#DTJax Weekly Update: October 13-19, 2020

Instagram of the Week

@abbeycrabill captured this rad photo of friends enjoying @sunraycine drive-in movies at Tailgaters Parking in #DTJax. They are screening Halloween flicks through the rest of the month, get your tickets now and check out our special movie screening with them below.

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Save the Date: Halloweek in #DTJax

Join us for Halloweek, a five day celebration of all things spooky in Downtown Jacksonville. All week we will be hosting a Halloween Hunt, collect QR codes at 10 different participating businesses and receive a $20 #DTJax e-Gift Card. Then, on Thursday October 29th, Live Oak Contracting presents Jack O’Landing, a Movie Screening featuring Hocus Pocus at 6:30 and 9:30 p.m. This event is free but registration is required, as space is limited. Sign up now!

Support Local

Help the Florida Theatre Cross the Finish Line

The Florida Theatre has begun announcing shows for December and will be opening in a responsible way, with limited seating and other public health measures. Help the Florida Theatre successfully reopen in December by contributing to their Cross the Finish Line campaign. Learn more and donate.

Toytopia Exhibit Opens at MOSH This Weekend

Opening October 17, Toytopia is sure to rekindle the wonder and delight of your favorite childhood moments and where you can play all day in a world of big toys. Toytopia will feature several special exhibits, including: the World’s Largest Etch A Sketch, close to 8’ tall, a retro arcade area, with working classic games, a life-size doll house and more! Register now.

VyStar Emerald Trail 5k

The VyStar Emerald Trail 5K will be held November 21, with all proceeds benefiting Groundwork Jacksonville, the City’s nonprofit partner in building the 30-mile Emerald Trail and restoring McCoys Creek and Hogans Creek. Sign up by October 15th for an early bird discount!

VyStar Corporate Office Virtual Tour

Join SMPS North Florida for a virtual tour of VyStar’s new office building in downtown Jacksonville. The tour will be hosted on Zoom by RS&H, followed by an open discussion with VyStar and Dana B. Kenyon representatives. Register today.

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 and Wine Pairing 
October 15 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

This socially distant and interactive food and wine pairing class is taught by a MOCA approved sommelier who is prepared to share their wealth of wine knowledge. You will enjoy 3 select MOCA wines that are deliciously paired with sweet and savory appetizers, prepared by their very own chefs.

October 16 @ 9:30 pm – 11:00 pm
@ Tailgater’s Parking

Join Sunray Cinema for a drive-in screening Us, an American horror film written and directed by Jordan Peele, starring Lupita Nyong’o, Winston Duke, Elisabeth Moss, and Tim Heidecker.

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