View the September/October Calendar of Events (PDF).
See the calendar of special events held in Ybor City each year.
Ybor City Wine Society Educational Wine Tasting
$15 | 7 p.m. | Ybor City Wine Bar, 1600 E. 8th Ave. | (813) 999-4966
Saturday Yoga in Ybor
9:30 a.m. | Ybor City Museum State Garden | (813) 248-9642
Ybor City Saturday Market
9 a.m. - 1 p.m. | Centennial Park | (813) 241-2442
2 p.m. - 5 p.m. | Mist Martini Lounge | (813) 247-4650
First Saturday of the Month
Pets on the Patio
4 p.m. - 7 p.m. | Gaspar's Grotto | (813) 248-5900
Streetcar Live Concert Series
7 p.m. - 9 p.m. | On the TECO Line Streetcar | Facebook.com/TECOLineStreetcar | (813) 254-4278
Art on 19th Street
10 a.m. - 3 p.m. | Singing Stone Gallery | (813) 728-4325
September 1-30, 2014
17th Annual Columbia Community Harvest
Let your appetite do the giving while you support local non-profit groups in Florida by dining at any of the seven Columbia locations in Florida during the entire month of September. Through the Community Harvest program, The Columbia donates 5% of all guests’ lunch and dinner checks in September to the charitable organizations chosen by their customers.
Columbia Restaurant, 2117 E. 7th Ave. | columbiarestaurant.com | (813) 248-4961
September 20, 2014
Festival del Sabor
The kick-off event for Hispanic Heritage Month in Tampa, Festival del Sabor, is an annual family-oriented celebration of Hispanic culture, food, music, and the Arts.
11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Centennial Park, 1800 E. 8th Ave. | ybormarket.com | (813) 241-2442
Roll and Read
Parents can decorate strollers and wagons for a 1-mile walk down “reading lane” for the first-ever “Roll and Read — Powered by Parents as Teachers,” an international event promoting early literacy and healthy families. The event will feature celebrity readers at different stations, snacks, giveaways and family activities to celebrate the 30th anniversary of Parents as Teachers.
10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Department Operations Center, 2008 E. Eighth Ave. | championsforchildrentampabay.org | firstname.lastname@example.org
Ybor City Chamber's 49th Annual Gala
This year's gala theme is "Hollywood Comes to Ybor." The black-tie optional occasion will feature the presentation of the 21st Adela and Cesar Gonzmart Award, Ybor's highest honor, to the Oliva Family. The Oliva Family is know as the First Family of Tobacco in Tampa, and have been supplying tobacco to many of the world's top makers of premium cigars. They have put Tampa and Ybor City on the map all over the world.
Siboney Room of the Columbia Restaurant, 2117 E. 7th Ave. | ybor.org | (813) 248-3712 ext. 23
Broadway in Ybor
Come have dinner at the Italian Club and enjoy an evening on Broadway featuring entertainment by Ella and dinner from Tony's Ybor Restaurant.
6 p.m. | $55 per person, $65 at door
L'Unione Italiana, 1731 E. 7th Ave. | kreweofitalia.com | (813) 248-3316
Now - September 25, 2014
An Alternative Mood
Rebecca Sexton Larson and Matt Larson present an exhibition of historic photo processes including salt print, bromoil and collodion works. In addition, the artists will showcase their collaborative mobile studio project, the Boxfotos Airstream on the Ybor Campus the night of the opening, September 11 at 4:30 p.m.
FREE | Gallery hours: Mon-Wed and Fri: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. and Tues. noon-7 p.m.
HCC Ybor Campus, Ybor School of Visual and Performing Arts Gallery, First Floor, Palm and 15th St. | hccfl.edu | (813) 253-7674
September 26, 2014
Tampa Pride Launch and Cocktail Party
This benefit to raise money for Tampa Pride 2015 will reveal the theme for #TampaPride2015 with drinks, hors d' oeuvres, entertainment, & raffles. This will be a night for everyone to unite and come out to raise money for #TampaPride2015.
6-10 p.m. | $10 suggested donation to benefit Tampa Pride
The Honey Pot, 1401 E. 7th Ave. | facebook.com/TPAPride
September 27, 2014
Italian Club Cemetery Casino Night Fundraiser
7:30-10:30 p.m. | $35 per person, cash bar
Italian Club Grand Ballroom, 1731 E. 7th Ave. | italian-club.org | (813) 248-3316
October 4, 2014
Ybor Oktoberfest Pub Crawl
Sample beers at patio bars and pubs throughout Ybor City while celebrating Ybor's German heritage. Bars and pubs along the way will supply a 4-ounce sample of Oktoberfest or premium beer to guests. Some participating establishments will provide German food, music, door prizes, and other drink specials. Registration will begin at Tequila's. The Ybor Oktoberfest Prize Patrol will offer chances to win prizes including a free night stay at the Don Vicente de Historic Ybor Inn.
Registration at Tequila's, 1613 E. 7th Ave. | ybor.org | (813) 241-8838
Blessing of the Animals
Our Lady of Perpetual Help will host a Blessing of the Animals for the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi. The church hopes that everyone will bring their dog, cat, bird or other pets to be blessed by its pastor. The church believes that for many in its congregation, pets are an integral part of its family's lives. A blessing on the Feast of St. Francis is to recognize the unconditional and loyal companionship pets give on a daily basis. Please bring pets on a leash or in a carrier as appropriate.
Free | 10 a.m.
Our Lady of Perpetual Help, 1711 E. 11th Ave. | (813) 766-0501
October 10, 2014
Ghost Hunt Tag Along
Come investigate with the experienced GhostStop team at the Italian Club (L'Unione Italiana) building. Bring your own investigation equipment and come explore the four floors of Italian Club built in 1918 after the original structure burned down. Robb Demarest and Paul Bradford of TV's Ghost Hunters International will join the investigation and sign autographs. Paul and Robb will share stories of investigating the paranormal around the world. Autographs can be purchased during scheduled Meet & Greet time. Autograph purchases are cash only, please. Tickets are limited and on a first-come, first-served basis.
8 p.m. -1 a.m. | $79.95
Italian Club, 1731 E. 7th Ave. | ghoststop.com | (407) 281-1005
October 11, 2014
1st Annual Krewe of Italia Columbus Day Bocce Tournament
Bring the family to this inaugural event featuring Italian music, Italian food and Italian fun. Enjoy the bocce tournament and stay to learn how to play. Funds raised will benefit three community projects - Make-a-Wish, Campo Italiano and Krewe of Italia College Scholarship program.
10 a.m. - 4 p.m. | $40 per person to enter the tournament, $160 per team
E. 9th Ave. and N. 13th St. (behind the Cuban Club) | kreweofitalia.com | (813) 421-3672
October 15, 2014
Historic European Beers
Spend an evening with a European beer importer and distributor and share conversation about the historic reasons behind beer and why European beers are so great.
Stone Soup Company, 1517 E 7th Ave. | (813) 247-7687
October 17, 2014
Cigar Heritage Party
Hosted by the Ybor City Museum Society, enjoy food, beverages, entertainment, lively silent auction and some of the world's best cigars at this event in the Ybor City State Museum Garden.
October 18, 2014
Local amateur bakers will compete for the title of Best Cupcake at the Ybor City Saturday Market's annual Cupcake Festival. A panel of judges will judge the cupcake entries based on taste, texture and presentation.
10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Centennial Park, 1800 E. 8th Ave. | ybormarket.com | (813) 241-2442
Italian Club Cookbook Tasting
Celebrating Un Assaggio Dalle Nostre Cucine, "a taste from our kitchens." Sample food and drink, enjoy live music and entertainment.
October 25, 2014
Centro Asturiano de Tampa 100th Anniversary Gala
The 100th Anniversary Gala will honor Centro Asturiano's past and celebrate its future. The evening will include hors d'oeuvres and cash bar inthe Salon de Asturias, dinner and entertainment in the ballroom and entertainment by Dennis Pupello and the Rockers. Proceeds generated by this event are for the benefit of restoring and maintaining the Centro Asturiano Clubhouse. Prepaid reservations are required.
6 p.m. | $100 per person | Tables of 8 available | email@example.com
Centro Asturiano, 1913 N. Nebraska Ave. | centroasturianotampa.org | (813) 229-2214
November 7, 2014
13th Annual "Richard's Run for Life" 5K
Come out and run, walk, or simply enjoy the food and beverages while helping researchers at Moffitt Cancer Center find a cure for cancer. One hundred percent of every dollar donated and raised will benefit the Adolescent and Young Adult (AYA) Program for sarcoma research and the Advanced Prostate Cancer Collaboration (APCC) at Moffitt. “Richard’s Run for Life,” part of the Gonzmart Family Foundation, has raised more than $748,000 in the last 12 years.
7 p.m. | $25 online pre-registraton, $30 day of | Enjoy the festivities and food for $20 donation, $10 for kids
Centennial Park | richardsrunforlife.org | (813) 248-3000
November 23, 2014
La Verbena Festival
A free, family-oriented festival in Centennial Park, La Verbena raises awareness and showcases Ybor City's history along with food, entertainment and cigars. This event will feature venues showcasing the history of Vicente Martinez Ybor, a Spanish immigrant to the U.S. who became a noted industrialist and cigar manufacturer, first in Cuba, then Key West and finally Ybor City.
noon - 5 p.m. | FREE
Centennial Park, 1800 E. 8th Ave. | laverbenafestival.com | (813) 787-6879