#DTJax Weekly Update: May 17-23, 2022

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.

📸: @jaxjazzfest

Use the hashtag #DTJax for a chance to be featured as the next Instagram of the Week.

New and Noteworthy

FT Gala: Hollywood
Opening Night

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.

Celebration Day

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.

Super Wonderful
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

May’s Lineup: 

Sip and Stroll is Presented by PNC in Partnership with the Downtown Investment Authority.

Upcoming #DTJax Events

Jumbo Shrimp
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.
@Ruby Beach

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.

See More Events

Get Involved

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

Visit our blog!

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!

Know Before You Go: Jax River Jams Concert Series Presented by VyStar Credit Union

Weekend in #DTJax: Kids Edition

Museum Days in Downtown Jacksonville

The Best Parks in Downtown Jacksonville

#DTJax’s Breakfast Guide