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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 whatsup@thespecktator.com.

And by the way, be sure to change the view from “month” to “stream” below. Unless you like being really annoyed.

 

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 16 @ 6:00 pm – Mar 17 @ 2:00 am Eclipse Riverside
From Facebook (obviously … because I wouldn’t have used all the uppercase letters; I also would not have used the symbol for the suit of clubs in place of a four-leaf clover) ♣♣♣The St Paddy’s[...]
Mar 16 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm Crispy's Springfield Gallery
From Facebook: Get your St. Paddy’s weekend started right with sharing a pint listening to authentic Irish tunes from “The Original Belfast Redneck” Spade Mcquade! Spade combines Celtic soul with Irish rock to connect with[...]
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 finnmacs.com 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 @ 2:00 am Monkey's Uncle Tavern
They had me at “free Irish stew.” From Facebook Come celebrate your favorite drinking party with the friendliest bar staff in town! We will be selling corned beef and cabbage starting at 12pm!! There will[...]
Mar 17 @ 10:00 am – Mar 18 @ 1:00 am Fionn Maccools
From finnmacs..com 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 17 @ 3:00 pm – 10:00 pm Hyperion Brewing Company
Sláinte! Hyperion Brewing Company and Crispy’s Springfield Gallery are presenting Historic Springfield’s inaugural St. Patrick’s Day Block Party. The all-day party includes food, beer, live music, and activities on Main Street between Seventh and Eighth.[...]
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 17 @ 6:00 pm Keg & Coin
From Facebook Celebrate St.Patty’s day with Keg & Coin and your favorite evil Leprechaun. We will be showing Leprechaun movies all night. In the hood and in space,all of them. Specials on Irish beer. I[...]
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 17 @ 8:00 pm – Mar 18 @ 2:00 am Nighthawks
If you don’t like punk music, you will NOT like this line-up: Discordant Generation Swill Grabbag Single White Herpe and The Aids Gov Club All ages
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 @ 6:00 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[...]
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!
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 – 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[...]