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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.


Aug 11 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm Secret pop-up location
From VICARIOUS is creating a pop-up food fair in a secret location with live entertainment, an interactive art installation and portrait project and more in support of the Better Together Fund in memory of the[...]
Aug 13 @ 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm The Museum and Gardens
From #GAAM Games, Art And Music. Your favorite video game based, charity art party/show is back! Indie games, DJs, cosplay, charity art auctions, live performances, food trucks, dancing, prizes, and surprises! For the first[...]
Aug 26 @ 7:00 pm The Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens
From The Honorable Mayor Lenny Curry and Mrs. Molly Curry invite you to the 4th Annual An Evening of Promise. This special evening will feature delicious food, live music and amazing company – all with[...]
Aug 27 @ 8:00 pm The Museum and Gardens
From Make a splash at the hottest party of the year. You’re invited to an amazing adventure just below the surface on Saturday, August 27 at our 7th annual party for JASMYN – Feel the[...]
Sep 23 @ 5:30 pm – 9:00 pm Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville
From Join former Major League All-Stars Vince Coleman, Amos Otis, Willie Wilson, Jim “Mudcat” Grant, future Hall of Famer Chipper Jones, and Hall of Famer Andre Dawson for a magical evening of baseball excitement[...]
Sep 24 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm Metropolitan Park
From Get excited, Jacksonville, because Strut Your Mutt is no ordinary dog walking event. This fundraising festival includes interactive games and activities for you, your dog and your whole family! Register today and break[...]
Sep 24 @ 11:00 am Jessie Ball duPont Center
From Shop unique and rare finds for your closet and home within our Marketplace area featuring local boutiques as well as national retailers, while enjoying wine and champagne. Participate in our Diamond Drop Raffle for the opportunity to go home[...]
Sep 24 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm WJCT Studios
From Join us for a taste of all things savory and sweet! This annual fundraising event showcases Jacksonville’s unique dining scene, alongside music, dancing, chances to win drawing prizes and more. Participating restaurants includeCopeland’s[...]
Sep 24 @ 6:30 pm – 10:00 pm EverBank Field
From Chaired by Jaguars General Manager David Caldwell and his wife Joelle, the Jacksonville Humane Society’s 18th Annual Toast to the Animals is the agency’s premier food and wine tasting event. The event attracts more than[...]
Sep 29 @ 8:27 am – 9:27 am Fletcher Park
From Sponsored by the St. Francis Animal Hospital and St. Philip Neri Animal Ministry, this fun-filled event for the whole family under the beautiful trees of Fletcher Park. The event will include vendors with items[...]
Sep 29 @ 6:30 pm Old St. Andrew's
From The Jacksonville Public Library reports 70 challenges to materials since 2000.In fact, the Newbery Award-winning book, From the Mixed-up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler, by late Jacksonville Leslie Kirkwood, Chair of  Banned:[...]
Oct 2 @ 11:00 am – 8:00 pm site of Riverside Arts Market
From Come out Sunday, October 2 to celebrate River City Pride with a festival of family, food and fun. There will be local merchants to browse and entertainment on the main stage including performances[...]
Oct 2 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm The Avenues
From Caring Chefs is the First Coast’s first, biggest and best food and wine-tasting event. Discover new restaurants, dishes and trends to the tune of 3 live bands! For more than 30 years Caring Chefs[...]
May 6 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm Riverside Arts Market
From Riverside Arts Market Everyone loves their pups, and it’s time to celebrate our furry friends at RAM. Enjoy splash pools, dog treats and a variety of pet-related organizations and producers. As your pups enjoy[...]
Nov 10 @ 7:30 pm
From event organizer: Led by an incredible list of talented singers, actors and dancer this wild and sexy production entertains standing room only audiences night after night. A portion of the proceeds benefits ROCSTART (Rallying[...]
Nov 11 @ 7:30 pm
From event organizer: Led by an incredible list of talented singers, actors and dancer this wild and sexy production entertains standing room only audiences night after night. A portion of the proceeds benefits ROCSTART (Rallying[...]
Nov 19 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm TopGolf
From Facebook: Join Katie Jeffries of First Coast News at Topgolf Jacksonville as she joins us to play at the area’s premier golf entertainment complex. (Don’t worry about missing the Jags playing in Cleveland because[...]
Dec 1 @ 3:00 pm – 8:00 pm White Oak Conservation
From Wild Oak: Join us for Winos for Rhinos! Because who doesn’t love rhinos? And wine. The event includes a tour of our new and expanding rhino facilities where you will meet our rhinos and their[...]
Dec 2 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm Ronald McDonald House Charities
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[...]
Dec 7 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm Community Hospice—Earl B. Hadlow Center for Caring
From Community Hospice: The 27th Annual Tree of Life and Candlelight Service of Remembrance honors the memory of the loved ones we have lost in a beautiful, inspiring program of music, verse and reflection. It[...]
Dec 15 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm Law Office of John M. Phillips
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[...]
Mar 3 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm West US Assure Club at EverBank Field
 Jacksonville, FL – Catholic Charities’ Annual Black & White Ball will be held March 3rd at US Assure Club in EverBank Field. The event serves as one of the primary fundraisers for Catholic Charities Jacksonville[...]
Mar 17 @ 6:30 pm – 11:00 pm Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens
The Root Ball is a benefit for Greenscape of Jacksonville, produced by The Late Bloomers Garden Club. Tying the event in with St. Patrick’s Day will add another level of fun, Dooley says. Irish musician/songwriter[...]
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[...]
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 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[...]
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[...]
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 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[...]