#DTJax Weekly Update: October 12-18, 2021

Instagram of the Week

First Wednesday Art Walk returned to Downtown Jacksonville last week and there was an incredible turnout! @Cre8Jax captured moments throughout the evening, including this incredible shot at The Jessie, one of our Art Hubs and a must-visit location during Art Walk. Don’t miss next month’s event on Wednesday, November 3rd from 5-9 p.m. 🎨

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New and Noteworthy

Pumpkins and Pints in the VyStar Breezeway

Join The Bread and Board for their fourth annual Halloween event, Pumpkins and Pints! on October 24th from 3-8 p.m., the whole family is invited to this Halloween happening in the VyStar Breezeway, featuring delicious eats and treats, and spooky games and pumpkin carving for the kids. Learn more and grab tickets!

Fiddler on the Roof Comes to #DTJax

FSCJ Artist Series is proud to present Fiddler on the Roof at the Times-Union Center from Nov. 2-7, 2021. The original production won ten Tony Awards – be there when the sun rises on this new production, where a wonderful cast and a lavish orchestra tell this heartwarming story of family and faith. Learn more.

Bring a Book, Take a Book at Riverside Arts Market

The Riverside Arts Market has introduced a fun new initiative for avid readers. If you have any books that you no longer want or need, you can drop them off at the RAM tent every Saturday from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. under the Fuller Warren Bridge. While dropping off, browse the books left by others and bring home a new read. Learn more.

The Volstead Rolls Out Their Fall Menu 

Stop into your favorite speakeasy for new seasonal offerings, handcrafted with fresh ingredients daily. Pictured here is Breath of the Wild, which includes Rittenhouse Rye, green Chartreuse⁠, pamplemousse liqueur, lemon, rosemary, and cranberry and walnut bitters⁠. The Volstead is open Monday-Saturday 4 p.m.-2 a.m. and Sunday 7 p.m.-2 p.m. Learn more.

Halloweek Presented by Live Oak Contracting

Halloweek Presented by Live Oak Contracting Returns to #DTJax October 25-29, 2021
Join us the last week of October for a celebration of all things ghoulish in Downtown Jacksonville!

This year’s festivities will include “Spooky Szn Selfie Spots” in James Weldon Johnson Park complete with Halloween characters and candy, a QR Code Scavenger Hunt with a chance to with a $20 DTJax e-Gift Card, and lots of ghastly decorations to be discovered. Details at

Upcoming #DTJax Events

Viva La Fiesta
October 16th & 17th at Multiple Times
James Weldon Johnson Park

#VivaLaFiestaJax returns this weekend! In celebration their 3rd Anniversary, the festival will take place over two days for the first time ever, October 16-17 in beautiful James Weldon Johnson Park. Enjoy live music, dancing, delicious food and much more! Sunday, enjoy Salsa music with local favorite LPT!

MOSH Pride Celebration Day
October 16th from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Join MOSH for Pride Celebration Day in partnership with JASMYN, River City Pride, UNF LGBTQ Center and more with fun activities and insightful talks including Parenting Under The Rainbow and Outside of the Binary.

James Weldon Johnson Park

Don’t miss out on all of the events going on in the park this month, including lunchtime musical performances and weekend festivals! 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.

Check out this week’s line-up!

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.

Get Involved

Activating Jacksonville’s Riverfront

The Jessie Ball duPont Fund is helping to convene a series of conversations about how best to activate our city’s downtown waterfront for the benefit of all of our residents and visitors. Visit their page to learn more.

1st Downtown Jacksonville: The Future of the Shipyards 

1st DownTown Jacksonville is a platform created to help communicate, advocate and unite supporters who share the same passion for Downtown. Check out their website to learn about plans for The Shipyards, a path toward the Stadium of the Future and community investment by the Jaguars and Iguana Investments.

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