#DTJax Weekly Update: October 27-November 2, 2020

Instagram of the Week

@jamesweldonjohnsonpark shared this magical photo from the first day of their Hollow’s Fest, a week long event in the park! Read below for more info on this family friendly event.

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Join in on the Halloweek fun in #DTJax!

Join us for Halloweek, a five-day celebration of all things spooky in Downtown Jacksonville. All week, we will host a Halloween Hunt

  • Download the Eventzee app and create an account. Use the join code Halloweek to get started.
  • Scan QR codes at 10 different participating businesses 10/26-10/30, first 100 participants will receive a $20 #DTJax e-Gift Card.
  • Participate in the Selfie Challenges to enter to win additional prizes!

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. The movie night is currently sold out, but you can join the waitlist.

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James Weldon Johnson Park Presents: Hollow’s Fest

Join James Weldon Johnson Park for Hollow’s Fest: A week of Costumes & Candy. Every day for the week of 10/26 to 10/30 during lunchtime from 11a.m.-2 p.m. for themed costume days, Halloween fun, food trucks and Live at Lunch performances! Learn more.

Visit Jacksonville Opens New Location on Laura Street

Visit Jacksonville’s new location at 100 N. Laura St building is officially open! Pop into the visitor’s center to say Hello and refer Jacksonville visitors to their tourism experts. Stay tuned this week for an art installation in partnership with the Cultural Council of Greater Jacksonville.

Save the Date: Virtual MOCA Kids Art Lab

MOCA Kids Art Lab is an online workshop for artists ages 5 to 12. MOCA recognizes your child’s need for arts education during this time, so they are offering these live lessons on the second Saturday of each month! In November’s live lesson, museum educator Lindsay Bowyer will cover Nancy Graves, an artist currently displayed in their Jacqueline Holmes exhibition, and wax resist watercoloring! Learn more.

Book Your Holiday Pedal Pub Tour

Pedal Pub Jax is now booking tours for the holiday season. See the sites and enjoy a brew or two! This outing is perfect for your team holiday party, family gathering or friendsgiving. Visit our blog to see what it’s like to join a Pedal Pub tour and visit their website to book.

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

Virtual Black Leadership Town Hall
October 30 from 8 a.m.-12 p.m.

Jacksonville’s Top Black leaders will discuss their personal journey to the top of the business and their thoughts on today’s trending topics. This will be a live and interactive session where attendees can chat with the moderator and pose questions to the executive speakers.

Jumbo Shrimp Fall Festival
October 31 from 12-4 p.m.
@ 121 Financial Ballpark
Fall is in the air in Northeast Florida and the Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp are unveiling their Fall Festival, complete with trick-or-treating and several contests designed to be fun for the entire family.

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