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#DTJax Weekly Update: October 26-November 1, 2021

Instagram of the Week

Halloweek Presented by Live Oak Contracting¬†is in full swing here in #DTJax and we love seeing your photos as you explore the spooky spots Downtown! ūüéÉ Check out¬†@tubswife’s¬†photo of this Spooky SZN Selfie Spot in¬†James Weldon Johnson Park! Visit this spot and others this week,¬†and be sure to join our¬†Halloween Hunt¬†for a chance to win a #20¬†#DTJax e-Gift Card.

Learn more below or visit DTJax.com/Halloweek.

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


New and Noteworthy

Announcing Sip and Stroll Presented by PNC 

We invite you to stroll the stunning Southbank Riverwalk every Third Thursday of the month beginning November 18, 2021. Spanning from the DoubleTree Hotel to the Southbank Hotel, enjoy live music, food vendors, bars and picnic areas. Cocktails, beer and wine in our branded Sip & Stroll cups are permitted on the Riverwalk during the event and can be found at our two Riverwalk bars. Sip and Stroll is Presented by PNC in Partnership with the Downtown Investment Authority. Learn more.

Save the Date: Jacksonville Fair 2021

The Jacksonville Fair will return this fall from November 4-14, 2021! This iconic annual event is fun for the whole family. Enjoy thrilling rides, delicious food, live musical performances, and interactive entertainment. There will even be a pig race! Learn more.

Super Crown World Championship Tickets

The weekend of November 13-14, 2021, watch the best of the best in skateboarding compete at Riverfront Plaza in Downtown Jacksonville. The Street League Skateboarding World Championship will go out with a bang in Jacksonville, with live music, delicious food and drink, and open skating at the VyStar Family Skatepark. Learn more.

Florida Georgia Hits #DTJax This Weekend

The annual rivalry game between the Florida Gators and the Georgia Bulldogs is coming to Downtown Jacksonville this weekend, so tailgaters, get ready!¬†The game will take place at¬†TIAA Bank Field¬†on Saturday, October 30th. Gates open at 1:30 p.m. and kick off is at 3:30 p.m.¬†We’ve compiled a¬†blog post¬†with information on tickets, parking, and related events.¬†Learn more.


Halloweek Presented by Live Oak Contracting

This Week is Halloweek Presented by Live Oak Contracting
Join us this week for a celebration of all things ghoulish in Downtown Jacksonville!

This year’s festivities include “Spooky Szn Selfie Spots” in¬†James Weldon Johnson Park, a¬†QR Code Scavenger Hunt¬†with a chance to with a $20 DTJax e-Gift Card, and lots of ghastly decorations to be discovered.

Halloween Hunt How To:

  1. Download the Eventzee App, available in the Apple and Google Play stores
  2. Create a profile
  3. Enter the join code Halloweek21
  4. Use the app to scan 10 Halloweek QR Codes at participating businesses. The first 100 players to scan 10 QR Codes will receive a $20 #DTJax e-Gift Card via email the week of November 1st.

DTJax.com/Halloweek


Upcoming #DTJax Events

Arf Barket Spooktacular
October 30 from 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
@ Riverside Arts Market

Arf Barket is back, including a¬†fan-favorite dog costume contest, a pet adoption event, doggie treats and so much more! ‚Ā†Costumes are encouraged!¬†Sign up for the costume contest.

Hallow’s Eve: A Frightfully Funky Festival!
October 30th from 5-10 p.m.
@ James Weldon Johnson Park

Friends of James Weldon Johnson Park presents Hallow’s Eve, a Frightfully Funky Festival featuring spooky décor, costumes, and tricks and treats for kids of all ages! Dance the demons away to the groovy sounds of Asheville’s Appalachian Funk band, Dr. Bacon as well as St. Augustine’s Stephen Pigman Vibrations!

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.

 

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.

Don’t Miss These Downtown Events!

We are so excited to see our Downtown Jacksonville events calendar fill with upcoming happenings! Looking for things to do Downtown? Check it out.

Have an upcoming event? Submit here.


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.


Updates from Downtown Vision

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