of career opportunities that UNF alumni choose to explore.
New Brunch in #DTJax
Sweet Pete’s restaurant, Fizzies and Fare, is now serving up brunch on the weekends! From pancakes to burgers and everything in-between, Fizzies and Fare has something to fit everyone’s brunch cravings. Stop by every Saturday and Sunday between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. to try their new brunch menu and maybe even explore Northeast Florida’s largest candy selection while you’re there!
Jumbo Shrimp Opening Day Street Fest
Celebrate Opening Day early with the Jumbo Shrimp’s Opening Day Street Festival! A. Philip Randolph Blvd will be closed from 4-7 p.m. on April 5 for several attractions, including a climbing wall, street games, live music, local high school drumline, local vendor booths and more.
Next Week: First Wednesday Art Walk
Join us next Wednesday, April 6th, from 5 to 9 p.m. for another First Wednesday Art Walk in #DTJax! Take a self-guided tour of Downtown Jacksonville’s arts and culture scene, with featured art hubs and lots to explore in between. Stroll between art hubs and stop at the many participating businesses along the way. Shop with local creatives, listen to live music and dine on delicious eats! Learn more.
Next Week: Jax River Jams Presented by
VyStar Credit Union
#DTJax’s Favorite Concert Series Returns April 7th!
When: April 7, 14, 21 and 28
Where: Riverfront Plaza | 2 W. Independent Drive
Join us NEXT WEEK on the riverfront 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.
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
Opener: Southern-fried funk band Dirty Bird & The Flu
April 14: Grammy Award-winning, Global-Iconic Group Boyz II Men
April 21: Country Music Association’s Female Artist of the Year Carly Pearce
April 28: Indie rock band Manchester Orchestra
Upcoming #DTJax Events
From the Tony Award®-winning creators of the Broadway classic Ragtime, this dazzling show transports us from the twilight of the Russian Empire to the euphoria of Paris in the 1920s, as a brave young woman sets out to discover the mystery of her past.
Bring your pups and help raise funds for the Jacksonville Humane Society! San Marco Row House will offer three outdoor row classes at 10 a.m., 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. Cost: $10 includes row class, a beer or coffee, plus a free day pass from Kanine Social. Learn more.
Join Friends of James Weldon Johnson Park for The Block Party – a free, family friendly event featuring band, AJEVA, and Jacksonville based favorite, Mama Blue. The event will spotlight fun games for all ages. Plus, enjoy frozen drinks, food trucks and summer vibes in the heart of Downtown. Learn More.
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.
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.
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.
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