#DTJax Weekly Update: September 28-October 4, 2021

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Downtown is for everyone, big or small! We love this photo shared by @techno_house_cat on the Northbank Riverwalk. ☀️ Check out @jaxriverwalk for more photos of this beautiful feature along the St. Johns River.

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New and Noteworthy

Jacksonville Jazz Fest 

The 40th Annual Jacksonville Jazz Fest kicks off this week, bringing live jazz to the heart of Downtown all weekend long. This Wednesday, stop into the Florida Theatre for the Jacksonville Piano Competition. Then Friday-Sunday, stop by the stages at Riverfront Plaza and Ford on Bay for FREE musical performances. View the schedule and map.

MOCA Kids Art Lab

Bring the kids down to MOCA for a spooky science experiment to celebrate the Halloween season. The fun, art-making experience is for ages 6-10 and focuses on how Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math (STEAM) all interact with one another. Attendees will visit the galleries to see how artists are inspired by STEAM topics and create their own artwork. Learn more.

Halloween Hits Sweet Pete’s Candy Mansion 

The magic makers at Sweet Pete’s Candy have transformed the shop into a spooktacular wonderland! Stop in for seasonal candy classes, delicious lunch and drinks from in-house restaurant Fizzies & Fare, and a sweet shopping experienceLearn more.

Community Clean Up 

This Sunday, join Beaches Go Green for a clean up of the Northbank Riverwalk from 9-11 a.m. Check in at the Winston Family YMCA, collect litter, and wrap up your morning with a stroll through their eco-education village to learn more about how you can make a difference in Jax. Learn more.

Jazz Fest After Dark This Weekend

Attending Jazz Fest this weekend? Don’t miss the after-party!

Jazz Fest After Dark spans across your favorite Downtown bars, featuring live music from local performers and delicious drinks a-plenty! Learn more.

Participating venues include:
1904 Music Hall1904 Patio StageBold City DowntownDe Real TingDos GatosHeadroom Coffee BarJustice PubManifest DistillingUnderbelly, and The Volstead.

Art Walk is Next Week!

Downtown Jacksonville Art Walk is returning to #DTJax on Wednesday, October 6th. This art-centered, community-building event will be returning with the same tried and true schedule, the first Wednesday of every month, from 5-9 p.m. rain or shine! Explore the main hubs: James Weldon Johnson ParkThe Jessie, The VyStar Breezeway and stop into your favorite businesses along the way!

Upcoming #DTJax Events

Don’t Throw Away Your Shot: Hamilton in #DTJax

FSCJ Artist Series is bringing multiple weeks of Hamilton performances to the Times-Union Center September 29-October 17. Tickets are still available, with incredible availability and prices for October 12-17. Shop now.

Jacksonville Home + Patio Show
Sept 30-Oct 3, Multiple Times
Prime F. Osborn Convention Center

This highly anticipated annual consumer show comes back to the market amid a continued home improvement boom as consumers are investing in upgrades and renovations. The show features a Food Truck Rally, local and regional experts on home improvement and local, trusted exhibitors with the latest products and services.

BrickUniverse Jacksonville LEGO Fan Expo
Oct 2-3 at Multiple Times
@ Jacksonville Fairgrounds

Join Doug Eng, the artist behind Structure of Nature | Nature of Structure, for a lunch at learn at MOCA. Eng has established a reputation for unique imagery and meaningful public projects that explore his experience as a Chinese American such as family heritage, home and identity, as well as climate change, and environmental awareness.

James Weldon Johnson Park

Don’t miss out on all of the events going on in the park this month!
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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