#DTJax Weekly Update: November 17-23, 2020

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@jacksonvillephoto captured JTA’s stunning Acosta Bridge Lights lit red, white, and blue last week for Veterans Day.

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Support Local

Emerald Trail 5K This Saturday  

The inaugural VyStar Emerald Trail 5K will give runners, walkers and cyclists an up-close look at multiple points of interest along the future LaVilla Link and S-Line Rail Link segments of the Emerald Trail. All proceeds from this event benefit Groundwork Jacksonville, the City’s nonprofit partner in building the Emerald Trail and restoring McCoys Creek and Hogans Creek. Learn more.

Khan Family Invests $5 Million in the MOSH Genesis Capital Campaign

Khan praised the Museum’s proposal to build a new museum on the Shipyards property. In a previous statement, he said he was “all in” on the Museum’s plans, and that the new museum “would be a spectacular addition to Downtown Jacksonville.” Learn more.

Sweeten Your Holiday Menu with Cowford Chophouse

The creative bakers at Cowford Chophouse are whipping up some delicious eats for you to add to your holiday line-up. Endless cheesecake options and holiday pie favorites are available 48 hours after ordering. Learn more.

Tomorrow: All Things Boho Market at The Bier Hall

Be sure to join Intuition Ale Works tomorrow evening for their very first “All Things Boho Arts Market” in the Bier Hall from 6-10 p.m. There will be 16 local Vendor booths, live music, special draft releases, and food. This event is free and masks will be required. Learn more.

Save the Date: Small Business Saturday

November 28, 2020 is Small Business Saturday, an annual celebration of all things local.

This Small Business Saturday, we will be hosting a QR code hunt in the Eventzee App, similar to our Halloween Hunt for Halloweek. Participants will seek out 5 QR codes at participating Downtown businesses for a chance to win a $20 #DTJax e-Gift Card.

How to Play:
1. Download the Eventzee App.
2. Create an account.
3. Stayed tuned on our website and social media for the join code.
4. Scan 5 codes at participating businesses. The first 100 players to scan 5 QR codes will receive a #DTJax e-Gift Card via email the week of November 30th.

Downtown Businesses: Email to participate.

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

Food Share
November 19th from 9 a.m.-12 p.m
Jacksonville Fair Grounds 

In honor of what would have been the 65th Annual #JaxFair, Jacksonville Fairgrounds has partnered with #FarmShare to give away 65,000 pounds of food. Food is first come, first served.

Jacksonville Job Fair
November 19th from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
The Riverfront DoubleTree Hotel 

Hundreds of Jobs are up for grabs at the Jacksonville Job Fair on November 19th! This is your opportunity to meet one-on-one with recruiters and hiring managers from Northeast Florida’s top hiring companies.  Whether you’re looking for an entry-level position or a more experienced management job, this hiring event will have something for you. Get in before these positions fill up!

Visit our Events Calendar to see more local events.

2020 Holiday Guide

Every year, Downtown Vision compiles a Holiday Guide to let residents and visitors know what is going on Downtown during the holiday season. Please submit your holiday themed events to for consideration.

New Eco-Counter in Corkscrew Park

The City of Jacksonville’s Parks and Recreation Department, the Downtown Investment AuthorityJTC Running and Downtown Vision partnered to install a counter on the Northbank Riverwalk. These Eco-Counters keep data to show how many pedestrians and cyclists are using a park, and help to inform safety decisions.

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