#DTJax Weekly Update: July 17-23

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


Live Music & Nightlife


Sports, Health + Fitness




Get Involved


Hemming Park Quarterly Stakeholders Meeting


Friends of Hemming Park will be providing important updates on park plans, performance standards, financials and events for the remainder of the year. Please RSVP to


When: Thursday, July 19 at 5-6:30 p.m.
Where: Friends of Hemming Park Office inside the Main Library.


Take a short survey prior to the meeting to let Friends of Hemming Park know how they are doing!

DIA Urban Arts Project Phase II “Meet the Artists”


The Cultural Council of Greater Jacksonville and Downtown Investment Authority’s Urban Arts Project are holding a public meeting to talk about Phase II of the Art in Public Places project and are hoping to get your input on the identity and needs of the area. Have your voices heard! More information here.


When: Thursday, July 19 at 6 p.m.
Where: Jax Makerspace inside the Main Library.

Tell them what you want to see by taking this quick survey.
Public Meeting Emerald Necklace Trail Master Plan

Groundwork Jacksonville invites you to an exciting opportunity to get a sneak peek of the master plan and provide feedback that may be incorporated into the final design and branding of Jacksonville’s signature outdoor destination.
The meeting is free and all are welcome to attend. The first 50 attendees will receive a small gift complements of Groundwork Jacksonville.
When: Tuesday, July 24, at 6:00 p.m.
Where: FSCJ Advanced Technology Center, 401 W. State St. Room T-140.
More information here.

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!

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Gili’s Kitchen
126 W. Adams St.



Island-Girl_Logo-3x_whIsland Girl Cigar Bar Downtown
11 N. Ocean St.


JPA Sewing Factory
2 W. Independent Dr. Suite 154


Justice Pub logo

The Justice Pub
315 E. Bay St.



Coming Soon:

Burlock and Barrel logoBurlock & Barrel Distillery
417 Magnolia St.




Stories From




DVI Updates:



“A better Downtown Jacksonville is better for everyone, even if you never come here. You see that with big urban centers. They are the engines for economic activity with a ripple effect that is unbelievably beneficial to the surrounding communities.”


Thanks to the Jax Daily Record for this great profile of our CEO, Jake Gordon!
Read the article here.


Internship Opportunity


DVI is looking for fall interns. If you’re a college student in your junior or senior year of college or a recent graduate looking for marketing and events experience, we want you! Learn more 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.

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.