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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.

 

Oct 16 all-day Sea Walk Pavilion
As part of the Jacksonville Beach Oktoberfest, Dogtoberfest includes a dog costume contest, pet-related vendors and activities, and representatives from local shelters and rescues with adoptable pets. Personally, I would have named the event “Kibbles[...]
Oct 17 all-day Sea Walk Pavilion
As part of the Jacksonville Beach Oktoberfest, Dogtoberfest includes a dog costume contest, pet-related vendors and activities, and representatives from local shelters and rescues with adoptable pets. Personally, I would have named the event “Kibbles[...]
Oct 17 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm Riverside Arts Market
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[...]
Oct 17 @ 10:00 am – 7:00 pm Prime Osborn Convention Center
From SWS Facebook page (because why reinvent the wheel?) The Southern Women’s Show returns to Jacksonville you’re invited to join in the FUN! Jam-packed with cool jewelry and handbags, make-up tips and tricks, delicious gourmet[...]
Oct 17 @ 11:00 am – 7:00 pm Canopy Rd. Carriage Co. and Creekside Farms
The third annual Mandarin Road Fall Farm Festival features: Pony Rides Trackless Train Rides 1 Acre Family Fun Zone Hay Rides Toddler Hay Maze Toddler Corn Pit Food Trucks Vendor Village Fun Games Football Tent[...]
Oct 17 @ 11:00 am – 10:00 pm European Street Cafe Riverside
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[...]
Oct 17 @ 11:30 am
If you’re going to celebrate a German event, you might as well do so at the German-est place in town—German Schnitzel Haus (I mean, “German” is right there in the name of the restaurant!)—which they’ve been[...]
Oct 17 @ 12:00 pm – 10:00 pm Jacksonville Beach Sea Walk Pavilion
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[...]
Oct 17 @ 1:15 pm Alhambra Theatre & Dining
Based on the film starring Dolly Parton, Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin, 9 to 5: The Musical is all about “teaming up and taking care of business, getting credit and getting even.” And just to[...]
Oct 17 @ 2:00 pm – 7:00 pm Jacksonville Fairgrounds Exhibition Hall
[From the website] Halloween Doors & More  is “a gala of a different sort.” This year’s enchanted quest is full of new ventures like Superhero City, as well as some familiar ones. You’ll get your groove[...]
Oct 17 @ 5:00 pm European Street Cafe Riverside
The good news is the 5K Runtoberfest starts and ends at European Street Cafe Riverside, so at least can you reward yourself with a cold one (assuming you don’t start drinking too early and forget[...]
Oct 17 @ 7:30 pm Ponte Vedra Concert Hall
Deborah Henson-Conant, strides on stage like a rock star, strapped into the sleek, chrome 32-string “HipHarp” that was invented for her to combine music, theater and  movement in her one-woman shows. She’s a GRAMMY Nominated recording artist[...]
Oct 17 @ 7:30 pm Mandarin Skate Station
This month, it’s the River City Rat Pack vs. Dub City and Bold City Bombshells vs. First Coast Fatales For those of you who have never been to a roller derby bout, read this article from Jacksonville[...]
Oct 17 @ 7:30 pm St. Augustine Amphitheatre
From staugustineamphitheatre.com (because why reinvent the wheel?) Hot on the heels of their wildly successful album Tornado, Little Big Town’s prescription for continued success and creative drive is in their sixth album, Pain Killer. The two years since Tornado’s release have proven[...]
Oct 17 @ 8:00 pm Alhambra Theatre & Dining
Based on the film starring Dolly Parton, Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin, 9 to 5: The Musical is all about “teaming up and taking care of business, getting credit and getting even.” And just to[...]
Oct 17 @ 8:00 pm Times-Union Center
From jaxsymphony.org (because why reinvent the wheel?) Straight from his starring role in Unforgettable, the musical of Nat King Cole’s life, Denzal Sinclaire joins the Symphony for a concert of the great singer’s hits …[...]
Oct 18 all-day Sea Walk Pavilion
As part of the Jacksonville Beach Oktoberfest, Dogtoberfest includes a dog costume contest, pet-related vendors and activities, and representatives from local shelters and rescues with adoptable pets. Personally, I would have named the event “Kibbles[...]
Oct 18 @ 11:00 am – 7:00 pm Canopy Rd. Carriage Co. and Creekside Farms
The third annual Mandarin Road Fall Farm Festival features: Pony Rides Trackless Train Rides 1 Acre Family Fun Zone Hay Rides Toddler Hay Maze Toddler Corn Pit Food Trucks Vendor Village Fun Games Football Tent[...]
Oct 18 @ 11:00 am – 8:00 pm Francis Field
If you can get past the Sertoma Club’s use of the phrase “first annual” (a major pet peeve of mine…), you and the family will probably have an über fun day at the group’s Oktoberfest event.[...]
Oct 18 @ 11:00 am – 6:00 pm Prime Osborn Convention Center
From SWS Facebook page (because why reinvent the wheel?) The Southern Women’s Show returns to Jacksonville you’re invited to join in the FUN! Jam-packed with cool jewelry and handbags, make-up tips and tricks, delicious gourmet[...]
Oct 18 @ 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm Jacksonville Beach Sea Walk Pavilion
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[...]
Oct 18 @ 2:00 pm Alhambra Theatre & Dining
Based on the film starring Dolly Parton, Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin, 9 to 5: The Musical is all about “teaming up and taking care of business, getting credit and getting even.” And just to[...]
Oct 18 @ 3:00 pm Ponte Vedra Concert Hall
From flchambermusic.org (becomes why reinvent the wheel?) The Florida Chamber Music Project provides live classical music in an intimate chamber music setting for residents of St. Johns County, St. Augustine, Clay County and the surrounding areas[...]
Oct 18 @ 8:00 pm Alhambra Theatre & Dining
Based on the film starring Dolly Parton, Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin, 9 to 5: The Musical is all about “teaming up and taking care of business, getting credit and getting even.” And just to[...]
Oct 21 @ 6:00 pm Mavericks at The Landing
In the making of the band’s new album, lead singer and lead guitarist Tyler Connolly said he became “a weird recluse … and even grew a beard.” If that’s not commitment, I don’t know what is.[...]
Oct 21 @ 7:30 pm Community First Park
From armadafc.com The Jacksonville Armada FC will try to keep its North American Soccer League Championship hopes alive at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday when it hosts Ottawa Fury FC at Community First Park. It will[...]
Oct 21 @ 8:00 pm Alhambra Theatre & Dining
From alhambrajax.com (because why reinvent the wheel?) This shining example of classic musical theater, complete with amazing tap numbers, campy jokes, unlikely happy endings and eminently hummable songs like “De-Lovely,” “I Get a Kick Out[...]
Oct 22 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm Blackfinn Ameripub
Sample local craft beers and menu favorites from BlackFinn. Yep. That’s about it. FINN FUN FACT:  The character of Huck Finn, created by author Mark Twain, is based on a real-life boy named Tom Blankenship whose[...]
Oct 22 @ 7:30 pm Times-Union Center
STATEMENT OF FULL DISCLOSURE: Courtney Lewis is not conducting this concert. That said, conductor Vladimir Kulenovic leads pianists Christina and Michelle Naughton and the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra in: SHOSTAKOVICH • Festival Overture MOZART • Concerto for Two[...]
Oct 22 @ 8:00 pm Alhambra Theatre & Dining
From alhambrajax.com (because why reinvent the wheel?) This shining example of classic musical theater, complete with amazing tap numbers, campy jokes, unlikely happy endings and eminently hummable songs like “De-Lovely,” “I Get a Kick Out[...]