#DTJax Weekly Update: October 2 – 8

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

Saturday, October 6
Sunday, October 7
Monday, October 8




Live Music & Nightlife

Thursday, October 4
Friday, October 5
Monday, October 8




Get Involved


We Vote Rally
Join the City of Jacksonville in the Atrium of City Hall to rally the voting voice of our disability community. This free event will have voter registration and accessible voting demonstrations. Details.
When: Tuesday, October 2, 5:30 p.m.
Where: City Hall

Waterway/Waterfront Activation Public Meeting 

Join City Council Member Lori Boyer for a public meeting discussing ways to activate our City’s rivers, tributaries, the Intracoastal Waterway and Beaches and hear progress updates. Details.
When: Thursday, October 4, 2 p.m.
Where: City Hall


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






#DTJax News





New businesses in #DTJax:


Now Open!



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:


TOMORROW: 6th Annual Oktoberfest @ Art Walk


Make your way to #DTJax on Wednesday, October 3 from 5-10 p.m. to witness the annual Tapping of the Keg with Council President Aaron Bowman, Downtown Vision and Bold City Brewery at 6 p.m., weiner-dog races, fun contests, authentic German folk music, local craft beer and seasonal favorites, a kid zone and so much more at the 6th Annual Oktoberfest @ Art Walk! Details.



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.