Experience the opulence of the Belle Époque in #DTJax. This year, Downtown Vision will transport you to the glittering world of 19th-century Paris, brimming with Duval decadence and a touch of mystery as we raise funds for PlacemakingJax. Enjoy captivating entertainment — including soulful sounds by Ramona + the RIOT and a Hush Hush Jax Silent Disco, extravagant bites from some of Downtown’s finest restaurants, free flowing libations, The Planner 360 photo booth, a silent auction, complimentary valet and much more.
Attendance is limited. Get your tickets today!
Parking: Complimentary valet will be available on the corner of Duval and Laura Streets. We recommend traveling via Duval Street to avoid potential traffic due to the adjacent Winterland Music Festival. If you wish to self-park, simply show this email to the attendant at the Duval Street Garage (33 W. Duval Street), for complimentary self-parking.
Tickets: There are no physical tickets for this event. Simply, give the registration table your name or the business name you RSVPed under and you will be adorned with a wristband for the evening. Wristbands are required for re-entry after visiting the outdoor activities and/or the Winterland Music Festival happening in James Weldon Johnson Park.
Official After Party: The party doesn’t stop after the Gala ends! Join us at the back bar at Hardwicks (100 E. Adams Street), beginning at 9 p.m., to mingle with other gala-goers. First drinks on Downtown Vision with your Gala wristband, until the bar tab closes.
Attire: Embrace the splendor of the Moulin Rouge and dress in your Bohemian best — think feathers, corsets and top hats! But really, anything goes. See the Mood Board below for inspiration.
Proceeds from the #DTJax Gala benefit the PlacemakingJax placemaking initiative to turn passive spaces into active public places. PlacemakingJax is a highly collaborative process for the people of Jacksonville (Jaxsons) to engage in the creation of pop-up activations or large-scale interventions in Downtown Jacksonville to transform underused public spaces into celebrated community places. PlacemakingJax is facilitated by Downtown Vision and funded in part by the #DTJax Gala held each February.