Events and Programs
30th Annual Legacy Awards Brunch
June 22, 2014
The Legacy Awards are an annual event in which members of the Ybor community are honored for their continued involvement. Celebrated on Don Vicente Martinez Ybor’s birthday, this event will be the 30th annual celebration of community leaders.
Buildings Alive! Ybor City Architecture Hop
October 23, 2014, 5-10 p.m.
Back by popular demand hop on the Jolley Trolley or put on your walking shoes for our next Buildings Alive! Ybor City Architecture Hop on Thursday, October 23, 5-10 p.m. Enjoy food and beverages as you tour some of Ybor City’s beautiful historic buildings, each with its own architectural style and unique story. You will enjoy tours of beautifully restored buildings, fabulous food and drinks, our knowledgeable Jolley Trolley tour guides, and a scavenger hunt with prizes. All "hoppers" will be invited attend the After Party in the garden of the Ybor City Museum State Park, featuring live entertainment, desserts, drinks and awarding of the prizes.
Cigar Heritage Party 2014
Enjoy food, beverages, entertainment, lively silent auction and some of the world's best cigars at this event in the musuem garden. More details will be available closer to the event date.
We are curretly reimagining the Cigar Heritage Festival and it will return in Spring 2015.
The Jewish Roots of Ybor
Ybor City Museum State Park
A special exhibit exploring the lasting impact the Jewish immigrants to Ybor City have had on the community. The many buildings they constructed can still be found throughout the area. The synagogues they founded are amoung the city's oldest and most influential institutions, and most Tampa natives will remember some of the hundreds of shops and restaurants owned by Jewish families over Ybor's history. All of these Jewish roots are honored through this exhibit. Ask a park ranger for a companion guide to this exhibit for more information.
Béisbol: Tampa's Love of the Game
Extended dates! On display through May 2014
Ybor City Museum State Park, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily
A special exhibit celebrates the 125-year history of baseball in Tampa and showcases memorabilia from local collectors. Experience the rich history of the Inter-Social, Municipal, Cigar City and Negro Leagues. Reminice about Sundays at Cuscaden Park. Learn about baseball's professional and semi-professional players who have been trained in Tampa's rich Little League, high school and college baseball traditions. You'll enjoy stories about baseball greats such as Tampa's own Al Lopez, Lou Pinella, Tony La Russa, Tino Martinez, and many others. The exhibit will serve as the springboard to the Al Lopez Baseball Museum opening in Ybor City in 2014.