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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 1 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm Sadler Point Marina
From St. Johns Riverkeepers’ Low Country Boil is an event our members and supporters look forward to each year! Join us on the banks of the Ortega River for this fantastic evening of delicious food,[...]
Apr 2 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm Jacksonville Landing
From For the 11th year, PHINS (Parrot Heads in Natural Settings) is hosting a gumbo competition. If you haven’t been yet this is the time to come and have phun in the sun while[...]
May 12 @ 9:30 pm – 11:00 pm Moxie Kitchen + Cocktails
Moxie Kitchen + Cocktails hosts a special viewing party local celebrity chef Kenny Gilbert of Gilbert’s Underground Kitchen appears on The Food Network’s popular show: Beat Bobby Flay.” We will have the TVs on at the upstairs[...]
Jul 6 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm Hemming Park
From Facebook Put on your best red, white and blue and come out to July’s Art Walk! Keep the celebration going with live music by The Band Be Easy, art work by local vendors, delectable[...]
Aug 3 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm Downtown Jacksonville
From Celebrate Back to School the smART way by coming out to the 3rd annual Back to School SmARTs Art Walk with Enjoy live music, dance performances, chalk art, kids activities and kid-focused[...]
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 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm Blackfinn Ameripub
From Blackfinn Ameripub and 97.9 KISS FM are putting a spin on an American favorite with eight mouth-watering, deliciously cheesy dish samples. Drink specials are available. All ages welcome.
Aug 14 @ 12:00 pm Motion Sweets
From A six-course meal of nothing but pies—both sweet and savory: Cherry pie with crumb topping Vegetable quiche Peach and mango pie Seafood quiche (lump crab and shrimp) Pecan pie Chicken Cordon Bleu quiche
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[...]
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[...]
Oct 1 @ 12:00 pm – 10:00 pm
From Join us for the Jax Truckies 5th Annual Food Truck Championship as Jacksonville’s food trucks compete for bragging rights as the best in their category or overall.
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[...]
Nov 7 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm Il Desco
Join Jacksonville-based foodie Nate (does anyone even know his last name?) of Nate Does Food and for a seven-course meal with (or without) beer pairings: 1) Amuse Bouche: Compressed melon, fig, goat cheese, pickled watermelon[...]
Nov 8 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm Main Library
From Facebook: Join us for a discussion featuring local chefs and food activists about how culture is expressed through cooking. Learn how we maintain traditions and culture through recipes, food sourcing, and meals. Culinary artists[...]
Nov 9 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm Jacksonville Farmers Market
From the organizers: Going local has never tasted so good… Held under sparkling lights, our area’s food and drink will shine with live music, produce shopping, beer from Engine 15, daiquiris from Island Oasis, local[...]
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 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm Hemming Park
From Facebook: Presented by Community First Credit Union of Florida, this promises to be the biggest championship yet with plenty of space for the trucks to compete for the titles of Best BBQ, Best Burger,[...]
Jan 21 @ 12:00 pm – 10:00 pm Hyperion Brewing Company
  Sundays are for Hyperion + Chill. Join us for our weekly Sunday ritual where we unwind and relax together. This event we’ll be hosting a chili cook off starting at Noon; more details below.[...]
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 @ 8:00 am – Mar 18 @ 2:00 am Culhane's Irish Pub
LIVE MUSIC & ENTERTAINMENT ALL DAY & NIGHT DOORS OPEN 8 AM Serving Traditional Irish Breakfast ’til noon St. Patrick’s Day Lunch & Dinner Menu 10 a.m.–11 p.m. Kids Free;  ID required at security check Six Nations Rugby Finals[...]
Mar 17 @ 9:00 am – Mar 18 @ 1:00 am Fionn Maccools
From Fionn MacCool’s hosts the largest St Paddy’s Day celebrations in North Florida with live entertainment all day and night to go along with pipes and drums to keep everyone in the proper spirit.[...]
Mar 17 @ 10:00 am – Mar 18 @ 1:00 am Fionn Maccools
From Fionn MacCool’s hosts the largest St Paddy’s Day celebrations in North Florida with live entertainment all day and night to go along with pipes and drums to keep everyone in the proper spirit.[...]
Mar 17 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm Hemming Park
From Facebook (with a few grammatical corrections by yours truly) Jax Food Truck Food Court and Friends of Hemming Park team up to present the Second Annual St Patrick’s Day Takeover  with cold beer and[...]
Mar 17 @ 11:00 am – Mar 18 @ 2:00 am King Street District
From Facebook Join us in Historic Riverside for this year’s St Patrick’s Day Block Party on King Street. We are excited to announce that we are expanding the party down the street and in the[...]
Mar 17 @ 11:30 am – 2:00 pm Hemming Park
What? You missed Spade McQuade last night at Crispy’s? Not to worry. You can listen to “The Original Belfast Redneck” while enjoying lunch from Blazin Azn and Delish Kababs Catering and Food Truck. Or brown[...]
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[...]
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[...]
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[...]
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[...]