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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.

 

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Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra Community Concert 7:00 pm
Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra Community Concert @ St. Augustine Amphitheatre
Oct 1 @ 7:00 pm
Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra Community Concert @ St. Augustine Amphitheatre | Saint Augustine | Florida | United States
Join the celebration as Courtney Lewis begins his inaugural season as music director of the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra. That’s all I’ve got, folks. Well, except for this … FUN FACT: Lewis is often described as “British,”[...]
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Pictures in the Park: Big Hero Six 6:00 pm
Pictures in the Park: Big Hero Six @ Hemming Park
Oct 2 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Pictures in the Park: Big Hero Six @ Hemming Park | Jacksonville | Florida | United States
From hemmingpark.org (because why reinvent the wheel?) Florida Blue presents Pictures in the Park, a free fall movies series featuring new releases and classic favorites every Friday in October. This family-friendly program is free and open[...]
Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra Community Concert 8:00 pm
Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra Community Concert @ Unity Plaza
Oct 2 @ 8:00 pm
Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra Community Concert @ Unity Plaza | Jacksonville | Florida | United States
Join the celebration as Courtney Lewis begins his inaugural season as music director of the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra. That’s all I’ve got, folks. Well, except for this … FUN FACT: Lewis is often described as “British,”[...]
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Envirofest 10:00 am
Envirofest @ The Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens
Oct 3 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Envirofest @ The Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens | Jacksonville | Florida | United States
From cummermuseum.org (because why reinvent the wheel) As Cultural Fusion’s Year of the River comes to a close, join the Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens, in partnership with the City of Jacksonville’s Environmental Protection[...]
Family Pet Fair and Blessing of the Pets 10:00 am
Family Pet Fair and Blessing of the Pets @ Fletcher Park
Oct 3 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Family Pet Fair and Blessing of the Pets @ Fletcher Park | Jacksonville | Florida | United States
From facebook.com event page (because why reinvent the wheel) Come one, come all, pets big and small to the Family Pet Fair and Blessing of the Pets hosted by Saint Francis Animal Hospital hosted by Coastal[...]
Green Room Brewing Oktoberfest Party 10:00 am
Green Room Brewing Oktoberfest Party @ Green Room Brewing
Oct 3 @ 10:00 am – Oct 4 @ 2:00 am
Green Room Brewing Oktoberfest Party @ Green Room Brewing
Greenroom celebrates Oktoberfest with the tapping of Oktoberfest, Dry Hopped Oktoberfest, Jax-o-Lantern Pumpkin Brown, Coffee Jax-o-Lantern, Chocolate Jax-o-Lantern, Bourbon Jax-o-Lantern, Rum Jax-o-Lantern and Pumpkin Oktoberfest, as well as the release of their new bottled, double IPA Sunshine on a Cloudy Day. The brewery bar will be open[...]
The Beaches Art Fest 10:00 am
The Beaches Art Fest @ Pablo Historical Park
Oct 3 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
The Beaches Art Fest @ Pablo Historical Park | Jacksonville Beach | Florida | United States
From beachesmuseum.org (because why reinvent the wheel?) Presented as a joint effort of the Beaches Museum and Driftwood of Jacksonville Beach, the event will feature 80 artists and a variety of mediums ranging from painting, photography, pottery[...]
Engine 15 Brewing Oktoberfest 11:00 am
Engine 15 Brewing Oktoberfest @ Engine 15 Brewing Company
Oct 3 @ 11:00 am
Engine 15 Brewing Oktoberfest @ Engine 15 Brewing Company | Jacksonville Beach | Florida | United States
Not sure what chicken sh*t bingo and thumb war have to do with Oktoberfest, but I guess if you drink enough, anything can be a game. Engine 15’s annual homage to Oktoberfest also includes the[...]
Oktoberfest at European Street Cafe Jax Beach 11:00 am
Oktoberfest at European Street Cafe Jax Beach @ European Street Cafe Jax Beach
Oct 3 @ 11:00 am – 10:00 pm
Oktoberfest at European Street Cafe Jax Beach @ European Street Cafe Jax Beach | Jacksonville Beach | Florida | United States
European Street’s annual Oktoberfest party in the parking lot features all your favorite things about Oktoberfest, namely: beer, gigantic pretzels, beer, stein hoisting contests, beer, Monster German Wieners, beer, live oompa music, beer, sauerkraut, beer, German[...]
2015 Pride Parade 4:00 pm
2015 Pride Parade @ Historic Riverside Avondale district
Oct 3 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
2015 Pride Parade @ Historic Riverside Avondale district
From rivercitypride.com (because why reinvent the wheel?) Show your pride, loud and proud! Join us this year as we celebrate our individuality by being part of the parade, or by simply showing your support! The parade route starts at Boone[...]
Jax Truckies Food Truck Championship 4:00 pm
Jax Truckies Food Truck Championship @ The Jacksonville Landing
Oct 3 @ 4:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Jax Truckies Food Truck Championship @ The Jacksonville Landing | Jacksonville | Florida | United States
From jaxtruckies.org (because why reinvent the wheel) Jax Truckies rallies offer a fun opportunity to try a variety of delicious high-end foods at drive-through prices. More than 30 diverse food trucks from across Northeast Florida[...]
Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra Community Concert 8:00 pm
Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra Community Concert @ Times-Union Center
Oct 3 @ 8:00 pm
Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra Community Concert @ Times-Union Center | Jacksonville | Florida | United States
Join the celebration as Courtney Lewis begins his inaugural season as music director of the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra. That’s all I’ve got, folks. Well, except for this … FUN FACT: Lewis is often described as “British,”[...]
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River City Pride Festival 11:00 am
River City Pride Festival
Oct 4 @ 11:00 am – 8:00 pm
River City Pride Festival @ Jacksonville | Florida | United States
It’s an all-day celebration of the LGBTQ community and their supporters. Activities include a family fun zone (with a rock wall, obstacle course and bounce house), face painting, 100 vendors, full bar and food. An officiant[...]
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Oktoberfest at Art Walk 5:00 pm
Oktoberfest at Art Walk @ Hemming Park
Oct 7 @ 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Oktoberfest at Art Walk @ Hemming Park | Jacksonville | Florida | United States
One of my personal favorite events of the year, Oktoberfest at ArtWalk turns Hemming Park into a giant biergarten. Mayor Lenny Curry performs the tapping of the keg ceremony. Curtis Dvorak serves as emcee. Live music[...]
Oktoberfest at The Jacksonville Landing 5:00 pm
Oktoberfest at The Jacksonville Landing @ The Jacksonville Landing
Oct 7 @ 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Oktoberfest at The Jacksonville Landing @ The Jacksonville Landing  | Jacksonville | Florida | United States
Oktoberfest at Art Walk is spreading like German measles Downtown this year with Laura Street being closed to traffic from Hemming Park to The Jacksonville Landing. The Landing hosts its own celebration with two stages of live music (including[...]
Beastoberfest 8:00 pm
Beastoberfest @ Raindogs
Oct 7 @ 8:00 pm
Beastoberfest @ Raindogs | Jacksonville | Florida | United States
I don’t know if an evening of “improv comedy with a heavy emphasis on biers” can be considered an actual Oktoberfest event, but the name of the event has “toberfest” in it, and Raindogs serves beer,[...]
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Friends of the Jacksonville Public Library Book Sale (Members Night) 4:00 pm
Friends of the Jacksonville Public Library Book Sale (Members Night) @ University Park Library
Oct 9 @ 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Friends of the Jacksonville Public Library Book Sale (Members Night) @ University Park Library | Jacksonville | Florida | United States
From Friends of Jacksonville Public Library (because why reinvent the wheel?) Volunteers for Friends of the Jacksonville Public Library are getting ready for another Book Warehouse Sale—and this one includes lots of $10 bags. The $10[...]
Jaxtoberfest 4:00 pm
Jaxtoberfest @ St. Johns Town Center
Oct 9 @ 4:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Jaxtoberfest @ St. Johns Town Center | Jacksonville | Florida | United States
According to organizers, 50,000 attended Jaxtoberfest in 2014—when it was held at The Shipyards. This year, the two-day event is “moving closer to the center of the city”: St. Johns Town Center. (I’ll be curious to[...]
Pictures in the Park: The Lego Movie 6:00 pm
Pictures in the Park: The Lego Movie @ Hemming Park
Oct 9 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Pictures in the Park: The Lego Movie @ Hemming Park | Jacksonville | Florida | United States
From hemmingpark.org (because why reinvent the wheel?) Florida Blue presents Pictures in the Park, a free fall movies series featuring new releases and classic favorites every Friday in October. This family-friendly program is free and open[...]
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Friends of the Jacksonville Public Library Book Sale 9:00 pm
Friends of the Jacksonville Public Library Book Sale @ University Park Library
Oct 10 @ 9:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Friends of the Jacksonville Public Library Book Sale @ University Park Library | Jacksonville | Florida | United States
From Friends of Jacksonville Public Library (because why reinvent the wheel?) Volunteers for Friends of the Jacksonville Public Library are getting ready for another Book Warehouse Sale—and this one includes lots of $10 bags. The $10[...]
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St. Augustine Record Fair 11:00 am
St. Augustine Record Fair @ Colonial Quarter
Oct 11 @ 11:00 am
St. Augustine Record Fair @ Colonial Quarter | Saint Augustine | Florida | United States
From staugamphitheatre.com (because why reinvent the wheel?) Shop over 30,000 music-related items including new and used vinyl records, CDs, posters, turntable equipment and supplies, memorabilia, collectibles and more. Music fans will find nearly every type[...]
Friends of the Jacksonville Public Library Book Sale 12:00 pm
Friends of the Jacksonville Public Library Book Sale @ University Park Library
Oct 11 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Friends of the Jacksonville Public Library Book Sale @ University Park Library | Jacksonville | Florida | United States
From Friends of Jacksonville Public Library (because why reinvent the wheel?) Volunteers for Friends of the Jacksonville Public Library are getting ready for another Book Warehouse Sale—and this one includes lots of $10 bags. The $10[...]
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Jax Beach Art Walk 5:00 pm
Jax Beach Art Walk @ First St. and Beach Blvd., Jacksonville Beach
Oct 13 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Jax Beach Art Walk @ First St. and Beach Blvd., Jacksonville Beach
Kind of like the Downtown Art Walk: except it’s in Jacksonville Beach. And it’s the second Tuesday of the month instead of the first Wednesday of the month. And there aren’t any Stormtroopers. FUN FACT: The[...]
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Gracias Choir Christmas Cantata 7:00 pm
Gracias Choir Christmas Cantata @ Veterans Memorial Arena
Oct 14 @ 7:00 pm
Gracias Choir Christmas Cantata @ Veterans Memorial Arena | Jacksonville | Florida | United States
From christmascantata.us (because why reinvent the wheel?) Gracias Christmas Cantata is coming back to Jacksonville, filled with cherished music, unforgettable stages, and a brand new Act 2. See the Nativity story told as an epic opera, experience[...]
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Jaxsons Night Market 5:30 pm
Jaxsons Night Market @ Hemming Park
Oct 15 @ 5:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Jaxsons Night Market @ Hemming Park | Jacksonville | Florida | United States
The third Thursday of every month local farmers, food trucks, artisan food vendors, street food vendors, craft beer (in the Intuition Aleworks Beer Garden, no less), fashion trucks (did you even know there was such[...]
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Beaches Oktoberfest 6:00 pm
Beaches Oktoberfest @ Jacksonville Beach Sea Walk Pavilion
Oct 16 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Beaches Oktoberfest @ Jacksonville Beach Sea Walk Pavilion | Jacksonville Beach | Florida | United States
The Beaches Oktoberfest is said to be North Florida’s Oktoberfest, which, I assume, can only mean it’s also the biggest Pukefest. Anyhoo … The three-day event includes live entertainment, a food truck village, Dogtoberfest, Craft-Toberfest[...]
Pictures in the Park: The Goonies 6:00 pm
Pictures in the Park: The Goonies @ Hemming Park
Oct 16 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Pictures in the Park: The Goonies @ Hemming Park | Jacksonville | Florida | United States
From hemmingpark.org (because why reinvent the wheel?) Florida Blue presents Pictures in the Park, a free fall movies series featuring new releases and classic favorites every Friday in October. This family-friendly program is free and open[...]
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RAMi-Con 10:00 am
RAMi-Con @ Riverside Arts Market
Oct 17 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
RAMi-Con @ Riverside Arts Market | Burlington | Vermont | United States
From riversideartsmarket.com (because why reinvent the wheel?) Riverside Arts Market celebrates all things sci-fi, fantasy, cosplay, anime and comics at the third annual RAMi-Con, Saturday, Oct. 17! Join us for a variety of activities including[...]
Oktoberfest at European Street Cafe Riverside 11:00 am
Oktoberfest at European Street Cafe Riverside @ European Street Cafe Riverside
Oct 17 @ 11:00 am – 10:00 pm
Oktoberfest at European Street Cafe Riverside @ European Street Cafe Riverside | Jacksonville | Florida | United States
European Street’s annual Oktoberfest party in the parking lot features all your favorite things about Oktoberfest, namely: beer, gigantic pretzels, beer, stein hoisting contests, beer, Monster German Wieners, beer, live oompa music, beer, sauerkraut, beer, German[...]
Beaches Oktoberfest 12:00 pm
Beaches Oktoberfest @ Jacksonville Beach Sea Walk Pavilion
Oct 17 @ 12:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Beaches Oktoberfest @ Jacksonville Beach Sea Walk Pavilion | Jacksonville Beach | Florida | United States
The Beaches Oktoberfest is said to be North Florida’s Oktoberfest, which, I assume, can only mean it’s also the biggest Pukefest. Anyhoo … The three-day event includes live entertainment, a food truck village, Dogtoberfest, Craft-Toberfest[...]
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Beaches Oktoberfest 12:00 pm
Beaches Oktoberfest @ Jacksonville Beach Sea Walk Pavilion
Oct 18 @ 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Beaches Oktoberfest @ Jacksonville Beach Sea Walk Pavilion | Jacksonville Beach | Florida | United States
The Beaches Oktoberfest is said to be North Florida’s Oktoberfest, which, I assume, can only mean it’s also the biggest Pukefest. Anyhoo … The three-day event includes live entertainment, a food truck village, Dogtoberfest, Craft-Toberfest[...]
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Unique Boutique 1:00 pm
Unique Boutique @ Junior League of Jacksonville
Oct 23 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Unique Boutique @ Junior League of Jacksonville | Jacksonville | Florida | United States
From jljacksonville.org Unique Boutique is the Junior League of Jacksonville’s three-day shop-for-a cause celebration to benefit our local community endeavors that will feature unique—and boutique—merchants. Tickets are required for two special events on Friday: Ladies,[...]
Pictures in the Park: Guardians of the Galaxy 6:00 pm
Pictures in the Park: Guardians of the Galaxy @ Hemming Park
Oct 23 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Pictures in the Park: Guardians of the Galaxy @ Hemming Park | Jacksonville | Florida | United States
From hemmingpark.org (because why reinvent the wheel?) Florida Blue presents Pictures in the Park, a free fall movies series featuring new releases and classic favorites every Friday in October. This family-friendly program is free and open[...]
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Dog Fest Walk ‘N Roll 10:00 am
Dog Fest Walk ‘N Roll @ Riverside Arts Market
Oct 24 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Dog Fest Walk 'N Roll @ Riverside Arts Market | Burlington | Vermont | United States
From Canine for Independence Grab a leash and be part of Canine Companions DogFest Walk ‘n Roll, a community dog walk that supports the mission of Canine Companions for Independence. Put together a team of[...]
Florida Black Expo 10:00 am
Florida Black Expo @ Prime Osborn Convention Center
Oct 24 @ 10:00 am – 7:00 pm
Florida Black Expo @ Prime Osborn Convention Center | Jacksonville | Florida | United States
From blackexposouth.com (because why reinvent the wheel?) Black Expo South is a three-day event with hundreds of exhibitors and a variety of events and activities including a health fair, Greek village, career and resource fair,[...]
Railing Chiropractic Fall Festival 10:00 am
Railing Chiropractic Fall Festival @ Railing Chiropractic & Acupuncture
Oct 24 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Railing Chiropractic Fall Festival @ Railing Chiropractic & Acupuncture | Jacksonville | Florida | United States
This family-friendly fall festival, hosted by Railing Chiropractic & Acupuncture includes a variety of events for kids and their parents to enjoy together including: • pumpkins for the children to decorate • Halloween costume contest with[...]
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Florida vs. Georgia Weekend
Florida vs. Georgia Weekend @ EverBank Field
Oct 29 – Oct 31 all-day
Florida vs. Georgia Weekend @ EverBank Field | Jacksonville | Florida | United States
From makeascenedowntown.com  Join the City of Jacksonville as it plays host to one of the most coveted rivalry games in college football—Florida vs. Georgia. This weekend will be packed with events and activities for all[...]
Ritz Chamber Players Opening Concert 7:00 pm
Ritz Chamber Players Opening Concert @ Jacksonville Public Library Main
Oct 29 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Ritz Chamber Players Opening Concert @ Jacksonville Public Library Main | Jacksonville | Florida | United States
The Ritz Chamber Players return with a concert featuring: • PERKINSON String Trio • D’RIVERA Habanera • CR– USELL Clarinet Quartet No. 1 • BRAHMS Piano Quartet in A major, Op. 26 FUN FACT: Because he was[...]
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Pictures in the Park: Ghostbusters 6:00 pm
Pictures in the Park: Ghostbusters @ Hemming Park
Oct 30 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Pictures in the Park: Ghostbusters @ Hemming Park | Jacksonville | Florida | United States
From hemmingpark.org (because why reinvent the wheel?) Florida Blue presents Pictures in the Park, a free fall movies series featuring new releases and classic favorites every Friday in October. This family-friendly program is free and open[...]
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Riverside Arts Market 10:00 am
Riverside Arts Market
Oct 31 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Riverside Arts Market @ Jacksonville | Florida | United States
From Riverside Arts Market The Riverside Arts Market is Jacksonville’s premier destination for art lovers, treasure hunters, music fans and foodies alike. The Market has drawn local acclaim, national press coverage and nearly half a[...]
Touchdown Showdown 10:00 am
Touchdown Showdown @ Outside EverBank Field’s south end zone
Oct 31 @ 10:00 am
Touchdown Showdown @ Outside EverBank Field’s south end zone | Jacksonville | Florida | United States
From makeascenedowntown.com The City of Jacksonville invites you to the Touchdown Showdown—the largest free, interactive attraction during Florida-Georgia weekend with interactive games and activities, jumbo screens, merchandise sales, food and beverages and much more. Enter[...]
King Street Halloween Pub Crawl 11:00 am
King Street Halloween Pub Crawl @ King Street
Oct 31 @ 11:00 am – Nov 1 @ 2:59 am
King Street Halloween Pub Crawl @ King Street
From King Street District Join us in the King Street District for some thrilling Halloween fun. The Garage kicks things off at 11 a.m. with great food and patio games. The bar and kitchen are open[...]