Instagram of the Week
Take a ride on one of the electric Art Bikes and explore #DTJax like never before! Art Bikes Jax offers tours daily. Cruise through several of Jacksonville’s historic neighborhoods, parks and art districts. The tour highlights Downtown’s best public art installations, James Weldon Johnson Park, the Phoenix Art District, Hogan’s Creek and McCoy’s Creek–key pieces of the Emerald Trail.
Save the date and mark your calendar for the next Hidden Jacksonville tour on May 22nd.
📸 : @artbikesjax
Use the hashtag #DTJax for a chance to be featured as the next Instagram of the Week.
New and Noteworthy
Hollywood OpeningNext Week: Sip & Stroll
Presented by PNC
Sip & Stroll Presented by PNC returns to the Southbank Thursday, May 19th! This month features: Tiny Dock-style Concert featuring Firewater Tent Revival on the River Taxi and a Silent Disco After Party on the DoubleTree pool deck. Learn More.
Music in the Breezeway
Each Tuesday and Thursday, join us for live music at the Breezeway at VyStar Credit Union. Enjoy live tunes during lunch from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Make sure to stop by and check out Callie Leigh this Thursday!
MOCA Summer Camp
This summer, MOCA is offering a summer camp fto bring out the creativity in your child. Kids will explore gallery exhibits, create art in the studios and learn through practice. MOCA will offer weekly sessions from June 6 through August 5. Learn More.
June 11, 2022 will mark Jacksonville’s 200th year as a city! The Jacksonville Historical Society and partners have planned a day full of celebration which includes an opening ceremony, parade, street vendors, food trucks, concert, fireworks and more, all free to the public. Learn More.
#DTJax Development Updates
The 42-story Bank of America Tower at 50 N. Laura St. is set for an interior face-lift that, along with other upgrades, could add additional retail to the first floor and a restaurant space. Improvements will begin this summer. Learn More.
JWB Real Estate Capital filed a request with the Downtown Development Review Board for conceptual design approval of a 175-unit, 18-building apartment community in the Cathedral District. The board is expected to vote May 12 on the conceptual designs. Learn More.
Investors are moving forward with a plan to invest $55 million to rehabilitate two historic buildings and connect two new structures to create a 184-unit, mixed-use apartment development in Downtown’s North Core neighborhood. Learn More.
Columbia Ventures LLC plans to build a five-story, 341-unit mixed-use apartment development in Brooklyn. The project will include restaurant and retail spaces and a 428-space parking garage. Learn More.
Upcoming #DTJax Events
May 14th at 12 to 7 p.m.
@ James Weldon Johnson Park
Don’t miss the first annual Crawfish Festival at James Weldon Johnson Park! There will be vendors, food trucks, live entertainment and plenty of crawfish to go around! Learn More.
Hollywood Opening Night
May 21st at 7 p.m.
@ Florida Theatre
Walk the red carpet in your most glamorous attire on Saturday, May 21 during Hollywood Opening Night presented by Dex Imaging at the Florida Theatre. Attendees can expect a truly fabulous evening of dining, cocktails and one-of-a-kind live performances. Learn More and Purchase Tickets.
June 18 at 4 p.m.
@ Daily’s Place
A faith-based concert and exhibition open to all citizens of the Jacksonville community. The goal is to create a unified environment that will recognize and heighten awareness of this monumental event in African American history, both culturally and spiritually.
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.
Updates from Downtown Vision
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Stay up to date with what’s going on Downtown and learn more about what makes #DTJax an incredible place to live, work, visit and invest!