#DTJax Weekly Update: Oct. 13 – 19

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Instagram of the Week



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Oktoberfest at Art Walk

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Things To Do Downtown


Arts + Culture
Family Fun

Oct. 13: Volstead Bar Tender Challenge

Oct. 15: The Elbow Social

Oct. 16: Bo Burnham

Oct. 16: Jazz Discovery: New Century Jazz Quartet 

Oct. 16: Chris Tomlin: Love Ran Red Tour

Oct. 17: Def Leppard with Foreigner and Night Ranger

Sports + Fitness

Business and Networking




Check out the Events Calendar on our website, which features more than 130 events Downtown this week.

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



Stories From





 News of the Week



 DVI Updates


Oktoberfest at Art Walk a huge success!

This year Oktoberfest at Art Walk celebrated the American Planning Association’s Great Streets, which named Laura Street one of the top five great streets in America, and welcoming 25,000 people to the heart of Downtown to a street party for the ages.

A tremendous shout out and danke shön to our emcee Curtis Dvorak, Dan Witucki and Mein Heimatland Muksikanten Band, One Step Ahead of the Law Brass Band, DJ Ego Killers and all of our amazing and talented artists and performers. Likewise, to Mayor Lenny Curry and Bold City Brewery for tapping the tasty, refreshing keg. And of course, to The Elbow for an epic #ArtWalkAfterDark. You know how to put on a great party!

Another tremendous shout out and danke shön to our sponsors who make it happen: PRI Productions, Jacksonville Landing and Sleiman Enterprises, VyStar Credit Union, Lowe’s Home Improvement, Chamblin’s Uptown, BB&T, EverBank, CSX, Auld & White Contructors, LLC, Connect Agency, Gunster, Folio Weekly, Amason’s, Elite Parking. And danke shön to Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office, Jim Webb and the awesome people with Republic National Distributing Company, Lisa Goodrich and Southeast Group, the #DTJax Ambassadors, volunteers, interns, board and staff. Without all of you Oktoberfest at Art Walk wouldn’t have been possible!

The Elbow Feedback Survey

The Elbow Entertainment District wants to be your #1 nightlife destination. Committed to creating an authentic entertainment experience, The Elbow offers a wealth of diverse, walkable and award-winning culinary, nightlife, live music and performance venues. How are they doing? Take this short survey. And don’t forget to check out The Elbow Social, an entertainment district-wide Happy Hour every Thursday.

Seeking interns for Winter/Spring 2016
Want to get to know Downtown, make tons of connections and build your portfolio? If you are passionate, engaged, creative and a bit fearless, a DT marketing or events internship is waiting for you. Submit your awesome application and cover letter to