#DTJax Weekly Update: September 25 – October 1

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

Tuesday, September 25
Wednesday, September 26
Saturday, September 29
Sunday, September 30



Live Music & Nightlife

Thursday, September 27
Friday, September 28
Sunday, September 30
Monday, October 1


Sports, Health + Fitness

Tuesday, September 25
Wednesday, September 26




Get Involved


COJ City Council Meeting 

Join the City of Jacksonville for a City Council meeting. Details.
When: Tuesday (today), September 25, 5 p.m.
Where: City Hall, Council Chamber


LaVilla Neighborhood Development Community Meeting 

Join the Downtown Investment Authority and Jacksonville Transportation Authority for a public meeting discussing the past, present and future of LaVilla and how to activate the neighborhood. Details.
When: Tuesday, September 27, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Where: The Ritz Theatre and Museum



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




#DTJax News





New businesses in #DTJax:


Now Open!

1075 Hendricks Ave.

580 College St.



225 E. Coastline Dr.



1515 Prudential Dr.


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:


Quarterly Stakeholder Meeting



Please join Downtown Vision, Inc. for the next Quarterly Stakeholder Meeting with updates from Special Guest Speaker: Sheriff Mike Williams – Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office.
When: Tuesday, October 2
*NEW TIME*: 8 A.M.
*NEW LOCATION*: TIAA Bank Center Auditorium at 301 W. Bay St.
To attend, please RSVP to our Director of District Services, Eric Miller via email.


6th Annual Oktoberfest @ Art Walk


NEXT WEEK, the 6th Annual Oktoberfest @ Art Walk will be upon us!
Make your way to #DTJax on Wednesday, October 3 from 5-10 p.m. to witness the annual Tapping of the Keg, weiner-dog races, authentic German folk music and so much more!
Plus, make sure to bring out your beer stein to participate in some Oktoberfest themed competitions! This is a family-friendly event, so you won’t have to leave the little ones (or little furry ones) at home. 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

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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.