the Specktator

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.

 

May 8 @ 7:05 pm Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville
It’s Canines and Crustaceans night when the Shrimp battle the Biloxi Shuckers. Dogs must be “willing and able” and do not require a ticket.
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 11 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm Riverside Park
From Facebook: A free, sustainable festival devoted to environmental awareness, animal advocacy, and of course, plant-based cuisine. Psychic readings also available. This festival is not affiliated with the Northeast Florida Veg Fest, which is usually[...]
Nov 17 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm Jacksonville International Airport—Haskell Gallery
From Facebook: Please join artists Stephanie Cafcules, Rob Middleton and Cynthia Walburn for a reception featuring their works currently on exhibition as part of Haskell Gallery show “Abstraction: Bold + Beautiful.” The exhibition runs until December[...]
Feb 9 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm The Beaches History Museum and Park
 Please join me for the opening reception for my new show! The Beaches Museum & History Park is pleased to announce the upcoming exhibit “Nature Reconstructed” by artist Lana Shuttleworth. Her highly original art uses[...]
Feb 24 @ 6:30 pm Times-Union Center for the Performing Arts
Art Exhibition, 6:30 p.m. / Performance 7:30 p.m. In celebration of the arts, Douglas Anderson School of the Arts (DA) proudly presents EXTRAVAGANZA in beautiful downtown Jacksonville for one night only! Please join us for our annual[...]
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 @ 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 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 @ 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 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 @ 6:00 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 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 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[...]
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[...]
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 @ 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.[...]