#DTJax Weekly Update: October 16 – 22

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


Photo by @hemmingpark

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Things To Do Downtown


Arts & Culture

Thursday, October 18
Saturday, October 20
Sunday, October 21
Monday, October 22



Live Music & Nightlife

Thursday, October 18
Friday, October 19
Monday, October 22


Sports, Health + Fitness

Tuesday, October 16
Wednesday, October 17




Get Involved




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, October 17, 11 a.m.
Where: Main Library, 303 N. Laura St.


Quarterly Community Meeting 
Join Friends of Hemming Park for their final Quarterly Community Meeting of 2018 to discuss updates on Clean & Safety, upcoming events and future plans for the park. Details.
When: Thursday, October 25, 5 p.m.
Where: Main Library, Suite G5


6th Annual Trick or Treat on the Street – Call to Businesses
Don’t forget to sign up for Trick or Treat on the Street 2018!

It’s a great opportunity to promote your business through specials, coupons, discounts and candy while visitors, locals, employees and families dress up and trick-or-treat at DTJax businesses. Plus, it’s FREE to participate. Last year, 30+ businesses and 600+ Downtown employees and families participated!

When: Wednesday, Oct. 31 from 11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
To participate or for questions, please respond to no later than October 19, 2018.


The Looking Glass: Holiday Windows of Art – Call to Artists and Businesses 
The Holiday Windows of Art are a festive way of highlighting an array of artists while filling empty store windows. This year, Wolf & Cub is organizing the project and is calling for artists and businesses to participate in this event.
When: the windows will be unveiled on Dec. 5 during the First WednesdayArt Walk and will remain up for the month of December.
Artists: submit a PDF sketch of your concept along with a brief description of the project. Include name, contact information and project details.
Businesses: email with locations you’d like activated.
Contact for details.






#DTJax News






New businesses in #DTJax:


Now Open!

150 Riverside Ave. #307



Coming Soon:


Burlock and Barrel logoBurlock & Barrel Distillery
417 Magnolia St.





120 E. Forsyth St.


120 E. Forsyth St.


SHOR Tavern, Hyatt Regency
225 E. Coastline Dr.



112 W. Adams St.
223 N. Hogan St.



Stories From





DVI Updates:


Get ready to be spooked in TWO WEEKS at Trick or Treat on the Street in DTJax! 

Halloween is right around the corner and we want to celebrate the spookiest time of the year with #DTJax employees!
On Wednesday, Oct. 31 from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m., wear your best costumes and get your fill of candy, coupons, and other promotional goodies from 22+ participating businesses.
Dust off your capes and fangs, bring a friend, the family, or the whole office and partake in the 6th Annual Trick or Treat on the Street!
This is one sweet treat you won’t want to miss! Details. #TrickorTreatJax


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


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Downtown’s signature monthly event, First WednesdayArt Walk attracts 8,000 people each month, spans 15+ blocks with 30+ galleries, museums, cultural venues, restaurants, bars and businesses. In its 14th 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.