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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

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


Apr 6 @ 5:00 pm – Apr 8 @ 5:35 pm Seawalk Pavilion
 Springing the Blues Music Festival Presented by Sawgrass Asset Management is a free, outdoor blues music festival that celebrates America’s indigenous musical form. The three-day oceanfront event features national, regional and local blues artists on two[...]
Apr 7 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm MOSH
From Museum of Science and History The inaugural Jacksonville Mini Maker Faire is the Greatest Show (and Tell) on Earth — a family friendly showcase of invention, creativity and resourcefulness, and a celebration of the[...]
Apr 7 @ 6:45 pm – 10:00 pm Northbank and Southbank (from RAM to The Landing)
The Jacksonville Lantern Parade presented by Vystar Credit Union will be a glowing procession of light, color and music that will illuminate the city skyline and the St. Johns River. A combination temporary art installation and[...]
Apr 11 @ 7:00 am Baseball Grounds
  Building on a record-setting and award-winning season of affordable family fun in their inaugural season, the Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp are expanding their promotional schedule for the 2018 season presented by Community First Credit Union that begins with[...]
Apr 13 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm Yellow House
 OPENING RECEPTION FRI April 13 | 6pm – 8pm The reception is free and open to the public. Meet the artists and writers. Enjoy live music and poetry readings. Engage in meaningful dialogue. Light refreshments[...]
Apr 13 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm MOSH Jacksonville
 You are invited to an amazing art reception that will be like no other! The night will be filled with sights and sounds that you will hardly believe. Not only will you see one of[...]
Apr 13 @ 8:00 pm Jacksonville Symphony
Windborne’s Music of David Bowie. “Bowie has come to not just represent his innovations but to symbolize modern rock as an idiom in which literacy, art, style and social commentary could be rolled into one.”  So[...]
Apr 14 @ 11:00 am – Apr 15 @ 4:00 pm Space 42
The Spring Market is here @ Space42 + extended hours! Fri Open Studio Preview night 630-930 Friday tix ($35) is good all weekend. separate event listing here. Sat 11-8 Sun 11-4 The Makery Market is a[...]
Apr 14 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
An Evening Celebrating the Most OUTStanding LGBTQIA Members of Jacksonville. Honoring Six Local Community Members and Over Forty Awards to Local Businesses, Organizations, Charities, & Groups Through A Community Nomination & Voting Process. Black Tie[...]
Apr 14 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm Museum of Science and History
A Mosaic is a piece of art or image made from the assemblage of small pieces. “Mosaic 2018” will be an interactive and inspiring gathering that will feature a live and in-person interview with WJCT’s[...]
Apr 14 @ 8:00 pm Jacksonville Symphony
Windborne’s Music of David Bowie. “Bowie has come to not just represent his innovations but to symbolize modern rock as an idiom in which literacy, art, style and social commentary could be rolled into one.”  So[...]
Apr 15 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm Yappy Hour
 Gather your pup and your friends and head to The Landing for a Yappy good time at the Yappy Hour Spring Fling! The Spring Fling will feature donut eating contests,a talent competition, dog pools, FREE[...]
Apr 19 @ 12:00 pm – Apr 21 @ 11:45 pm Spirit of Suwanee Music Park
 April 19-21 at Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park. Features 25 jam-band and Americana acts, including Widespread Panic, Phil Lesh and the Terrapin Family Band, As the Crow Flies, Dark Star Orchestra, North Mississippi Allstars, St.[...]
Apr 20 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm Blue Jay Music Room
  People have said that Abe Partridge sounds older than his chronological age, and there’s a very good reason for that – he’s packed a lot of living into his 37 years. Those experiences, ranging from[...]
Apr 27 @ 12:00 pm – Apr 29 @ 11:30 pm Metropolitan Park
 Features more than 50 hard rock acts, including Ozzy Osbourne, Foo Fighters, Avenged Sevenfold, Queens of the Stone Age, Godsmack, Billy Idol, Five Finger Death Punch and others. $95-$205.
Apr 29 @ 10:00 am – Apr 30 @ 5:00 pm Riverside Avondale Preservation
 Since its founding in 1974, RAP has been an advocate for active preservation of our neighborhood’s historic assets. Historic preservation is much more than saving old buildings. Modern preservation efforts are about saving the heart of communities, ensuring[...]
May 4 @ 12:30 pm – May 6 @ 9:00 pm Colonial Quarter in St. Augustine
 Dozens of Americana acts perform, including Peter Rowan, Verlon Thompson, Flagship Romance, Sam Pacetti, Larry Mangum and others. $10-$30.
May 24 @ 12:00 pm – May 27 @ 10:00 pm Downtown Jacksonville
 Located in the streets of downtown Jacksonville. Lineup is not complete, but acts announced include Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, Sheila E, Lohai, the Bad Plus, Euge Groove, the Pete Escovedo Orchestra, Jane Bunnett &[...]
Jul 19 @ 5:30 pm St. Augustine Amphitheatre
 School’s Out For Summer 2018 Tour live at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre in St. Augustine, FL starring Slightly Stoopid with special guests Stick Figure and Pepper. Stoopidheads VIP package includes a ticket, backpack, foil poster,[...]
Jul 28 @ 7:30 am – 10:30 am TIAA Field, Lots H and K
From Facebook: Come to the BIGGEST JAX Chamber Downtown Council event of the year – 2018’s Painting of the PawPrints! Attendance is free, but registration is requested. Beginning at the base of the Main Street[...]
Jul 28 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm Seawalk Pavilion
From Facebook: See the best artists from the Jacksonville area in this family friendly event. With over 50 local artists, there will be something for everyone’s tastes. Pet friendly! Free and open to the public!
Jul 28 @ 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm The Museum
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[...]
Aug 1 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm Hemming Park
It’s time for the 5th Annual Back to School SmARTs Art Walk featuring the USGBC Green Lion Festival! Enjoy live music, 20+ local artists, delicious food trucks and 35+ participating venues. Celebrate the end of[...]
Aug 1 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm Hemming Park
From Facebook: Green Lion Festival is a festival that seeks to promote and elevate the awareness of green-focused businesses and organizations in Jacksonville. We aspire to be a green and eco-friendly festival while reaching out[...]
Aug 1 @ 5:00 pm – 8:30 pm Jax Makerspace
From Facebook: Join us for the opening reception of Jacksonville: A Tale of My City. The photographers in this exhibit capture the identity of our city’s neighborhoods through their lenses. This collection of images will[...]
Aug 5 @ 4:20 pm Karpeles Manuscript Library Museum
From Facebook: A celebration of the legacy of Jerry Garcia and friends 🤹🏽‍♀️🗾🥁🎹A. Real. Good. Time. 🎼🎸🎏 Bands include Ouija Brothers, Glass Camels, Old Dawgs New Tricks  and The Good Wood Band. Vendors include Tanya Ambrose Designs, Tim Bullard’s Collections, Rhonna’s[...]
Aug 18 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm Deermeadows Baptist Church
From Facebook: Come see the Jax Eagles, Jacksonville’s refugee soccer team and ANSL Cup Spring 2018 winners, play MITUMBA FC. Food will be available from the Damascus Kitchen food truck. Connect with the local refugee[...]
Oct 6 @ 3:00 pm – 9:00 pm Main Street between Sixth & Eighth
From Facebook: Something is brewing in Historic Springfield! Hosted by a series of businesses on Main Street, we’ll be bringing you a unique experience for Jacksonville with good tunes, amazing food, hand-crafted beer proudly brewed[...]
Oct 6 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm throughout Riverside
From Facebook: Sponsored by Bank of America, this is the 40th Anniversary of Pride in Jacksonville, and organizers are working hard to make this the biggest and best year yet.  The parade is a 3-mile[...]
Oct 7 @ 11:00 am – 8:00 pm
From Facebook One-day event, presented by Community Health, features family fun zone, craft and food vendors, entertainment, adult beverages and Pride merchandise. Entertainment line-up includes: The First Coast Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, Abbey of the Seven[...]