Celebrate the 200th anniversary of the birth of Vicente Martinez-Ybor, who led the way for the establishment of Tampa's iconic cigar industry and founded Ybor City.
His great-grandson, Rafael Martinez-Ybor, The Honorable E.J. Salcines, and noted speakers will participate in a ceremony to honor Ybor's accomplishments and contributions. Ybor City's cultural and business organizations, including the Italian Club, Las Damas del Centro Asturiano, the Ybor City Chamber of Commerce, and the Ybor Merchant's Association will take part in the event.
Attendees will enjoy live music by the HCC Ybor Alumni Jazz Band, light refreshments, domino games, cigar rolling demonstrations, a Bolita-Style drawing for prizes, and other activities reIpresentative of Ybor City's cultural heritage. Admission is free and open to the public. Reservations are required and attendees must present their printed tickets at the event registration table.
To celebrate the bicentennial, the Ybor City Museum State Park will offer free admission from 1:00-5:00 pm on September 7th.