#DTJax Weekly Update: May 15 – 21

The following is this week’s issue of the #DTJax Weekly Update e-newsletter. To receive this in your email inbox each week, sign-up here.


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Things To Do Downtown


Arts & Culture

Live Music & Nightlife

Sports, Health + Fitness



Get Involved


Jacksonville’s Car Free Week

When: May 14-18, 2018

A personal motorized vehicle can be a costly dependence, both for our wallets and the environment. For one week in Bike Month, the Jacksonville BPAC is encouraging you to try other options – for just one day, or all week. Find more information here.

International Gator Day Riverwalk Cleanup

Where: Meet at the Times-Union building
When: Saturday, May 19th from 9:30 – 11:30 a.m.

This event is recognized around the world as an opportunity for the Gator Nation to join forces to positively impact their communities. Join in on International Gator Day to help keep the community beautiful by cleaning up the Riverwalk. Find more information here.


Volunteer Opportunities: First Wednesday Art Walk
Help us make #ArtWalkJax a success and support Downtown’s signature monthly event! Sign up here.





#DTJax News




New businesses in #DTJax:


Now Open!


FSCJ’s 20West Cafe
20 W. Adams St.


Gili's Kitchen Logo
126 W. Adams St.



Island Girl Cigar Bar Downtown
11 N. Ocean St.



Justice Pub logo

The Justice Pub
315 E. Bay St.


Live Bakery

Live Bakery
327 E. Bay St

Coming Soon:

Burlock and Barrel logoBurlock & Barrel Distillery
417 Magnolia St.



Stories From



DVI Updates:


DVI in the News


Downtown Vision announces expansions for its Downtown Ambassadors program, including several new members and a brand-new street cleaner joining the clean and safe program. Read more here.

2016-2017 Annual Report

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Have you ever wondered, what exactly does DVI do in a year? Check out our latest Annual Report, which highlights accomplishments and financial information for fiscal year 2016-2017. Read or download the PDF here.

2016-2017 State of Downtown Report

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It’s an exciting time for Downtown Jacksonville. Since the beginning of 2016, Downtown has seen more than $80 million in completed development projects, such as the Winston Family YMCA and Daily’s Place Amphitheater. More than $2 billion in projects are currently under construction or proposed. Read about currently development, employment and residential trends in this 18-month look at the progress in Downtown Jacksonville from January 2016-June 2017. Read or download the PDF here.

2018 Art Walk Sponsorship Opportunities

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Downtown’s signature monthly event, First WednesdayArt Walk attracts 8,000 people each month, spans 15+ blocks with 30+ galleries, museums, cultural venues, restaurants, bars and businesses. In its 14th year, Art Walk celebrates the local art scene by featuring hundreds of artists, performers and live music acts. Be a partner today! Download the kit here.