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See the calendar of special events held in Ybor City each year.
Special Joffrey's feature of the day for free | Joffrey's Coffee, 1811 N. 15th St. | (813) 247-4700
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
Wrap and Wine Wednesday
$3.99 wrap and $2 glass of wine | all day | Joffrey's Coffee, 1811 N. 15th St. | (813) 247-4700
$30 | 6-7 p.m. | The Blind Tiger Cafe, 1901 E. 7th Ave. | (813) 540-2233
First Thursday of the Month
Ybor City Craft Beer Society Monthly Beer and Food Pairing
$25 | 7 p.m. | Ybor City Wine Bar | (813) 999-4966
Third Thursday of the Month
Third Thursday Tap Takeover
FREE | 6-8 p.m. | The Bad Monkey | (813) 280-9971
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
Now - August 31, 2015
Summer of Fun Sweepstakes
For the third straight year, historic Ybor City will kick start the summer season with a Facebook promotion. For 13 weeks starting June 1, Facebook users can enter the “Summer of Fun” Sweepstakes for a chance to win a prize package with items donated from Ybor City merchants. All Facebook users need to do is “like” Facebook.com/YborCityTampa and fill out the short entry form to be eligible.
Facebook.com/YborCityTampa | (813) 274-7936
July 4 - September 26, 2015
Ybor Daily Market Summer Concert Series
Ybor Daily Market is hosting a summer concert series featuring local performers booked by Now Hear This. Every Saturday night in July, August and September will feature live music on a local stage adjacent to the Ybor Daily Market. Music genres vary and acts range from solo performers to bands.
8-10 p.m. | $10
Ybor Daily Market, 1920 E. 7th Ave. | Eventbrite.com or YborDailyMarket.com | (813) 312-7425
July 12, 2015
Authentic Flamenco Dinner Show
Live music and flamenco dancers by Sombras Flamencas and Javier Himojosa and food served by Spain Restaurant.
3 p.m. - 6 p.m. | $40
Centro Asturiano, 1913 North Nebraska Ave. | centroasturianotampa.org | (813) 229-2214
July 14, 2015
Ybor @ Work Expo
Join the Ybor City Chamber of Commerce for networking with Ybor City's eclectic mix of businesses. Light lunch served by Columbia Restaurant.
11:30 a.m. - 2 p.m. | $15
The Columbia Restaurant, 2117 E. 7th Ave. | ybor.org | (813) 248-3712
July 15, 2015
Wine Crush Wednesday
Joffrey's and Big Crush Wines present Wine Crush Wednesday. Free samples of wine blends, moscatos, reds and whites with complimentary hors d'oeuvres.
3-6 p.m. | Free
Joffrey's Coffee, 1811 N. 15th St. | joffreysybor.com | (813) 247-4700
July 18, 2015
Sun, Swimsuits and Suds
Spend a summer day in Ybor City sampling beer at close to 20 different bars, pubs and eateries throughout the historic district. Partake in fun and games along the trail for a chance to win summer-themed prizes. Attend the after party at the Crowbar for a costume contest and live music.
3-7 p.m. | $20 in advance, $25 at the door
Throughout Ybor City | ybor.org | (813) 248-3712
Caturday at Blind Tiger Cafe
Join Blind Tiger Cafe in supporting the Animal Coalition of Tampa at this cat adoption event. Enjoy specialty cat-spresso and kit-tea plus vegan treats. Meet adoptable kitties from Hillsborough County Pet Resource Center. A portion of the food and drink sales will benefit the Animal Coalition of Tampa.
Blind Tiger Cafe, 1901 E. 7th Ave. | Facebook.com/blindtigerybor | (813) 540-2233
July 23, 2015
"Hecho En Mexico" Tequila Festival
Gaspar's Grotto is hosting a spirited celebration in honor of National Tequila Day featuring premium spirits and noted authorities on agave products. The "Hecho En Mexico" or "Made in Mexico" festival will offer tastings of select premium tequilas, mescals and more. Guests will also sample special hors d'oeuvres, enjoy music by Tampa's Latin Quarter, bid on silent auction items and help determine the People's Choice winner of Glorious Spirits Made in Mexico 2015 Cocktail Challenge.
7-10 p.m. | $30 advance, $40 at the door
Gaspar's Grotto, 1805 E. 7th Ave. | gasparsgrotto.com | (813) 248-5900
July 25, 2015
Boards for Bros & Bricks 5 Year Anniversary
The Bricks Ybor is celebrating its 5 year anniversary by closing off 14th St. between 6th and 7th avenues for an outdoor block party featuring live music, games and a fundraiser for Boards for Bros.
The Bricks, 1327 E. 7th Ave. | thebricksybor.com | (813) 247-1785
This event includes complimentary signature martinis during the first hour followed by a cash bar. Attendees will enjoy passed hors d'ouvres by Berninis, a cigar bar and casino tables. At 9 p.m. attendees can dance to Great American Standards performed by Tom Tiratto's seventeen-piece Big Band Orchestra with Lisa Casalino and Paul Phillips. Black tie optional, valet parking available.
8 p.m. - 1 a.m. | $65
The RITZ Ybor, 1503 E. 7th Ave. | kenwalters.com | (813) 251-0500
August 15, 2015
Summer of Rum Festival
What better way to celebrate National Rum Day? Drink a variety of rum drinks from a variety of rum brands. Whether it's frozen daiquiris, pina coladas, rum runners, Cuba Libre, Black & Stormy or rum-arita, the Summer of Rum Festival will have all of your favorite summertime drinks. And Island entertainment will keep you dancing all day.
12 p.m. - 11 p.m. | $10-20 pre-sale, $25 at the door
The Cuban Club, 2010 Avenida Republica de Cuba | SummerofRumFest.com
September 12, 2015
Celebra tu Herencia - Official Hispanic Heritage Kick-off Event
In partnership with the Ybor City Saturday Market and Tampa Hispanic Heritage, Inc., Celebra tu Herenica will offer the community a full day of music, folkloric dances, cooking competitions, arts and crafts sales, plus the selection of the Hispanic Cultural Ambassador and more. Mayor Buckhorn will present the official proclamation and more than 40 colorful flags on the main stage will represent 40 Spanish speaking countries. The traditional Arroz con Pollo cooking contest will continue with cash prizes, handcrafted plaques and judging rights for 2016 awarded to the winners.
noon - 5 p.m. | FREE
Centennial Park | ybormarket.com | (813) 241-2442
September 24, 2015
Sushi Battle Tampa
Be a part of a battle for the ages as between Tampa's top sushi joints. Enjoy unlimited samples of sushi from area restaurants and vote on who deserves to win the battle. Also enjoy sake tastings, sake bombs, karaoke, Godzilla, Taiko Drums, and other entertainment.
5:30-9:30 p.m. (Doors open for VIP ticket holders at 5:30 p.m. | $40 general admission, $70 VIP
Ritz Ybor, 1503 E. 7th Ave. | sushibattletampa.com | firstname.lastname@example.org
October 18, 2015
Viva Tampa Bay Hispanic Heritage Festival
All American Music Productions Inc. and Latin Times Media Inc. invite the Tampa Bay community to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month by honoring generations of Hispanic Americans residing in Tampa Bay and across the state and nation. Viva Tampa Bay is an exciting FREE family art and cultural festival celebrating the beauty of Tampa Bay's Hispanic communities. Guests will enjoy delicious Latin foods, festivities and performances dedicated to Hispanic Heritage, plus world-renowned, award-winning singer Carlos Oliva and Los Sobrinos del Juez and internationally famous, multi-Grammy winning percussionist Giovanni Hildago. Awards will be given out to our city's most influential Hispanic leaders and award-winning Latin artists and singers will perform. Special guests include former Tampa Bay Buccaneer, Martin Gramatica; Tampa Hispanic Man of the Year recipient Evelio Otero; host of The Jorge Show, Jorge Alvarado, and more.
Free | 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Centennial Park | allamericanmusicevents.com or latintimesmedia.com | (813) 407-6866