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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.


Oct 22 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm Blackfinn Ameripub
Sample local craft beers and menu favorites from BlackFinn. Yep. That’s about it. FINN FUN FACT:  The character of Huck Finn, created by author Mark Twain, is based on a real-life boy named Tom Blankenship whose[...]
Oct 24 @ 10:00 am – 7:00 pm Prime Osborn Convention Center
From (because why reinvent the wheel?) Black Expo South is a three-day event with hundreds of exhibitors and a variety of events and activities including a health fair, Greek village, career and resource fair,[...]
Nov 12 @ 6:00 pm Omni Jacksonville Hotel
From Join us for our annual gathering of the area’s finest culinary talent in support of the March of Dimes. Upon arrival, you will enjoy the chance to sample our chefs’ creations for a[...]
Nov 17 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Prime Osborn Center
From Lutheran Social Services of Northeast Florida website Empty Bowls is a luncheon that aims to raise awareness of the hunger problem in Northeast Florida and to encourage community members to join the nonprofit in helping[...]
Nov 20 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm J. Johnson Gallery
From Facebook PB&J Jacksonville presents another stellar lineup of speakers for Pecha Kucha: #MoreArtCulture. Although many struggle to pronounce the name, this exciting event features fast-paced presentations of 20 slides at 20 seconds each. Jacksonville[...]
Nov 21 @ 12:00 pm – 8:00 pm CoRK Arts District
From Facebook CoRK’s annual Open Studios event is a free, self-guided tour of artists’ studios, open to the general public. The tour will run between 5 buildings, with over 70 artists participating. Attendees will have the opportunity to[...]
Nov 24 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm The Volstead
From Facebook Join the Swamp Radio gang for a rowdy birthday party celebrating the show’s two year anniversary at the snazzy Volstead. We’ll be free sampling all things swampy from the likes of The Hyppo’s[...]
Dec 3 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm Jessie Ball duPont Center
From First Coast Magazine and Absolut Vodka® invite you to experience some of the best craft cocktails on the First Coast at our first annual Toast of the Coast.  Sample one-of-a-kind craft cocktails, vote for your favorites, enjoy[...]
Dec 11 @ 7:30 am – 9:30 am Omni Jacksonville
From Hear from local developers, civic leaders and government officials on what will be done and more importantly get done in the next year to keep momentum moving downtown. Business attire suggested (personal note: that leaves[...]
Dec 22 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm Aloft Hotel Tapestry Park
From Join ImpactJAX for an evening of holiday cheer and and ugly sweaters! The evening includes music, treats, adult hot chocolate and an ugly sweater competition. ImpactJAX members who register in advance will receive[...]
Jan 15 @ 8:00 am 1000 Water Street, Jacksonville, FL 32204
From The City of Jacksonville invites you to celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. at the 29th Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Breakfast presented by Florida Blue. The breakfast will[...]
Feb 26 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm Jessie Ball duPont Center
From Come and celebrate Black History Month as we recognize and highlight the many organizations that are serving our community!  Enjoy great music, food, education, performances, and networking as we continue to build sustainable[...]
Feb 27 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
From The Riverside Rotary Club of Jacksonville is excited to annouce The Firewater Tent Revival playing for us from 3-7 p.m.! But if you want to start drinking beer at 3 p.m., you are going[...]
Mar 22 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm Museum of Science and History
From USGBC-North Florida is excited to present a special installment of our quarterly #JaxGreenSocial by partnering with our Green Carpet Series to kick off 2016! This month, we’ll meet for a happy hour social[...]
Mar 31 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm Prime Osborn Convention Center
From Every Spring, hundreds of hungry folks converge on the Prime Osborn Convention Center in downtown Jacksonville, anxious to sample scrumptious recipes offered by Jacksonville area “celebrities.” At our 30th Anniversary Celebration will we be[...]
Apr 2 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm WJCT Studios
From The 5th Annual Jacksonville LGBT Awards Show 2016 celebrates local businesses, individuals, charities, groups and organizations that support Jacksonville’s LBGT Community. The black tie event includes open bar with hors d’oeuvres and live entertainment. Emcees[...]
Apr 8 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm UNF Fine Arts Center
From Leaders and experts from around the country gather for an energizing day that will challenge our thinking, inspire our spirits, and connect our worlds.   The 2016 anniversary edition will continue the mission[...]
May 5 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm Stadium Village, TPC Sawgrass
From Come support THE PLAYERS, enjoy an evening of complimentary refreshments and network with more than 700 business leaders from Northeast Florida. This annual event, hosted by ImpactJAX in partnership with the St. Johns[...]
May 17 @ 5:30 pm Riverside House
From The sixth annual event will feature keynote speaker, Melissa Ross, host and producer of WJCT’s First Coast Connect, and the recognition often “Unsung Sheroes and Heroes” nominated by community organizations. Join us for a reception at[...]
May 20 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm Veterans Memorial Arena
From The Jacksonville Craft and Import Beer Festival creates a setting for you to sample some of the best craft and imported beer available. We will have over 40 participating breweries bringing more than 300 different beers[...]
Aug 6 @ 8:00 pm – Aug 7 @ 2:00 am Suite
From Ocean County Purveyors are a group of attorneys, doctors and entrepreneurs who love this city and want to give back. We have united forces to create fun events for the Jacksonville social scene. We[...]
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[...]
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[...]
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 9 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm EverBank Field East Assure Club
From event organizers: Join WJCT’s Melissa Ross for Cocktails, Connections & Inspiration at Everbank Field to celebrate the Jacksonville Chapter of She Is Fierce! Connect with female leaders and up-and-comers in Jacksonville and meet the[...]
Mar 23 all-day Jacksonville Fairgrounds Expo Center
From 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 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 all-day Jacksonville Fairgrounds Expo Center
From 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,[...]
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[...]
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[...]