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Events


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.

 

Jan 13 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm Jax Makerspace
From event website: Celebrate Alexander Hamilton’s 260th birthday and the Broadway musical, Hamilton. The man Alexander Hamilton himself will be in attendance; test your knowledge during trivia with Kerry Speckman (aka The Specktator); show off[...]
Jan 19 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
 The Jacksonville Jaguars are one win away from becoming AFC conference champions and heading to Super Bowl LII. Jacksonville Jaguars fans are invited to rally behind the home team once again for a celebration of[...]
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 @ 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 @ 11:30 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 17 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm Birdies
From Facebook A series of clues leads you around the neighborhood, performing physical and mental challenges along the way. This hunt celebrates St. Patrick’s Day so expect more than a few bar challenges (drinking games)[...]
Mar 23 all-day Jacksonville Fairgrounds Expo Center
From CollectiveCon.com North Florida’s Premier Anime, Comic Book, Sci-Fi/Fantasy, & Pop Culture Event returns for a 4th huge year! Don’t miss out on this weekend of fun with Celebrity Guests, Voice Actors from some of your Favorite Anime/Video Game,[...]
Mar 24 all-day Jacksonville Fairgrounds Expo Center
From CollectiveCon.com North Florida’s Premier Anime, Comic Book, Sci-Fi/Fantasy, & Pop Culture Event returns for a 4th huge year! Don’t miss out on this weekend of fun with Celebrity Guests, Voice Actors from some of your Favorite Anime/Video Game,[...]
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 25 all-day Jacksonville Fairgrounds Expo Center
From CollectiveCon.com North Florida’s Premier Anime, Comic Book, Sci-Fi/Fantasy, & Pop Culture Event returns for a 4th huge year! Don’t miss out on this weekend of fun with Celebrity Guests, Voice Actors from some of your Favorite Anime/Video Game,[...]
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[...]
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 @ 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 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[...]
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 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[...]
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 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.[...]
Dec 7 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm pin Springfield Improvement Association and Archives
From Facebook: Come take a look at the very heart of Springfield as we present the 32nd Annual Holiday Home Tour! Enjoy the magic of our 100+ year old homes, roam the beautiful interiors of[...]
Dec 8 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm pin Springfield Improvement Association and Archives
From Facebook: Come take a look at the very heart of Springfield as we present the 32nd Annual Holiday Home Tour! Enjoy the magic of our 100+ year old homes, roam the beautiful interiors of[...]