Upcoming Events

View the March Calendar of Events (PDF).

See the calendar of special events held in Ybor City each year.

Every Wednesday

1 Million Cups Tampa
Free | 9 a.m. | Mark Sharpe Entrepreneur Collaborative Center, 2101 E. Palm Ave. | (813) 204-9267

Ybor City Wine Society Educational Wine Tasting
$15 | 7 p.m. | Ybor City Wine Bar, 1600 E. 8th Ave. | (813) 999-4966

Every Saturday

Ybor City Local Event

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

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

March 5, 2015

Academy Prep's An Evening of Champions
In partnership with Visionary Sponsor, Ogden & Sullivan, PA, Academy Prep presents An Evening of Champions, a fundraising gala to benefit the Student Scholarship Fund. The gala will be co-hosted by Academy Prep's head of school, Lincoln Tamayo, and WTSP 10 News anchor Dion Lim. This year's theme is "Where Dreams Take Flight" and honors Academy Prep's Pioneer Class who will be graduating from college this year. The gala will also honor Rosemary Armstrong with the Paul L. Whiting, Sr. Service Award and Ogden and Sullivan, PA with the Partner of Excellence Award. 
6-9 p.m. | $300 per person or $500 per couple
Academy Prep campus, 1407 E. Columbus | academyprep.org | (813) 248-5600 ext. 1130

March 6, 2015

Cigars and Stars
Cigar City Magazine hosts its 11th annual Cigars and Stars, an evening filled with the ambiance of a Havana Casino Night, which benefits the West Tampa Little League. The event features cigars by Arturo Fuente Cigar Co. and J.C. Newman Cigar Co., food by Whaley's Blazin' BBQ, beer and wine, music, a silent auction and a Havana-style casino.
7-11 p.m. | $65 per person, $110 per couple or VIP table for 8 for $800
Ybor City Museum State Park, 1818 E. 9th Ave. | cigarcitymagazine.com | (813) 358-3455 | info@cigarcitymagazine.com

March 10, 2015

Tampa Bay Beer Week event: Tampa Bay Brewing Company Beer Dinner
In honor of Tampa Bay Beer Week, Tampa Bay Brewing Company is hosting its annual beer dinner at its Ybor pub.  The dinner will feature a six-course meal with each course paired with a select, sometimes rare beer. Chef John Boyle and Brewmaster David Doble will be on hand to talk about the food and the beer pairings. In addition, special guests will speak during the dinner about issues related to the food and beer being consumed. Space is limited.
6 p.m. | $75
Tampa Bay Brewing Company, 1600 E. 8
th Ave. Suite A123 | (813) 247-1422| TampaBayBeerWeek.com

March 11, 2015

Tampa Bay Beer Week: Special Hoperations Take Over of Coppertail’s New Tasting Room
Join Special Hoperations as they take over the upstairs area of Coppertail’s soon-to-be opened new tasting room. Attendees will get a Special Hoperations tasting glass and three hours to sample as many homebrews that will be on tap. Prizes will be raffled off throughout the evening.  A reduced membership fee of $30/$40 (individual/couple) will be offered for that evening only.
6-9 p.m. | FREE
 for members, $10 for nonmembers
Coppertail Brewing Co. 2601 E. 2nd Ave. | http://www.specialhoperations.org | allan@specialhoperations.org

March 12, 2015

Tampa Bay Beer Week event: Night of Wood
At this annual event held during beer week, Tampa Bay Brewing Company will pour eight beers its brewers have produced all aged in wood or wood barrels. All brewers will be on hand to discuss the beers and and the how and why they were produced the way they were produced. All of the beers are rare and quantities are limited. 
5 p.m. | FREE
Tampa Bay Brewing Company Brewpub, Centro Ybor, 1600 E. 9th Ave. | tampabaybrewingcompany.com | (813) 247-1422

Tampa Bay Beer Week: Rare B UNITED BAR TAKE OVER at the Ybor City Wine Bar
B UNITED Distributers take over the Ybor City Wine Bar showcasing seven limited releases paired with a special food menu to complement each flavor profile. Space is limited.
7:00 – 10:00 p.m. | $45
Ybor City Wine Bar, 1600 E. 7th Ave. | yborcitywinebar@aol.com | (813) 999-4966 | Tampabaybeerweek.com

Tampa Bay Beer Week: Big Storm Brewing Co. at Brass Tap Ybor
Big Storm Brewing Co. is taking over the Brass Tap in Ybor.  Come in for two specialty beers, tried and true originals, plus Tampa Bay Beer Week giveaways and raffles.
6:00 p.m. | Free
Brass Tap Ybor, 1600 E. 8th Ave. | bishop@bigstormbrewery.com | tampabaybeerweek.com

March 13, 2015

Rough Rider's St. Patrick's Day Trolley Hop
More than a dozen Ybor City restaurants and bars offer drink specials for the annual St. Patrick's Day Pub Crawl, hosted by the Rough Riders.
6 p.m. - midnight | throughout Ybor City | Tampa-RoughRiders.org

March 14, 2015

Rough Rider's St. Patrick's Day Parade
Each year, the Rough Riders krewe, with support from the City of Tampa, hosts a parade to celebrate St. Patrick's Day in historic Ybor City. More than 100 floats are expected for the event, which draws more than 20,000 people.
8 p.m. | Along 7th Avenue | Tampa-RoughRiders.org

March 19, 2015

Buildings Alive! Ybor City Architecture Hop
Many of the nearly 1,000 historically significant structures in Tampa's National Landmark Historic District are run by private businesses, meaning you rarely get the chance to explore them. This behind-the-scenes tour offers a rare glimpse inside eight historic buildings that have been preserved, rehabilitated, or restored and adapted to meet modern needs. Each hop stop will provide a tour and refreshments. At the after party, enjoy music, drinks and dessert in the Ybor City Museum State Park Garden.

$35 in advance; $45 after March 12 | hop: 5 - 9 p.m., after party: 8 - 10 p.m.

Throughout Ybor City | BuildingsAlive.org | (813) 247-1434

March 21 & 22, 2015

4th Annual Cuban Sandwich Festival and Awards
The biggest names in Florida's communities re-unite and join forces in celebration of Florida's rich cultural food and history. More than 20,000 attend this annual festival and contest, which aims to find THE BEST traditional and nontraditional Cuban sandwiches in Florida and beyond. 

March 21 Cuban Sandwich Festival Contest | 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. | HCC Ybor & Don Vicente Parking Lot
March 22 Cuban Sandwich Festival, City2City Showdown and Awards | 10:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m. | Centennial Park | TheCubanSandwichFestival.com

March 21, 2015

This inaugural event hosted by the Ybor City Saturday Market will feature everything bacon including extensive bacon sampling, bacon artwork, bacon competitions, bacon awards, live entertainment, shopping and more. 
11 a.m. - 4 p.m. | FREE
Centennial Park, 1800 E. 8th Ave. | ybormarket.com | (813) 241-2442

Slam Dunk Scavenger Hunt
At the second annual scavenger hunt to benefit the Ybor Youth Clinic, supporters will explore Tampa's Ybor City Historic District while participating in an interactive basketball-themed scavenger hunt. Teams will advance through historic sites in Ybor using a series of clues and completing exciting challenges as they race to the finish line for the championship title. 
1 p.m. | $35 individual ticket
Ybor Youth Clinic, 1315 E. 7th Ave. Suite 104 | yboryouthclinic.health.usf.edu | (813) 396-9021

March 27, 2015

Gasp! The Gasparilla Fringe Festival
Creative Loafing and Tampa Museum of Art have partnered to bring Gasp!: The Gasparilla Fringe Festival back for its second year featuring dozens of exciting local performers from a variety of disciplines, including music, dance, theater, improv, video, and more. This multi-disciplinary performing arts festival will feature food by SONO CAFE and Mise En Place, liquor tastings, and the Museum’s exhibition, American Chronicles: The Art of Norman Rockwell.

6-10 p.m. | $25 general admission in advance, $30 day of; $65 VIP in advance, $75 VIP day of
CL Space, 1911 N. 13th St. Suite W200 | CLTampa.com | (813) 739-4800

Now - March 27, 2015

Geoffrey Gorman exhibit "Creatures of Curiosity"
The exhibition of "phantasmagorical" animals is a 10-year survey of Santa Fe-based artist Geoffrey Gorman's work. Materials used to construct sculptures include weathered cedar sticks, bailing wire, old cloth, tin cans and bicycle parts. Gorman's animals seem alive and energized with a strange kind of dignity, self-awareness and alertness usually found only in living animals. Artist's reception held on Friday, Feb. 20 from 5-8 p.m. with artist's talk at 6:15 p.m.

Gallery hours: Mon. & Wed-Fri 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Tues noon- 7 p.m. | FREE
HCC Ybor Campus Performing Arts Building, Palm Ave. & 15th St. |
hccfl.edu | (813) 253-7674

March 28, 2015

Tampa Pride Parade & Festival
An inaugural event, Tampa Pride will host a daytime parade along 7th Avenue and street festival on 8th Avenue between 14th to 17th streets. Grand Marshals for the Tampa Pride Parade are Tampa Police Chief Jane Castor and community leader Kurt King, owner and operator of Hamburger Mary's in Centro Ybor. 
Parade at 1 p.m. along 7th Avenue | FREE
Festival 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. on 8th Avenue | TampaPride.org | (813) 247-6233