Events and Programs
Béisbol: Tampa's Love of the Game
October 18, 2012 - September 2013, 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.
SAVE THE DATE - 29th Annual Legacy Awards Brunch
June 23, 2013, Columbia Restaurant, Ybor City
The Legacy Awards honor community visionaries and leaders for their lasting economic and cultural impact on Ybor City, Tampa's National Historic Landmark District. Recipients of the 2013 Vicente Martinez-Ybor, Anthony "Tony" Pizzo and Adela awards will be honored during a brunch at the Columbia, Florida's oldest restaurant and the largest Spanish Restaurant in the world. Lissette Campos, Director of Community Affairs, WFTS TV, will again be our dynamic emcee. Enjoy an Ybor-style brunch, music and a lively silent auction and help celebrate with those who have helped make Ybor City the vibrant community it is today. You won't want to miss this traditional and inspiring event. Click here for a list of previous honorees. More information coming soon...
SAVE THE DATE - 30th Anniversary Gala
Saturday, September 28, 2013, 6:00-11:00 p.m., Italian Club
Help the Ybor City Museum Society celebrate its 30th Anniversary of "preserving, promoting and celebrating the unique cultural heritage of Ybor City and supporting the Ybor City Museum State Park." Join Honorary Chairs Rafael and Cecilia Martinez-Ybor and Manny and Mary Alvarez and emcee Brendan McLaughlin, News Anchor for ABC Action News, on this momentous occasion. The gala in the ballroom of the historic Italian Club includes a cocktail reception, dinner, music by Gil Machin, dancing and a very special program honoring those who were have been so instrumental in creating our many successes.
SAVE THE DATE - Buildings Alive! Ybor City Architecture Hop
March 6, 2014, 5-10 p.m.
Back by popular demand! Plan now to attend our 3rd Annual Buldings Alive! Ybor City Architecture Hop. 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.
Here's why you won't want to miss this one-of-a kind event. Ybor City is filled with beautiful historic structures. Some of them have housed the same tenant for more tha 100 years, while others have served a variety of purposes over the years. If you've ever wondered what these amazing structures look like on the inside, Buildings Alive! will give you that chance. See first-hand how some of Ybor City's iconic buildings are being preserved, and how many have been rehabilitated and repurposed. Sponsorships are available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Stay tuned for more information...