12th annual Cuban Sandwich Festival returns to Ybor City next month

This free festival features local food vendors, live performances and more.

click to enlarge Cuban Sandwich Festival / Facebook
Cuban Sandwich Festival / Facebook
If you're looking for an activity to do Memorial Day weekend (besides day drinking at the beach), then you can head to Ybor City's 12th annual Cuban Sandwich Festival.

This food and cultural festival returns to the heart of historic Ybor City on Sunday, May 28 from noon-6 p.m. Once again,  Centennial Park at 1800 E 8th Ave. hosts this annual, free-to-attend event.

In addition to a spread of local vendors slinging their best Cuban sammies, next month's festival will also feature a variety of live music and performances, salsa dance lessons, and other family-friendly activities.

The grand finale of 2023's festival will once again be its mission to create the largest Cuban sandwich in the world, where participants will attempt to beat last year's record of 280 feet.

The same folks that organize Tampa's annual Cuban Sandwich Festival organize other massive foodie events throughout the Sunshine State in cities like Fort Myers and Kissimmee.

For more information on next month's Cuban Sandwich Festival, head to its Facebook event page.

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Kyla Fields

Kyla Fields is the Managing Editor of Creative Loafing Tampa Bay who started their journey at CL as summer 2019 intern. They are the proud owner of a charming, sausage-shaped, four-year-old rescue mutt named Piña.
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