#DTJax Weekly Update: October 20-26, 2020

Instagram of the Week

If everyone in Jax kicked in a little over $2, Kismet could be ours! ūüėā¬† Love this epic image of Shad Khan’s iconic yacht, for sale now. Photographed by @vitaminseaphotography1.

Use the hashtag #DTJax for a chance to be featured.

Save the Date: Halloweek in #DTJax

Join us for Halloweek, a five-day celebration of all things spooky in Downtown Jacksonville. All week, we will host a Halloween Hunt. 

  • Download the¬†Eventzee¬†app and create an account. Be on the look out for the event code this weekend.
  • Scan¬†QR codes at 10 different participating businesses 10/26-10/30 and receive a $20¬†#DTJax e-Gift Card.
  • Participate in the Selfie Challenges to enter¬†to win additional prizes!

Then, on Thursday October 29th,¬†Live Oak Contracting presents Jack O’Landing, a Movie Screening featuring Hocus Pocus¬†at 6:30 and 9:30 p.m. The movie night is currently sold out, but you can¬†join the¬†waitlist.

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Lift Every Voice Art Unveiling Event at The Jessie

Art Republic invites you to an art unveiling event at the Jessie Ball duPont Center on October 24th from 3-10 p.m. for the reveal of new public works of art by artists Celso, Alexis Diaz, Christopher Parsons and Jennifer Lail.

Mag’s Cafe Opens This Week With Fan Favorite Chef Benoit Recipes

Under new ownership,¬†Mag’s Cafe¬†will be carrying on the French bistro theme along with Chef Benoit’s favorite recipes. They offer a variety of soups, sandwiches, wraps, salads, desserts and breakfast items.¬†Check out the menu.

Headroom Coffee Bar Opens in the Elbow

The folks who bring you¬†Spliff’s Gastropub¬†and¬†1904 Music Hall¬†have done it again with their new concept,¬†Headroom Coffee Bar! Starting today, Headroom will be open¬†Tuesday-Saturday 11 a.m.-2 p.m. serving up¬†quality late-night coffee, desserts, and cocktails to our growing downtown.¬†Stay tuned on their Instagram!

Fall Classes at Sweet Pete’s Candy

Sweet Pete’s Candy Co. is hosting candy classes all October long with three different themed classes including; Fall Apple classes, Sugar Skull classes and Smashing Pumpkin classes. These classes are happening all week long and are great for all ages. Book now!

Check out the¬†#DTJax e-Gift Card¬†‚Äď good at 30 of your favorite #DTJax businesses and counting!¬†¬†Purchase for friends, family or colleagues and invite them to enjoy the best in Downtown dining, shopping and entertainment.

These digital gift cards can be purchased at, anytime, anywhere and for any amount between $5 and $250. They can be used multiple times at multiple participating locations and the balance is always available on your smartphone.

Upcoming #DTJax Events

Infused Spirits with CAMP Craft Cocktails
October 22, 7:00-9:00 p.m.

Master the fundamentals of mixing drinks for any occasion with CAMP Craft Cocktails. Touch, smell and taste a variety of dried botanical ingredients used in creating well-rounded cocktails. Discover the tricks of the trade for infusing your favorite drinks all with the convenience of a recipe in a jar.

Studio Practice: Dr. Daljit Kaur Chhina
October 24, 12:00-3:00 p.m.

Explore the idea of the¬†“selfless selfie”¬†with October’s Studio Practice instructor,¬†Dr. Daljit Kaur Chhina, a local multi-disciplinary artist and educator. In this workshop, you can expect discussion surrounding art history, psychology and philosophy, all culminating to a self-portrait exercise, serving as a reflection of your inner or outer self.

Visit our Events Calendar to see more local events

Quarterly Stakeholder Meeting: 

You‚Äôre invited to attend Downtown Vision‚Äôs virtual Quarterly Stakeholder Meeting. Join us for an update on the¬†Downtown Investment Authority’s¬†current projects by CEO Lori Boyer, and information on the¬†JTA Express Select¬†from¬†Jacksonville Transportation Authority. Hear more about what‚Äôs happening in Downtown from CEO¬†Jake Gordon, ask questions and provide updates on your organizations.

When: Tuesday, Oct 27th at 8:30 a.m.
Where: Join us on Zoom or call in.

Call in Instructions: Call (929) 205-6099. When prompted, enter the meeting ID: 871 9975 3978 followed by the # key. You will be asked to enter your participant ID. If you do not know your participant ID, simply press the # key.

Email Eduardo Santos at to RSVP.

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