#DTJax Weekly Update: Oct. 6 – 12

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Things To Do Downtown


Arts + CultureOct. 7: Oktoberfest @ Art Walk

Family Fun

Live Music + Nightlife

Oct. 7: Art Walk After Dark

Oct. 8: The Elbow Social

Oct. 9: Lavell Crawford

Oct. 10: Monica & Shawty – Shawty

Oct. 11: Music @ Main



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


Laura Street named as APA “Great Street”
The American Planning Association (APA) has recognized Laura Street on their annual Great Places in America list as one of the top five streets in the country. Join us at 5:30 p.m. in Hemming park during Art Walk as we celebrate this exciting recognition with local and national planning leaders.


#ProstDTJax! Oktoberfest @ Art Walk returns tomorrow, Oct. 7
Tomorrow is the big day! DVI is excited to present its third-annual Oktoberfest @ Art Walk, a benefit for Downtown’s signature event, First Wednesday Art Walk.Hosted by Curtis Dvorak (First Coast Living correspondent and former Jaxson de Ville mascot), make plans to grab a frosty stein and toast to great art, music and German culture, all wrapped into one fun-filled, extended Art Walk night tomorrow, Oct. 7, 5 – 10 p.m. Highlights include:
  • Special celebration of an exciting Laura Street recognition (American Planning Association “Great Street”) at 5:30 p.m. with local and national urban-planning leaders
  • Tapping of the keg ceremony at 6 p.m. with Mayor Lenny Curry, Bold City Brewery and host Curtis Dvorak
  • Authentic biergarten with a variety of German beers, plus $1 off beer if you bring your own stein (up to 16 ounces)
  • Two stages of Oompah bands: Dan Witucki & The Heimat Musikanten Band in Hemming Park and One Step Ahead of the Law Brass Band at The Jacksonville Landing
  • Kinderfest zone, carnival zone and Food Truck Village for all ages along Laura Street from Monroe Street to The Landing
  • Special programming at The Landing, including two stages of live music, free pumpkin patch, hay rolling, a German Shepherd meet-up, German-themed food and craft beer
  • Ticketed VIP tent ($35 per person) with unlimited beers and food provided by Burrito Gallery next to Hemming Park’s main stage
  • Kick off of Art Walk After Dark in The Elbow from 9 p.m. to late.
And more! Full details available online at RSVP at the Facebook event.


Volunteers needed for Oktoberfest
Love #DTJax and cool perks? Volunteer with us tomorrow for Oktoberfest @ Art Walk! Tasks include selling beer, assisting with the carnival and kids’ areas, passing out fliers and more.


Join us for “The Elbow Social” every Thursday 

Each week, “The Elbow Social” features extended happy hours and drink specials across 10+ venues, accompanied by live music and special programming. For a list of promotions – including exclusive discounts for Downtown employees – visit