#DTJax Weekly Update: June 15-21, 2021

Instagram of the Week

kryptoknight made the Main Street Bridge look so epic! What’s your favorite photo spot in Downtown?

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

New and Noteworthy

Happy 199th Birthday Jax!

Our city’s name appeared first on a petition dated June 15, 1822, addressed to the U.S. Secretary of State John Quincy Adams. 61 residents signed a request asking him to designate “Jacksonville,” in the new U.S. Territory of Florida, as a port of entry. Although the petition was denied, the name “Jacksonville” began to supplant previous references to “the cow-ford,” or “cowford.” Learn more on the Jacksonville Historical Society’s website.

Vista Brooklyn Now Open

Downtown’s newest living space is now open and accepting applications! At the epicenter of Urban living, Vista Brooklyn is walkable to incredible amenities, including The Fresh Market and the Northbank Riverwalk. Plus, on site amenities including an ultramodern fitness facility, rooftop pool and biergarten, and incredible views of Downtown and Riverside. Learn more.

Yoga Returns to the MOCA Galleries

On the third Sunday of each month, MOCA and Yoga 4 Change will be offering classes for all skill levels in the museum’s galleries, giving attendees the opportunity to take a moment to pause and be present amongst the art. Learn more.

Check Out the Riverfront Plaza Site Proposals Next Thursday

Three agencies are competing to redesign Riverfront Plaza (the former site of the Jacksonville Landing) and will present their final proposals during a public meeting at the Main Public Library on June 24th beginning at 8:30 a.m. Tune in via zoom or in-person.

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.

Give the Gift of the Downtown Experience

Check out the #DTJax e-Gift Card – good at 30 of your favorite #DTJax businesses and counting! Purchase for friends, family or colleagues and invite them to enjoy the best in Downtown dining, shopping and entertainment.

These digital gift cards can be purchased at, anytime, anywhere and for any amount between $5 and $250. They can be used multiple times at multiple participating locations and the balance is always available on your smartphone.

Upcoming #DTJax Events

Happy Birthday James Weldon Johnson
June 17th from 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
James Weldon Johnson Park

Join us Thursday, June 17th in celebration of a native Jacksonville legend and our namesake, James Weldon Johnson’s 150th birthday! Food trucks, live music by the Groove Coalition and sweet treats (including birthday cake!) from DoughMeeka’s Kitchen!

Classic Albums Live: The Beatles – Sgt. Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band
June 18th @ 8 p.m.
Florida Theatre

Classic Albums Live return to celebrate the Beatles iconic album Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band and a set of their greatest hits! Classic Albums Live takes classic albums and recreates them live, on stage – note for note, cut for cut.

James Weldon Johnson Park

Don’t miss out on all of the events going on in the park this month!
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.

Visit our Events Calendar to see more local events.

Updates from Downtown Vision

Check out our recent Instagram Reels, featuring Downtown businesses Super Food and Brew and Bento Asian Kitchen and Sushi!


Jax River Jams Women’s
T-Shirts on Sale

Had a blast at Jax River Jams Presented by VyStar Credit Union? We did too! We are getting rid of our inventory of tees from the event! Come by for local pick up for free or have it shipped to you.

Use code JRJPICKUP at check out for local pick up! Shop now.

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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!