#DTJax Weekly Update: May 18-24, 2021

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@matt_bluejay captured the Main Street Bridge at night. What would you caption this photo? Matt’s caption is a hoot 😉, check it out for yourself.

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New and Noteworthy

Like-Minded Comes to The Corner Gallery

The Jessie and the 6Ft Away Gallery have brought an exhibition of works by Kirsten Williams to The Corner Gallery, located in the Jessie Ball duPont Center at 40 E. Adams St. The exhibit runs until July 30, 2021. Learn more.

Sunset River Walk to Improve the Riverfront

Join Groundwork Jacksonville for a beautiful sunset walk along the Northbank downtown and share your vision for Jacksonville’s Riverfront. Be a part of open discussions and interesting visioning activities about the programs, activities, and events YOU think will help create a vibrant, accessible riverfront year-round. Learn more.

Bread & Burger and Estrella Cocina Opening 

Don’t miss out! Bread & Burger and Estrella Cocina will be opening on the VyStar campus on May 27th! Bread & Burger will be serving up unique burgers and shakes in the breezeway, and Estrella Cocina will bring Baja coastal Mexican to the rooftop of 100 W. Bay St. Learn more.

Icemen Celebrate Small Business Night

Enjoy a hockey game and show your support for Jacksonville’s small businesses on Wednesday, May 26 at 7 p.m. Want to participate? Small business owners will get the chance to network and meet with experts who can help their businesses grow. Learn more.

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

Emancipation Celebration Day
May 20 @ 11 a.m.-8 p.m.
James Weldon Johnson Park

Councilwoman Ju’Coby Pittman, James Weldon Johnson Park and the City of Jacksonville are excited to announce the first annual Jacksonville Emancipation Celebration. Jacksonville’s Emancipation Celebration will feature local African American food trucks and vendors, live performances from Jacksonville’s best musicians, dancers and poets, fun activities for the kids, and more.

Jumbo Shrimp Bingo Night
May 20 at 7 p.m.
121 Financial Ballpark

The Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp’s socially-distanced and cashless Bingo Night returns to 121 Financial Ballpark. For just $10, fans will receive one beer and 10 Bingo cards – one card for each game played. Additional Bingo card books may be purchased on-site for $5 while supplies last. Gates open at 6 p.m., with the first Bingo game beginning at 7 p.m.

The Late Romantics
May 21 & 22 at Multiple Times
Times-Union Center

In this instrumental pastorale Wagner lovers will hear many favorite horn calls and bird songs from the composer’s Ring-Cycle opera, Siegfried. Richard Strauss’ Le bourgeois gentilhomme Suite is a Neoclassical gem with lively material compiled from his incidental music for a play about a nouveau riche man hoping his riches will elevate him to the status of gentleman.

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.

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