View the July Calendar of Events (PDF).
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 5, 2015
Earth without “art” is just “eh.” “THINK eARTh: The Tampa Bay I Want to Inherit” is a project that helps the youth connect scientific knowledge to creative expression coordinated by Community Stepping Stones. Tampa Bay area students and teachers have collaborated to produce multi-media exhibits and presentations to communicate their feelings of climate change through art.
Gallery Hours: Mon and Weds-Fri 10am-4pm; Tues noon-7pm | FREE
HCC Ybor City Campus, Performing Arts Building, 2112 N. 15th St. | hccfl.edu/yborgallery | (813) 253-7674
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
August 8, 2015
Tampa Noles Football Kickoff and Block Party
The largest pub crawl in the state of Florida, last year's block party broke the record with more than 2,200 people. Start at the historic Italian Club for the kickoff where attendees will hear from Seminole legends, commentators and football experts on the upcoming season. Learn about Tampa Nole activities and events for the next year, and get involved with fellow alumni. At 4 p.m. the block party rolls down Seventh Ave. for various stops.
2:30 p.m. | $20 in advance, $40 at the door
Italian Club, 1731 E. 7th Ave. | tampanoles.com | email@example.com
Portrait De Brew
A night of art, bands and beer brought to you by MF Arts & Jefe. Bands include Sun Signs, Fistful, Oxford Noland and Mountain Holler. Featuring coffee by Commune + Co. and beer by Late Start Brewery.
6-11 p.m. | $10
1616 E. 2nd Ave. | facebook.com/mfartsybor | firstname.lastname@example.org
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
August 20, 2015
Tech Jam 2015
This annual Party with a Purpose benefits Tech Start Tampa Bay, the charitable arm of the Tampa Bay Technology Forum with a mission to create a better future for at-risk youth by providing inspiration, education and opportunities in the technology industry. Join more than 400 techies, business professionals and executives for great food, themed cocktails, a raffle, a silent auction, networking and a Battle of the Bands competition.
5:30 p.m. | $50 general admission, $95 VIP
The RITZ Ybor, 1503 E. 7th Ave. | techstarttampabay.org | (727) 238-6517
August 29, 2015
7th Avenue Band Slam Homecoming Show and Taylor Swift Tribute
The RITZ Ybor will welcome past 7th Avenue Band Slam winners back to its stage for a Taylor Swift tribute show at the 7th Avenue Band Slam Homecoming. Performing bands include Mighty Mongo, Rising Down, Dropin Pickup, and Supros. Each band will perform original songs as well as a cover of a Taylor Swift classic.
7 p.m. | $10 in advance, $20 at the door
The RITZ YBOR, 1503 E. 7th Ave. | yborbandslam.com | (813) 394-0559
September 2, 2015
Beer and Bow Ties
Beer and Bow Ties Benefit is a fundraiser hosted at Coppertail Brewery to raise help, hope and healing for those dealing with devastating trauma. All proceeds will go to the Crisis Center of Tampa Bay. Tickets are $45 with a commemorative yellow bowtie to represent suicide prevention and awareness.
6-9 p.m. | $20-45
Coppertail Brewing, 2601 E. 2nd Ave. | beerandbowtiestampabay.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 | email@example.com
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