#DTJax Weekly Update: Nov. 24 – Nov. 30

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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Check out the Events Calendar on our website, which features more than 100 events Downtown this week.

From candy classes to karaoke, any given day Downtown, there’s something going on. Check out our Ongoing Events list.



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 News of the Week


DVI Updates

Support Local Business with Small Business Saturday
On Saturday, Nov 28, #DTJax invites you to join us for

Small Business SaturdaySmallBusinessSaturday. This year, don’t just shop small for our local businesses, do it for the businesses you love, for the community you call home and for the money that can stay in the neighborhood when we all Shop Small. This year, get up, get out and #ShopSmall. Click here for merchant listings.

DVI presents the “Spirit of Giving” at Art Walk!
Get in the spirit of giving this month as we support our local charities for the holiday season. Join Mayor Lenny Curry as the City of Jacksonville kicks off the holiday season in #DTJax with a special tree lighting ceremony. Throughout the night, enjoy live music by Evan Michael and the Well Wishers on the Hemming Park main stage, a holiday beer village and shop local by browsing handmade arts and crafts that make great holiday gifts throughout #DTJax.
The featured charity for Art Walk will be Toys for Tots. Toys for Tots aims to collect new, unwrapped toys distribute them as Christmas gifts to less fortunate children in the community in Jacksonville. Donate to Toys for Tots by bringing toys to Art Walk or donating online. Visit for more information on how to contribute.
We’d Love to Hear From You:
Survey, The Future of The Skyway:
JTA’s Skyway Committee is evaluating the options for the future of the Skyway public transit downtown. Please complete the survey here: Results will help the committee formulate its recommendation. The survey will be available until December 1, 2015. Thank you.


Downtown Vision Inc.’s Inaugural Gala
Come and celebrate Downtown at DVI’s Urban Oasis Gala Saturday, March 19, 2016!

There will be cocktails, dining and dancing – with live music by the Chris Thomas Band – and live and silent auctions all leading up to the Downtown awards. All proceeds from the gala will benefit the Downtown Parklet Program. Khaki and safari attire encouraged. The gala will last from 6:00-10:30 p.m. and take place at the Jacksonville Bank Building, 9th Floor, 100 N. Laura Street. Register today.

DVI is hiring a Policy, Research & Communications Manager
Work closely with DVI’s CEO, Director of Marketing and Director of District Services to oversee DVI’s online presence, track, manage and analyze data and help prepare a range of research reports about Downtown Jacksonville. Learn more about the position here and submit your application and cover letter to