View the October/November 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
October 2-31, 2014
Bradley Arthur: Feel Herd Sculpture Exhibition
Best known for his public art pieces, Tampa-born sculptor Bradley Arthur presents a sampling of his four decades of object making. This exhibition includes a diverse range of mediums including cast bronze, traditional metal, found object assemblage and text based sculpture. Often controversial, his 3-D language integrates and reframes the common object into a transformed entity which stimulates deeper investigation. Artist reception is Oct. 9 from 5 - 8 p.m.
Gallery hours: Mon. & Weds. – Fri. 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., Tues. Noon – 7 p.m.
HCC Performing Arts Building, First Floor, Palm Ave and 15th Street | www.hccfl.edu | (813)253-7674
October 21-31, 2014
A series of Halloween events organized by the Ybor Merchants Association.
October 30, 2014
Cruise around historic Ybor City and sample spooky, halloween-themed food from some of your favorite restaurants. Hosted by the Ybor Merchants Association.
5 – 8 p.m.
October 31, 2014
Fantasma Fest Halloween Ball
It’s Halloween. It’s The Castle. Need we say more?
9 p.m. – close
The Castle, 2004 N. 16th St. | Ybornow.com
Wandering Eye Art Gallery Costume Contest
Come in your best costume to compete for art prizes. Enjoy live music, live art performances and free wine and appetizers.
7-11 p.m. | $5 suggested donation
Wandering Eye Art Gallery, 1600 E. 8th Ave. Suite 109 (Centro Ybor) | wanderingeyeartgallery.org | (813) 786-4735
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 12, 2014
Arvel Bird Concert
HCC will celebrate Native American Heritage on the Ybor City campus with this Native American/Celtic Fusion concert.
7 p.m. | FREE
HCC Ybor City Campus, MainStage Theatre at the Performing Arts Building, Palm Ave. and 15th St. | (813) 253-7674
November 13, 2014
Blind Tiger Cafe Grand Opening
Black & Denim Apparel Company will host a ribbon-cutting ceremony for its hybrid boutique concept in Ybor City, The Blind Tiger Cafe. This truly unique concept will integrate quality retail with quality food and beverage. In addition to Black & Denim, The Blind Tiger Cafe will feature Buddy Brew Coffee, TeBella Tea, Piquant Pastries and Jerk Hut Vegan and Vegetarian-friendly Jamaican patties. Guests at the grand opening will enjoy appetizers and drinks from other local business like Coppertail Brewing, also located in Ybor City.
5-7 p.m. | FREE
The Blind Tiger, 1901 E. 7th Ave. | (813) 421-0129
November 16, 2014
Community Holiday Decorating Day
Come help spread the holiday cheer throughout the district by participating in the annual Community Holiday Decorating Day. Each year, more than 100 volunteers meet up to carry out this holiday tradition of decorating Ybor City. The volunteers will install holiday décor on all of the lampposts throughout the Historic District and Centennial Park. T-shirts and light breakfast will be provided.
11 a.m. – 2 p.m. | FREE
Bradley’s, 1518 E. 7th Ave. | snowon7th.com
November 17, 2014
Gateway Wreath and Décor Hanging
Each year, the City of Tampa hangs wreaths at the entrance to the Historic District and Garland along Seventh Avenue. Watch as the final holiday décor touches are placed throughout Ybor City.
10 a.m. | FREE
Intersection of Seventh Avenue and Nuccio Parkway; along Seventh Avenue | snowon7th.com
November 19, 2014
Ybor City Holiday Tree Lighting
Start the holiday countdown with Santa and the Mayor as the Historic Holiday Spirit series kicks off with the tree lighting in Centro Ybor. Mayor Bob Buckhorn, with the community present, will light the 37’ holiday tree for the first time this holiday season. Enjoy complimentary hot chocolate from Joffrey’s Coffee and free sandwiches from Jimmy John’s. Bring your camera for photo opportunities with Santa by the tree. Listen to the sounds of the season with live carolers and performers.
6:30 p.m. | FREE
Centro Ybor, 1600 E. 7th Ave. | snowon7th.com | email@example.com
Miracle on 7th Avenue
Miracle on 7th Avenue is the official Ybor City Historic Holiday Spirit reception. Immediately following the Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony with Mayor Bob Buckhorn, come to The RITZ Ybor for holiday entertainment, specialty cocktails, photos with Santa and much more.
7-9 p.m. | FREE and open to all ages
The Ritz Ybor, 1503 E. 7th Ave. | snowon7th.com | 813-247-2555
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.
12 p.m. - 5 p.m. | FREE
Centennial Park, 1800 E. 8th Ave. | laverbenafestival.com | (813) 787-6879
November 29, 2014
Small Business Saturday
This event happens annually with the Ybor City Saturday Market & independently-owned shops throughout Ybor City. This year, you can make the same impact in your community. You can become a Neighborhood Champion; visit the day’s Facebook page for more information: https://www.facebook.com/SmallBusinessSaturday