Instagram of the Week
The Jacksonville Jazz Festival returns Memorial Day Weekend, May 26-29, in #DTJax! For more than 40 years, the Jacksonville Jazz Festival has brought music lovers together to enjoy incredible food, drinks, community and music. The festival will kick off with the Jacksonville Jazz Piano Competition at Florida Theatre, followed by three days of live, free entertainment on two stages along the St. Johns River.
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New and Noteworthy
FT Gala: Hollywood
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. Learn More and Purchase Tickets.
Join Councilwoman Ju’Coby Pittman, Friends of James Weldon Johnson Park and the City of Jacksonville for this festival Saturday, May 21 to educate the community about the historical significance of Florida’s observed Emancipation Day. Learn More.
ULI Florida Summit
DVI is a proud sponsor of the ULI Florida Summit coming up at the Hyatt Regency, June 1-3. Join some of Florida’s most experienced real estate developers here in #DTJax & learn about Downtown’s growth. Learn More and Register.
Crazy Fun-time Circus
Don’ t miss a carnival themed celebration featuring clowns, popcorn, cotton candy, acrobats and over 50 works of art by Jason Tetlak at the
June 1 First Wednesday Art Walk. Learn More.
This Week: Sip & Stroll Presented by PNC
Third Thursday Sip & Stroll Presented by PNC
Thursday, May 19
Southbank Riverwalk between
the DoubleTree Hotel and the Southbank Hotel
- Tiny Dock Concert Series type pop-up experience on the St Johns River Taxi featuring Fire Water Tent Revival
- Live music Lets Ride Brass Band
- Free Silent Disco After Party on the DoubleTree Deck
- Beer, wine and Manifest Distilling cocktails. Plus, enjoy a floating beer and wine experience aboard the St Johns River Taxi
- Brochachos Fusion Eats, Chancho King, Dos Vatos Tacos, The Hungry Owl, La Bodega Original, Lazy Days Hot Dog Cart and Mister Softee Ice Cream Truck
Sip and Stroll is Presented by PNC in Partnership with the Downtown Investment Authority.
Upcoming #DTJax Events
May 18th, 19th, 20th, 21st and 22nd
@ 121 FCU Ballpark
The Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp have games all week-long! Don’t miss your chance to watch the Shrimp face-off against Durnham.
Candy & Cocktails
May 20th at 6 p.m.
@ Sweet Pete’s
Join fellow candy lovers each month for rotating cocktails and candy-making! Great for date nights, getting together with old friends or attending solo and making new ones!
Beer Buddies at Ruby Beach
June 1st at 5 p.m.
Stop by Ruby Beach during June’s Art Walk to celebrate June’s Beer Buddy, GAAM. A special, limited edition GAAM Nerd Vodka will be released to benefit Jasmyn, and a charity raffle to benefit the American Heart Association.
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.
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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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