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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.

 

Mar 24 @ 11:00 am – 7:00 pm MOSH
From Facebook GastroFest 2018 is an all-day celebration of the culinary world in and around Northeast Florida brought to you by the non-profit organization GastroJax. It’s delicious fun for all ages! Get ready for an[...]
Mar 24 @ 11:00 am – Mar 25 @ 1:55 am 1904 Music Hall
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[...]
Mar 24 @ 6:00 pm – Mar 25 @ 2:00 am Phoenix Arts District
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[...]
Mar 24 @ 8:00 pm – 10:30 pm Florida Theatre
Video Games Live is an immersive, interactive concert that combines the energy of a rock concert with the power of a symphonic performance. Created, produced and hosted by game industry superstar Tommy Tallarico, this full symphony[...]
Mar 25 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm Phoenix Arts District
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[...]
Mar 30 @ 8:00 pm – 1:00 am Jack Rabbits
  JaxLive is proud to bring Jacksonville’s very own Top Shelf People to Jack Rabbits on Friday, March 30th. This is sure to be a party as TOP SHELF PEOPLE (aka “TSP”) is a project comprised of members[...]
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 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 @ 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 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.
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 @ 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 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[...]
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[...]
Oct 12 @ 5:30 pm – 11:00 pm pin Anheuser-Busch Florida
From event organizers: Oktoberfest Jacksonville at the Anheuser-Busch Brewery in Jacksonville, Florida, is a celebration of German cuisine, culture, games, activities and great beer. Upgrade your experience with a VIP ticket or reserved table purchase.[...]
Oct 12 @ 9:00 pm – Oct 13 @ 1:00 am River City Brewing Company
From the band’s Facebook page: For over 20 years, The Mosquitos kept Jacksonville “buzzed” and partying hard. Led by crazy frontman John Tipton, who could often be seen swinging from the rafters and pouring tequila[...]
Oct 13 @ 9:00 am TIAA Bank Field -East Club Plaza
From event organizers: The American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walks raise awareness and funds to save lives from breast cancer. Each event is a noncompetitive 3 to 5 mile walk that brings people[...]
Oct 13 @ 11:30 am – 11:30 pm pin Anheuser-Busch Florida
From event organizers: Oktoberfest Jacksonville at the Anheuser-Busch Brewery in Jacksonville, Florida, is a celebration of German cuisine, culture, games, activities and great beer. Upgrade your experience with a VIP ticket or reserved table purchase.[...]