#DTJax Weekly Update: May 3 – May 9

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DVI Updates 


United We Rock! @ Downtown Art Walk is here!
You’ve seen the signs and ads for weeks, but now First Wednesday Art Walk is finally here! This month we are celebrating with a United We Rock community concert, sponsored by United Way of Northeast Florida. Kick off the night with live music starting at 5 p.m. on the Hemming Park main stage with Gov ClubUnited Way of Northeast Florida‘s community concert celebration begins at 7 p.m. with the Old Patróns, a band of local business leaders. Following the Old Patróns, local favorite and concert headliner The Band Be Easy will perform at 8 p.m.Browse through local art, eat delicious food by all of your favorite food trucks and restaurants, and explore the 60 participating businesses in #DTJax.

Browse through Laura Street and celebrate National Tourism Week with Visit Jacksonville. Enjoy live mural painting, ticket raffles, local artists and more. Don’t forget to hang out at the Front Porch at Art Walk at the Jacksonville Landing and then check out Art Walk After Darkin The Elbow!

For more details, head to and to learn more about United Way’s impact at


Happy National Small Business Week! #AllForSmallBiz

Time to celebrate all of the amazing small businesses in #DTJax! Check our blog stories above for Downtown spotlights on some of what small business owners have to offer #DTJax.

The “Let’s Put Our Cities on the Map” campaign is an initiative created by Google with the singular focus of getting local business info online and on the map. 20,260 businesses in Jacksonville are on the map already, but there is more work to do. There are multiple workshops in #DTJax to help small businesses:


Spark Walk Pictures Are In!
We are so happy with the success of Spark Walk and now it’s time to relive the amazing event with pictures. Here are just a few, but make sure to check our Facebook soon for all the pictures!





Jazz Fest After Dark in the Core:

There is a lot of excitement surrounding this year’s Jacksonville Jazz Festival, and rightly so since it’s back in the core of #DTJax! The fun does not end with Jazz Fest, as there is Jazz Fest After Dark with ten stages, over 60 acts and all for free. Make sure to check out the website for more information and the full line-up.


So mark your calendars for May 27-28 for #JFADjax!



DVI Annual Report Available:
 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 2014-2015.