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 22, 2014
Eye Love Painting Class
Artysta Lulu will lead the class in a painting of "Happy Fish." Purchase tickets in advance.
6:30-8:30 p.m. | $32.10 individuals, $53.50 couples
Wandering Eye Art Gallery, 1600 E. 8th Ave. Suite 109 (Centro Ybor) | Eventbrite.com | (813) 786-4735
October 23, 2014
Fantasma Fest: The 3rd Annual Zombie Fest and Bar Crawl
This event starts at 4 p.m. by getting Zombie-ready. Makeup artists will provide free supplies and makeup tips. The crawl starts at 7 p.m. at The Dirty Shame and will visit various venues before ending at The Orpheum at approximately 9:30 for a zombie prom and consume contest.
4 – 7 p.m. zombie makeup, 7 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. zombie pub crawl, 9:30 p.m. zombie prom and costume contest
The Dirty Shame, 1929 E. 7th Ave. | ybornow.com | (813) 247-7930
October 25, 2014
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. – 4 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 2013 champions Coyote Ugly Saloon in the second annual event.
Centro Ybor | ybornow.com
Fantasma Fest: WitchCraft Music Fest
20 local and nationally recognized bands will perform at 4 different locations throughout Ybor City.
Freakshow Carnival and Voodoo Magic come together for the Guavaween 2014 Festival. There will be plenty of entertainment including live music on the main stage, Burlesque and Side Show Acts in the Theatre, Street Performers and more. Guavaween will also have a Street Festival with games, food vendors and thousands of people dressed in costumes. The famous Mama Guava Costume Contest will also take place, so come dressed in your best costume.
6 p.m. – 2 a.m. | Tickets range from $10-$80
The Cuban Club, 2010 N. Avenida Republica de Cuba | Guavaweentampa.com
Centro Asturiano de Tampa 100th Anniversary Gala
The 100th Anniversary Gala will honor Centro Asturiano's past and celebrate its future. The evening will include hors d'oeuvres and cash bar inthe Salon de Asturias, dinner and entertainment in the ballroom and entertainment by Dennis Pupello and the Rockers. Proceeds generated by this event are for the benefit of restoring and maintaining the Centro Asturiano Clubhouse. Prepaid reservations are required.
6 p.m. | $100 per person | Tables of 8 available | firstname.lastname@example.org
Centro Asturiano, 1913 N. Nebraska Ave. | centroasturianotampa.org | (813) 229-2214
October 26, 2014
Fantasma Fest: Hell on Wheels Bike Rally and Poker Walk
Motorcyclists will walk through Ybor collecting poker cards at various Ybor City venues. There will be an auction and raffle to benefit My Warriors Place.
Noon – 6 p.m.
Bad Monkey, 1717 E. 7th Ave. | ybornow.com | (813) 280-9971
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 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.
noon - 5 p.m. | FREE
Centennial Park, 1800 E. 8th Ave. | laverbenafestival.com | (813) 787-6879