Upcoming Events

View the August/September Calendar of Events (PDF).

See the calendar of special events held in Ybor City each year.

Every Wednesday

Ybor City Wine Society Educational Wine Tasting
$15 | 7 p.m. | Ybor City Wine Bar, 1600 E. 8th Ave. | (813) 999-4966

Every Saturday

Ybor City Local Event

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

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

August 28, 2014

Tech Jam: Battle of the Bands
Don’t miss TechStart Tampa Bay’s 13th annual Tech Jam, which helps raise funds for at-risk youth to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering, and math. Join more than 400 techies, business professionals, and executives at Tech Jam for great food, themed cocktails, a 50/50 raffle, silent auction, unlimited networking, a Battle of the Bands competition, and much more!
5:30 p.m. | $50 general admission, $95 VIP party
The RITZ, 1503 E. 7th Ave. | tbtf.org | (813) 321-6889

August 30, 2014

7th Avenue Band Slam Finals
The RITZ Ybor and The Orpheum will join forces and unite their annual Battle of the Bands Series as the 7th Avenue Band Slam. Three bands will compete in the Finals. The winning band will win cash prizes, paid performance gigs, and bragging rights of winning both The RITZ Ybor and Orpheum's Battle of the Bands Series. 

The RITZ, 1503 E. 7th Ave. | yborbandslam.com

August 31, 2014

Summer Jam 10
For a decade now, Summer Jam has been the bookend to Tampa Bay’s summers, with some of the best acts in the nation/region taking over Ybor City! Entering its 10th year, Summer Jam has hosted local and national talents from the most fashion forward genres in music. Yes, this would be the "Tastemakers" of the scene. Thus, Summer Jam has become one of the most sought-after concert series across the central plain of Florida.
New World Brewery, 1313 E. 8th Ave., and Crowbar, 1812 17th St. N. | thxmgmtlive.com

Labor Gay Pub Crawl
Join the Gaybor District Coalition for a fun night of raffles and drinks. A $20 donation gets you on the booze cruise throughout the streets of Gaybor... nine stops and counting. Stop by the Ybor City Wine Bar to purchase tickets or go online. The starting point is Hamburger Mary's.
5 p.m. | $20 donation
Hamburger Mary's, 1600 8th Ave., 2nd floor | gaybor.com

Now - August 31, 2014

Handmade in America
Singing Stone Gallery and Studio is proud to present 'Handmade in America,' an exhibition featuring handmade fine art and contemporary craft. This multi-media show exhibits a wide array of the handmade, which is rich in traditions and expressive of regional craft artisans, and their contributions to America's cultural heritage. The juried exhibit will showcase contemporary jewelry, photography, paintings, glass, fiber, wood, ceramics, metals and mixed media.  
Singing Stone Art Gallery and Studio, 1903 N. 19th St. | SingingStoneOnline.com | (813) 728-4325

September 1-30, 2014

17th Annual Columbia Community Harvest
Let your appetite do the giving while you support local non-profit groups in Florida by dining at any of the seven Columbia locations in Florida during the entire month of September. Through the Community Harvest program, The Columbia donates 5% of all guests’ lunch and dinner checks in September to the charitable organizations chosen by their customers.
Columbia Restaurant, 2117 E. 7th Ave. | columbiarestaurant.com | (813) 248-4961

September 9, 2014

Art of the Roast: The first annual Joffrey’s art show
As part of its support for the local arts community, Joffrey's will showcase the work of local artists, provide an opportunity for rising artists to gain exposure through its "Art of the Label" contest, and display the award-winning label art that appears on its won illustrative packaging. Guests will enjoy complimentary gourmet coffee as they view work from local artists. 
6:30-9:30 p.m. |FREE
The RITZ, 1503 E. 7th Ave. | Facebook.com | (813) 250-7990

Bingo Night Fundraiser
Join The Italian Club Ladies Auxiliary, Inc. for a fun Bingo Night Fund Raiser.
7:30-9:30 p.m. | $10 for 10 cards
Hamburger Mary's, 1600 7th Ave. (2nd floor of Centro Ybor) | italian-club.org | (813) 241-6279

September 11, 2014

Opening Reception: An Alternative Mood
Rebecca Sexton Larson and Matt Larson present an exhibition of historic photo processes including salt print, bromoil and collodion works. In addition, the artists will showcase their collaborative mobile studio project, the Boxfotos Airstream on the Ybor Campus the night of the opening, September 11 at 4:30 p.m.
FREE | 4:30-8:00 p.m., Gallery talk at 6:15 p.m., Boxfotos Airstream Tours at 7 p.m.
HCC Ybor Campus, Ybor School of Visual and Performing Arts Gallery, First Floor, Palm and 15th St.  | hccfl.edu | (813) 253-7674

September 14, 2014

Ybor City Wine Fest
This first ever, premier wine festival will be a unique and upscale event that will showcase the beauty and flavor of Historic Ybor, paired with unique and esoteric wines and food selections. VIP Packages include a private one hour reception at noon with a Sparkling Bubble Bar in our VIP Cheese Lounge, Hand Passed Food Pairings, VIP only Wine Selections, take home Reidel Wine Glass, Live Models provided by La France, Entertainment and much, much more. A portion of the proceeds will go to benefit our beloved Ybor City's Historic Holiday Spirit. More details to come.

1-4 p.m.
 | $75 general admission, $125 VIP admission
Ybor City Wine Bar at Centro Ybor, 1600 E. 8th Ave. | facebook.com/yborcitywinefest

September 20, 2014

Festival del Sabor
The kick-off event for Hispanic Heritage Month in Tampa, Festival del Sabor, is an annual family-oriented celebration of Hispanic culture, food, music, and the Arts.
11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Centennial Park, 1800 E. 8th Ave. | ybormarket.com | (813) 241-2442

Ybor City Chamber's 49th Annual Gala
This year's gala theme is "Hollywood Comes to Ybor." The black-tie optional occasion will feature the presentation of the 21st Adela and Cesar Gonzmart Award, Ybor's highest honor, to the Oliva Family. The Oliva Family is know as the First Family of Tobacco in Tampa, and have been supplying tobacco to many of the world's top makers of premium cigars. They have put Tampa and Ybor City on the map all over the world.
6:30 p.m.
Siboney Room of the Columbia Restaurant, 2117 E. 7th Ave. | ybor.org | (813) 248-3712 ext. 23

Broadway in Ybor
Come have dinner at the Italian Club and enjoy an evening on Broadway featuring entertainment by Ella and dinner from Tony's Ybor Restaurant.
6 p.m. | $55 per person, $65 at door
L'Unione Italiana, 1731 E. 7th Ave. | kreweofitalia.com | (813) 248-3316

Now - September 25, 2014

An Alternative Mood
Rebecca Sexton Larson and Matt Larson present an exhibition of historic photo processes including salt print, bromoil and collodion works. In addition, the artists will showcase their collaborative mobile studio project, the Boxfotos Airstream on the Ybor Campus the night of the opening, September 11 at 4:30 p.m.
FREE | Gallery hours: Mon-Wed and Fri: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. and Tues. noon-7 p.m.
HCC Ybor Campus, Ybor School of Visual and Performing Arts Gallery, First Floor, Palm and 15th St.  | hccfl.edu | (813) 253-7674

September 27, 2014

Italian Club Cemetery Casino Night Fundraiser
7:30-10:30 p.m. | $35 per person, cash bar
Italian Club Grand Ballroom, 1731 E. 7th Ave. | italian-club.org | (813) 248-3316

October 4, 2014

Ybor Oktoberfest Pub Crawl
4-8 p.m.
1600 E. 8th Ave. | ybor.org | (813) 241-8838

October 10, 2014

Ghost Hunt Tag Along
Come investigate with the experienced GhostStop team at the Italian Club (L'Unione Italiana) building. Bring your own investigation equipment and come explore the four floors of Italian Club built in 1918 after the original structure burned down. Robb Demarest and Paul Bradford of TV's Ghost Hunters International will join the investigation and sign autographs. Paul and Robb will share stories of investigating the paranormal around the world. Autographs can be purchased during scheduled Meet & Greet time. Autograph purchases are cash only, please. Tickets are limited and on a first-come, first-served basis.
8 p.m. -1 a.m. | $79.95
Italian Club, 1731 E. 7th Ave. | ghoststop.com | (407) 281-1005

October 11, 2014

1st Annual Krewe of Italia Columbus Day Bocce Tournament
Bring the family to this inaugural event featuring Italian music, Italian food and Italian fun. Enjoy the bocce tournament and stay to learn how to play. Funds raised will benefit three community projects - Make-a-Wish, Campo Italiano and Krewe of Italia College Scholarship program.
10 a.m. - 4 p.m. | $40 per person to enter the tournament, $160 per team
E. 9th Ave. and N. 13th St. (behind the Cuban Club) | kreweofitalia.com | (813) 421-3672

October 17, 2014

Cigar Heritage Party
Hosted by the Ybor City Museum Society, enjoy food, beverages, entertainment, lively silent auction and some of the world's best cigars at this event in the Ybor City State Museum Garden.

October 18, 2014

Cupcake Festival
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

Italian Club Cookbook Tasting
Celebrating Un Assaggio Dalle Nostre Cucine, "a taste from our kitchens." Sample food and drink, enjoy live music and entertainment.
6 p.m 

October 25, 2014

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 | angcalde@aol.com

Centro Asturiano, 1913 N. Nebraska Ave. |
centroasturianotampa.org | (813) 229-2214

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