#DTJax Weekly Update: April 17 – April 23, 2018

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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Things To Do Downtown


Arts & Culture
April 21-RESCHEDULED: Jacksonville Lantern Parade


Live Music + Nightlife


Sports, Health + Fitness



Get Involved

Friends of Hemming Park Quarterly Community Meeting 

When: Thursday, April 19, 5-6:30 p.m.
Where: Hemming Park

Friend of Hemming Park will provide updates on upcoming park plans, the City’s performance standards and planned events for the remainder of 2018. To attend, please RSVP your attendance to  or (904) 274-6330.


6th Annual Earth Day Downtown Cleanup


When: Saturday, April 21, 8-10 a.m.
Where: The Jacksonville Landing

For the past five years, the City’s Keep Jacksonville Beautiful Commission has partnered with the Hyatt Regency Jacksonville to cleanup public rights-of way in downtown Jacksonville. Learn more here.

Neighborhood & Community Summit 2018

When: Saturday, April 21, 8 a.m.-2 p.m.
Where: Prime Osborn Convention Center
Learn about available City of Jacksonville resources and participate in educational workshops. This free summit is open to the public, with limited space and lunch provided.
Register early here or call (904) 255-8250.




Summer Internships Available


Volunteer Opportunities: First Wednesday Art Walk
Help us make #ArtWalkJax a success and support Downtown’s signature monthly event! Sign up here.





#DTJax News




New businesses in #DTJax:


Now Open!


FSCJ’s 20West Cafe
20 W. Adams St.



Justice Pub logo

The Justice Pub
315 E. Bay St.


Live Bakery

Live Bakery
327 E. Bay St


Coming Soon:

Burlock and Barrel logoBurlock & Barrel Distillery
417 Magnolia St.








Stories From




DVI Updates:


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.

2016-2017 State of Downtown Report

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It’s an exciting time for Downtown Jacksonville. Since the beginning of 2016, Downtown has seen more than $80 million in completed development projects, such as the Winston Family YMCA and Daily’s Place Amphitheater. More than $2 billion in projects are currently under construction or proposed. Read about currently development, employment and residential trends in this 18-month look at the progress in Downtown Jacksonville from January 2016-June 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.