View the September 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
September 30 - October 29
Lisa Law: ‘Witness to the Revolution,’ Iconic Photos from the 1960s
Come view the personal work of Lisa Law, a professional photographer whose career saw great success in the 60s. Take on the chance to see her images of Bob Dylan, Janis Joplin, The Grateful Dead, the Beatles and many more of the classic rock era.
Free | Gallery hours: Mon & Weds-Fri 10am-4pm; Tues Noon-7pm
Performing Arts Building, Palm Ave & 15th Street, Ybor City | www.hccfl.edu/yborgallery | (813) 253-7674
October 16, 2015
Cigar Heritage Party
Observe the history of Ybor with a premium cigar! Hosted by the Ybor City Museum Society, this fundraiser event will include food, drinks, live entertainment and a silent auction in a beautiful outdoor setting.
7:30-10:00 p.m. | General admission $45 early (8/10-10/15) $55 day of the event | VIP $75 early (8/10-10/15) or $85 day of the event
Ybor City Museum State Park Garden, 1818 E. 9th Ave. | ybormuseum.org | (813) 274-1434
October 17, 2015
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
TECO Line Streetcar Fest
Experience the TECO Line Streetcar all day for only 25 cents a ride. This 2.7-mile stretch goes through Ybor City, Channelside and downtown Tampa. Enjoy free live music and entertainment in Centro Ybor from 12:15-5:30 p.m. featuring Philip & Henry - Magic, Tribal Style and Holey Miss Moley. The Applebutter Express will perform live onboard the streetcar from 6-8 p.m.
10 a.m. - 1:30 a.m. | 25 cents
Aboard the TECO Line Streetcar and Centro Ybor | tecolinestreetcar.org | (813) 254-4278
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
October 24, 2015
Fantasma Fest: Little Monsters Pumpkin Patch
A family-friendly event where kids can choose a free pumpkin to decorate from the more than 750-1,000 pumpkins in a fenced pumpkin patch in the Centro Ybor courtyard. From 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. kids can then show off their costumes while trick-or-treating among the Centro Ybor merchants.
11 a.m. – 3 p.m. | Free
Centro Ybor | ybornow.com
Fantasma Fest: Big Monsters Bed Races
Five-person teams race wheeled beds down 7th Avenue from 15th Street to 17th Street. See which team will beat 2014 champions The Bad Monkey in the third annual event.
3 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Centro Ybor | ybornow.com
Guavaween 2015: Apocalypse
Take part in Ybor’s annual pre-Halloween celebration. This year’s apocalyptic theme will be conceived around multiple forms of entertainment including live music, a costume contest, live performances and much more. Best costume wins a cash prize!
6:00 p.m. - 2:00 a.m. | $7-$65
The Cuban Club, 2012 N. Avenida Republica de Cuba | www.guavaweentampa.com
October 25, 2015
V. M. Ybor Home Tour
Unlike your run-of-the-mill house showing, this 6th Annual event will exhibit some of the historically iconic homes of the Vicente Martinez community. Including 8 homes and the last operating cigar factory.
Noon-4:00pm | $10 per person (children 12 and under free), $15 day of event
J.C. Newman Cigar Company, 2701 N. 16th Street, Tampa | www.vmyborhometour.com | (813) 263-7388
The Halloween Classic Car and Vintage Motorcycle Show
Seventh Avenue will be closed from 17th to 19th Streets and will be full of classic cars and vintage bikes. Bring your Classic car or Vintage Bike to Tampa's Historic District and Ybor's 7th Avenue voted one of America's 10 best streets. Prizes, raffle, and auction with all proceeds benefitting veterans charities. This is a unique opportunity to display your beauty for a good cause.
2-5 p.m. | Free
Seventh Ave | ybornow.com
October 30, 2015
Halloween at Centro Asturiano
Celebrate the holiday meant for children, with an adult crowd. Come sporting your best costume and dance moves at this fun filled event. Bring your own appetizers and cash for the bar. RSVP no later than Oct. 17.
7-11 p.m. | $20-adults only
Centro Asturiano de Tampa, 1913 N. Nebraska Ave. | RSVP by calling (813) 841-5814
November 6, 2015
14th Annual Richard's Run for Life
Come 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 Program from sarcoma research and the Advanced Prostate Cancer Collaboration at Moffitt. The post-race party features music and food including Columbia's Arroz con Pollo, Ulele's Florida Native Chili, Ulele Spring Beer, Cha Cha Coconuts' Guava BBQ Ribs, Moe's Southwest Grill's Tacos and Michelob Ultra provided by Pepin Distributing. Richard's Run for Life is presented by the Gonzmart Family Foundation.
7 p.m. | $25 to pre-resister and $30 day of
Centennial Park | richardsrunforlife.org | 813-248-3000 ext. 17