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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.

 

May
20
Sat
Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp @ Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville
May 20 @ 6:05 pm
Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp @ Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville | Jacksonville | Florida | United States

It’s Crustacean Cap Day where the first 1,000 fans through the gate get a Jumbo Shrimp hat.

Oh, yeah, and the Shrimp play the Mississippi Braves.

May
21
Sun
Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp @ Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville
May 21 @ 3:05 pm
Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp @ Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville | Jacksonville | Florida | United States

From Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp

Kids can feel like the pros before each Sunday home game, as families can play catch on the field at the Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville. Following the game, kids 12 and under can run the bases. Each Sunday features free face painting, balloon animals and your favorite popular kids characters roaming the park.

The Shrimp play the Mississippi Braves.

May
22
Mon
Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp @ Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville
May 22 @ 11:05 am
Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp @ Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville | Jacksonville | Florida | United States

The Shrimp play the Mississippi Braves.

May
24
Wed
Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp @ Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville
May 24 @ 7:05 pm
Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp @ Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville | Jacksonville | Florida | United States

The Shrimp vs. Jackson Generals = Date Night at the Baseball Grounds. Get two tickets, two hot dogs, two drinks and popcorn for $20. And watch for the Kiss Cam!

May
25
Thu
Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp @ Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville
May 25 @ 7:05 pm
It’s the Shrimp vs. the BayBears. It’s Thirsty Thursday with $1 and $2 Budweiser products.

AND it’s Shrimp Wrestling featuring The Micro Wrestling Federation, a full-scale, WWE-type event featuring an entire cast under five feet tall.

May
26
Fri
Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp @ Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville
May 26 @ 7:05 pm
Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp @ Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville | Jacksonville | Florida | United States

TGIF where the “F” stands for “Friday Family Fireworks” and  Friday Happy Hour with Miller Lite specials. Wear a red shirt to the game and receive $1 off your ticket or donate it to the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund.

Oh, yeah, and the Shrimp play the Jackson Generals.

May
27
Sat
Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp @ Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville
May 27 @ 6:05 pm
Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp @ Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville | Jacksonville | Florida | United States

It’s Golf Hat Giveaway Night to the first 1,000 fans through the gates. PGA pro and U.S. Open Winner Jim Furyk throws out the first pitch.

The Shrimp play the Jackson Generals.

May
28
Sun
Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp @ Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville
May 28 @ 6:35 pm
Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp @ Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville | Jacksonville | Florida | United States

From Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp

Kids can feel like the pros before each Sunday home game, as families can play catch on the field at the Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville. Following the game, kids 12 and under can run the bases. Each Sunday features free face painting, balloon animals and your favorite popular kids characters roaming the park.

The Shrimp play the Jackson Generals.

Nov
9
Thu
She Is Fierce! @ EverBank Field East Assure Club
Nov 9 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
She Is Fierce! @ EverBank Field East Assure Club | Jacksonville | Florida | United States

From event organizers:

Join WJCT’s Melissa Ross for Cocktails, Connections & Inspiration at Everbank Field to celebrate the Jacksonville Chapter of She Is Fierce! Connect with female leaders and up-and-comers in Jacksonville and meet the night’s featured guest, Jacksonville Jaguars SVP & Chief Legal Officer Megha Parekh.

All She Is Fierce! events feature one inspiring woman sharing a little of the story of how she got to be who she is today – the failures and triumphs along the way and all the little moments in between.

Moon Over the Market @ Jacksonville Farmers Market
Nov 9 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Moon Over the Market @ Jacksonville Farmers Market | Jacksonville | Florida | United States

From the organizers:

Going local has never tasted so good…

Held under sparkling lights, our area’s food and drink will shine with live music, produce shopping, beer from Engine 15, daiquiris from Island Oasis, local restaurants, and a culinary competition featuring the next generation of chefs. Trasca & Co. as well as Black Sheep, are among the restaurants that will be giving their time to mentor the students. There will also be cocktails from Manifest Distilling.

Tastes included are Black Sheep Restaurant, Blue Bamboo, Blue Orchid Thai Cuisine, German Schnitzel Haus, Magnolia’s Pub on Edgewood, The Pear, PIE 95 PIZZA, Rummies and Yummies, Seagull Bakery, and Sunshine Grindz.

Included in your ticket price of $35: 10 tastes from the food providers named, 5 tastes from the student competition. Unlimited cocktails from either Island Oasis or Manifest Distilling. Plus a voucher for one beer or wine. Tastes from the Farmers Market Vendors, however many of those that decide to cook and give out samples.

Not included– $2 extra per vote in the student competition. All proceeds of your vote go directly to the school’s culinary program.

 

Nov
11
Sat
JAX Veg Fest 2017 @ Riverside Park
Nov 11 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
JAX Veg Fest 2017 @ Riverside Park | Jacksonville | Florida | United States

From Facebook:

A free, sustainable festival devoted to environmental awareness, animal advocacy, and of course, plant-based cuisine. Psychic readings also available.

This festival is not affiliated with the Northeast Florida Veg Fest, which is usually held yearly but was cancelled this year.  We’re here to fill in the gap so no one misses out on a day we ourselves love so much.

 

St. Johns Town Center Holiday Spectacular @ St. Johns Town Center
Nov 11 @ 2:00 pm – 8:00 pm
St. Johns Town Center Holiday Spectacular @ St. Johns Town Center | Jacksonville | Florida | United States

From the event organizer:

Celebrate the joy and magic of the holiday season at the 12th annual St. Johns Town Center Holiday Spectacula rwith an  action-packed day of free, family fun and musical performances!

Throughout the day, guests will enjoy festivities including oversized games, an interactive hot chocolate station, jugglers, caricature artists, letters to Santa, ornament decorating, a festive photo booth and a silent DJ experience. The holiday fun will continue with great giveaways, costume characters, holiday entertainment and more.

Main stage entertainment begins at 2 p.m. with dynamic holiday performances and a show-stopping finale by headliner, Parmalee. The Main Stage is located in the Town Green in front of Maggiano’s Little Italy on Midtown Parkway.

For Holiday Spectacular’s grand finale, Santa will lead the crowd in an official countdown to light the dazzling 32-foot tree and kick off an energetic fireworks finale at 8 p.m. Santa will then be available at the Santa House in the Phase III wing near Nordstrom to hear holiday wish lists.

Additionally, St. Johns Town Center retailers will offer holiday shopping opportunities, in-store promotions and specials throughout the weekend.

Dec
2
Sat
Jax Truckies Food Truck Championship @ Hemming Park
Dec 2 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Jax Truckies Food Truck Championship @ Hemming Park | Jacksonville | Florida | United States

From Facebook:

Presented by Community First Credit Union of Florida, this promises to be the biggest championship yet with plenty of space for the trucks to compete for the titles of Best BBQ, Best Burger, Best Taco, Best Sandwich, Best Healthy, Best Global Cuisine, Best Sweet, Most Innovative, and People’s Choice.

Come out to vote for your favorites and support The Donna Foundation and Hope at Hand. Along with the fabulous food, we’ll have music, craft beer and a kids zone.

Children’s Way 5K @ Ronald McDonald House Charities
Dec 2 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Children's Way 5K @ Ronald McDonald House Charities | Jacksonville | Florida | United States

From Ronald Mc Donald House Charities

We’re excited to bring the Children’s Way 5k & Family Day back to the House & the entire community. The event will be held during the afternoon, and will feature a Christmas Village in our parking lot, as well as an opportunity to tour our House. The funds raised from this fun, family event will help provide temporary lodging for over 1,200 families of critically ill, chronically ill and seriously injured children receiving medical treatment in Jacksonville.

Dec
15
Fri
Holiday Party and Toy Collection Benefit @ Law Office of John M. Phillips
Dec 15 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Holiday Party and Toy Collection Benefit @ Law Office of John M. Phillips | Jacksonville | Florida | United States

From Facebook:

The theme will be WINTER WONDERLAND. Tons of snow will be back along with some special surprises.

The Jacksonville Jaguars mascot, Jaxson De Ville, will join us. DJ Eric Leffler will be playing holiday (and some non-holiday) tunes and we will have another very special live performance and a few more surprises this year. There will be plenty of amazing food, drink and merriment. Kid friendly!

Please donate toys! This year, we are keeping it local. We have partnerned with Jacksonville foster and adoption families, local churches and people in need. You can drop unwrapped toys off ANYTIME prior to the event. If you can’t make it by, give us a call and we will arrange to pick up donations.

RSVP requested on Facebook or email to jinglebells@FloridaJustice .com.