#DTJax Weekly Update: November 27 – December 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

Sunday, December 2



Live Music & Nightlife

Friday, November 30
Monday, December 3




Get Involved


Have an impact in Downtown Jacksonville by helping Downtown Vision, Inc. on #GivingTuesday to create a clean, safe and vibrant downtown.

With initiatives like the Clean and Safe Ambassador program, placemaking projects including the newly created Lively and Beautiful Sidewalks (LABS) fund and more, Downtown Vision is able to use donations on #GivingTuesday to continue to promote Downtown as an exciting place to live, work, visit and invest.

Thank you for your support! Donate.

Each year Downtown Vision evaluates the state of Downtown Jacksonville and collects data on how to improve the Downtown experience. If you live or work in #DTJax (Northbank, Southbank, Brooklyn/Riverside Avenue, LaVilla or the Stadium District) we want to hear from you!
Complete our survey and be entered to win a $100 gift certificate to the Downtown restaurant or retailer of your choice. Two winners will be chosen and contacted by the email address provided.


COJ City Council Meeting 

Join the City of Jacksonville for a City Council Meeting. Details.
When: Tuesday, November 27, 5 p.m.
Where: City Council Chambers
Sheriff’s Watch Meeting 

Join JSO officers and community members for monthly discussions about crime issues facing our neighborhoods and hear progress updates. Details.

When: Wednesday, December 19, 11 a.m.
Where: Main Library, 303 N. Laura St.




#DTJax News





New businesses in #DTJax:


150 Riverside Ave. #307
211 N. Laura St.
Now Open! (through the holidays)
400 N. Hogan St.
Now Open!
223 N. Hogan St.
Now Open!
Coming Soon
120 E. Forsyth St.
Coming Soon
345 E. Bay St.
Coming Soon
120 E. Forsyth St.
Coming Soon
225 E. Coastline Dr.
Coming Soon
112 W. Adams St.
Coming Soon




Stories From





DVI Updates:


Tickets are going fast for the inaugural #DTJax Awards Breakfast!
Celebrate the people and projects making a difference in Downtown Jacksonville on Tuesday, December 11, from 7:30-10 a.m. at The River Club.
Celebrate the 4th Annual #DTJax Award winners and be among the first to find out the theme for the much-anticipated 2019 #DTJax Gala!
Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 at the door and include breakfast and complimentary parking. Buy your tickets or table today.
VyStar Credit Union Presents: Spirit of Giving Art Walk NEXT WEEK
Give the gift of local this holiday season when you shop at #ArtWalkJax. There’s plenty to do and see with the entire family this month including:
  • Annual Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony in Hemming Park with Council President Aaron Bowman at 6 p.m.
  • Don’t miss these performances at the Hemming Park Main Stage:
    • Jacksonville Symphony Brass Quintet, 5:00-6:00 p.m.
    • Scott Jones School of Dance, 6:30-7:15 p.m.
    • Poetry reading by local student Miracle Singleton, 7:30 p.m.
  • Holiday fun in Hemming:
    • Take a traditional horse-drawn carriage ride around Hemming Park.
    • Bring the kids to play in 15 tons of real snow North Pole Play Area.
    • Visit the Art Walk tent in Hemming Park for a $5 wristband that gives access to both.
    • Pick up Free 3-D snowflake glasses and candy canes at the Art Walk tent in Hemming Park while supplies last.
  • Dazzling sights to see:
    • Stroll down Laura Street for the annual “Lights on Laura” display featuring 80,000 LED holiday lights and nearly 100 LED-lit garlands, made possible by Downtown Vision.
    • Holiday windows return to Downtown for the first time in years with The Looking Glass: Holiday Windows of Art featuring decorated windows in your favorite #DTJax businesses organized by Wolf & Cub.

Want to know more? Get the details here.

DVI is looking for fun, talented interns for the Spring!
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 the Downtown Jacksonville progress. Read or download the PDF here.
2016-2017 Annual Report
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 2016-2017. Read or download the PDF here.
2018 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.