76th Annual Fiesta Day, a celebration of all-things Ybor, returns to Tampa this February

This free event is chock full of local vendors, food, cigars and entertainment.

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Once a year, the heart of Ybor City shuts down so Tampeños can celebrate the immigrant heritage and culture of the historic district.

2023's Fiesta Day happens on Saturday, Feb. 25 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Seventh Avenue will host a variety of local vendors, businesses and restaurants, historical exhibits and live entertainment when this hyper-local celebration returns for its 76th year.

A few local organizations that we can expect at next year's Fiesta Day include the
Ybor Misfits Microsanctuary, La Gaceta newspaper and Krewe of Italia. Freshly-rolled cigars will be provided by the 127 year-old J.C. Newman Cigar Company, while 107 year-old La Segunda dishes out its prized Cuban eats.

This family-friendly celebration is free to attend, but make sure to bring enough cash for the dozens of local vendors that will be scattered across Seventh Avenue.

Throughout Ybor City's rich history, folks from Cuba, Africa, Germany, Spain ,Italy and beyond have made the district home, and Fiesta Day is the one time a year where we can celebrate Ybor City's unique past.

2023's Fiesta Day is presented by J.C. Newman, the Ybor City-based cigar museum and manufacturer, and sponsored by the city of Tampa and the Ybor Chamber of Commerce.  If you're interested in vending at next year's Fiesta Day celebration, fill out this sign-up form.

And to get ready for next year's Fiesta Day, check out Creative Loafing's "Everyone we saw at Ybor City's 75th annual Fiesta Day celebration" slideshow from 2022's block party.
Event Details

76th annual Fiesta Day

Sat., Feb. 25, 11 a.m.-6 p.m.

Columbia (Ybor City) 2117 E 7th Ave., Ybor City Ybor City

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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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