Featured Events
July 10th
Ybor Monthly Luncheon

Join the Ybor City Chamber of Commerce and it's members for our monthly lunch and learn. This month Police Chief Brian Dugan will be speaking with us at The Columbia Restaurant. Check in and networking starts at 11:30 and the agenda begins at 12pm. Don't forget your business cards, you never know who you will meet.

$25 for Members when RSVP'd by 6.8.18
$30 for Non-Members

Please contact Deb at DHargreaves@ybor.org for more information

July 19th
Tampa Bay Rum Company

Join us for our bimonthly Networking event! This month we will be at Ybor's newest distillery  Tampa Bay Rum Company, Home of Gaspar's Rum ! We will tour the distillery, get a taste of their beverages and network with other professionals. Lite appetizers will be provided. Don't forget your business cards!

*This event is open to the public & free to attend*
July 21st
Sun, Swimsuits & Suds Pub Crawl
Please contact Deb Hargreaves at DHargreaves@ybor.org for sponsorship & vendor information!
Ybor Events
July 3rd
HOT DOG PARTY xii. The Final Foot Long???

The 12th annual hot dog eating contest and rock and roll throwdown - amateurs only eaters

Bendy Straw
Purr Purr Purr
& Fat Jim Morrison
HOSTED BY:  Tom DeGeorge  &  Matt E Lee

* brought to you by Pabst Blue Ribbon &  Brokenmold Entertainment
July 3rd
Tabanero Cigars
Your friends at Tabanero Cigars want to help you celebrate this Independence Day in fine style. This Fourth of July, we're throwing our biggest party of the year and we want you to be a part of it! For $25 you can expect your fair share of grilled food, a glass of sangria, and of course all you can smoke cigars! We will also be hosting a happy hour with $7 mojitos, $5 glasses of wine, $25 bottles of wine (appetizer plate included), raffles, and many more surprises. Again, this is going to be the party of the year and we would hate for you to miss it. More info to come...
July 4th

July 4th
Downtown Tampa
Friends of the Riverwalk, in partnership with the City of Tampa, will produce the Downtown Tampa Independence Day Fireworks Celebration on Wednesday, July 4th, 2018 at 9 p.m. The fireworks will take place in the harbor in front of the Tampa Convention Center. 

Firework viewing will be available along the Tampa Riverwalk adjacent to the Tampa Convention Center as well as from other venues in the vicinity that offer a direct view of the harbor. Come out early to places like  The Sail Jackson's Bistro Bar & Sushi American Social Tampa Tampa Marriott Waterside Hotel & Marina  and  Yacht StarShip Cruises & Events to enjoy food, entertainment and fun all while getting a good spot to view the fireworks.
July 6th
Brew Bus Brewing

Join us on the first Friday of each month as we welcome local artisans and vendors to the brewery to showcase their work. Enjoy beer, spirits, music, food and more while you shop for locally made goods. This month's event will feature live music from  Geri X . The market is free to attend and is family friendly.
July 6th
Metro Wellness Community Center
Join us for a move night complete with popcorn and candy! Group facilitators offer a supportive, safe space for LGBTQ+ youth ages 13-18 to express their personal experiences, stories, and identities. Youth of all gender identities, expressions, and orientations are welcome in this space. Email Youth@MetroTampaBay.org for more information.
July 7th
Get to  GameTime  at  Centro Ybor  in  Ybor City  to watch  #UFC226  The Superfight - Miocic vs Cormier, Holloway vs Ortega live on Saturday July 7th!

Enjoy great food serving a full menu, over 65 HDTVs throughout our Restaurant & Sports Bar. No reservations, no cover, first come first serve so get there early. Your entire party must be present to be seated.

July 7th
The Bricks Ybor
Join The Bricks for our first musical guest playing during an Emo Night, our friends in  Snacking  will be playing a set between us playing records. 

If you caught them playing our show at The Hub we did with Bendy Straw & Photo Fire, you know how good these dudes are. If you haven't had a chance to catch them, here's your chance.

Like every month, there will be NO COVER & drink specials and all that good stuff.  

See you there!

July 8th
Ybor City
Summervibes 2017 in the historic district of Ybor City was very successful. We received so much positive feedback, which has forced us to do it here again. This year’s event on 7th avenue will spread from 15th Street to 20th Street. The limelight, sponsors, and vendors will be on 7th avenue and the adjacent side streets. All other spectators will park in surrounding parking lots and especially in the Ybor City parking garage. All local restaurants and businesses will be aware of the event and will welcome us. ILDS will have a main hub for the event where we will host with a DJ, giveaways, scavenger hut games, drink specials, cigar bar, restrooms, and more. We truly hope you consider this event and come out for a great time.
July 12th
AIA Tampa Bay
Celebrate the opening of the Caspers interactive cooking lab and explore some of the newest technology in the kitchen industry!

Thursday, July 12, 2018
6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Caspers Foodservice Design
6845 Maple Lane
Tampa, FL 33610

$5 Members / $25 Non-Members
July 14th
Ybor City
Join the History Center for a guided tour of historic Ybor City. This 90-minute outdoor walking tour is led by a History Center-trained docent and focuses on the founding and development of Ybor City in the late 19th century early 20th century.

Tour the streets of Tampa’s only National Historic Landmark District and learn about the people, social life and work culture of early Ybor. You’ll see mutual aid societies, the Ybor Cigar Factory and other key landmarks, and hear the stories behind one Florida’s oldest and most unique communities.

Walking Tours meet in front of the Cuban Club, 2010 N Avenida Republica De Cuba, Ybor City, FL 33605.
July 15th
"Is Brooklyn in the house? Without a doubt!"

We've been saying all year that this summer at ODS was gonna be hot and stacked up with nothing but illustrious guests. On July 15th we welcome the one and only DJ MISTER CEE aka The Finisher to ODS for what is sure to be one for the books. Mister Cee's name has been a staple in the hip hop scene for over 30 years with Executive Producer credits on Biggie's "Ready To Die" as well as being Big Daddy Kane's DJ. We expect a full on Brooklyn take over on this night at ODS and early arrival is highly suggested as we will be at capacity. 
July 18th
Ybor City Wine Bar
Please join the  Ybor City Wine Society  for our Weekly Educational Wine Tasting on Wednesday, July 18th at 7 PM. 

If you are interested in learning more about wine, The Ybor City Wine Society is the group for you. Our weekly wine tastings are fun and educational & are held in a casual and social environment. 

You will learn about and taste different wines while learning about proper food pairings - all for only $20 - which includes the wines and the food pairings.

RSVP is not necessary but is always appreciated. You can call the Ybor City Wine Bar at 813-999-4966 or email us at YborCityWineBar@aol.com.
July 19th
Save 35% with the coupon code SAVE35 

Tequila Mexican Restaurant sits in the heart of Ybor City, Tampa, Florida located on Historic 7th Avenue.

Food and drinks are not included, but are available for purchase from the venue. No outside food or drinks allowed. This Paint Nite Event is 21+
July 20th
Gaspar's Grotto
Cap'n Hook's weekly spread of food includes something to please everyone's appetite including a raw bar, carving station, waffle station, pasta station, omelet station, salads, smoked salmon, hot dishes, pastries, desserts and more!!! 

The cost is only $39.95 for adults.
Kids age 6-11 & under are only $17.95.
Kids 5 and under are free.

NOTE - Doors open at 10:30 and there are TWO Brunch Seatings:
1st Seating = 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
2nd Seating = 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

** NOW ACCEPTING ONLINE RESERVATIONS VIA OPEN TABLE** Visit  Opentable.com  or  bit.ly/gasparsgrotto  or call (813) 248-5900 to reserve by phone.
July 20th
Metro Wellness
The tools presented in the workshops include reactive ways to intervene in potential violence and proactive ways to promote violence reduction. These options are designed to be safe and flexible, so there is something everyone can do. This program empowers the largest segment of society, the bystanders. When enough bystanders take a moment in time to prevent violence, the effort creates a cultural shift that makes communities safer. 

Metro Wellness & Community Center
1315 East 7th Ave. 
Ybor City, Tampa 33605
Parking available in nearby city garages.
July 26th
Rusty Pelican
8th Annual Summer Business Expo & Networking Awards

Featuring the Largest Best Business Expo in Tampa Bay
Meet Tampa Bay's Best Business Owners
Win some Amazing Prizes, Pass port to vendors, 50/50 drawing, & more
FREE VALET Parking, Drink Specials from Rusty Pelican

Swag to the 1st 100 guests
July 27th
AIA Tampa Bay

Join us on Friday, July 27th from 5:30 to 7:30 @ GalleryAIA 1315 E 7th Ave Suite 105 for our Fourth Friday featured exhibit-- Terrains. A show about architectures relationship with nature, artificial landscapes, and borders. 

Artists may submit by July 12th. All interested please email Dawn Mages, Dawn@AIAtampabay.com

July 27th
Burn Rubber
Reebok Classic X Burn Rubber X Mergeculture

20 artists, a mix of both veteran and upcoming multi-style graffiti writers (Pioneers of the graffiti movement in NYC), and contemporary artists will customize sneakers (either the classic leather or workout classic) in their own style. 

All custom sneakers are going to be displayed on a commemorative stand and available for purchase.

The artists invited to this exhibit are masters of their craft, this is going to be one of the most heavy hitting exhibits Ybor City has seen in a while.
July 27th
TPepin Hospitality Center
You won't want to miss this unique opportunity to sample margaritas created by more than 15 of the Tampa Bay area's best mixologists and try your hand at tipsy judging as YOU help award 'Tampa Bay’s Best Margarita' at Margarita Wars!

Plus, enjoy Mexican-inspired bites from local restaurants, a photo booth by  Premier Photo Booths of Florida , and more!

Friday, July 27th, 2018 | 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.
4121 N. 50th St. in Tampa
June 27th
Fourth Friday
July 28th
Tampa Bay History Center
Hop on board for the History Center's first-ever history bus tour!

From Hyde Park to Ballast Point, Ybor City to downtown, historian Fred Hearns leads this four-hour exploration of some of Tampa's most historic neighborhoods.

We'll gather at the Centro Asturiano building in Ybor City before boarding an air-conditioned passenger bus to learn about the original neighborhoods, classic architecture and unique personalities that made Tampa into the city it is today.

The tour will make an on-your-own lunch stop at Taste of Boston at the Ballast Point pier. Enjoy lunch there or bring a bag lunch and have lunch in the park.
July 31st
You may know about branding, but do you know how to brand like a boss? Branding can be reinforced in everything you say and do. And while you can grow a business without a strong brand, that business will have significantly lower value than a branded business. On average, 5 to 7 brand impressions are necessary before someone will remember your brand. That is a lot of points of contact that need to happen for someone to remember you! So, how do successful brands do it?  
Member Specials
Gaspar's Grotto is now serving Breakfast every Monday - Saturday 7am-11am

Charity Beer Bingo at the Brass Tap Ybor takes place on the 2nd & 4th Tuesday of the month

Check out First Chance Last Chance for their new Whiskey Wednesday

Wednesday wine tasting, every week at the Ybor City Wine Bar

Friday Night Crush at The Italian Club

Looking for a special event Venue? Look no further than the beautiful Historic Italian Club , located in the heart of Ybor City
Save the Date

August 11 - FSU Noles Block Party

August 25 - USF Bulls Block Party
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Deb Hargreaves
Events & Marketing Coordinator
 813.248.3712 ext 3
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