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The Specktator is thrilled to have European Street Cafe as title sponsor of the online calendar!

As one of my favorite places to eat, drink and socialize in the the city, “E. Street” (as the cool kids call it) makes the perfect partner to help promote the best events happening in the city.

NOTE: This is a “curated calendar,” meaning I have personally reviewed each event and consider it to be of interest to the general public and/or something particularly compelling. It is important to know that businesses cannot buy a calendar entry. That said, if you have an event you would like considered for the calendar, send the pertinent information to whatsup@thespecktator.com.

And by the way, be sure to change the view from “month” to “stream” below. Unless you like being really annoyed.

 

Jun
25
Sat
Blazin’ IronKiwi Challenge
Jun 25 all-day
Blazin' IronKiwi Challenge

From runsignup.com

Ever wanted to do an Ironman but don’t want to pay $700+ to do it? Join the Blazin IronKiwi Challenge presented by PRS Triathlon to promote awareness of TEAM CHM in raising critical funds to find a cure for Choroideremia and in support of Bike MS and their effort to find a cure for MS.

Participants have from June 1-June 30 to swim 2.4 miles, bike 112 miles and run 26.2 miles. The 30-day challenge enables participants to exercise at their own pace. Swimming can be done in an indoor pool or accessible lake/pond/ocean, and any stroke can be used to complete the required distance (e.g. crawl stroke, breast stroke, back stroke, or even doggy paddling). Biking portion can be completing outdoors or on an indoor stationary bike. The 26.2 miles can be run or walked using tracks, trails, roads or treadmills.

FUN FACT: Belgian triathlete Marino Vanhoenacker holds the world record for an Ironman Triathlon with a time of 7 hours, 45 minutes and 58 seconds. (Personal note: I SLEEP longer than that!)

Jun
26
Sun
Blazin’ IronKiwi Challenge
Jun 26 all-day
Blazin' IronKiwi Challenge

From runsignup.com

Ever wanted to do an Ironman but don’t want to pay $700+ to do it? Join the Blazin IronKiwi Challenge presented by PRS Triathlon to promote awareness of TEAM CHM in raising critical funds to find a cure for Choroideremia and in support of Bike MS and their effort to find a cure for MS.

Participants have from June 1-June 30 to swim 2.4 miles, bike 112 miles and run 26.2 miles. The 30-day challenge enables participants to exercise at their own pace. Swimming can be done in an indoor pool or accessible lake/pond/ocean, and any stroke can be used to complete the required distance (e.g. crawl stroke, breast stroke, back stroke, or even doggy paddling). Biking portion can be completing outdoors or on an indoor stationary bike. The 26.2 miles can be run or walked using tracks, trails, roads or treadmills.

FUN FACT: Belgian triathlete Marino Vanhoenacker holds the world record for an Ironman Triathlon with a time of 7 hours, 45 minutes and 58 seconds. (Personal note: I SLEEP longer than that!)

Jun
27
Mon
Blazin’ IronKiwi Challenge
Jun 27 all-day
Blazin' IronKiwi Challenge

From runsignup.com

Ever wanted to do an Ironman but don’t want to pay $700+ to do it? Join the Blazin IronKiwi Challenge presented by PRS Triathlon to promote awareness of TEAM CHM in raising critical funds to find a cure for Choroideremia and in support of Bike MS and their effort to find a cure for MS.

Participants have from June 1-June 30 to swim 2.4 miles, bike 112 miles and run 26.2 miles. The 30-day challenge enables participants to exercise at their own pace. Swimming can be done in an indoor pool or accessible lake/pond/ocean, and any stroke can be used to complete the required distance (e.g. crawl stroke, breast stroke, back stroke, or even doggy paddling). Biking portion can be completing outdoors or on an indoor stationary bike. The 26.2 miles can be run or walked using tracks, trails, roads or treadmills.

FUN FACT: Belgian triathlete Marino Vanhoenacker holds the world record for an Ironman Triathlon with a time of 7 hours, 45 minutes and 58 seconds. (Personal note: I SLEEP longer than that!)

Jun
28
Tue
Blazin’ IronKiwi Challenge
Jun 28 all-day
Blazin' IronKiwi Challenge

From runsignup.com

Ever wanted to do an Ironman but don’t want to pay $700+ to do it? Join the Blazin IronKiwi Challenge presented by PRS Triathlon to promote awareness of TEAM CHM in raising critical funds to find a cure for Choroideremia and in support of Bike MS and their effort to find a cure for MS.

Participants have from June 1-June 30 to swim 2.4 miles, bike 112 miles and run 26.2 miles. The 30-day challenge enables participants to exercise at their own pace. Swimming can be done in an indoor pool or accessible lake/pond/ocean, and any stroke can be used to complete the required distance (e.g. crawl stroke, breast stroke, back stroke, or even doggy paddling). Biking portion can be completing outdoors or on an indoor stationary bike. The 26.2 miles can be run or walked using tracks, trails, roads or treadmills.

FUN FACT: Belgian triathlete Marino Vanhoenacker holds the world record for an Ironman Triathlon with a time of 7 hours, 45 minutes and 58 seconds. (Personal note: I SLEEP longer than that!)

Jun
29
Wed
Blazin’ IronKiwi Challenge
Jun 29 all-day
Blazin' IronKiwi Challenge

From runsignup.com

Ever wanted to do an Ironman but don’t want to pay $700+ to do it? Join the Blazin IronKiwi Challenge presented by PRS Triathlon to promote awareness of TEAM CHM in raising critical funds to find a cure for Choroideremia and in support of Bike MS and their effort to find a cure for MS.

Participants have from June 1-June 30 to swim 2.4 miles, bike 112 miles and run 26.2 miles. The 30-day challenge enables participants to exercise at their own pace. Swimming can be done in an indoor pool or accessible lake/pond/ocean, and any stroke can be used to complete the required distance (e.g. crawl stroke, breast stroke, back stroke, or even doggy paddling). Biking portion can be completing outdoors or on an indoor stationary bike. The 26.2 miles can be run or walked using tracks, trails, roads or treadmills.

FUN FACT: Belgian triathlete Marino Vanhoenacker holds the world record for an Ironman Triathlon with a time of 7 hours, 45 minutes and 58 seconds. (Personal note: I SLEEP longer than that!)

Jun
30
Thu
Blazin’ IronKiwi Challenge
Jun 30 all-day
Blazin' IronKiwi Challenge

From runsignup.com

Ever wanted to do an Ironman but don’t want to pay $700+ to do it? Join the Blazin IronKiwi Challenge presented by PRS Triathlon to promote awareness of TEAM CHM in raising critical funds to find a cure for Choroideremia and in support of Bike MS and their effort to find a cure for MS.

Participants have from June 1-June 30 to swim 2.4 miles, bike 112 miles and run 26.2 miles. The 30-day challenge enables participants to exercise at their own pace. Swimming can be done in an indoor pool or accessible lake/pond/ocean, and any stroke can be used to complete the required distance (e.g. crawl stroke, breast stroke, back stroke, or even doggy paddling). Biking portion can be completing outdoors or on an indoor stationary bike. The 26.2 miles can be run or walked using tracks, trails, roads or treadmills.

FUN FACT: Belgian triathlete Marino Vanhoenacker holds the world record for an Ironman Triathlon with a time of 7 hours, 45 minutes and 58 seconds. (Personal note: I SLEEP longer than that!)

Aug
27
Sat
Feel the Fantasea: A Benefit for JASMYN @ The Museum and Gardens
Aug 27 @ 8:00 pm
Feel the Fantasea: A Benefit for JASMYN @ The Museum and Gardens  | Jacksonville | Florida | United States

From feelthefantasea.com

Make a splash at the hottest party of the year. You’re invited to an amazing adventure just below the surface on Saturday, August 27 at our 7th annual party for JASMYN – Feel the Fantasea.

Let the ocean inspire your attire and dive into the depths of the abyss at The Museum for a night of over-the-top costumes (while costume attire is not required, it is highly suggested), live music from Atlanta’s DJ Marc J. Cubs, dancing, guest performances, drinks, food trucks and fun.

21 and up only.

All proceeds are donated to JASMYN, a not-for-profit organization that provides a safe place for local at-risk LGBT youth in Jacksonville—and is the organization’s largest annual fundraiser.

Sep
24
Sat
The Intuition Blue & Bold Street Party @ A. Philip Randolph Blvd. between Duval and Adams St.
Sep 24 @ 4:30 pm – 6:45 pm
The Intuition Blue & Bold Street Party @ A. Philip Randolph Blvd. between Duval and Adams St.

From Facebook.com

Don’t just come to the Jacksonville Armada match: Make a day of it! The bash features Intuition beers, special giveaways, exciting tailgating games and food trucks just outside of Community First Park. Come join in the Armada FC tradition, get pumped up for the game and take part in the exciting pre-match experiences with the whole family.

• Activites: Games, food trucks and drink specials
• Music performance by: Ritmo y Sabor
• Dance performances by: Raices de Colombia, México en la Piel, Renacer Borincuano and River City Arts & Event Center
• Food Trucks: Chubby Burrito, Guanabana Artisans Popsicles and Latin Soul Grill.

Sep
30
Fri
Oktoberfest Jacksonville @ Anheuser-Busch Brewery
Sep 30 @ 4:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Oktoberfest Jacksonville @ Anheuser-Busch Brewery | Jacksonville | Florida | United States

From Facebook.com

Oktoberfest Jacksonville at the Anheuser-Busch Brewery celebrates German cuisine, culture and great beer with this two-day event in Jacksonville, Florida. Enjoy a variety of entertainment including live music and traditional dancing while food vendors provide a smorgasbord of authentic German cuisine, traditional festival fare, and thirst-quenching beers. Games and activities available Friday and Saturday.

Kick off the event with the Hands On Jacksonville Human Race 5k Oktoberfest Run to the Sod Farm at the Brewery.

Rachmaninoff and the Rite @ Times-Union Center
Sep 30 @ 8:00 pm
Rachmaninoff and the Rite @ Times-Union Center

From jaxsymphony.org

The Jacksonville Symphony kicks off the 2016-17 season this weekend! Costumed dancers and quartets will entertain before the concert begins, opening with one of the most influential works of the 20th century, “The Rite of Spring.” Dress to impress and walk the red carpet.

Oct
1
Sat
Oktoberfest Jacksonville @ Anheuser-Busch Brewery
Oct 1 @ 11:00 am – 10:00 pm
Oktoberfest Jacksonville @ Anheuser-Busch Brewery | Jacksonville | Florida | United States

From Facebook.com

Oktoberfest Jacksonville at the Anheuser-Busch Brewery celebrates German cuisine, culture and great beer with this two-day event in Jacksonville, Florida. Enjoy a variety of entertainment including live music and traditional dancing while food vendors provide a smorgasbord of authentic German cuisine, traditional festival fare, and thirst-quenching beers. Games and activities available Friday and Saturday.

Kick off the event with the Hands On Jacksonville Human Race 5k Oktoberfest Run to the Sod Farm at the Brewery.

5th Annual Food Truck Championship
Oct 1 @ 12:00 pm – 10:00 pm
5th Annual Food Truck Championship @ Jacksonville | Florida | United States

From Facebook.com

Join us for the Jax Truckies 5th Annual Food Truck Championship as Jacksonville’s food trucks compete for bragging rights as the best in their category or overall.
Rachmaninoff and the Rite @ Times-Union Center
Oct 1 @ 8:00 pm
Rachmaninoff and the Rite @ Times-Union Center

From jaxsymphony.org

The Jacksonville Symphony kicks off the 2016-17 season this weekend! Costumed dancers and quartets will entertain before the concert begins, opening with one of the most influential works of the 20th century, “The Rite of Spring.” Dress to impress and walk the red carpet.

Oct
2
Sun
River City Pride Festival @ site of Riverside Arts Market
Oct 2 @ 11:00 am – 8:00 pm
River City Pride Festival @ site of Riverside Arts Market | Jacksonville | Florida | United States

From Facebook.com

Come out Sunday, October 2 to celebrate River City Pride with a festival of family, food and fun. There will be local merchants to browse and entertainment on the main stage including performances by Pepper Mashay, Skye Strickler, Pepper Mashay, Skye Stickler Well-Strung and Beverly McClellan of NBC’s “The Voice.”

Rachmaninoff and the Rite @ Times-Union Center
Oct 2 @ 3:00 pm
Rachmaninoff and the Rite @ Times-Union Center

From jaxsymphony.org

The Jacksonville Symphony kicks off the 2016-17 season this weekend! Costumed dancers and quartets will entertain before the concert begins, opening with one of the most influential works of the 20th century, “The Rite of Spring.” Dress to impress and walk the red carpet.