#DTJax Weekly Update: May 11-17, 2021

Instagram of the Week

@justferningaround is the adorable local influencer we didn’t know we needed. She’s striking a pose on @davidnackashi’s mural on the Northbank Riverwalk.

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

New and Noteworthy

Imagination Squared¹⁰ at MOCA Jacksonville

Take a trip to MOCA to view Imagination Squared¹⁰, a community created art installation in their atrium space. Individuals were given wooden squares to use as a blank canvas, and together the pieces remind us that we have a voice and share a space in this community and world together. Learn more.

Jacksonville Jazz Fest Call for Jazz Pianists

Applications are now open for the 2021 Jacksonville Jazz Piano Competition presented by Keyboard Connection – The Piano Place! Entries must be submitted by Monday, July 5, 2021 at 11:59pm EST. Learn more.

Your Family’s Favorite Earworm is Coming to #DTJax

Baby Shark LIVE! is coming to the Moran Theatre at the Times-Union Center for the Performing Arts on June 25! Grab tickets now.

Bid on Unique Footballs to Support Local Arts and Culture

Support the local arts community by bidding on one of 19 official NFL footballs, painted by a Northeast Florida artist and signed by a Jaguars players. Proceeds support the Cultural Council of Greater JacksonvilleBid now!

Happy 6th Work Anniversary to our Fearless Leader, Jake Gordon!

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

Front Row From Home
May 13 from 7:30-9 p.m.
@ Virtual Event

Front Row From Home is a live one-hour virtual fundraiser that you can support from the best seat in the house – your couch! Hosts Ken Amaro, Catalina Alers-Alers and Steve Smith will showcase the best of Jacksonville’s talent and performers while you learn more about the Florida Theatre and have fun bidding on exciting auction items.

Jacksonville Pub Walks
May 14 from 7-9 p.m.
@ Downtown Jacksonville

“Legends & Liars” pub walk. 13 stories, 1 lie; try to guess the lie to win a prize. Each week a different theme. Meet at a pub, stop mid-way at a pub, end at a pub. Meet at Bold City Brewery Downtown for the 7pm start. $20/p. Text or call to register, 904-599-0019.

James Weldon Johnson Park

Don’t miss out on all of the events going on in the park this month!
View the schedule!

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.

Visit our Events Calendar to see more local events.

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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!

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