#DTJax Weekly Update: May 28 – June 3

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.


Instagram of the Week 


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Things To Do Downtown


Arts & Culture

Tuesday, May 28
Wednesday, May 29
Thursday, May 30
Friday, May 31
Saturday, June 1
Sunday, June 2


Community Engagement

Tuesday, May 28
Friday, May 31


Family Fun 


Live Music & Nightlife 

Tuesday, May 28
Wednesday, May 29
Thursday, May 30
Friday, May 31
Saturday, June 1
Sunday, June 2
Monday, June 3




#DTJax News





Downtown Vision Updates:


Thanks for attending the Jacksonville Jazz Festival and Jazz Fest After Dark!
We hope you enjoyed the Jacksonville Jazz Fest, presented by the City of Jacksonville, and Jazz Fest After Dark in The Elbow!
Let us know what you thought was the best act and post your photos with #DTJax for a chance to be featured on our social media!
YMCA Group Workout Classes at Corkscrew Park!
Just in time for the summer fitness crunch, we’re partnering with the Winston Family YMCAand City of Jacksonville to bring you FREE group workouts at The Corkscrew – #DTJax’s new outdoor public gym located on the Northbank Riverwalk in the shade of the Acosta Bridge.
These certified personal trainer-led classes take place each Tuesday at 12:15 p.m. so bring yourself and a friend and get your sweat on. (Bathrooms & water fountain on site.)
Celebrate Summer at Art Walk Next Week!
Join us for the 6th Annual Bold City Brewery Summer Sizzle featuring the release of Big John’s Apricot Wheat Ale, available for purchase.
Headquarters at Hemming Park:
  • Stroll through Hemming to view art and works from the vendors of Trash Panda, a local flea market.
  • Enjoy a live performance on the Main Stage by The Firewater Tent Revival from 5:30-8:30 p.m.
The Oasis @ Art Walk:
  • Find your chill at our summer placemaking experience in Hemming Park on June 5th.
  • Check out details on this and other placemaking initiatives here.
Kids Zone on Adams Street:
  • Enjoy bounce houses, face painting, jump-roping by Jump 4 Jax, magic by Crossroads Magic and mural painting by Jax Kid’s Mural Project.
  • Stick around for a performance by The Johns Twins from 5:30-8:30 p.m. They’ll be located in front of The Carling on 31 E. Adams St.
Adam Street Eats:
  • Be sure to grab a bite from Gili’s Kitchen, Kazu Sushi Burrito, Breezy Jazz Club or De Real Ting during your time on Adams St.
  • Pick up discount flyers at participating locations or at the Art Walk Tent at Hemming Park.
Fashion show on Laura Street:
  • Enjoy music by DJ No Fame from 5:30-8:30 p.m.
  • Fashion show begins at 7:30 p.m. Hosted by Regions Bank in partnership with Fashion Group Int’l and Paul Mitchell The School.
Want more? Find out everything going on at June’s Art Walk here.


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About Downtown Vision:


2017-2018 Annual Report
Have you ever wondered, “what exactly does DVI do in a year?” From expanding the Ambassador program by 50% to installing 80,000 LED lights for the “Lights on Laura” installation to topping 100,000 followers on @DTJax social media, check out our latest Annual Report, which highlights accomplishments and financial information for fiscal year 2017-2018. Read or download the PDF here.
2017 State of Downtown Report
It’s an exciting time for Downtown Jacksonville! As we watch Downtown potential turn into action, we have a lot of successes to celebrate. Read about current development, employment, and residential trends in this 12-month look at Downtown Jacksonville’s progress. Read or download the PDF here.
2019 Art Walk Sponsorship Opportunities

Downtown’s signature monthly event, First Wednesday Art Walk attracts 5,000 people each month, spans 15+ blocks with 35+ galleries, museums, cultural venues, restaurants, bars, and businesses. In its 15th 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.