#DTJax Weekly Update: October 11-17, 2022

Instagram of the Week

This Saturday, October 15th, join Kanine Social for a dog-friendly 5K benefitting the Jacksonville Humane Society! The race will kick off at 8 a.m. with a dog Halloween costume contest. Stick around afterwards, you won’t want to miss the awards ceremony, live music, local vendors and food trucks.

Learn More and Purchase Tickets.

Photo Credit: 904 Happy Hour

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New and Noteworthy

Sunshine Spirits
Festival at Manifest Distilling

Celebrate Florida-made at Manifest Distilling on October 15th! Taste spirits from all around the Sunshine State and enjoy live music, local food trucks and more. Purchase Tickets and
Learn More.

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage
at the Annual Viva La Fiesta

Don’t miss the free and family-friendly, Viva La Fiesta, in James Weldon Johnson Park on October 15th from 4-10 p.m. Experience Hispanic culture and traditions through music, performances, delicious food and more.

Celebrate Pride at JASMYN’s Coming Out Day Breakfast

Next Tuesday, October 18th, celebrate all of the courage and love of the Pride community at JASMYN’s Annual Coming Out Day Breakfast. In-person tickets are currently sold out, but there are still plenty of virtual tickets available so that you can tune in for this wonderful event. Learn More and Purchase Tickets.

Jack O’ Landing Presented
by Live Oak Contracting

Join us in #DTJax this October to celebrate all things ghoulish with events and activities fit for all ages! Don’t miss the return of the Jack O’ Landing Movie Night Presented by Live Oak Contracting on October 21st at Riverfront Plaza, featuring two spooky favorites: Casper (6 p.m.) and Beetlejuice (8 p.m.). Learn More.

State of Downtown 2022

Each year, Downtown Vision tracks and analyzes key indicators of urban revitalization in Downtown Jacksonville, such as development and investment, residential demand, office market and employment base, transportation enhancements and tourism health. Learn More & View the Report.

#DTJax Development Updates

City board to review One Riverside Whole Foods Market

Jacksonville City Council approves Mayor Curry’s $1.55 billion budget

Upcoming #DTJax Events

Beyond Van Gogh: The Immersive Experience
Now until November 27
NoCo Center

Immerse yourself in some of Van Gogh’s most notable masterpieces. Beyond Van Gogh is a rich and unique multimedia experience, taking the viewer on a journey through over 300 iconic artworks. Learn More.

Tabitha Brown
October 11 at 8 p.m.
Florida Theatre

Join bestselling author and famous actress Tabitha Brown for an evening celebrating her first cookbook, Cooking From The Spirit, which will serve as a remedy for the body and restorative for the soul.

San Marco Chz Fry Grand Re-Opening & Cornhole Tournament
October 14 at 5 p.m.
@Kanine Social

Help raise money for Best Buddies and don’t miss the grand re-opening of San Marco Chz Fry to celebrate its new stationary spot. Get your cheese fry fix every Weds-Sat at Kanine Social, times vary.

Third Thursday Sip & Stroll Presented by PNC
October 20 at 5-8 p.m.
@Southbank Riverwalk

Join us on the Southbank Riverwalk every third Thursday of the month for happy hour on the Southbank. Enjoy live music, food vendors, bars and a picnic area – all with a picturesque sunset backdrop.

Jacksonville IceMen 
Home Game
October 22 at 7 p.m.
@VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena

Don’t miss the Icemen face off against the Orlando Solar Bears in #DTJax.

Riverside Arts Market

Every Saturday, under the Fuller Warren Bridge, enjoy a beautiful outdoor market. Shop local produce, handmade goods and dine at your favorite food trucks.
Check out this week’s line-up!

James Weldon Johnson Park

Don’t miss out on all of the events going on in the park this month, including lunchtime musical performances and weekend festivals! View the schedule.

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Get Involved

Activating Jacksonville’s Riverfront

The Jessie Ball duPont Fund is helping to convene a series of conversations about how best to activate our city’s downtown waterfront for the benefit of all of our residents and visitors. Visit their page to learn more.

1st Downtown Jacksonville: The Future of the Shipyards 

1st DownTown Jacksonville is a platform created to help communicate, advocate and unite supporters who share the same passion for Downtown. Check out their website to learn about plans for The Shipyards, a path toward the Stadium of the Future and community investment by the Jaguars and Iguana Investments.

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