#DTJax Weekly Update: October 19-25, 2021

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@foxfotography captured this fun moment of play in #DTJax! Our riverfront is for everyone, big or small! Bring the family down to Riverfront Plaza (former site of The Landing) to frolic in the grass and enjoy beautiful weather and the sunset on the water. 🌇

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New and Noteworthy

Untold Stories Tells Jacksonville’s Tales 

The Florida Theatre has announced a new live performance series, Untold Stories, which will feature personal and transformative tales told by a diverse range of voices connected to Northeast Florida. The debut performance will be Saturday, November 27, 2021 at 8 p.m. Get tickets.

It’s Fall Ya’ll! Harvest and Halloween Events

We’ve compiled a list of fun Downtown events that will get you into the fall mood! From family friendly events at the Jacksonville Fairgrounds and Riverside Arts Market, to nightlife happenings at Underbelly and Headroom, we’ve got you covered. Check it out.

Join Our Virtual Quarterly Stakeholder Meeting

You’re invited to attend Downtown Vision’s virtual Quarterly Stakeholder Meeting on October 26th at 8:30 a.m. Join us for an update from Mari Kuraishi, President of the Jessie Ball duPont Fund on Activating Jacksonville’s Riverfront. (Attend their Activation Plan Public Presentation and Community Feedback Session tonight at 5 p.m.) Plus, hear more about what’s happening in Downtown from CEO Jake Gordon and provide updates on your organizations. Please RSVP.

Symphony in 60 Returns

Cocktails and concerts are back at the Times-Union Center! Join the Jacksonville Symphony for a drink and 60(ish) minutes of world-class music. No pomp, no circumstance. Whether you’re new to classical symphonic music or looking for a more unique happy hour, this series is perfect for you! For $99, attend all 5 concerts plus 2 happy hour drink tickets per concert. Performances include Schubert’s Unfinished SymphonyA Journey Through BeethovenThe Fairy & The Phoenix and more. Learn more.

Halloweek Presented by Live Oak Contracting

Halloweek Presented by Live Oak Contracting Returns to #DTJax October 25-29, 2021
Join us the last week of October for a celebration of all things ghoulish in Downtown Jacksonville!

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

Upcoming #DTJax Events

Florida Black Expo
October 21-23, Multiple Times
Prime Osborn Convention Center

The purpose of the Black Expo is to promote economic development through increased exposure for minority-owned businesses. The Expo is also a forum to educate, enlighten and inspire the entire community and the African-American community in particular. Aside from economic development, exposure to cultural resources is a part of the focus for this event.

Jax Yoga Fest
October 23rd from 8 a.m.-3 p.m.
Riverside Arts Market

After a two year hiatus, the Jax Yoga Fest returns on Saturday, October 23, with a full day of nonstop yoga, shopping and hanging out with your favorite vendors. Classes begin at 8 a.m. and will be perfect for the new and seasoned yogis.

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.

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!

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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Stay up to date with what’s going on Downtown and learn more about what makes #DTJax an incredible place to live, work, visit and invest!

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