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Event Calendar


european_street_cafe_logo_medThe 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 or a $pon$ored feature, 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.

 

Aug
27
Sat
POP! Dance Party in the Park @ Hemming Park
Aug 27 @ 5:00 pm – 11:00 pm
POP! Dance Party in the Park @ Hemming Park  | Jacksonville | Florida | United States

From Facebook.com

Hybrid Marketing & Hot 99.5 Duval invite you to dress up and dance to the best hits of the ’80s and ’90s in Hemming Park.

Enjoy musical entertainment by DJ NickFRESH, DJ Hiztory and Rob Campmate—formerly Southstar, a fashion show by Traci Evans of Meow & Barks Fashion Boutique, a live dance competition, food trucks, kids zone and more!

Food trucks include Monroe’s Smokehouse Bar-B-Q & Catering, Manny’s Cuban Food Truck, Bold City Pops and more plus beer, wine and cocktails.

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
10
Sat
Vagabond Flea @ Hemming Park
Sep 10 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Vagabond Flea @ Hemming Park | Jacksonville | Florida | United States

From facebook.com

Every second Saturday, shop vintage finds and handmade goods from local craftsmen and collectors.

FUN FACT: The first flea markets were in Paris, where they were called “marché aux puces”or “market with fleas.”

Sep
24
Sat
Rustapalooza @ Jacksonville Fairgrounds
Sep 24 @ 8:00 am – 4:51 pm
Rustapalooza @ Jacksonville Fairgrounds | Jacksonville | Florida | United States

From Facebook.com

Rustapalooza is back in Jacksonville for Fall. Join us for the best vintage vendors from around the Southeast in this fabulous air conditioned venue. General admission is $5. Or pay $10 for “early pickin'” from 8–10 a.m.

Parking is free in the Fairgrounds lots (city-owned lots charge $10). Early Pickin 8- 10 am.(online only, limited number) and General Admission 10-5 p.m.(online and at the gate for $5)

Wine, Women and Shoes @ Jessie Ball duPont Center
Sep 24 @ 11:00 am
Wine, Women and Shoes @ Jessie Ball duPont Center | Jacksonville | Florida | United States

From bbbsnefl.org

Shop unique and rare finds for your closet and home within our Marketplace area featuring local boutiques as well as national retailers, while enjoying wine and champagne.

Participate in our Diamond Drop Raffle for the opportunity to go home with a sparkly new diamond or our Key to the Closet raffle featuring gift cards, getaways and other unique items valued at more than $3,000.  Enjoy a glamourous fashion show featuring the last style trends and bid on silent and live auction items that will include exotic escapes to romantic getaways and trips perfect for you and the girls. We’re also bringing back our handsome and charming Shoe Guys who will serve as our wonderful hosts for the afternoon.

Proceeds benefit the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northeast Florida.

Sep
30
Fri
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
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
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.

Oct
8
Sat
Vagabond Flea @ Hemming Park
Oct 8 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Vagabond Flea @ Hemming Park | Jacksonville | Florida | United States

From facebook.com

Every second Saturday, shop vintage finds and handmade goods from local craftsmen and collectors.

FUN FACT: The first flea markets were in Paris, where they were called “marché aux puces”or “market with fleas.”

Nov
12
Sat
Vagabond Flea @ Hemming Park
Nov 12 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Vagabond Flea @ Hemming Park | Jacksonville | Florida | United States

From facebook.com

Every second Saturday, shop vintage finds and handmade goods from local craftsmen and collectors.

FUN FACT: The first flea markets were in Paris, where they were called “marché aux puces”or “market with fleas.”

Dec
10
Sat
Vagabond Flea @ Hemming Park
Dec 10 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Vagabond Flea @ Hemming Park | Jacksonville | Florida | United States

From facebook.com

Every second Saturday, shop vintage finds and handmade goods from local craftsmen and collectors.

FUN FACT: The first flea markets were in Paris, where they were called “marché aux puces”or “market with fleas.”

Mar
24
Sat
Official Collective Con After-Party @ 1904 Music Hall
Mar 24 @ 11:00 am – Mar 25 @ 1:55 am
Official Collective Con After-Party @ 1904 Music Hall | Jacksonville | Florida | United States

So I was asked to host this event. I have no idea what that means.

All I know is there’s ’80s music, a full bar and I’ll be the most “normal” looking person there.

According to the event page, however, VJ Wes Reed (and a special guest) will be playing the tunes. Johnny Yong Bosch of Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Movie fame will be performing live. (Not sure what he’s performing, but it will definitely be live.) And I, of course, will be wandering around in some strange get-up trying to figure out exactly what it is I’m supposed to be doing.

That, alone, is worth the price of admission.

Because it’s free.

FUN FACT: Johnny Kong Bosch and I have the same birthday.

Phoenix Rising Festival | Bobby K. Fashion Show & Dance Party @ Phoenix Arts District
Mar 24 @ 6:00 pm – Mar 25 @ 2:00 am
Phoenix Rising Festival | Bobby K. Fashion Show & Dance Party @ Phoenix Arts District | Jacksonville | Florida | United States

Phoenix Arts District hosts a weekend to celebrate the beginning of a new art movement in Jacksonville, including an epic Bobby K Fashion Show, dance party, live murals and raffles.

Learn about plans for the future of this over 100,000 sq ft facility slated to house community event space, cafe, restaurant, gallery, live/work artist studios, workshops and classes for all ages in varying art forms.

The party continues Sunday with a free, family-friendly block party hosting art and food vendors as well as live demos from local artists. Watch, learn and even participate in making your own art to take home.

 

Mar
25
Sun
Phoenix Rising Festival | Block Party @ Phoenix Arts District
Mar 25 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Phoenix Rising Festival | Block Party @ Phoenix Arts District | Jacksonville | Florida | United States

Once you’ve recovered from the Bobby K. Fashion Show & Dance Party, the party continues with a family-friendly block party hosting art and food vendors as well as live demos from local artists. Watch, learn and even participate in making your own art to take home.

Featured artists include Lela Brunet, Sanithna, R. Land, Christy Frazier, Dustin Harewood and Steven Teller. You’ll see live mural paintings, glassblowing, metalworking and mosaics.

Vendors include:

Bluejay Aromatherapy
Zany Du Designs
Kram Kran Photo
Rebecca Campbell Art
Body & Soul
Kona Ice of Downtown Jacksonville
Candles by Zuleca
Still Life with Cat Studio
Flour & Fig Bakehouse
Saturiwa Trading Company
Elise Bryant Art
The Nesst by Patricia Ness
Online Binding
Carmen Cay Art
Firetrove
House of Pale
OCD Jacksonville Fl
Apple Rose Beauty
Phase 8 Theater
ABC Photography
Topsy Toffee
DCH Benches
Seaweeds Maine Lobster Rolls, Inc
DeLoach’s Delectibles LLC
Aunt Gwen
Artefact Redux
Nitrogen Creamery Jax
Green Iguana Bath
Love & Moxie
Jacksonville Public Library

Jul
28
Sat
GAAM Anime Show @ The Museum
Jul 28 @ 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm
GAAM Anime Show @ The Museum | Jacksonville | Florida | United States

From Facebook:

Video games, a charity art auction, food trucks, dancing, DJs, live music, Cosplay, selfie spots, and more for Jacksonville’s award winning Gaming + Art event!

We’re going all out this year with extra perks for VIPs, more games, dance-offs, crafting stations, art, a funko exhibit, and special exhibits dedicated to Dragon Ball, Sailor Moon, and all the gamer stuff you’ve come to love at GAAM!

This GAAM is going to be OVER 9000! RSVP to GAAM today to win prizes and join your friends at the ultimate nerd charity party! 🎉🎮

P.S. Don’t forget, GAAM is for grown ups. Kids…you can go to GAAM when you get old enough. MUHAHAHAHA!