#DTJax Weekly Update: September 13 – September 19

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.


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Thank you to the City of Jacksonville for the light exhibit in remembrance of 9/11.

Tag your Downtown photo #DTJax for a chance to be featured.



Things To Do Downtown


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 News of the Week



DVI Updates 


PARK(ing) Day is in 3 Days!

In the midst of the bustle of #DTJax, take a break in any of the 19 mini-parks sprinkled throughout #DTJax’s metered parking spots. Eat your lunch while soaking up some sun, relax from your hectic workday, read a book, grab a mat and participate in yoga or bring your co-workers and have an office outing!

DVI in collaboration with Windmill ConsultingTransForm Jax and ULI North Florida is hosting PARK(ing) Day in #DTJax to benefit local businesses, residents and visitors by creating sidewalk extensions that attract customers and foster community conversations.

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Check out the full list of temporary parklets here!

Oktoberfest at Art Walk is Less Than 1 Month Away:

On October 5, celebrate the 4th Annual Oktoberfest at Art Walk, our biggest Art Walk of the year. Hosted by Curtis Dvorak, Oktoberfest will include a polka band, contests, a carnival zone, a kids zone and of course, German beer and the traditional tapping of the keg!

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What’s the best way to enjoy Oktoberfest? VIP of course! VIP tickets include unlimited food and beverages, private bathroom access, #DTJax swag and more. Purchase your VIP tickets today!


For more information, visit

Amplified Vol. 2 Release Party Was a Success! 


Listen to some of the best musical talent our city has to offer with this two-disc, 40-song compilation album. Download your free copy of Amplified Vol. 2 here!

We’re Looking for Interns!

If you or someone you know is looking for an internship this Fall, DVI may be the perfect fit! We are looking for marketing, events and research interns so if you love Art Walk, want to get to know Downtown better or are looking to find out how an organization like ours works, apply today! Read our blog to hear about an internship experience at DVI.

More information on the internship positions can be found here, and if you’re interested please email your cover letter and resume to

2015 State of Downtown Report:

2015-State-of-Downtown_v3-for-print_lowres_Page_01Downtown Vision, Inc. released an 18-month summary on the state and growth of Downtown Jacksonville. This report provides details on development successes and  announcements, office and employment trends, residential growth, retail mix, arts and culture, tourism, transportation and more. Read the report in it’s entirety on our blog or visit to download the PDF.



DVI Annual Report Available:
  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 2014-2015.