#DTJax Weekly Update: March 14-20

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Things To Do Downtown

Arts + Culture

Mar 15: Talks and Tea

Mar 16: On the Pulse: Cerebral Science

Mar 17: Puttin’ On the Ritz Semi-Finals

Mar 18: Primavera Fest

Mar 18: 40th Miss Delta Teen Pageant


Family Fun 

Mar 16: Celebration of the Arts

Mar 19: Brain Candy Live Tour

Mar 20-24: MOCA Spring Art Camp


Live Music + Nightlife

Mar 16: Charlie Daniels Band

Mar 17: Get the Led Out – Led Zeppelin

Mar 17-18: The Cheiftains

Mar 17: St. Paddy’s Day Block Party

Mar 18: Suwannee River Jam Auditions

Mar 19: Yappy Hour St. Pawty’s Day


Sports + Fitness

Mar 17-18: Jacksonville Diamond Championship

Mar 18: 2017 SEC Gymnastics Championships

Mar 18: Insane Inflatable 5K

Mar 19: St. Paddy’s Run



 #DTJax News




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DVI Updates 

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Bike to do your pART at April’s Art Walk!

Ride your bike out to Art Walk in April as DVI teams up with USGBC to bring you the newest ideas in sustainability, social responsibility and the environment from local companies, businesses, and organizations! Learn how to do you pART while enjoying Art Walk’s artists, food trucks, and live music!


2017 Art Walk Sponsorship Opportunities:

Downtown’s signature monthly event, First Wednesday Art Walk attracts 10,000 people each month, spans 15+ blocks with more than 60 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.


Thank you for making Saturday’s #DTJax Gala: River of Dreams a great success!


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Thank you vendors, volunteers, and guests for celebrating the St. Johns with us. And congratulations to our 2017 #DTJax Award winners:

Ambassador of the Year, Michael Ryan

Downtown Person of the Year, Ben Davis

Downtown Project of the Year, Winston Family YMCA

Downtown Achievement Award, Lori Boyer


Check out all of Severine Photography’s beautiful photos of the Gala!


Thank you sponsors!

Acosta Sponsors: Auld & White Constructors, Block by Block, CSX, Downtown Investment Authority, Everbank

Hart Sponsors: BB&T, Florida Blue, Hyatt Regency Jacksonville, Riverfront, Jacksonville Jaguars Foundation, Jacksonville University, Manifest Distilling, Perdue Office Interiors, VyStar Credit Union

Fuller Warren Sponsors: Danis, GAI Consulting, Gunster, IBERIABANK, Jacksonville Transportation Authority, Matthew Carlucci – State Farm Museum of Science & History, Regency Centers, RummellMunz Partners, The Jacksonville Landing


2015-State-of-Downtown_v3-for-print_lowres_Page_01-791x10242015 State of Downtown Report:

Downtown Vision, Inc. released an 18-month summary on the state and growth of Downtown Jacksonville. This report provides details on development successes and  announcements, office and employment trends, residential growth, retail mix, arts and culture, tourism, transportation and more. Read the report in it’s entirety on our blog or visit to download the PDF.



Screen-Shot-2016-11-21-at-2.03.20-PM-231x300DVI Annual Report Available:

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 2015-2016.